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Greenyard USA/Seald Sweet expands sales team

Produce marketer Greenyard USA/Seald Sweet welcomes Andrew Kamenitzer as account executive to its sales team. Kamenitzer’s more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience…

Sakata Seed America appoints Chief Operations Officer

Sakata Seed America has appointed Eduardo Flores to the role of chief operations officer (COO) for Sakata Seed America, effective November 29th, 2021. Flores will assume…

Two packing houses in Israel will use Save Foods’ treatment

First commercial sale of shelf life extension treatment for bell peppers

Save Foods, an agri-food-tech company focused on developing and selling eco-friendly products specifically designed to extend the shelf life and ensure the safety of fresh…

NutryFarm secures new sales order to supply 100 containers of fresh durians from Thailand to China

NutryFarm International Limited has announced that Global Agricapital (Singapore) Pte Ltd (“GAS”), has secured a sales order from Shenzhen Runtai Silk Road Intelligent Retail…

EcoMark in France: Cooperation with MBC

“Sustainable, innovative and chemical-free labeling solution”

The future is here - and France is setting a good example: Au révoir, plastic packaging! France has become the first country to enact a new law banning plastic packaging and stickers. Starting in January 2022, this law will apply to products such as cucumbers, zucchini, sweet potatoes, eggplants, pears…

Organto announces record Third Quarter Financial Results

Largest third quarter revenues and gross profit in company’s history

Organto Foods Inc., an integrated provider of organic and value-added organic fruits and vegetables today announced financial results for the three- and nine-month periods…

SmartDispenser, the compact and flexible dispenser for flap trays

With the new SmartDispenser, Frutmac solves many problems related to the feeding of fruit and vegetable packaging machines with cardboard trays. It can be loaded with different types and formats of trays and automatically positions them on the conveyor belt. The SmartDispenser is a new solution…

Pre-Basic Growers Association celebrates 50th birthday

The Pre-Basic Growers Association, a collective of Scottish seed potato growers who first set up a ground-breaking organization in the 1970s, celebrated the 50th anniversary…

Select Harvest Ltd FY2021 Full year results announcement

Select Harvests reported EBITDA of $40.4 million

In FY2021 Select Harvests made the strategic decision to sell the Lucky and Sunsol brands and conduct a staged closure of the Thomastown production facility (discontinued…

South Africa: Profitable port for The Logistics Group

Investment company Zeder appears to have positioned The Logistics Group (TLG) – the old terminals arm of the fruit marketing giant Capespan – into a valuable logistical and…

Farmers in Niari to benefit from Agri Resources cold storage facility

In the Republic of Congo, onion farmers in the province of Niari and its surrounding areas are set to reap the benefits from the cold storage facility project by Agri Resources Congo.  The installation of the new cooling system has begun within the company’s concession in Moulende (close to Dolisie).  Beginning of…

NRGene signs a strategic collaboration agreement with Top Seeds International

NRGene, an AI based genomic company operating in the agricultural industry, and Top Seeds International Ltd., a global seed company wholly owned by Mitsui & Co., Ltd., have signed a collaboration agreement to develop and commercialize new and improved cherry tomato varieties. Based on the agreement,…

West Lancashire Borough Council overruled

Giant mushroom farm to be built after UK government intervenes

A 26-feet tall farm building will be erected on prime agricultural land after the government’s planning inspectorate overturned a decision to reject planning permission. The…

METOS UK

New tech to improve potato storage and yield estimation

Two new sensors were launched by METOS UK at this year’s British Potato event this week; a blue, potato-shaped sensor for in-store monitoring of potato crops and an app that…

Abrafrutas participates in opening of Expofruit

On November 24, the largest International Irrigated Tropical Fruits Fair started. Expofruit and the Brazilian Association of Fruit and Derivative Producers and Exporters…

Albert Bartlett

Albert Bartlett launches new ad campaign

‘Make It Extraordinary’

Albert Bartlett is launching a new national advertising campaign, sporting the theme ‘Make It Extraordinary’.  The campaign will launch during Coronation Street on 19th November 2021 and will also be supported with cinema, digital and social media advertising, marking a multi-million-pound investment by the brand. Potato products from the Albert…

Frozen cauliflower, TJ Farms Select brand

Flagship Food Group recalls frozen cauliflower due to possible health risk

Flagship Food Group of Eagle, Idaho is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of frozen cauliflower, TJ Farms Select brand, because it has the potential to be…

Hudson Express made inaugural call to Jacksonville Port Authority

Hapag-Lloyd adds JAXPORT to its AL3 service

Hapag-Lloyd’s 7,000TEU Hudson Express has made its inaugural call to the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) as part of the Atlantic Loop 3 (AL3) container service which links Europe and the United States. With this addition, AL3 service is now calling on Antwerp, Hamburg, London, Charleston,…

Aerospring Hydroponics:

“There’s a foreseeable future with hydroponics in every home”

“Aerospring’s mission is to make fresh produce accessible to everyone by creating versatile and efficient hydroponic products that can be used in homes and commercial settings,” explains Mark Newton, chief operating officer at Aerospring Hydroponics. Aerospring Hydroponics is a Singaporean agtech company…

Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies

Roots signs deal to expand into African blueberry market

Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies (ROO) has signed a Letter of Intent with irrigation system specialist, Cherry Irrigation SA. The latter specializes in the design…

An Iranian company, Samiran Salamat Co, has chosen the Italian Futura srl

Major Iranian apple exporter invests in new technologies for the apple sector

In Iran, the apple sector is growing rapidly, and so is the need for sorting lines to reach a greater number of foreign markets. Thus, the Iranian company Samiran Salsmat purchased a processing line capable of sorting 10 tons of apples per hour from the Italian company Futura. The line was delivered and…

HAROPA PORT and Brittany Ferries inaugurate new Ireland-Le Havre freight service

In Le Havre, Brittany Ferries is launching a new freight service between Normandy and the town of Rosslare in Ireland. Underpinned by the dynamic generated by reorganisation…

USDA files action against Florida, Minnesota and New York operators

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has filed an administrative complaint against Central Market of FL II Inc. for alleged violations of the Perishable Agricultural…

China's first Walmart will soon be closed

Walmart recently announced that their first shop in China will soon be closed for the purpose of real estate renovation. The Walmart at Lakeview Garden, Honghu Road, in the Luohu district of Shenzhen first opened its doors in August, 1996. This was the first Walmart in mainland China. And the doors will…

Emergent Cold Latin America acquires Friopacífico

Emergent Cold Latin America (Emergent LatAm), Latin America’s newest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics provider, announced today the acquisition of…

Schumacher Packaging invests 700 million euros in the future

The Schumacher Packaging Group, one of Europe's leading manufacturers of corrugated and solid board packaging solutions, is planning its largest investment program since it…

Customer focus keeping Australian manufacturer ahead of the pack

For almost 75 years, edp Australia has been meeting the exacting standards of its customers. Its fresh fruit and vegetable preparation and packaging machinery is proudly…

Organto acquires assets of Zimbabwe Marketing Services

Organto Foods Inc., a prominent provider of organic and value-added organic fruits and vegetables today announced that it has finalized definitive agreements to acquire the…

Maersk Asia Pacific market update (November 2021)

'Global GDP outlook remains strong for 2022'

Container demand growth is likely to moderate compared to 2021 supported by strong demand from the US. The outlook is more uncertain in Europe where we have seen the demand slowing. We continue to see ocean capacity impacted by port congestion and vessel delays with around 12%-15% of global container…

MSC starts overland in-transit cargo service via KAP to GCC

Shippers are starting to benefit from better connectivity and a shorter journey for cargo bound for Saudi Arabia and other GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries via King Abdullah Port, thanks to a new service from MSC. MSC new In-Transit Cargo service carries containers by inland transportation with…

To offer local fresh produce to consumers across the UAE

Silal signs MoU with LuLu Group International

As part of its ongoing efforts to empower local farmers and increase the competitiveness of local produce, Silal, Abu Dhabi’s new fresh produce and agritech company, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LuLu Group, to provide consumers across the UAE with local fresh fruits and…

Netafim South Africa appoints new managing director

Adriaan de Lange has been appointed as Managing Director of Netafim South Africa, effective 24 November 2021. Adriaan takes over the reins from Etienne Erasmus as he enters…

Nonprofit thanks partners and donors this Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, Brighter Bites would like to thank its many partners who make its programming a success for the 30,000 families served in cities across the country,…

Southern Cross Horticulture seeks investors for new Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchard

Southern Cross Horticulture is seeking investors for its new Bay of Plenty orchard. This means that an opportunity to invest in one of New Zealand's success stories - the…

Peninsula Fresh Organics: Looking into alternatives to fresh produce plastic packaging

Natasha Shields, owner of Peninsula Fresh Organics, has been looking into alternatives to plastic packaging on fruit and vegetable products, such as bioplastics and misting…

Finefield lauded for new blueberry harvester

Dutch Innovation Award is company's first step to becoming global market leader

The Dutch company, Finefield's latest harvester is called the Harvy 500. This machine has been nominated for the Horst aan de Maas Entrepreneurial Award's Innovation Award. "Sadly, due to the new [COVID-19] measures, this award ceremony was postponed. So we'll have to wait a little longer to see if we've…

Unfavorable weather impacts Crookes Brothers interim banana yields

Unfavorable regional weather negatively impacted yields from bananas (as well as sugar cane) reported by Crookes Brothers over the six months until the end of September 2021.…

USDA files action against Florida business for alleged PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has filed an administrative complaint against American Fruit & Produce Corp. for alleged violations of the Perishable Agricultural…

Global paper company supports children in vulnerable communities in Texas

Smurfit Kappa has partnered with San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries to donate $155,500 to help vulnerable families to break the cycle of poverty. The investment will allow the expansion of the Children’s Enrichment Center's (CEC) existing facilities to increase the number of families supported. The San…

Styrian apple marketer AROMA seeks alternative location in the community

Relocation to alternative location in St. Ruprecht with favorable traffic conditions is preferable

In principle, enough domestic apples are being produced for the whole of Austria. In the past, 90 % of the goods stayed in the domestic market. AROMA Ltd from St. Ruprecht in Styria is now forced to export 60% (to Egypt, Sweden, Cyprus, England) because there is not enough demand for apples at home.…

CMA CGM financial results for third quarter 2021:

Strong financial performance and step up of Group investments

The CMA CGM Group continues to step up its investments for more efficient supply chains  In response to strong pressure on supply chains and to support the growth of the transport…

CFN takes control of La Clementina treasury and executes the guarantees

Eight years ago, it seemed like a dream come true, as well as an unprecedented opportunity for thousands of farmworkers: to become owners of the largest banana property in the…

CMA CGM achieves massive US$5.6 billion profits

CMA CGM Group has reported an astonishing surge in its profits during the third quarter of the year, reporting US$5.6 billion, while last year the company achieved US$567 million, according to the latest report. The third-largest container carrier in the world has marked additional remarkable gains…

Chen's Sun stood out during the 2021 Shanghai International Fruit Expo

The Chen's Sun Group was invited to participate in the 2021 Shanghai International Fruit Expo that took place on November 15-17, 2021. Chen's Sun is one of the best known companies in the Chinese fruit industry. The company stands for import and export of a wide variety of top-quality fruits. Their…

"Eccellenza Agroalimentare" award for Consorzio di Tutela del Pomodoro di Pachino Igp

Consorzio di Tutela del Pomodoro di Pachino Igp received the "Eccellenza Agroalimentare" (Agri-Food Excellency) award at the "2° Edizione Rassegna Giornalismo Agroalimentare e Agroindustriale Pro Sud e Orientamento Its 2021" (2nd Edition of the Pro-South Agri-food and Agri-Industiral Journalism Review…

Inteligro and Cropwatch Africa create user friendly technology for farmers

InteliGro is a provider of integrated crop solutions. It has partnered with CropWatch Africa, a crop monitoring and pest surveillance specialist. Together, they are bringing a…

Fortuna Frutos turns 40

Canary Island tomato specialist expands client base and range

Fortuna Frutos is celebrating. Last week, 40 years ago today, Ger Slobbe opened his own sales office for a few Canary Island tomato suppliers, which was still called Fortuna Fruits Continental back then. Slobbe chose to have his own office in the Netherlands, so he could have a better handle on quality…

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P.E.I. Potato Board announces John Visser as its new chair

The P.E.I. Potato Board has elected a new executive. In a Nov. 19 news release, the board announced John Visser, the board’s former table stock director for the last three…

PMA’s Virtual Town Hall Series scores awards

The Produce Marketing Association’s Virtual Town Hall Series, which began in March 2020 and has continued as a weekly broadcast into 2021, has won recognition in three…

Board of Directors appoints Stefan Paul as CEO starting August 1, 2022

Kuehne + Nagel initiates top management changes

The Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG today initiated top management changes. Effective August 1, 2022, Stefan Paul will assume the position of CEO of…

Groen Agro Control appoints Business Development Director

On January 1, Jelger de Vriend will start as Business Development Director at Groen Agro Control. In this role, he will be responsible for developing markets and for the…

Seeka completes Orangewood amalgamation

Seeka Limited advises that the amalgamation with Orangewood Limited has been successfully completed subject only to issue by the Companies Office of the Certificate of…

Ad van der Staaij's 35th Spanish winter season

Ad van der Staaij cultivates and supplies Spanish open field vegetables to the Netherlands. This year, for the 35th time. This milestone is in the same year that Staay Food Group as a whole turns 75. Various types of lettuce were first supplied. This week it is Ad's endive, celery, and other products'…

Korea Marine Transport Containers refrigerated container fleet expansion

KMTC adds 900 energy-efficient Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE units

With an order of 900 PrimeLINE® units from Carrier Transicold, Korea Marine Transport Containers (KMTC) is expanding its refrigerated cargo fleet and replacing older units.…

Del Monte France increases sales and accelerates brand visibility

The producer and distributor of fruit and vegetables has recorded an annual growth of 13% in France, a great performance obtained by focusing on product innovation and…

Strella Biotechnology starts with saving Washington state apples

Biotech company aims to fight food spoilage

As a junior in college, Katherine Sizov started a company called Strella Biotechnology. Her goal was to reduce waste in the US food system, a problem that by some estimates…

Starr Ranch Growers supports Nashville’s ‘The Store’ with holiday donation

Starr Ranch Growers concludes a hopeful harvest season with JUICI holiday donation to Nashville’s The Store. Founded by Brad and Kimberly Paisley, The Store is a Nashville-based free grocery store that offers a healthy food experience for those that may need to shop for food to supplement their income…

Roadblocks challenge to food industry

Canada: Prins Greenhouses back in business after BC floodings

"There is and will be much work to be done to get the BC Farming industry back on its feet," the team with Prins Greenhouses shares. Last week, during the floods in British Colombia, their company was damaged severely, and they are working hard to get back on their feet. Canadian company Prins Greenhouses…

Hazel Tech expands to US West Coast

Hazel Technologies Inc. announced its first major corporate expansion beyond its Chicago headquarters – a new Fresno, CA research center and West Coast customer support office located adjacent to Fresno’s Yosemite International Airport. The announcement of the strategic Central Valley hub follows Hazel…

Tech startup CoAmana expands trading in food commodity

Tech startup CoAmana Market Ltd is keen to expand its buyer-seller activities in Kenya, with a focus on agricultural products. This is through its digital marketplace, Amana…

Dutch cooperative auctioned lower volumes

The Dutch cooperative, ZON, auctioned lower volumes this year. Up to week 39, it auctioned 17% less than in the same period in 2020. So, ZON reports in its magazine. In contrast, the same…

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After 11 years of leading the Almond Board of Australia, CEO Ross Skinner steps back

After 11 years leading the way at the Almond Board of Australia as CEO, Ross Skinner will step away from the role. The strong leadership and knowledge demonstrated by Ross has…

The first store in Jinan will open soon

China: Fresh Hema builds a one-stop new retail experience center

Recently, the Fresh Hema Jinan Headquarters (first store) project has received widespread attention. The project has landed in Wanda Plaza, Jingsi Road, the core business district of the central district of the city, with a business area of ​​over 6,000 square meters. Under the "new retail" development…

"Great branding can improve sales conversion efficiency by more than 30%"

The Chinese export volume of agricultural products is growing larger every year and the number of premium domestic products is rising. That has led to an increase in brand strategy companies in the Chinese agricultural market. "The Agricultural Revolution" is a brand strategy company specialized in…

Pea protein plant opens in Canadian Prairies

Roquette celebrated the opening of its pea protein plant, further extending its position to meet surging global demand for alternative proteins. “We see this as a transformational event in our history and a boost to the global plant-based food sector,” said Pierre Courduroux, CEO of Roquette. “Diets have…

T&G Global’s Envy™ apples backed by NZ super fund

T&G Global has entered into a partnership with the New Zealand Superannuation Fund though its New Zealand rural investment manager, FarmRight. The goal of this partnership is…

Calavo Growers announce changes to Board of Directors

Calavo Growers, Inc., a global avocado-industry  provider of value-added fresh food, today announced the appointment of Adriana G. Mendizabal to its Board of Directors, effective…

Vincent van Kuijen to join Jaguar Fresh as Managing Director

Jaguar the fresh company bv of The Netherlands has announced that Vincent van Kuijen will join the company as Managing Director on 1 January 2022. After a long career in the…

Martinavarro's profits increase and it distributes 61 million in dividends

Agrihold, the patrimonial company of the Martinavarro family, achieved a profit of 62.9 million euro during the 2020 fiscal year and it decided to distribute a dividend of…

Representing Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

ATGA board welcomes new members

The ATGA will welcome three new board members representing Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Zoë Dichiera, Robert Nugan and Anthony Cirillo were nominated by their regional associations and…

GROWMARK and CHS announce new capital fund, aimed at agri tech startups: Cooperative Ventures

GROWMARK and CHS have announced the formation of Cooperative Ventures, a new capital fund that will focus on creating advancements in breakthrough technologies for the…

Organto lists “I AM Organic” branded fresh cut organic herbs with Gorillas

Organto Foods Inc., an integrated provider of organic and value-added organic fruits and vegetables, announced that it has extended its range of I AM Organic branded products, listing for a broad range of fresh cut organic herbs with Gorillas®, Europe’s fastest growing company in instant on-demand…

Deal struck for full takeover of one of UK's largest apple growers

An agreement has been made for the full takeover of one of the UK's largest apple growers. Bardsley England's operation covers 2,100 acres in Kent and includes 27 orchards…

ZIM reports record financial results for the Third Quarter of 2021

Generated highest ever quarterly net income of $1.46 billion

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd., a global container liner shipping company, announced today its consolidated results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021. Third Quarter 2021 Highlights Net income for the third quarter of 2021 was $1.46 billion or $12.16 per diluted share[3], compared…

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Schwarz Group takes stock and raises its recycling target to 25 percent

The Schwarz Group has taken stock of the goals and progress of its group-wide plastics strategy 'REset Plastic'. The reason for this is the Global Commitment 2021 Progress…

US vertical farm hires new Retail Advisor

Infarm has appointed Suzy Monford as Retail Advisor to support the company’s expansion road map in the U.S. and Canada. The company has a strong presence across Canada with…

Irrigation industry body elects youngest president ever

Michael Esmeraldo, Netafim South Africa’s sales manager for the northern regions of the country, was elected as president of the South African Irrigation Institute (SABI). He has been serving as vice-president of the organization since 2019 and before that served as chairman of the Mpumalanga branch.  “We…

Expands specialty line of Fairtrade Organic Bananas

Organto completes acquisition of Beeorganic BV

Organto Foods Inc., a prominent provider of organic and value-addedorganic fruits and vegetables today announced that it has finalized definitive agreements and closed the…

FESCO Transportation Group acquires 9,000 new containers

The Moscow-based FESCO Transportation Group has acquired 9,000 new containers. At the factory in the Chinese city of Dalian, 3,000 forty-foot and 1,000 twenty-foot containers…

Goodfarmer and Mr. Apple sign strategic cooperation agreement

The Shanghai International Fruit Expo is officially opened. The theme of this year's edition is 'Global fruit, Chinese market'. This expo is specialized in the Asia-Pacific region, but brings together high-quality fruit from all over the world to promote developments and innovations in the fruit…

Cesena Fiera achieves the best balance sheet ever in 2021 despite the pandemic

A few days ago, Italy's leading economic newspaper Sole24Ore also highlighted in an article (link here) how Cesena Fiera, the Italian company that organizes Macfrut, has set a new record with its 2021 balance sheet being the best ever with a turnover of 6 million Euros, compared to 5.3 million Euros in…

New director of sales for Peak of the Market

Peak of the Market is proud to announce that Ryan French has joined its team as director of sales. Ryan is a strategic-thinking, goal-driven sales professional with more than…

Fresh produce provider named supplier of the year for two restaurant chains

Veg-Fresh Farms is closing out 2021 on a high note: the company was awarded Supplier of the Year by two major national restaurant chains, and recently received a score of 99 percent after an unannounced, three-day long audit by SQF. “These accomplishments are a direct by-product of our customer-first…

Fresh Produce Association of the Americas

FPAA welcomes new board members

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) held its annual meeting on November 4th, 2021. Attendees had the option of joining the meeting virtually through the Zoom platform or in-person at…

Port of Hamburg: Good seaborne cargo handling result for first nine months

In the first nine months of the year, at 95.8 million tons the Port of Hamburg achieved a 2.9 percent increase in seaborne cargo throughput. Bulk cargo throughput advanced especially strongly, being 6.1 percent ahead at 29.7 million tons. Totalling 66.1 million tons, in the first three quarters general…

P&O Ferrymasters expands size of reefer trailer fleet

P&O Ferrymasters today announces the expansion of its fleet of reefers - refrigerated trailers - to enable more customers to benefit from the end-to-end logistics company’s expertise in solving supply chain challenges for temperature-controlled goods. The 25 new specialist trailers are being introduced…

Smart Agro invests in FruitSpec $5 mln financing round

Smart Agro R&D Partnership today announced its fourth investment since its Initial Public Offering on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) last year. The partnership is…

Food recall warning

Jongilpoom brand Enoki Mushroom recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Covic International Trading Inc. is recalling Jongilpoom brand Enoki Mushroom from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product has been sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.…

New trade resource on website for date company

Natural Delights® has introduced a new Trade Resources page for the Medjool date category. The page provides access to category insights and an expanded library of marketing…

South Africa: Packaging innovation is the solution to creating a circular economy

Manufacturers and retailers are looking to innovation to find sustainable solutions to replace single-use plastic. One such solution is the locally manufactured Freshpact range of paper punnets, developed by Mpact, the leading South African packaging manufacturer and recycler. This relatively new concept…

Alsum Farms & Produce voluntarily recalls select yellow, white and red onions due to possible health risk

Alsum Farms & Produce, Inc. of Friesland, Wisconsin is voluntarily recalling Alsum Farms & Produce fresh whole yellow onions in 3 lb. bags, 5 lb. bags, and 50 lb. cartons; fresh whole white onions in 2 lb. bags; and fresh whole red onions in 2 lb. bags delivered to select retailers in Wisconsin,…

Grower-shipper gives back through annual ‘Day of Good from the Ground Up’

On Nov. 11-12, Lipman Family Farms’ employees gathered to participate in the second annual ‘Day of Good from the Ground Up® to give back to the local communities where Lipman operates. The company-wide service days are a continued part of Lipman’s community-driven culture, reinforcing the company’s…

Danica Patrick new brand ambassador for natural food company

Good Foods, a producer of plant-based dips and products, has partnered with former professional racing driver Danica Patrick. The partnership will elevate the Good Foods brand…

Unique in Europe:

Colruyt washes crates for fruit and vegetables itself thanks to brand new crate wash

Colruyt Lowest Prices recently installed a brand new crate washing installation that washes 17,000 crates of fruit and vegetables every hour. This installation, which was developed by the company's own teams in consultation with Euro Pool System (EPS), is unique in Europe and ensures a shorter transport…

Zespri adjusts to labor shortages

Zespri is creating major changes in its systems to deal with an expected shortage of 6,500 workers to pick this season's kiwifruit crop. According to Chief executive Dan…

Building a platform without ballast

Two experienced freight forwarders sold their business to a young, fast-growing company. They turned out to be able to build a platform that the experienced 'brokers' were unable to. Milestone Group owners Juri Falandt and Co van Es stepped over their own shadows and chose the future of their company.…

Greenyard posts positive H1 net result on back of continued profitable growth

Greenyard has released its financial results for the first half of 2021. Hein Deprez, co-CEO said: “The financial results of this first half year underpin the successful…

C.H. Robinson expands presence in Asia - opens three new offices in Indonesia

C.H. Robinson, a logistics platforms, continues to grow its presence in Asia with the opening of three new global forwarding offices in Indonesia. The new offices in Jakarta,…

Up 22% year-on-year

AD Ports Group records strong revenue of USD 760 million for year-to-date September 2021

AD Ports Group has announced its financial results for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, reporting revenue growth of 22% year-on-year to AED 2.791 billion (USD 760 million) compared with AED 2.295 billion (USD 625 million) in the same period last year, driven by volume growth, business…

US: Gladstone Land acquires two blueberry farms and facilities in Georgia

US Company Gladstone Land Corporation announced that it has acquired approximately 230 gross acres of farmland, including 175 acres of blueberry bushes and a fresh packing and…

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GB Railfreight present new service from Port of Tyne to Yorkshire and Midlands

GB Railfreight has introduced twice-weekly intermodal services from the Port of Tyne to Yorkshire, as well as weekly services from the Port of Tyne to the Midlands. The Port…

Leslie Simmons joins DMA Solutions as Marketing Strategist

DMA Solutions, a full-service marketing agency serving the fresh food and floral industry, announces Leslie Simmons as a new team member and marketing strategist for the…

Dole's participates in fourth CIIE with creative eye-catching stand

On November 5, 2021, the 4th China International Import Expo was grandly opened in the National Convention and Exhibition Center in Shanghai. As the world's first national exhibition with imports as the theme, CIIE has promoted the economy, trade, cooperation and exchange of countries around the world,…

United Fresh and Canadian Produce Marketing Association release labeling guide

The United Fresh Produce Association and the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) have released the Second Edition of the USA/Canada Labeling Guide to support…

USDA imposes reparation sanctions on two produce businesses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has imposed sanctions on two produce businesses for failing to meet contractual obligations to the sellers of produce they purchased…

Canada’s Top 100 Employers recognizes Oppy for second time

Honored for the first time in 2020, Oppy, a grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce from around the world, was selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for the second year in a row. Mediacorp Canada Inc., which manages the national competition, along with 19 special-interest and regional…

After 26 years, Lilia Trutnyeva bids farewell to S.C. van Ravenswaaij / RAVEX

Lilla Trutnyeva has been with S.C. van Ravenswaaij / RAVEX for more than 26 years. But, the time has come for her to pursue new dreams. Lilla arrived at this Dutch produce wholesaler as a young woman. Paul van Ravenswaaij took her under his wing. He taught her how to excel in the world of fruit and…

Terra Mia Italia introduces food boxes containing regional products

Terra Mia Italia keeps on working on a far-reaching project in the Italian high-quality fruit and vegetable sector. Marco Bellucci "The company's goal is to enhance the value of agricultural products by guaranteeing quality, certifying the entire supply chain through a dedicated and personalized Blockchain…

Valmont opens two offices in Latin America

Valmont Irrigation is strengthening its presence around the globe, announcing the opening of two new strategic offices in São Paulo, Brazil, and Monterrey, Mexico. Renato…

Up to 70% discount on food stuffs Lidl Österreich

Lidl Austria has saved 1,000 tons of food

Lidl Austria will offer discounts for food stuffs that are approaching their best-before date - by as much as 70% on the last day. This measure alone saved over 1,000 tons of…

Mitsui & Co to acquire 100% share of ISI Sementi

On 9th November, 2021, Mitsui & Co reached an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of ISI Sementi S.p.A (ISI).  Founded in 1981, ISI is a vegetable seeds company engaged in research, production, and sales of vegetable seeds. Headquartered in Fidenza, Italy, ISI has long-standing, favorable relationships…

Cauliflower and chicory market leader in the in Netherlands

Seventeen growers found Tolpoort Vegetables cooperative

In the Netherlands, 17 growers have founded their own cooperative - Tolpoort Vegetables. These growers have production locations in the Netherlands and Spain. The cooperative will focus on cauliflower, broccoli, and chicory sales. "We began setting up the organization in July and August," says Gerard…

Industrie Montali

Ready-to-use processed tomatoes are growing at double digit rates in foreign markets

After the participation at Cibus in Parma, followed by the autumn World Food exhibition in Moscow and the UK fair BellaVita, dedicated to Mediterranean food and beverages where Industrie Montali presented its new gourmet line, the company has confirmed its goal to focus on international markets. "Year 2020…

Neubauer Automation OHG presents its Espaso asparagus sorting machine:

"This year, we sold our 1000th machine"

Neubauer Automation has been active in the automation of processes for 20 years and is the world market leader for fully automatic asparagus sorting machines. Particularly popular is the Espaso asparagus sorting machine, which has already been purchased by 1000 customers worldwide. We spoke to Fátima…

Competition and Markets Authority investigates P&O and DFDS over charter agreement

In May, the two ferry operators entered a deal on the Dover-Calais route, in a bid to shorten freight customers’ waiting times. The agreement was also intended to help improve…

Muddy Machines: Aparagus harvesting robot might combat UK labor problems

The UK asparagus industry is threatened by a shortage of pickers. Tech start-up Muddy Machines has developed an automated harvesting platform capable of distinguishing between…

John D’Arrigo honored with Eugene G. Sander Lifetime Achievement Award

John D’Arrigo, president, CEO and chairman of the board for D’Arrigo California has been honored by the University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, as an influential visionary and agricultural leader. John was bestowed the prestigious Eugene G. Sander Lifetime Achievement Award for…

AliExpress enters the supermarket business in Spain

AliExpress, Alibaba's e-commerce platform for selling to markets outside China, has added a supermarket service to its application in Spain. This is the world's first market…

Hapag-Lloyd achieves extraordinary strong result in first nine months of 2021

Hapag-Lloyd has concluded the first nine months of 2021 with an EBITDA of USD 8.2 billion (EUR 6.8 billion). The EBIT was also much higher than in the prior-year period, at USD 6.9 billion (EUR 5.8 billion). At the same time, the Group profit improved to USD 6.7 billion (EUR 5.6 million). Revenues rose…

Third-quarter figures reaffirm higher earnings forecast for 2021

BayWa remains on track for success

BayWa AG is on track to achieve its highest earnings yet in its nearly 100 years of existence as a company. In the third quarter, BayWa increased its revenues to €14.3 billion (Q1–3/2020: €12.2 billion). Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) jumped by around 87% to €191.7 million (Q1–3/2020: €102.7…

CEO tell FT Summit:

MSC invests to ease supply chain 'crunch' for customers

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, a global leader in transportation and logistics, is continuing to invest in ships and services to help clients tackle global supply chain…

Gruppo Orsero

Group's solid results in first 9 months of 2021 keep targets for FY 2021 within reach

The Board of Directors of Orsero S.p.A. (Euronext STAR Milan, ORS:IM) today approved the Consolidated Interim Financial Statement as at 30 September 2021. Raffaella Orsero,…

Paul Tomlinson and Mark Wright - Davis Worldwide

"We are sticking to the principles but we are not taking as many risks as we may have done in the past"

The world of fruit and vegetable trading has changed in the last few years, it has become tougher, margins are smaller, delivery times longer but it is not all negative as long as you are able to adapt to the new environment in which we find ourselves. Davis Worldwide has a history of doing things…

Farther Farms' mission:

Using french fries to make the food system more sustainable

New York startup Farther Farms is pioneering a unique method of making fresh food shelf stable, hoping to reduce the industry's reliance on the cold chain. Mike Annunziata…

OutNature/Schwarz Gruppe

Sustainable silphia packaging from OutNature at Lidl and Kaufland

The environmental division of the Schwarz Group, PreZero, is developing new, sustainable fiber and paper products for packaging solutions via its OutNature brand. Following a successful pilot phase, the two retail divisions Lidl and Kaufland are now introducing the innovative paper packaging based on the…

HMM hits US$1.95 billion record Q3 profit

South Korean shipping company HMM has reported an impressive spike of 9,239.8% in net profit of the third quarter of the year, compared to the same period of 2020. It reached…

Plant-Based revenue growth of 16.0%, driving 3.6% total revenue growth

SunOpta announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Results

SunOpta Inc., a prominent healthy food and beverage company focused on plant-based foods and beverages and fruit-based foods and beverages, today announced financial results…

Opening Direct Pack Baja in Mexicali, Mexico

Direct Pack Inc mitigates supply chain disruptions with expanded North America manufacturing operations

Direct Pack, Inc. (DPI), a prominent player in sustainable, full circular, thermoformed plastic packaging, has announced that it has expanded its North American manufacturing operations with the opening of Direct Pack Baja in Mexicali, Mexico. The company was able to build, equip and staff the new…


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