Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Fruit Attraction gets underway in a warm Madrid

Fruit Attraction started today in Madrid. The problems in Dutch tomato cultivation are the talk of the trade fair. Turkish tomato traders, for example, indicate that they see many opportunities in the Netherlands in the winter and Spain is also looking keenly at how the winter cultivation of tomatoes in…

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David Morange, France Champignon - Bonduelle Group:

“The inflationary context forces us to review the way we manage our companies”

“Given the cost structure for mushrooms, production prices are heavily impacted by the increases in the cost of energy, packaging, transport and labor,” explains David Morange, director of operations at Bonduelle, which acquired France Champignon in 2021. “The abnormal inflationary context forces us to…

Macoo GmbH

Moldova Special: Marco Henschke, Macoo Ltd, on the start of the Moldovan plum season

"Moldavian plums have been accepted in the German market"

Around the same time as last year, Macoo Ltd was able to unload the first plums from Moldova last week. The first deliveries were marketed relatively quickly. "Several importers have held back completely this year, due to poor quality. However, our first deliveries testified to excellent quality, both in…

Apulia, Italy

"I have 400 tons of unsold grapes on the vines"

Such a crisis seems to be getting worse day by day, along with the desperation of the many farmers who are now tired of seeing their product depreciated. The grape sector, like others, is struggling due to the economic crisis and general uncertainty. Italian farmers have told us that the selling prices in…

Thierry and Régina, of La Casa del Limón de Carolina, Spain:

"Roasted lemon caviar powder is a unique product in the world which we make using different varieties that we grow"

In the Valencian region of Campo de Turia, the French couple, Thierry and Régina have specialized in the cultivation of organic citrus caviar. "We are a gourmet family, and we enjoy tasting the cuisines of the world and appreciate all the exotic or rare flavors. This is how we discovered lemon caviar,"…

Planasa's novelties in Fruit Attraction 2022

RedSayra and Red Samanta strawberries, two new raspberry varieties, and the formation of a company in South Africa

Planasa will arrive at a new edition of Fruit Attraction with several novelties in its portfolio. "In addition to the launches of the RedSayra and Red Samantha strawberry varieties, which are having a very good reception in Spain and Italy, the breeding company has two raspberry varieties in the…

Fruit Attraction, Pavillion #4, booth 4D04B

Increase in volumes expected for the Kiwi Passion Consortium

Getting near to the harvest time, Kiwi Passion consortium foresees a significant increase in volumes for the kiwi varieties promoted and marketed by the Consortium itself. The Consortium management says: "We expect at least to double 2021/22 volumes on both red and gold varieties. After a very satisfactory…

VIGEF:

"Unprecedented energy costs threaten vegetable canning's future in the Netherlands"

The never-before-seen energy price developments are creating a highly uncertain future for vegetable canning in the Netherlands. The VIGEF (Dutch Fruit and Vegetable…

Paul-Wouter den Ouden strengthens team Rola Fresh

Paul-Wouter den Ouden joined importer and exporter Rola Fresh on the 1st of October. “With the arrival of Paul-Wouter, we are now at full capacity to provide our customers with the best sweet potatoes, imported greenhouse vegetables and French specialty potatoes.” said Robert Voskamp.…

International and Spanish Tradeshow Magazine - Primeur Fruit Attraction

Fruit Attraction will be held between Tuesday 4th October and Thursday 6th October in Madrid. FreshPlaza and Primeur have joined together to publish a 150 page tradeshow magazine. It is a truly international edition with in-depth articles from the international fresh produce sector. The international…

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Two evenings of celebrating this Dutch wholesaler's 110th anniversary

Postuma anniversary party photo report

Although the actual anniversary date was a little while ago, the party at Postuma AGF was postponed due to the pandemic. This Dutch wholesaler made up for that, in grand style, last weekend with a two-day 110th-anniversary celebration. On Friday evening, it was the suppliers' and colleagues' turn, and on…

Alico, Inc. initial Hurricane Ian assessment: 125 year-old company weathers latest storm

Alico, Inc. has stated that it is remaining strong following Hurricane Ian. It has sent out a press release, saying: "Most importantly, we are grateful that none of our 200+…

The Natural Fruit Company acquired NaturGreen

The Natural Fruit Company (“TNFC”) and ALG NaturGreen (“NaturGreen”) have announced the agreement by which the latter joins the market consolidation project that TNFC has been…

$20 million USDA funding helps expand markets for climate-smart commodities

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program has announced a $20 million investment in Elevated Foods, providing an…

Paul-Wouter den Ouden strengthens team Rola Fresh

Paul-Wouter den Ouden joined importer and exporter Rola Fresh on the 1st of October. “With the arrival of Paul-Wouter, we are now at full capacity to provide our customers with the best sweet potatoes, imported greenhouse vegetables and French specialty potatoes.” said Robert Voskamp.…

Bonduelle

Bonduelle annual results 2021-2022

Business growth and profitability maintained in a particularly adverse environment

On September 30, 2022, the Bonduelle Supervisory Board, under the chairmanship of Martin Ducroquet, reviewed the statutory and consolidated financial statements for FY 2021 - 2022 as approved by the General Management and certified by the company's statutory Auditors. RevenueAt € 2,891.7 million,…

Organto’s "I AM Organic” branded products to be sold by Central Europe’s fastest-growing online grocer

Organto Foods Inc., a leading provider of organic and value-added organic fruit and vegetable products, today announced that it has partnered with Central Europe’s leader in…

Dutch vegetable and pulses company HAK to shut down entire production for six weeks

HAK is one of the largest vegetable brands in Northern Europe. Now the company seems set to shut down the entire production for six weeks due to high energy costs. Managing…

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Ministry of Transport of China

Larger Chinese ports report container volume growth from January to August

Chinese container ports have seen a 4.1% increase in the period January-August 2022, compared with the same months last year, with 194.4 million TEU. In the same period, China's ports have moved 10.24 billion tons, which represents a marginal 0.1% year-on-year decrease. The chart below shows the cargo…

Eurostat

Road freight transport in the EU: +7% in 2021 YoY

In 2021, total road freight transport in the EU increased by 7% in terms of tonne-kilometres (tkm) compared with 2020. This shows a recovery from the transport situation in 2020, which was affected by the lockdowns and other measures imposed by many Member States this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

DiMuto

“The impact of visibility on global trade flows is rising”

Visibility has a significant impact on trade flows. For all parties involved, it is important to get a harmonized, unified view of trade activity across all trade lanes so that more informed decisions can be made. As one of the leading market players, DiMuto simplifies every step of the global agrifood…

Freight failures tackled by new farm body

The state’s peak farming body has set up a new group to identify supply chain bottlenecks costing the state billions in lost revenue each year. NSW Farmers President Xavier…

Maersk offers rail solution for Spanish reefer exports to ease supply chain bottlenecks

Sealand - A Maersk Company, subsidiary of Maersk andspecialised on Intra-European logistics, is launching a new rail product from Spain to the UK, especially designed for…

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South Korea sees imported fruit prices skyrocket

On October 1, the Korean won ended at 1,441 per dollar; this was a 13-year low against the US greenback. This caused the price for a bunch of bananas to increase from the…

Bustos and Feenstra introduce legislation to help farmers access & utilize precision agriculture technologies

US Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Randy Feenstra (IA-04) have introduced the Precision Agriculture Loan Program (PAL) Act of 2022, bipartisan legislation that would…

Shock-sensing data logger with dummy food shapes replicate the movement of fruit and vegetables during handling and transport

For fruit growers and producers concerned about high wastage levels caused by damage during handling and processing, crop quality specialists Martin Lishman Ltd have developed a tool called ImpacTrack to identify problematic areas of production lines quickly and effectively.ImpacTrack is a shock sensing…

Recent United Nations report:

"165-600 million hectares more land needed for global food production by 2050"

Food demand to support the global population will be 50 per cent more in 2050 compared with 2012, according to a recent United Nations report. Production will need 165 to 600…

Kenyan fresh produce traders lose case to block new levy

Fresh produce exporters have lost a bid to stop the Kenyan government from imposing a 0.25% levy on the customs value of their export consignments. High Court judge Anthony…

Kenya lifts 10-year GMO cultivation and importation ban

The Kenyan government has lifted its ban on Genetically Modified Crops in the country after 10 years suspension, permitting farmers to cultivate and import food crops and…

‘Apple farmers are at a severe disadvantage in price negotiations with retailers’

Apple harvest is well underway in Serbia, but producers report low prices

High international prices for Serbian frozen fruits, apple harvest underway, the size of organic farmland increasing, news of the price cap on food and the fate of Serbian…

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Macoo GmbH

Moldova Special: Marco Henschke, Macoo Ltd, on the start of the Moldovan plum season

"Moldavian plums have been accepted in the German market"

Around the same time as last year, Macoo Ltd was able to unload the first plums from Moldova last week. The first deliveries were marketed relatively quickly. "Several importers have held back completely this year, due to poor quality. However, our first deliveries testified to excellent quality, both in…

Early winter could see slim strawberry supplies and high prices

Strawberries may very well be in tight supply later this year. Right now as California volumes of strawberries are winding down from peak summer volumes, Central Mexico is in its early stages of strawberry production. “Mexico is starting to send a few pallets here and there but not a lot. Mexico’s crops…

Grape export subsidy withdrawal will affect overseas shipments from Maharashtra

Grape exports from Maharashtra are likely to drop off this year as the Indian government is withdrawing the subsidy for outbound shipment of the popular fruit. Maharashtra is…

Apulia, Italy

"I have 400 tons of unsold grapes on the vines"

Such a crisis seems to be getting worse day by day, along with the desperation of the many farmers who are now tired of seeing their product depreciated. The grape sector, like others, is struggling due to the economic crisis and general uncertainty. Italian farmers have told us that the selling prices in…

PGI peaches from Leonforte

The 'press tour' organized by the Consorzio di Tutela della Pesca di Leonforte IGP over two days has made it possible to present this excellent peach to various producers. The peach is actually a Percoca peach, i.e. with a firmer and crunchier flesh. Antonio di Leonforte, Petronilla Virzì and Rita Serafini This is one of the…

Planasa's novelties in Fruit Attraction 2022

RedSayra and Red Samanta strawberries, two new raspberry varieties, and the formation of a company in South Africa

Planasa will arrive at a new edition of Fruit Attraction with several novelties in its portfolio. "In addition to the launches of the RedSayra and Red Samantha strawberry varieties, which are having a very good reception in Spain and Italy, the breeding company has two raspberry varieties in the…

The celebration of the cherry blossom in an orchard in Maule marks the official start of the Chilean 2022/23 cherry season

The official start of Chile's 2022/2023 cherry season was marked by the celebration of the cherry blossom. Chilean and Chinese authorities attended the event, which was held…

October proclaimed as Michigan Apple Month

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed October to be Michigan Apple Month to recognize the importance of the Michigan apple industry. Michigan is known for its diverse…

Over one million Envy™ apples sold at Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival in China has been a runaway success for Envy™, with 165,000 gift boxes (1.48M total apples) sold – a new record for Envy™ apples at the festival.T&G Global’s Head of Marketing, Rebecca Chapman, says the strong Mid-Autumn Festival sales reflects Envy’s™ premium position and proven…

How ‘bout dem apples:

Demand booms for Bravo in Southeast Asia

A unique Australian apple is rising in popularity across Southeast Asia, thanks to its striking appearance, sweet juiciness and enormous health benefits. The Bravo variety is…

Rabobank reports:

'Blueberries are increasing their global presence'

According to recent Rabobank research, the blueberry industry is becoming truly global, with fast-growing supply and/or demand in most continents. Per capita availability is…

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