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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

David Posner - Awe Sum Organics

Awe Sum Organics’ winter organic table grapes to arrive soon

Awe Sum Organics, one of the largest importer of organic table grapes from the Southern Hemisphere has begun the 10th season of their organic Peruvian winter table grape program. Awe Sum Organics helps to fill the winter organic fruit void with high-quality organic table grapes from early December, when…

Used by one third of California grape growers

Shelf-life extension technology reduces brown stems in grapes

Since commercializing their flagship shelf-life extension technology in 2016, Hazel Tech’s Hazel 100™ has proven to be very effective in the table grape category. “Our technology continues to drive a lot of value for grape growers/packers/shippers/importers, and retailers,” says Hazel Tech’s Mario…

British Columbia fruit packer focuses on developing pear category

Pears out of British Columbia, Canada are seeing a strong crop. “They’ve come through the weather events with very little damage or issues at all,” says Bryan Key, category director with The Star Group based in Kelowna, B.C., who notes that its pear grower/packer, Day’s Century Growers, has the only…

Chile shipping fewer and fewer peaches

Chilean peaches have begun shipping to Canada, though the volume of peaches out of Chile continues to get lower and lower. “Chile has seen more and more volume come out of the ground as various retailers, especially in North America, have decided to not use Chilean peaches,” says Larry Davidson of North…

USDA

National Retail Report - specialty crops

Increased attention for apples, potatoes, grapes and cranberries

Many ads from last week were extended through Thanksgiving in order to accommodate last-minute holiday shoppers, resulting in fewer stores posting new specials this week. For those chains which did release new advertisements, Black Friday specials were in the spotlight, with even many stores which…

USDA

U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement seasonal perishable products - weekly update

Florida tomato growers are moving forward after Hurricane Ian’s aftermath

As Florida’s tomato industry begins to rebound, the headlines coming out of Florida are “not all is lost”. Tomato growers in Florida are moving forward after Hurricane Ian’s aftermath. Even though central Florida took the brunt of the storm, replanting has begun, and the weather is looking favorable.…

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Belize at £0.88

This series gives the average wholesale prices of bananas by country of origin. The prices are national averages of the most usual prices charged for bananas at wholesale markets in Birmingham and London. This publication is updated weekly. The current average week prices of bananas stood at £0.88 for bananas from Belize. Costa…

Available water a limiting factor for Manitoba vegetable growers

A new Manitoba provincial strategy treats water like a precious, scarce commodity. During a recent dry cycle, Manitoba’s water resources indeed came under heavy stress,…

USDA files action against Texas company for alleged PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has filed an administrative complaint against Mestizos Group LLC (Mestizos) for alleged violations of the Perishable Agricultural…

The future of US sweet corn might be uncertain

As summer temperatures are sometimes reaching unprecedented levels in the US, the future of sweet corn might be uncertain. According to New University of Illinois research,…

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USDA

National Retail Report - specialty crops

Increased attention for apples, potatoes, grapes and cranberries

Many ads from last week were extended through Thanksgiving in order to accommodate last-minute holiday shoppers, resulting in fewer stores posting new specials this week. For those chains which did release new advertisements, Black Friday specials were in the spotlight, with even many stores which…

USDA

U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement seasonal perishable products - weekly update

Florida tomato growers are moving forward after Hurricane Ian’s aftermath

As Florida’s tomato industry begins to rebound, the headlines coming out of Florida are “not all is lost”. Tomato growers in Florida are moving forward after Hurricane Ian’s aftermath. Even though central Florida took the brunt of the storm, replanting has begun, and the weather is looking favorable.…

Graham Forber - G's

“There is definitely potential for our products in Asia

Love Beets from G’s is a well know product both in Europe and abroad and it was launched in the US 10 years ago. It has also gained traction in Asia and Australia through a partnership with Australian company One Harvest. There is also brand presence in the South African market. “One Harvest has decided…

Bureau of Meteorology says there’s more wet weather to come

Storms and heavy rains over parts of regional Queensland

Heavy rain fell across parts of regional Queensland overnight and the Bureau of Meteorology is urging residents to prepare, with storms and possible hail predicted for the…

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Seedless varieties of table grapes are being prepared for planting in Uzbekistan

Seedless varieties of table grapes of foreign selection will be planted in Uzbekistan. Seedlings of seven varieties of foreign selection of table grapes are currently grown…

Hortgro

Cherry Association’s Annual General Meeting

'SA area planted under cherries could expand by 90% in the next five to six years'

'In the uncertainty of life, the one thing we can be sure of is change.' That was the theme of the Cherry Associations annual general meeting, which took place on 27 July 2022 in Paarl. Hortgro Cherries chairperson, Arno Marais, said that change is not always easy, but it is the people and the businesses…

British Columbia fruit packer focuses on developing pear category

Pears out of British Columbia, Canada are seeing a strong crop. “They’ve come through the weather events with very little damage or issues at all,” says Bryan Key, category director with The Star Group based in Kelowna, B.C., who notes that its pear grower/packer, Day’s Century Growers, has the only…

Michiel Vermeiren, Coöperatie Hoogstraten

"Almost no Hoogstraten strawberries until March; after that, there may be a surplus"

This winter, there will be almost no Hoogstraten strawberries in European stores. "We usually have several growers going through, but this year, due to the all-too-familiar reasons, there are only two," says Michiel Vermeiren of Coöperatie Hoogstraten. "That's a pity. Of course, we'd prefer things be…

Chilean cherries' harvest and export season has begun

"Chile is currently the leading exporter of fresh fruits in the southern hemisphere, with special leadership in cherries and plums. More than 8,000 producers are able to grow a variety of fruits in Chile thanks to the fresh air of the Pacific Ocean and the country's different climatic regions. Cherries…

"The recent price of Chilean cherries is lower than the same period last year"

At present, it is time for the concentrated arrival of Chilean cherries shipped by air. Due to the increased production of Chilean cherries this season and the fact that the Chinese New Year is coming earlier this time, the arrival volume of airfreight cherries is more than last year. Recently,…

"Apple sales are under pressure, and the market demand for preservatives is increasing"

At present, the storage of domestically produced apples is coming to an end in China. Under the circumstances that the current market momentum is not good and the fruit market has entered the off-season of consumption, the changes in the inventory and the later consumption end are the focus of merchants'…

David Posner - Awe Sum Organics

Awe Sum Organics’ winter organic table grapes to arrive soon

Awe Sum Organics, one of the largest importer of organic table grapes from the Southern Hemisphere has begun the 10th season of their organic Peruvian winter table grape program. Awe Sum Organics helps to fill the winter organic fruit void with high-quality organic table grapes from early December, when…

Used by one third of California grape growers

Shelf-life extension technology reduces brown stems in grapes

Since commercializing their flagship shelf-life extension technology in 2016, Hazel Tech’s Hazel 100™ has proven to be very effective in the table grape category. “Our technology continues to drive a lot of value for grape growers/packers/shippers/importers, and retailers,” says Hazel Tech’s Mario…

Chile shipping fewer and fewer peaches

Chilean peaches have begun shipping to Canada, though the volume of peaches out of Chile continues to get lower and lower. “Chile has seen more and more volume come out of the ground as various retailers, especially in North America, have decided to not use Chilean peaches,” says Larry Davidson of North…

Youtube.com

Spanish athlete breaks Guinness World Record by slapping watermelons

A Spanish athlete broke a Guinness World Record when he used his open hand to smash 39 watermelons in 1 minute. According to Guinness World Records spokespeople, Roberto Rodriguez took on the record for most watermelons smashed with an open hand in one minute on the set of the Italy-based TV special Lo…

Tiaan Rossouw – Rainbow Superfood

“I don’t know how blueberry farmers are going to survive”

Rainbow Superfood’s blueberry farms in Rawsonville and Lambertsbaai in the Western Cape are commencing the harvest at a time when prices are slightly improving, after a dreadful season in which growers have been selling their blueberries at far below cost price just to keep programmes going.In both…


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