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Antoine Guyot, Del Monte:

“Clementine sales should be more dynamic this week”

“Two weeks ago, we received our first shipments of clementines without leaves from Spain, and we started marketing the clementines with leaves at the end of last week,” explains Antoine Guyot of Del Monte France.  © Del Monte  Despite the volumes available and the very satisfactory quality early in the season already, sales have…

What's going on with Italian clementines?

As is well known, the clementine harvest in Italy is down about 50% this year. Usually in seasons of high production, the citrus remains moderately small, but when the harvest is halved, as is the case now, the citrus has a larger caliber. The truth is that the weather patterns of the last few weeks put…

Lower volumes, but larger sizes for late Turkish mandarin varieties

The late varieties of Turkish mandarins are expected to start shortly. Overall there have been lower volumes, but larger sizes for these late varieties. The Turkish currency isn’t doing too well, but one exporter states this has little effect on the price of the mandarins themselves. The mandarins are…

Next year the export volume is estimated at 50,000 tons

Laos obtains permission to export citrus fruits to China

According to media in Laos, Director Ni Yuefeng of the General Administration Customs China (GACC) and Phet Phomphiphak, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry in Laos, signed…

Detlev Köster, Johann Köster Ltd & Co., on the orange season:

"Good start to the citrus season"

For Johann Köster Ltd & Co. KG from Lilienthal, the citrus fruit season has started well. Currently, the company sells oranges and clementines of the Tobsine brand, among others. "We get the  fruits from the Spanish region of Valencia. Currently, their quality is quite good. Demand is also very good, especially…

Donnalia continues to gain appreciation among the operators of the supply chain

The large-scale retail is oriented towards quality

Despite the harsh off-season weather, Sicily continues to bring on its production. The company Di Pasquale of the brothers Angelo and Vincenzo, creators of the brand Donnalia, started the new season of the blond orange Navelina a few weeks ago. Vincenzo and Angelo Di Pasquale "The quality is not missing but…

South Africa exports record volumes of oranges

According to Justin Chadwick of the Citrus Growers’ Association, South Africa has exported record volumes of navel oranges, The association’s CEO said that 27.2 million…

Lemon campaign around one month late in the Sele Plain

A one month delay in the start of the lemon campaign was registered in the Sele Plain (Salerno) this year. "The delay was mainly due to the high summer temperatures, but the continuation of such abnormal weather conditions led to a paradox - I had to deal with pathogens and insects, such as the citrus…

Organized by Ole' Supermarket, Chu’s Agriculture, and JWM Group

The 2021 new Chucheng orange season launch promotion event

Recently, at Ole' Supermarket's Shenye Shangcheng Store in Shenzhen, Ole' Supermarket, Chu’s Agriculture, and the JWM Group jointly held the 2021 New Chucheng Orange Fruit Season Launch Promotion Event. Chu Xin, marketing director of Yunnan Chu's Agriculture Co., Ltd., Shen Yinlong, the purchasing…

Arancia Rossa di Sicilia brand registered with the International Trademark Register

Arancia Rossa di Sicilia Igp has gained one additional tool to protect the oranges from frauds and counterfeits as it registered with the International Trademark Register. Elena Albertini "We have decided to register the international trademark because those who, like us, exports high-quality Italian…

High demand for clementines from the Ionian area

Boom of orders from clementines from the Ionian area between Corigliano and Massafra (Taranto). "We are working at full speed, yet the 2021/2022 campaign has not peaked yet. In November, domestic and foreign markets increased their supplies, so much so that there is not enough produce available to meet…

Morocco to increase citrus exports 15-20%

The Moroccan citrus season started on 25th September with the clementine harvest, the first citrus fruit arrived in the UK on the first week of October, with the first arrivals in Europe the following week. Agadir in the central south of Morocco is the first city to harvest and runs until the end of…

Yellos launched; a new Florida grapefruit brand

IMG Citrus, a grower and marketer of Florida grapefruit, controls over 70% of Florida’s fresh grapefruit production. Today, IMG Citrus announced the launch of a new Florida grapefruit brand and specialty product, Yellos. Golden like the sun and known for adorning the very first citrus groves in the state…

Ortogel Spa

Sicily's citrus sector: "Common sense prevails over economic interests to reduce losses".

"The Sicilian citrus season is once again in the midst of difficulties. During the pandemic and the lockdown, quantities were low and this is also the case for the new season. Many new plantations have been affected by severe weather or other weather phenomena due to climate change. In Sicily, in…

Brazilian OJ prices up amid tight supply of oranges

In September, the Mintec Benchmark price of Brazilian orange juice rose by 30% month-on-month, to USD 1,780 / MT. It then remained stable at this level throughout October. The…

Intercitrus

"The Spanish citrus sector is on the ropes due to the loss of competitiveness over the supply of third countries"

The Spanish Citrus Interbranch organization formally and personally requested the general director of the Agrifood Industry of the Ministry of Agriculture, Jose Miguel Herrero, to hold an urgent meeting with the minister of the sector on September 16. The organization made the request personally to…

Coa Srl

Sicilian citrus campaign affected by climate disasters

"The Sicilian citrus season 2021/2022 will once again suffer from the climatic disasters that have ravaged the cities and agricultural lands in recent days."  "On behalf of Coa Srl, we join the grief of the victims' families. We also consider it appropriate that, following the tragedy that has struck our community,…

Cítricos El Romeral will start producing Demeter fruit as of spring 2022

"Malaga's mandarin production is actually going to increase"

An official estimate from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Spain for the Spanish citrus season that is now starting forecasts a drop in the production of around 5%, with mandarins and clementines as the segment that will experience the largest decline in absolute terms. In fact, in the…

Yannick Hoffmann, Fruchtimport Hoffmann:

"We will soon be able to market up to 2,000 cases per week of Blue Orange label clementines"

While in the past few weeks South African oranges dominated the German market, this week the first offers of Spanish goods have begun in many places, as Yannick Hoffmann from Fruchtimport Hoffmann said. "At the moment, we have still juice and table oranges from South Africa. However, they are still a bit…

Lower yields but earlier harvesting for the Rocca Imperiale Lemon PGI

Like any other citrus species, lemons are also experiencing a drop in production. "We expect a reduction of about 20% compared to last season, mainly due to late frosts in full bloom. We are not particularly worried, as this reduction in yield will be partly compensated for by the arrival of other…

"Our oranges and clementines are available in many European countries and Italian markets"

Demand for citrus fruit is high on both the Italian and international markets. "We are seeing a gradual increase in orders, but it is the European customers who are driving sales. The Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom are the countries with whom we have the most business. We…

© Anna Kucherova

FreshPlaza November Global Focus - Citrus

FreshPlaza's November Global Focus is on citrus. It is always an interesting time in the citrus market so if you are an importer/exporter or supplier of citrus we would love to hear from you. You can contact us via info@freshplaza.com      MarketingWould you like to get some extra promotion for your produce and company? Would you…


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