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Processed fruit and vegetables

Steven De Cuyper, Agristo:

"Global demand for frozen potato products remains high"

"After a few tense years, we're, once again, in a position to put our products on the world map," begins Steven De Cuyper, director of Agristo's Agro division, which produces and markets frozen potato products worldwide. He sees that global demand for these products remains high. "The need for…

The Ruys Groep: "Spend investment capital as efficiently as possible"

"It starts at the design phase. To design a space well, you must have a so-called puddle-free floor," says Hendrik Ruys, the Ruys Groep director. This Dutch company does industrial flooring for new and remodeled buildings, including for the potato processing industry. In that sector, proper drainage to…

Avocado grower-shipper enters licensing partnership with Old El Paso brand

Calavo Growers, a global avocado grower/shipper and provider of value-added fresh food, announced a brand licensing partnership with General Mills as the exclusive manufacturer of the Old El Paso brand of refrigerated, fresh guacamole and salsas in the U.S. market. This new line of products launched in…

Schaap Holland:

"Potatoes are becoming popular again"

"Basic product sales are up," begins Moniek Wisse, Schaap Holland's account manager for, among others, marketing freshly peeled potatoes to the retail and foodservice sectors. That is not surprising, given the economic conditions. "Potatoes let you put a healthy, sustainable, affordable meal on the…

Wim Lannoey, Remo-Frit:

"It's wonderful that we can work together to ensure that French fries remain affordable"

"Fresh French fries sales to the hospitality sector are shrinking somewhat, but those to food service and industry remain normal," begins Wim Lannoey, Managing Director of the Belgian potato processing company Remo-Frit. Sales to especially cafeterias have yet to return to pre-pandemic levels. "Sales to…

Nigeria: Chivita drives consumer preference with its excellent quality

CHI Limited has said it will continue to ensure that its product, Chivita, continues to be the reference point for premium quality fruit juice in Nigeria. CHI Limited’s…

Egyptian canned vegetable producers continue to serve the Russian market

The Egyptian exporter Wadi El Nile, which markets its products under the brand names "Wadi ElNile", "Vida", "Al Shahid" and "Mando", continues to serve the Russian market without interruption. The company offers a wide range of products: a dozen varieties and shapes of olives, artichokes, cucumbers, peppers,…

Charles Gassier, Phyte:

“Our Phyte juice line is a fun way to consume fruit and vegetables”

Two years ago, Charles and Edouard Gassier joined Fruits&Compagnie, based in Caissargues, in the south of France. Their objective was then to add some strings to this family business with a range of more elaborate products.” Today, Fruits&Compagnie does not offer only fresh fruit (40,000 tons of apples,…

RossoGargano

The cost of tomato products has doubled

“Industry tomato prices in the food service channels have more than doubled to cover the increased energy costs, especially when it comes to gas (which alone increased by 620%). According to a projection, the cost of tinplate, which has already grown by 58%, will increase by another 15% in 2023. In such…

Industrie Montali

Growing demand for Italian processed products on the US markets

"It is a slow period in domestic market sales, due to price increases that have a strong impact on household purchasing power. The exception is the U.S. market, for a twofold reason. First of all, the lowered costs of logistics, as well as a greater availability of containers and the better quotations of…

Lettuce could come back to Canadian menus within a few weeks

With lettuce pricing starting to come back down this week, the popular vegetable should come back to the Canadian restaurant menus it has been eliminated from temporarily in the near future. Last week, lettuce made headlines in Canada following reports it was being pulled from menus temporarily.…

Pulsemaster at Interpom 2022

Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) systems for large, peeled and unpeeled potatoes

As a supplier of Pulsed Electric Field systems for better French fries and potato chips, the innovative Dutch-German company Pulsemaster continues to specialize in Pulsed Electric Field processing. " With Pulsemaster PEF-systems huge improvements can be achieved in the production process of chips and…

Pascale Savi, Relais Vert:

“We are relocating and developing cabbage production in the region to secure our local purchases”

French cabbage from the Provence region has been available at Relais Vert since the beginning of November. “Slightly earlier than usual because the weather was nice this autumn,” explains Pascale Savi, a customer of the organic wholesaler in Carpentras. “The Provence region is perfect for the cultivation…

Leon van den Oord, Jac van den Oord Potatoes:

"Dutch 'stamppot' potatoes remain all time winter classic"

The 'stamppot', a traditional Dutch mash potato dish, remains an all time classic in the country's winter months. Jac van den Oord Potatoes capitalizes on this with their Special Purpose Pomatoes line, selecting potatoes especially for stamppot. "Colder weather is favorable in general for the potato business,…

Joost Debeuckelaere, Waltson Chips:

"People increasingly appreciate local, artisanal chips' added value; especially around Christmas"

The festive season is slowly approaching: always a hectic time for Waltson artisanal chips. "More people are starting to appreciate the added value of local, artisanal chips over industrial ones, especially during the holidays. People like giving their friends and family slightly more special chips,"…

Fresh-cut facility opens in Qatar to meet demand for sports tournaments

Ahead of the upcoming international sports tournaments, Fresh Del Monte’s operations in the Middle East completed a new fresh-cut facility to meet the expected heightened demand. As needed volumes of its products are expected to double during upcoming touristic events. The facility in Doha, Qatar is a…

Processed fruit and veg consumption driven by changing diets, busy lifestyles

Processed fruit and vegetables have seen an increased uptake, after the Covid-19 lockdowns, as well as people's changing diet and busy lifestyles. The EU has become a major…

Consumers Agree:

It’s easier to eat more produce and reduce food waste with frozen fruits and vegetables

A new survey finds that more than a quarter of shoppers are buying more frozen fruits and vegetables than three years ago and identify many benefits with these foods. Frozen…

Arctic Gardens gets a rebrand

Launched in 1987, Arctic Gardens is a brand of high quality vegetables, both in terms of the diversity of its offering and its production methods. Arctic Gardens today pays tribute to its know-how. A brand for which craftsmen and people work together with nature to take care of its land. A full family of homegrown vegetables,…

FAM, Stumabo and Kiremko start global partnership

Kiremko, manufacturer of turnkey potato processing lines and FAM Stumabo, worldwide known for their progressive industrial potato cutting solutions and innovative shapes produced through hydrocutting systems, have entered a long-term global partnership. In this partnership FAM (a Kiremko-partner for more…

Taiwan company to provide more healthy pre-packaged food for APAC market

Hwa Nan Food Industrial Co. Ltd (Hwa Nan Food), a Taiwanese pre-packaged food and import-export-trading company, continues to push for healthier options for consumers with its…

AVA-ASAJA condemns Don Simón's newest ad

"Did you know that an orange starts losing its properties once it's harvested from a tree?"

The Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA) has harshly criticized the latest ad aired by Don Simón, a brand of the García Carrión business group, which states that…

Egyptian strawberry producer achieves production leap

The Egyptian strawberry brand "Mozare3" started its venture a little over a year ago. The company's business model is based on contracting small producers and providing them with engineering support and a marketing umbrella. Mr. Ahmed Elkot, strawberries crop manager at Mozare3, said: "We have grown from…

"The export of deep-processed garlic products is increasing year by year"

Deep-processed garlic products include garlic slices, garlic chunks, and garlic powder. China ranks first in the world in terms of the output and export of deep-processed garlic and onion products. "Overseas, especially the European and American markets, have a large demand for deep-processed garlic…

Teorema Mediterraneo Srl - Italy

An Italian all-female company making its way abroad through processed fruits and vegetables

Teorema Mediterraneo consists of an all-female team who works hand-in-hand between two plants equipped to process its processed fruit and vegetable production lines. "We produce Teorema Mediterraneo's processed fruits and vegetables in a dedicated area of the plant, along with the entire line of…

California-based Climate Candy

FAVES: Unharvested fruit and vegetables turned into chewy sweets

Roughly one-third of all food that farmers around the world produce is never consumed. Much is wasted at retail and consumer levels, but food loss starts on farms when crops go unharvested. Buyers might drop out or offer a price too low to make harvesting worthwhile, or fruits and vegetables are rejected…

Infused with natural African fruit flavors like pineapple and passion fruit Twitter.com

Kenya Breweries Limited launches fruit flavoured beer

Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) has launched Rockshore Tropical Lager. It is a new alcoholic beer that is fruit flavored, forming part of KBL’s light beer category. The new…

Anicav President Marco Serafini aims to create a policy agenda

A drop of 10% for processed tomatoes in Italy

The tenth edition of Anicav's public assembly, The Red Thread of Tomatoes, titled 'Competitive Strategies to Support a Leading Supply Chain,' was held on 26 October 2022, in Parma, Italy. Protagonists of the annual meeting were the results of a campaign conducted under the banner of difficulties and…

‘A new era and a new brand image for the company’

Bonduelle Americas Long Life becomes NORTERA

North American player in canned and frozen vegetable processing NORTERA launches its new brand image after 65% of Bonduelle Americas Long Life's shares were acquired by Fonds…

Provelpack: "Each bottle of Exotica contains the oil of 18 avocados of the Hass variety obtained by cold pressing"

"Extra virgin avocado oil is a very interesting and healthy alternative to other vegetable oils"

While they are an exotic product, avocados have become popular and deseasonalized, to the point of having become a part of the population's regular diet. In the last two decades, according to FAO data, avocado exports have multiplied almost eightfold as a result of an increase in the demand and…

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New packaged salad kits unveiled

Misionero, a grower of organic and conventional leafy greens, will showcase two new packaged salad kits at the International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) Global Produce & Floral Show on October 27–29. The new products include a Buttery Simple Salad kit and a Miso Caesar Simple Salad kit that will be available for purchase…

Gerrie Groot of G. Kramer & Zonen:

"With freshly packed sauerkraut, we're tapping into a new market"

Sauerkraut deliveries are running smoothly, says sauerkraut producer G. Kramer & Zonen's Gerrie Groot. "Our customers' sales are noticeably increasing. Sauerkraut is one of the cheapest vegetables, and that's surely an advantage in these times of inflation." G. Kramer and Zonen usually make about 200,000kg…

A natural puree Spanish tomato was awarded the Mediterranean Taste Awards' Gold Award

The Cool Vega company recently participated in the Mediterranean Taste Awards with its VIB's Natural Grated Tomato 250 grams. "The Mediterranean Taste Awards aim to share the benefits…

New vegetable products on display

Ocean Mist Farms, a grower and marketer of fresh artichokes in the U.S., will attend IFPA’s Global Produce & Floral Show in Booth #1661 October 27-29. The value-added product line includes Broccoli Florets, Vegetable Medley and Brussels sprouts.  There it will feature its new Broccoli Slaw and 2lb sizes from…

Rescue Pops – Plums Up: Sorbet sticks made from repurposed plums

Peters Ice Cream has partnered with Australian fresh produce company, Montague, to create Rescue Pops – Plums Up, a frozen fruit sorbet stick made from rescued and repurposed…

France: Euralis and Bonduelle create a branch for dry vegetables

Euralis and Bonduelle have been partners for many years in the production of sweet corn and green vegetables. The cooperative and group have now signed a partnership for the creation of a branch for dry vegetables. Euralis will now offer its member farmers the opportunity to produce lentils, dried beans…

Sicilian prickly pear juice selected at SIAL Innovation 2022

“We want to set up a prickly pear juice chain in Sicily due to the demand for processed products made with healthy exotic fruits. During the last fairs and at Sial 2022 in Paris, there was a lot of interest for fresh produce, but there is still a lot to do when it comes to juices," reports Salvatore…

Gargano Sapori

"200 types of liqueurs and 50 types of jam sold all over Italy and Europe"

Gargan'Ok boasts a facility of over 1,300 sq m and 20 employees who work all year round to produce spirits, jams and other artisanal products made with citrus fruits and certified fruits, sold all over Europe under the Gargano Sapori brand. These products know no crisis or drops in orders despite the difficult…

Lidl

Lidl has launched a new smashed avocado range

Lidl has launched a Meadow Fresh Smashed Avocado range, available in two flavours: Smashed Avocado with Lime and Smashed Avocado with Chilli, the dips are available for 85p. The range is made from avocados which were unable to be sold whole, so is the perfect option for food waste conscious shoppers. Produced in the…

DataLiner

Brazil: Orange juice exports up 3.24%

Total shipments of Brazilian orange juice (FCOJ Equivalent to 66 Brix) from July to September, which marks the first quarter of the 2022/2023 harvest, closed with a volume of 276,212 tons. This volume represents an increase of 3.24% compared to the first three months of the 2021/2022 harvest, when…

Agricola Patea from 15 to 19 October at SIAL Paris 2022 - Stand C094 Hall 1

100% fruit juice from mangoes grown in Italy

"We have been observing market trends and consumer preferences, which are increasingly oriented toward exotic and innovative flavors, and we have focused on mangoes grown in Italy. Among the most important features of this new product (presented at SIAL 2022 in Paris) is that it is mango naturally grown…

Cucina Antica - Italy

New vegetable gourmet pairings for the retail segment

"Cucina Antica represents the union of traditional flavors and the pursuit of new gourmet combinations. In recent years we have renewed the line based on market trends and demands. This is how various tasty recipes such as Citrus Pesto were created. We have also reduced product weights both to meet the…

Springfresh uses onion waste streams to make powders, chutneys and spreads

"We're fully focused on adding value to our residual streams"

Russia's invasion of Ukraine earlier this year has challenged Polish vegetable processor, Springfresh. Not only did energy costs spike, but it has also become tough to find workers. "Even before the war broke out, we had many Ukrainian employees. Suddenly, the men had to go to war, and we got an influx…

Produce brands integrate innovation into new and traditional product lineups

Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. and its subsidiary Mann Packing Co., Inc. announced they will exhibit at the IFPA Global Produce & Floral Show to be held in Orlando, Florida October 27 – 29, 2022. Both companies will showcase a variety of new and traditional products – fresh and fresh-cut produce, in…

FTA between Philippines and South Korea will hopefully enter into force in 2023

The Philippines are eager to activate the free trade agreement (FTA) with the Republic of Korea next year, as the bilateral pact will benefiting its banana and processed…

WTO Panel rules against Colombia’s anti-dumping duties on frozen fries in line with EU’s claims

The EU welcomes the WTO ruling that confirms that the anti-dumping duties imposed by Colombia on frozen fries from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands are in breach of WTO…

Releases new salad variety featuring Sabra® guacamole

Fifth Season lets the fresh greens speak for themselves in bold new packaging design

Fifth Season – a food system pioneer and the first player in the vertical farming space to launch ready-to-eat salad kits with distribution in 12+ states in over 1,200 locations – is upping the ante again with a bold new package design, as well as a brand new flavor variety. Fifth Season operates a…

Fresh Produce Category

Surinver's Creamy Pumpkin Desserts were awarded the Innovation Hub award at Fruit Attraction

On October 6, Fruit Attraction celebrated its Innovation Hub Awards, which recognized the innovative work of 3 companies. Surinver was awarded within the Fresh Produce category for its new Creamy Pumpkin Fruit Dessert Range. A jury composed of five prominent personalities awarded the Alicante cooperative…

Premium salad kits now available across the Midwest and East Coast

BrightFarms announced that its premium “Crunch Kit™ Salads” are now available across the Midwest and East Coast. The supplier of indoor-grown packaged salads will showcase and sample its premium “Crunch Kit Salads” during IFPA’s Global Show (booth #4949) October 27-29 in Orlando, Florida. Salad kits are…

New chopped kits and lettuce blend join Fresh Express Product line up

As consumer demand remains strong for convenient, healthy, and high-end restaurant-quality meals at home, Fresh Express®, a large player in value added salads, has announced three new offerings in its line of best-selling chopped salad kits: Twisted Caesar Lemon Caesar, Twisted Caesar Pesto Caesar and…

Four millennial-targeted salad kits debut across California and Nevada

Fresh Prep, LLC's retail line, Green Fork, launched four salad kits across California and Nevada under The Save Mart Companies banners of Save Mart and Lucky California yesterday. The Everything But The Burger™ and All Hail Lemon Kale™ are two brand new SKUs from Green Fork and will join the Marvelous…

Goa to promote alternative cola from nutmeg fruit

A former IT professional from Goa has formulated a herbal cola from agro waste of the nutmeg fruit. Once largescale production of the herbal cola begins, it is expected to…

Moldovia Special: Frozen fruit company Tiferet

"Market for frozen fruit at a standstill"

Freshly picked fruit arrives for processing Fruit frozen properly within two days of harvesting often retains more vitamins than week-old fresh fruit. The frozen fruit industry is not yet highly developed in Moldova but the ample supply of fresh fruit has enticed some companies to purchase suitable…

Also dishing up "Taste Fest" themed mobile sampling tour in select markets

Bob Evans Farms launches Bob Evans Mashed Cauliflower

Bob Evans Farms, Inc., producer of America's #1 selling refrigerated side dishes announces the launch of Bob Evans® Mashed Cauliflower, available in two farm-inspired, creamy…

Natavo™ Avocado

Australian-created non browning avocado range set to launch in US

An Australian-based food innovation company is expanding with a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mexico, which will launch early next year. Naturo Technologies launched its ‘All Natural’ avocado range called Natavo™ Avocado four years ago. Director Ross Harris says that the Mexican facility…

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…

Shock-sensing data logger with food shapes replicate 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. has developed a tool called ImpacTrack to identify problematic areas of production lines quickly and effectively.ImpacTrack is a shock-sensing…

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…

Exports from Brazil soar in response

Hurricane Ian worsens outlook for US orange juice industry

Hurricane Ian is likely to have worsened what was already expected to be the smallest US orange crop in 55 years after it blasted through a large fruit-producing area when it passed through Florida this week, flooding farms and causing oranges to drop from trees. The Brazilian orange industry is closely…

Williams Sonoma and pomegranate shipper launch co-branded product line

Home retailer Williams Sonoma announced a partnership with POM Wonderful, a grower-shipper of California-grown pomegranates. The two collaborated to develop a product line showcasing the flavor and versatility of pomegranates. The products will launch as part of POM’s 20th-anniversary celebrations and as…


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