Monday, November 28, 2022

Sjraar Hulsman, Frankort&Koning:

"The energy market's uncertain, so there's more weekly strawberry sales rather than fixed prices"

The Dutch greenhouse multiple strawberry crop season is nearing its end, and the first imported strawberries are entering the market. Sjraar Hulsman of Frankort&Koning takes stock. "Whereas in recent years, lit greenhouse strawberry cultivation expanded sustainably, growers are now taking a step back,"…

Jonathan Rhodes, Perlim Noix:

France: "This year’s walnut campaign faces several challenges”

Despite the recognized unparalleled quality of French walnuts, Jonathan Rhodes, director of Perlim Noix, is concerned about the future of the origin for several reasons. “Walnuts are part of a globalized market. Today, several factors complicate the marketing of French walnuts.” 17% increase in walnut production…

Phil Bird - Intergrow

“Europe and Asia are down 15-20% on volume, so we expect good demand for NZ onions"

The 2023 New Zealand onion season is looking very good. As many regions in the world like Europe and Asia are expecting less production. “Europe and Asia are down 15-20% on volume, so we expect good demand for high quality NZ onions,” said Phil Bird from Integrow Marketing. “The volume of onions from New…

First supplies of Limoré to become available soon

Temperatures are starting to drop in the Rocca Imperiale valleys. This has accelerated the veraison of the famous PGI lemons, thus enabling a quicker and more homogeneous coloring of the fruits. "We think we will be able to start harvesting around December 10th, one week earlier than in the previous campaigns.…

International Asparagus Meeting at expoSE 2022

Productive meeting of international asparagus companies

For the first time, the "International Asparagus Meeting" was held in parallel with the asparagus and strawberry trade fair expoSE, both at Messe Karlsruhe, on 23.11.2022. There, experts from different European countries and North America, who are active in the cultivation and marketing of asparagus,…

Delphine de Baudreuil, Jazz France

Jazz launch apple campaign 2022-2023

For the 2022-2023 campaign, the Jazz apple is in the spotlight. This year, three major operations will follow one another in order to allow consumers to live new experiences thanks to the famous two-tone apple. “Giving back purchasing power”The first operation consists of “giving back purchasing power” to…

Blackberries and raspberries know no crisis

There are segments that know no drops in orders or in consumption despite the current period of uncertainty and economic crisis. One of them is that of berries. Alberto De Vincenzis is a sales manager at OP Terre della Luce, a producer organization from Basilicata that started the new berry season…

Jean Contreras, Arco Fruits:

DaVida, the new BIO+ and CO2 neutral brand of citrus fruit to give the organic market a push

Organic citrus fruit with a positive impact, grown on preserved land in western Andalusia. This is the commitment of DaVida, the new brand developed by Arco Fruits for the French organic market. The goal is to make this brand the reference of a new organic agriculture. But DaVida also wants to become an…

Tim van Haandel, Mulder Onions:

"Challenge to translate rising Dutch onion purchase price into exports"

"The onion export sector is finding it increasingly difficult to give growers the ever-rising prices they currently want. Purchase prices were stable for a long time with a…

European leek market recovers after dramatic year

"We can look forward to a decent leek price campaign"

After an extremely tough year, the European leek market seems to be recovering reasonably well this year. For Calsa, this winter vegetable is, by far, one of the main products…

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Elon Musk's SpaceX brings 'tomato seeds' to International Space Station

It seems that 'Cosmic Tomatoes' will be introduced into space. SpaceX is presently delivering new supplies to the International Space Station. The mission took off from NASA's…

European leek market recovers after dramatic year

"We can look forward to a decent leek price campaign"

After an extremely tough year, the European leek market seems to be recovering reasonably well this year. For Calsa, this winter vegetable is, by far, one of the main products…

Lighting system from C-Led for Profarms

Microgreens from South Tyrol sold to the local market

'To bet on microgreens is to bet on the winning ticket', although that's what this company sees. Ulrich Kager and Patrick Sanin founded Profarms three years ago, which built a vertical farm to supply microgreens to the northern Italian province of Bolzano.  Ulrich Kager Kager is 23 years old and began thinking…

Emile Fellini of the Italian company Fellini Patrizio

"The market situation for Italian vegetables is of serious concern"

"In September and October, many vegetables reach their peak ripeness around the same time. This has everything to do with the weather conditions during that period. Prices have been falling continuously for almost a month," says Emile Fellini of Italy's Fellini Patrizio. The supply is far too large and…

International Asparagus Meeting at expoSE 2022

Productive meeting of international asparagus companies

For the first time, the "International Asparagus Meeting" was held in parallel with the asparagus and strawberry trade fair expoSE, both at Messe Karlsruhe, on 23.11.2022. There, experts from different European countries and North America, who are active in the cultivation and marketing of asparagus,…

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Spain’s Kimitec teams up with Yunong and BAAFS to design sustainable solutions for broccoli, lettuce, and Chinese cabbage

Bio-Chain project to develop greener solutions for Chinese vegetables

Kimitec’s MAAVi Innovation Centre has joined forces with Chinese vegetable producer Yunong and the Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (BAAFS) to develop sustainable solutions to boost the productivity of broccoli, lettuce, and Chinese cabbage without the use of chemicals that are…

Tomato prices in Uzbekistan have stabilized

In early November, EastFruit wrote about record-high prices for tomatoes in Uzbekistan. As of November 4, 2022, tomato prices were at the highest level, and wholesale prices…

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Import/export management

NTB supports foreign large-scale retailers in their purchases in Italy

"The various international retail chains send us their orders for fruit and vegetables from Sicily, Apulia, Calabria, Campania and Latium; we bundle all the goods, organize pickups, control the loading temperature, organize the whole process of documents from the simple DDT to CMR, and in the case of…

Maharashtra, India

Food-tech venture Pluckk records $5 mln annualised revenue run rate in October

Pluckk, a fresh produce food-tech venture owned by Fruveggie Tech Pvt Ltd., has clocked record revenues of $5 million in a short span of time since its launch in January 2022,…

"With innovation and sustainability as most important pillars

Dutch pallet company officially inaugurates new building

Mopal Palletindustrie moved into its new building, right behind its existing one, in early November. "We were outgrowing our premises, both location and production-wise," begins Anita Manniën. She supported this Dutch company's three partners, Arie and Jacqueline Monhemius, and Pierre van de Wijngaart,…

Fruit importer happy to be back at Asia Fruit Logistica

Asia Fruit Logistica 2022 returned to its face-to-face format after being affected by the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. In its 2022 edition, the fair was held from November 2 to 4 in Bangkok, and not in Hong Kong where the event was traditionally held. “I saw a lot of enthusiasm from all…

CMA CGM Group

Very strong third-quarter financial results in a more challenging economic and geopolitical environment

The Board of Directors of the CMA CGM Group, a global player in sea, land, air and logistics solutions, has issued the financial statements for the third quarter of 2022.  Commenting…

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South African early table grape export volumes trending lower than last season

The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) held the first bi-weekly marketing forum meeting for the 2022-2023 season, noting that early export volumes will be less than…

USDA

US cranberry harvest expected to be 5 percent larger in 2022

With the 2022 US cranberry harvest wrapping up just in time for Thanksgiving, this year’s crop is forecast to be 5 percent larger than last year’s crop. The 2022 cranberry crop is estimated at 7.44 million barrels but is expected to be smaller than in any of the previous three years (2018–20). Cranberry production, as…

Delphine de Baudreuil, Jazz France

Jazz launch apple campaign 2022-2023

For the 2022-2023 campaign, the Jazz apple is in the spotlight. This year, three major operations will follow one another in order to allow consumers to live new experiences thanks to the famous two-tone apple. “Giving back purchasing power”The first operation consists of “giving back purchasing power” to…

Almost 60 percent crop increase on Ontario Honeycrisp this season

Ontario, Canada is welcoming a large apple crop for 2022-2023. “We have a big crop with good quality and growers are talking about exceptional color this year,” says grower Cathy McKay, chair of the Ontario Apple Growers. She notes that the crop overall is 29 percent bigger than last year and 20 percent…

Sjraar Hulsman, Frankort&Koning:

"The energy market's uncertain, so there's more weekly strawberry sales rather than fixed prices"

The Dutch greenhouse multiple strawberry crop season is nearing its end, and the first imported strawberries are entering the market. Sjraar Hulsman of Frankort&Koning takes stock. "Whereas in recent years, lit greenhouse strawberry cultivation expanded sustainably, growers are now taking a step back,"…

Blackberries and raspberries know no crisis

There are segments that know no drops in orders or in consumption despite the current period of uncertainty and economic crisis. One of them is that of berries. Alberto De Vincenzis is a sales manager at OP Terre della Luce, a producer organization from Basilicata that started the new berry season…

Wholesale prices for “Moldova” grapes of 2022 harvest are unlikely to further grow

The quality of “Moldova” table grapes in Chisinau retail stores is noticeably degrading in November. You can still find high-quality Moldova grapes in retail markets in the…

The new yellow apple returns to the European market

The new yellow-skinned specialty in the apple segment has returned to the market to satisfy the most demanding consumers. Since the end of October the yello® apple, produced exclusively in Europe by the VOG and VIP Consortia, has been available again with its abundance of tropical aromas, juiciness and…

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Jean Contreras, Arco Fruits:

DaVida, the new BIO+ and CO2 neutral brand of citrus fruit to give the organic market a push

Organic citrus fruit with a positive impact, grown on preserved land in western Andalusia. This is the commitment of DaVida, the new brand developed by Arco Fruits for the French organic market. The goal is to make this brand the reference of a new organic agriculture. But DaVida also wants to become an…

Tony Saglietto, Peruzzo:

France: green clementines for the holiday season

Originally known for its grape production, the Peruzzo group regularly seeks innovations to expand its range with new original fruit and vegetables. After the Rossy red kiwi, the Calabrian clementine, the Bo&Bon melon, the Lucas Oro Italia grapes and the Chocolate & Vanilla oranges, Peruzzo is now…

First supplies of Limoré to become available soon

Temperatures are starting to drop in the Rocca Imperiale valleys. This has accelerated the veraison of the famous PGI lemons, thus enabling a quicker and more homogeneous coloring of the fruits. "We think we will be able to start harvesting around December 10th, one week earlier than in the previous campaigns.…

Castellon's citrus exports are growing thanks to the fall in production in Italy

According to the latest data from the Territorial Directorate of Commerce in the Valencian Community, the province of Castellon's citrus exports from January to September…

UK South West Regional Organised Crime Unit

South African orange shipment reveals R75 million worth of cocaine

UK police officials say they found 49 kgs of cocaine concealed in a shipment of oranges from South Africa. The cocaine would have been worth R75 million (€4.2 mln). An image released by the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit, an umbrella organisation that combines the efforts of several English…

Louisiana scientists work to grow citrus indoors

The number of commercial citrus growers is still decreasing in south Louisiana, with saltwater intrusion making citrus cultivation all but impossible in some areas. For…

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