Friday, January 22, 2021

OVERVIEW GLOBAL KIWIFRUIT MARKET

Although New Zealand obtained a record kiwifruit harvest last year, the producing regions in the northern hemisphere are facing a decline in their volumes due to the weather conditions, among other factors. Spain and Italy report drops of close to 8%. Since there are fewer kiwis on the market, but a reasonable demand, prices…

Ken Lyons of Blue Mountain Fruit Co.’s Red Prince apple variety

“With our new sustainable packaging, we expect bagged apple sales to grow 50% this year”

The Red Prince apple variety was brought from the Netherlands to Canada by Irma and Marius Botden in the year 2000 and is grown exclusively by the Blue Mountain Fruit Company. This naturally occurring variety, which originated around the border between the Netherlands and Germany, has been steadily…

Carrot supplies could get tighter as regions open back up

Yields of carrots are lighter than normal right now and could potentially become tighter in the coming months. “There’s not a lot of size coming out of California at the moment,” says Rob Giragosian with Arvin, CA-based Kern Ridge Growers, LLC. “All our carrots are grown in California. The wildfires we had…

Belgian company submits first protein-based biocontrol registration package to the EPA

Biotalys NV, a food and crop protection company, announced that it has submitted its first protein-based biocontrol, Evoca™, to the Environmental Protection Agency in the…

Canada: Demand for foreign farm workers expected to go up in Okanagan

British Columbia’s temporary foreign workers are starting to return to the region’s farms, and this year there are plans in place to ensure that their arrival will be safer.…

Oppy expands footprint with Ocean Spray® grapes from southern hemisphere

Oppy announced a new grape program building on its partnership with Ocean Spray®, the agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 farmer families. The fruit comes from the southern hemisphere, which expands Oppy’s footprint and offers retailers the 12-month consumer brand for the grape category from…

C.H. Robinson launches consumer brand as Robinson Fresh®

Robinson Fresh, a division of global logistics company C.H. Robinson, is now offering fresh produce under its own name for the first time in the company’s 115-year history of being the leader in providing and transporting fresh produce. Retailers can continue to offer the best produce on the market,…

California grower partners with dietitian to inspire wellness in 2021

D’Arrigo California has partnered with Stephanie Bouquet, a registered dietitian, certified specialist in sports dietetics, certified diabetes educator and certified wellness…

Moxxy Marketing brings on new marketing director

Moxxy Marketing has added Beth Adan, a marketer, SEO strategist and content creator, in the new role of marketing director to manage brand objectives and increase agency…

Chinese garlic export enters peak period before Spring Festival arrives

Export price of Chinese garlic is stabilizing, only in a few areas is the price still rising

Some overseas countries have adopted a series of quarantine measures ever since the outbreak of Covid-19 last year. These measures have an impact on the regular export of Chinese garlic. However, Chinese factories have already returned to business as usual, which gives them an advantage in the…

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C.H. Robinson launches consumer brand as Robinson Fresh®

Robinson Fresh, a division of global logistics company C.H. Robinson, is now offering fresh produce under its own name for the first time in the company’s 115-year history of being the leader in providing and transporting fresh produce. Retailers can continue to offer the best produce on the market,…

Dutch supermarkets about Spain's winter weather

"Delayed growth means weeks more of possible disrupted vegetable supplies"

Extreme weather conditions hit Spain in recent weeks. This severely affected the vegetable market. On Tuesday, the Belgian supermarkets responded that, currently, it's challenging to get enough vegetables. But the situation also caused problems for Dutch supermarkets.  DetailresultDekaMarkt and Dirk are Detailresult…

Chinese garlic export enters peak period before Spring Festival arrives

Export price of Chinese garlic is stabilizing, only in a few areas is the price still rising

Some overseas countries have adopted a series of quarantine measures ever since the outbreak of Covid-19 last year. These measures have an impact on the regular export of Chinese garlic. However, Chinese factories have already returned to business as usual, which gives them an advantage in the…

Carrot supplies could get tighter as regions open back up

Yields of carrots are lighter than normal right now and could potentially become tighter in the coming months. “There’s not a lot of size coming out of California at the moment,” says Rob Giragosian with Arvin, CA-based Kern Ridge Growers, LLC. “All our carrots are grown in California. The wildfires we had…

Jamaica: Vegetable prices drove up inflation in December

Higher vegetable prices over the festive season drove up Jamaica’s inflation rate to 1.3 per cent for December 2020 as measured by the Consumer Price Index. This puts the rate…

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“We really didn’t expect to be in this situation almost a year on"

Wholesalers have had to adapt many times in the last 12 months to cope with lockdowns and different levels of restrictions. It has been no different for Dundee wholesaler Les Turriff who at the height of the first lockdown the company was doing 1200 box deliveries a week, since then it has been a bit up…

Justin Leonard - Jackie Leonard & Sons.

“We will get through this uncertain period but as a businessman it is difficult"

The new Brexit regulations are causing a big problem for British exporters to Europe and vice versa. Irish importers are also having a very difficult time as a huge percentage of the fresh produce imported from other European countries as well as the UK, traditionally entered the country via the English…

Herbs more »

Meal kits and home cooking help move herbs

Both supply and demand of cooking herbs is strong and it looks to stay that way for the near future. Herb supplies should see strong production through to summer. “The weather is starting to turn a little bit, at least where herbs are being grown, and now we’re coming into the strongest part of the…

Agenda more »

Statement from USApple on today’s inauguration of Joseph Biden

“As President-elect Joseph Biden is sworn in today as the 46th President of the United States, the U.S. Apple Association looks forward to working with the Biden…

Citrus more »

Richard Bevelander, De Groot fruit & vegetables; Jaap den Boer, Olympic Fruit:

"Lots of demand for Spanish citrus"

Citrus sales are currently going smoothly, according to Richard Bevelander of De Groot fruit & vegetables. "We have now switched to Lane Late from Spain with hand oranges and there is sufficient supply. There is also enough supply in the Salustiana variety to meet the demand. Just like previous…

Exotic fruit and vegetables more »

Anecoop presents this exotic novelty, which has high nutritional power and is a source of vitamin C

Green papaya from Spain, a variety that is consumed as a vegetable

Anecoop, a leading Spanish cooperative in the marketing of fruits and vegetables, presents a new product on the market, the green papaya. This product, which is mainly grown in areas with a subtropical Mediterranean climate such as Almeria and Murcia, is consumed like a vegetable. Its cultivation in…

South African ginger market is white-hot

South Africans have been swapping social media horror stories on the price of supermarket ginger, as a shortage develops on the market, driving the price “through the roof” (according to a trader). The domestic season will start in earnest next month, but ginger growers have followed the market's lead…

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US organic produce sales up 14 percent in 2020

Buoyed by a fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, 2020 organic produce sales finished with a 14.2-percent increase over the previous year. This outpaced conventionally grown produce in both sales and volume gains, according to the 2020 Organic Produce Performance Report released by the…

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Farmable app finds favor with orchard consultants

"Data collection is one thing, but it also needs to be communicated in a meaningful way"

The agricultural sector is still one of the least digitized compared to other industries - not only in Germany but globally. This is also evident from a recent McKinsey article (Agriculture's connected future: How technology can yield new growth). So the market for an effective solution for documenting…

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Miss Peppas launches new brand 'Good Stuff'

"Bringing people closer to more unfamiliar tastes"

Necessity is the mother of invention, as the current Corona crisis has shown. Numerous new marketing initiatives are being launched in the fresh produce sector. Stuttgart-based entrepreneur Deniz Sever (Miss Peppas LLC) has also opted for a new business model. Under the name Good Stuff, a versatile…

Food safety more »

Belgian company submits first protein-based biocontrol registration package to the EPA

Biotalys NV, a food and crop protection company, announced that it has submitted its first protein-based biocontrol, Evoca™, to the Environmental Protection Agency in the…

Germany and Denmark: Pesticide residue findings on foodstuffs are low

German and Danish officials have reported low levels of pesticide residues in food. A report, published by the German Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety…

Packaging and Labelling more »

Ken Lyons of Blue Mountain Fruit Co.’s Red Prince apple variety

“With our new sustainable packaging, we expect bagged apple sales to grow 50% this year”

The Red Prince apple variety was brought from the Netherlands to Canada by Irma and Marius Botden in the year 2000 and is grown exclusively by the Blue Mountain Fruit Company. This naturally occurring variety, which originated around the border between the Netherlands and Germany, has been steadily…

Retail more »

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Imperfect Foods received a commitment to fund $95mln in a Series D growth investment

Southeastern Grocers has launched an IPO

Canada: Downtown Toronto is getting a new Farm BoyDowntown Toronto is getting its third Farm Boy store. Set to open at the corner of Front and Bathurst on January 28, the 33, 478-sq.-ft. store will include many of the hallmarks associated with Farm Boy, including local farm fresh produce, pizza grill and…

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