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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Windset Farms celebrates 25 years in the business

Technological advancements, varietal development, consumer product knowledge - these are just a few of the changes seen in the last 25 years at Delta, B.C.-based Windset Farms. John Newell, chief operating officer, reflects as the grower celebrates 25 years of operating in the controlled environment…

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More Medjool dates from Mexico this season

Supplies of Mexican Medjool dates have increased significantly over last year. “Our growers in Mexico have more young acreage coming into fruition this year. The supply available to us is double from last year,” says Thierry Delapre with A.M.S. Export based in Los Angeles, CA. Dates grown in Mexico come…

Sea and container logistics stress mango season

Logistics are taking their toll on the imported mango season. “It’s been a rough winter for mangoes,” says Giorgio Ceciarelli of GC Imports based in Toronto, Canada. Starting with Brazil, Ceciarelli points to the sea freight as being particularly challenging--especially given it’s double the cost which…

US Apple Association and growers urge removal of India tariffs

Following the start to agricultural trade negotiations last week at the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum in New Delhi, the U.S. Apple Association says more needs to be done to ensure U.S. apple growers can once again compete in the Indian market. Since the U.S. imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports…

Pallet Logistics of America acquires Pal-Serv

Pallet Logistics of America, a portfolio company of Silver Oak Services Partners, LLC and an asset-based pallet management services provider, has acquired Pal-Serv, a pallet…

TruTrace Technologies signs global partnership with Laava to focus on blockchain-secured product verification

TruTrace Technologies, developer of a fully-integrated blockchain platform for the legal cannabis, food, and pharmaceutical industries, today announced that it has entered…

“India and the US have agreed to revive the trade forum after four years”

Indian pomegranate arils will finally be able to find their way to the US market again, after four long years of halted trade. Overall, there are still some significant challenges ahead of Indian exporters, as air freight costs are through the roof and availability in terms of space isn’t guaranteed.…

Holiday store displays out in full force

In the lead up to last week's Thanksgiving holiday--one of the busiest weeks of the year for those in produce--retailers such as Vallarta Supermarkets had beautiful bunches and bins of fresh produce out on display.  Photos: Vallarta Supermarkets For more information: Vallarta Supermarketshttps://vallartasupermarkets.com/en/   

Maersk Customs Services USA highlights trends and opportunities for U.S. importers

The pandemic has changed many business processes. Importers need to be aware of several trends related to international sourcing and shipping that may have high financial exposure. The unprecedented, record monthly volumes of container ships arriving into U.S. ports - is an example of the constantly…

Positive developments amid a complex season

"Large export volumes and high hopes for Chilean cherries to China"

"We are at the start of the season, and there is a lot at stake this year. As at the start of every year, and throughout the season, we are in a hurry and many different things are going on. I try to share photos and information with the market. This year the season has had a slow start due to weather…

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Good start for the Sicilian avocado season

The cultivation of the Sicilian avocado has begun. Alessandro Scurria, manager at Fondaco in the Sicilian town of Torrenova talked about the harvesting. The orchard of Torrenova (ME), Siciliy This crop can benefit from extremely favorable soil and climate conditions, bordered on one side by the Nebrodi Mountains and…

More Medjool dates from Mexico this season

Supplies of Mexican Medjool dates have increased significantly over last year. “Our growers in Mexico have more young acreage coming into fruition this year. The supply available to us is double from last year,” says Thierry Delapre with A.M.S. Export based in Los Angeles, CA. Dates grown in Mexico come…

Malaysian Musang King durian only take 4 hours from farm to table

Cainiao opens dedicated Kuala Lumpur-Shenzhen line for fresh fruit import

Cainiao Smart Logistics Network recently announced a dedicated route for chartered planes carrying fresh produce between Kuala Lumpur and Shenzhen. Cainiao relies on the digitized logistical capacity of their eHub in Kuala Lumpur to ship characteristic Malaysian durian varieties from production areas to…

Sea and container logistics stress mango season

Logistics are taking their toll on the imported mango season. “It’s been a rough winter for mangoes,” says Giorgio Ceciarelli of GC Imports based in Toronto, Canada. Starting with Brazil, Ceciarelli points to the sea freight as being particularly challenging--especially given it’s double the cost which…

“By 2024, we’ll produce up to 3,000 tons of Hass avocado”

The avocado season in Morocco started in November and a good season is expected. One exporter hopes to ramp up production of the Hass variety, so they’ll represent 10% of the Moroccan Hass avocado production. The company also hopes to enter the Dutch market, as the Netherlands is a large importer of…

“India and the US have agreed to revive the trade forum after four years”

Indian pomegranate arils will finally be able to find their way to the US market again, after four long years of halted trade. Overall, there are still some significant challenges ahead of Indian exporters, as air freight costs are through the roof and availability in terms of space isn’t guaranteed.…

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Positive developments amid a complex season

"Large export volumes and high hopes for Chilean cherries to China"

"We are at the start of the season, and there is a lot at stake this year. As at the start of every year, and throughout the season, we are in a hurry and many different things are going on. I try to share photos and information with the market. This year the season has had a slow start due to weather…

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The role of pear rootstocks against diseases should be reconsidered

The consumption of pears on the global market is increasing as demand is on the up. Countries like Spain, Algeria, Morocco, Uzbekistan, Armenia and part of Eastern Europe invest a lot in intensive pear cultivation. Pear cultivation is evolving greatly and large companies are investing in this activity.  Enrico,…

Red Globe grapes stand out among the table grape varieties that Peru exports

The Red Globe grape variety is one of the grapes that Peru exports in its campaign, which runs from October to March. “This variety with seed is more widely accepted in the…

Looking ahead at the China Fuji apple season

With many external hurdles to navigate, 2020 was a disappointing season for Chinese Fuji apples. Sales were slow due to a weak domestic Chinese market and lower overall export…

US Apple Association and growers urge removal of India tariffs

Following the start to agricultural trade negotiations last week at the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum in New Delhi, the U.S. Apple Association says more needs to be done to ensure U.S. apple growers can once again compete in the Indian market. Since the U.S. imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports…

Safer than safe:

Inside Fukushima’s Food Monitoring System

The “Fruit Kingdom of Japan.” Delicious peaches and juicy pears. One might be surprised to find out that we are talking about the Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. In March 2011,…


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