Friday, February 26, 2021

OVERVIEW GLOBAL BANANA MARKET

The banana market is stable in many countries, without unexpected peaks or dips in the demand. The supply is also stable. There have been some delays in sea freight in recent weeks, but these issues seem to have been resolved. Banana prices are at a normal level, but in some countries they are showing a slight upward trend. At…

California almond orchards are in full bloom

California is the largest almond producing region in the world, and right now the trees are in full bloom. The trees have just come out of a period of dormancy, which lasts from November through January. During this time, the trees undergo the regular process of losing their leaves for winter. Then,…

The Peruvian garlic season ends early, but saw high demand and pricing

While the Peruvian garlic season usually runs to March – and sometimes even into April – the current season has already mostly wrapped up. “The season is highly dependent on the market prices,” says Cristian Flores of Sol de Olmos. “This year’s season started early in mid-September rather than October,…

DMA Solutions Webinar

How to leverage new shopping trends to create effective marketing strategies

Marketing agency DMA Solutions held a webinar to discuss how consumer shopping behaviors have changed in 2020 and how brands can leverage those changes to help increase their…

Industry veteran appointed to Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council

Peak of the Market congratulates Larry McIntosh on his appointment to the Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council. Larry has been involved in the produce industry for more than…

National Mango Board

Mango display bins available to shippers

In preparation of Cinco de Mango, the National Mango Board (NMB) is offering a limited number of themed display bins to U.S. mango shippers on a first-come, first-served basis.“During May, there is peak availability of three of the main mango varieties, making mangos the perfect ingredient to brighten up…

ProEx Food Automates Post-Harvest Leafy Green Processing & Packaging

"Controlled environment facilities automate growing, yet still rely on manual post-harvest processing"

“Over the last year or so, more growers have been looking to further remove labor and reduce human touches to help efficiently scale operations and mitigate contamination and recalls. We have added additional automation options to their leafy green line solutions. These lines and equipment include…

Apple brand partners with Colon Cancer Coalition for colorectal cancer awareness

March is national colorectal cancer awareness month and apple brand Pazazz is launching a campaign to help raise awareness among consumers. According to the American Institute of Cancer Research®, there is evidence that foods containing dietary fiber can decrease the risk of colorectal cancer. Apples are…

Introducing vertical farming to Mexico and beyond

Karma Verde Fresh (KVF) is a vertical farm based in Monterrey, Nuevo León (northeastern Mexico), producing a variety of seedlings, leafy greens, strawberries and beans, and manufacturing its own cultivation systems which can be installed in any urban environment to promote local agriculture. First…

New webinar series focused on import/export regulations

United Fresh Produce Association has developed a six-part webinar series to inform companies of the regulatory issues affecting international trade of produce products…

Nogales port continues seeing diversification of new commodities

Nogales, AZ continues to see demand for new commodities and specialty items. The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) has been monitoring trends for commodities in…

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Aggressive Canadian expansion announced

McCain Foods invests millions in vertical farming operation GoodLeaf

McCain Foods Limited has made a substantial investment in TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture and its wholly owned subsidiary GoodLeaf Farms, Canada's largest commercial vertical…

Industry veteran appointed to Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council

Peak of the Market congratulates Larry McIntosh on his appointment to the Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council. Larry has been involved in the produce industry for more than…

New webinar series focused on import/export regulations

United Fresh Produce Association has developed a six-part webinar series to inform companies of the regulatory issues affecting international trade of produce products…

Legal proceedings underway against the company

Trail of rancour left by CapeCrops

For Richaard Lingenfelder it is still upsetting to talk about his single season of doing business with CapeCrops. “I’m a farmer between Villiersdorp and Grabouw, growing apples and pears on Arendsig farm, next to the Theewaterskloof Dam. I lost around R1.35 million when I sold apples to Ebrahim Essack of…

Seeka announces 2020 financial results

"Revenues from our New Zealand retail service operations increased 77%"

Listed New Zealand produce handler Seeka Limited, with operations in New Zealand and Australia, has reported its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2020. "Seeka delivered excellent performance for growers, consumers and investors in 2020. The company generated higher profit, lowered debt and…

DS Smith introduces Greentote, an alternative to plastic bags for grocery pickup or delivery

As more states, counties and cities ban plastic bags, DS Smith, a supplier of sustainable packaging solutions, is offering grocery stores and consumers Greentote, a reusable,…

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