Homegrown Organic Farms announces new category manager

Homegrown Organic Farms is pleased to announce Jonah Reardon as the newest addition to its sales team. Reardon will operate as a category manager within the citrus and grape…

Leadership Class tours Rutgers research farm

The third Eastern Produce Council (EPC) Leadership Class toured the Clifford E. and Melda C. Snyder Research and Extension Farm at Rutgers University near Pittstown, NJ, on September 15th. The 400-acre farm initiates and disseminates research applicable to the production of produce and other crops. The…

Expanding business-to-consumer outreach

Workforce development organization launches Marketing Advisory Council

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farm workers, retailers and consumer groups, is expanding to…

G&R Farms brings on new operations manager

G&R Farms is proud to welcome new hire Jon Ellis, who will serve as operations manager. Ellis, a long-time resident of Glenville, GA, brings an array of skills to the G&R…

United Fresh applauds Fresh Produce Procurement Reform Act

Yesterday, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the Fresh Produce Procurement Reform Act – legislation that will give USDA the tools it needs to fully utilize the…

Iron Ox

US: $50 million in funding closed for autonomous farm leveraging AI & Robotics

Iron Ox, which launched an autonomous farm some years ago, announced a new investment round of $50M, bringing total funding to date to $100 million. The series C was led by Breakthrough Energy, an investment group dedicated to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Other investors in the Series C round…

Frutacloud: there are many uncertainties in fruit and vegetable trade nowadays, but we overcome obstacles together with our strategic partners

"The Chinese market is changing, and we urgently have to follow"

Frutacloud was established in 2016. Their headquarters are in Shanghai. In only five years the company established branch offices in Beijing and Guangzhou. The company also works closely together with teams located in the USA, Chile, South Africa, Peru, and Egypt. This is to ensure strict control over…

HHLA

Tollerort to become preferred hub for COSCO services

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) and COSCO Shipping Ports Limited (CSPL) successfully concluded negotiations about a strategic investment by CSPL in HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT) today. CSPL, a terminal operator listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange and member of the COSCO Shipping…

First ‘Fast Corridor’ provides uninterrupted link between Vado Ligure and inland customer

APM Terminals Vado Ligure’s first dedicated ‘Fast Corridor’ has opened between its reefer terminal’s temporary storage warehouse and customer Nord Ovest, located 75 kilometres…

FESCO

FESCO acquires reefer containers

FESCO has acquired 300 new reefer containers for its subsidiary Dalreftrans which specializes on transporting temperature controlled cargo by rail. The reefers are to be delivered in Q1 2022. This…

Farmmi continues growth with latest order for export to Southwest Asia

Farmmi, Inc, an agriculture products supplier in China, today announced the Company's subsidiary Zhejiang Farmmi Biotechnology Co., Ltd., is continuing its growth with another…

Greenyard announces shareholders’ decisions of the extraordinary and AGM

Focus on growth of the category of fruit and vegetables and integrated relationships with customers

Greenyard’s extraordinary and annual general shareholders’ meeting were held on Friday 17 September 2021 under the chairmanship of Mr. Koen Hoffman, Chairman of the Board of…

Laureano Villada, manager of Agriorbis:

"We have focused on becoming a 100% organic fruit and vegetable company"

Organic food consumption is a growing trend throughout Europe, and Spain plays an important role as an EU supplier of organic products. According to figures from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Spanish acreage devoted to organic production grew by 3.5% in 2020 compared to the…

Construction work starts on new Rijk Zwaan Trial Center

Rijk Zwaan is building a new High Tech Trial Center for fruit crops close to its headquarters in De Lier, the Netherlands. It is scheduled to open for growers and other visitors in the second half of 2022. The new High Tech Trial Center will be completely up to date and will support the very latest growing…

Pinduoduo Smart Agriculture Competition starts

Who grows better: farmers or algorithms?

The Netherlands is committed to sharing agricultural technology and supporting the development of sustainable horticulture in China. After all, the two countries have excellent ties and share similar ambitions and challenges, according to Wouter Verhey, agriculture counselor at the Dutch embassy in…

Bayer commits to increasing global fruit and vegetable consumption

Bayer says it will deliver tailored solutions to the farm, advance sustainable innovations on the farm, and address value chain and consumer needs beyond the farm. In July,…

Save Foods establishes presence in Turkey as it looks to expand in Europe

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 food safety of…

Supply problems linked to Brexit

Marks & Spencer Food to close 11 out of 20 stores in France

The British retailer announced on Thursday, September 16th 2021 that 11 stores will close in France, most of which are located in Paris. In its statement, Marks & Spencer explains that “the long and complex export procedures now in place as a result of the UK’s exit from the European Union greatly limit…

PMA Australia-New Zealand welcomes new Chair

Ben Hoodless, Managing Director of ElementAG, has been appointed Chair of PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited (PMA A-NZ), replacing Katie de Villiers, who has retired by…

Filiera Verde looks to the future

A processing brand that certifies the chain, not just one product, as guarantees concerning high-quality, sustainability and respect for workers must also apply to chain links such as transport and packaging, which are often overlooked.  Matteo Zanarini "We set up Filiera Verde based on these principles. As…

Interview to Francesca Giarè of CREA, the only Italian partner involved in the project

Agrobridges, the European project that aims to create a direct bridge between farmers and consumers

"The European AgroBridges project was born out of the need to encourage the implementation of short supply chains in the European Union, as they bring sustainable economic,…

Bill Gates invests €600 million in online supermarket

Picnic is an online supermarket. It has raised €600 million in a new investment round. This will accelerate its growth. Picnic wants to become the most sustainable grocery…

Trading update for Q3 2021 and 2021 full year guidance adjustment

A.P. Møller - Mærsk sees strong results, driven by continuation of exceptional market situation

A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S (APMM) has for the first two months of Q3 2021 recognised a financial performance significantly ahead of our previous expectations and now expects for…

Total Touch Cargo - specialist in air transport of fresh flowers, vegetables, herbs

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo welcomes Total Touch Cargo to its sustainable aviation fuel program

Total Touch Cargo Holland BV (TTC) and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) entered into a partnership within the framework of the airline’s sustainable aviation fuel…

Hapag-Lloyd inaugurates its own representation in Morocco

Hapag-Lloyd today opens its own offices in Morocco. With this additional presence in the country, the company continues to realize its growth ambitions in the most attractive…

"We focus on customs issues, so importers and exporters can focus on daily trade"

Dutch customs brokerage firm grows to 24 employees within a year

"Total chaos" is how Robert van den Tol describes the situation when Brexit began. He is Rotterdam Customs Service's (RCS) general manager. It is also why this Dutch independent customs brokerage firm was founded. It now boasts a team of 24 people. By now, the RCS team has helped many exporters and…

Plant in Kosi Kalan will procure 150,000 tons of locally grown potatoes

PepsiCo commissions India's largest greenfield plant worth Rs 81.4 mln

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has inaugurated the largest greenfield potato chips plant from PepsiCo in India, at Mathura. The project called for an investment…

tegut... is once again Germany's number one for fruit and veg in the organic products category

It is one of the most important awards presented within food retailing: The 'Retail Award'. Leading German market research institute GfK SE surveys 9,000 households on behalf of Fruchthandel Magazin, looking for their their opinion of the fruit and vegetable ranges offered by the various retail groups.…

General Manager of United Potato Growers of Canada to retire

Kevin MacIsaac, who has been General Manager of the United Potato Growers of Canada since October 1, 2011 announced he will be retiring this fall. MacIsaac’s diversified…

Village Farms rebrands

"Our branding represents an evolution to a plant-based, consumer products company"

Village Farms International, Inc. has unveiled new corporate branding and launched its new corporate website. The new branding embodies the company’s evolution over the last…

Mucci Farms expands West and starts exclusive marketing agreement

Mucci Farms is excited to announce it has entered into an exclusive marketing agreement with Casey Houweling to market all produce grown in the Camarillo, CA facility under the Mucci Farms brand and trademarks.  As part of the agreement with Casey Houweling, Mucci Farms will also open two new distribution…

All facilities of SiCar Farms Mexico now use Save Foods products

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

AHEIA announces new CEO

The Australian Horticultural Exporters’ and Importers’ Association (AHEIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lesley Shield as CEO from September 2021. With more than 30 years involvement in…

Forest protection measures in Peru and reforestation in Germany help the climate

REWE switches REWE Bio + vegan to climate neutral

With the launch of the new REWE Bio + vegan range, REWE shows that organic plant-based products can not only be good for animal welfare and nature, but for the climate as…

Calavo Growers appoints Amazon executive Mariela Matute as CFO

Calavo Growers, Inc., a global leader in the avocado and value-added fresh food industries, announced that Mariela Matute has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective…

Photo report: Primoris' 20th anniversary

Earlier this week, Primoris celebrated its 20th anniversary. This specialized laboratory for residue and contaminant analyses has grown steadily over the years. The Primoris lab, which was then called Phytolab, was founded in 2001. It started at the Zwijnaarde Technology Park in Belgium. It was a spin-off from…

Montpellier: Start-up Koovéa raises 2.5 million euros

The Montpellier-based start-up founded in 2018 by Adrien Content, Yohann Caboni and John Aldon, has raised 2.5 million euros [2.95 million USD] from IRDI, Sofilaro and BPI…

UNITEC Group presents the new UNI Robotic division at Macfrut

"Many machines are designed to perform a specific task, whereas a robot can be programmed to perform multiple functions

"Since January we have hired more than 100 people to strengthen our company's structure and also to consolidate our new UNI Robotic division, specialized in intelligent robotic solutions for fresh fruit and vegetables processing," said Angelo Benedetti, president of UNITEC, who presented the main novelty…

Company eager to demonstrate energy efficiency, cost saving and fruit quality benefits of its tech

Interko to share latest advances in-person at World Food Moscow 2021

Interko, the global player for the design, manufacture and installation of state-of-the-art fruit ripening rooms, is thrilled to be returning to the trade exhibition trail at World Food Moscow 2021 next week where exhibitors and visitors will meet face-to-face again following the relaxation of many…

Pierangelo Pettenon from Dole Italia

The pandemic caught everyone off guard

Following the merger of Dole and Total Produce and the New York Stock Market listing of July 30th, 2021, the multination has become the leading player in the global fruit sector with a turnover of $10 billion. The Italian branch boasts a turnover of €180 million. FreshPlaza talked to Pierangelo Pettenon…

New compostable fruit and veg bags and plastic packaging trial

Lidl GB builds on plastic reduction and recycling programme

Lidl GB has today announced a series of new initiatives, as part of its REset Plastic strategy, to eliminate plastic waste and support the continued reduction and recyclability of plastics in its stores. The discounter has confirmed plans to replace all single use fruit and vegetable plastic bags with…

Global Fresh exotics appoints Richard Moore managing director

Global Fresh Exotics, the Meath-based importer, grower and distributor of fresh produce, has appointed Richard Moore as Managing Director. Moore brings over 25 years of…

Mercadona is the leading distributor in Spain with a 24.8% market share

The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel on the market share distribution in Spain, which corresponds to this summer (specifically, the last 12 weeks), confirms the leadership…

Three consecutive take-overs for international wholesalers group

Group Achiel De Witte (ADW) is a Belgian-based international wholesalers organization. It trades fruit, vegetables, and exotics. In the last little while, no fewer than three Belgian wholesale companies have joined its ranks. They are Keirsmaekers, Groothandel Ludo Van Varenberg, and Gijbels Groenten en…

Organic Matters 2021:

The UK horticulture conference created by growers for growers is back!

The Organic Growers Alliance (OGA) is pleased to announce the second Organic Matters conference. It held the first Organic Matters in 2019 to facilitate the exchange of…

Landgard eG

New combined market concept convinces customers, producers and invited guests

Successful premiere for new Landgard Cash & Carry store Linz

After extensive renovation work, Landgard launched the new Cash & Carry market Linz during an official opening ceremony on Thursday evening, together with around 300 guests. "The fact that we are opening our second Cash & Carry store in Austria here in Linz today fills us with joy, gratitude and also a…

The initiative aims to sensitize consumers about the PDO and PGI European seals of differentiated quality

IGP Cítricos Valencianos joins Origen España in a new television campaign

IGP Cítricos Valencianos has joined Origen España in its new national television campaign aimed at sensitizing consumers about the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (IGP) European seals of differentiated quality. The goal is for the public to be able to recognize…

Mission Produce announces fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Financial Results

International farming segment revenue increased 22% versus prior year

Mission Produce, Inc., a prominent company in sourcing, producing, and distributing fresh avocados, today reported its financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended…

Orangewood Limited and wholly owned subsidiary of Seeka Limited

Kiwifruit companies to amalgamate

Northland kiwifruit growers will be delivered a stronger service following the proposed amalgamation of Kerikeri-based Orangewood Limited with a wholly owned subsidiary of…

Ardo stays on track both in results and sustainability

Today Ardo officially opens its new sustainable head office on the site in Ardooie, where the company’s history started more than 60 years ago. On this occasion, the group publishes its recent sustainability efforts and unveils its plans for the upcoming years. Still awaiting the audited results, the…

Greenyard launches Sustainability Roadmap 2025

"Greenyard published its fourth Sustainability Report and introduced its Sustainability Roadmap for 2025. The company’s approach for the coming years is built on three key…

Fall Creek announces Holger Brandt as General Manager of Sekoya platform

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc., a global blueberry breeding and nursery company, has announced that Holger Brandt is now the general manager of its Sekoya platform for…

France: Club of companies to develop and promote the “zero pesticide residue” label

At the moment, this club brings together 4 companies committed to a vision of progress for French agriculture. These are concrete actors in this “third agricultural way”…

Post-harvest solutions provider adds plant-based organic coating to stone fruit portfolio

Pace International LLC, a provider of sustainable postharvest solutions and technologies for the fresh produce industry, announced today the introduction of PrimaFresh® 60…

'Las Moreras Fruit & Veggies'

New brand of TM Grupo Inmobiliario to develop agricultural business

The Alicante company known as TM Real Estate Group is expanding its agricultural business line with the launch of ‘Las Moreras Fruit & Veggies’. Las Moreras Fruit & Veggies is…

UK: Logistics and supply chain solutions provider intends to fund HGV driver training

Logistics and supply chain solutions provider PML is offering to pay for the training of eight dedicated drivers, to be based at both the company’s London Heathrow…

Guustaaf Hoekstra: "This model has all the technical bells and whistles"

Dutch firm celebrates anniversary by demonstrating innovative crate washers at companies

In the Netherlands, there was a changing of the guard at LETS this summer. As of July 1st, Guustaaf Hoekstra and Bartelt Leeffers took over the management tasks from Johan and Hilda Leeffers. Guustaaf is the commercial director. He has been working for this company for more that 25 years. It is a…

La Grande Bellezza Italiana aims abroad

Chain monitoring and product promotion help increase visibility abroad - this is what is happening to La Grande Bellezza Italiana, which has recently entered the Hungarian market at Macfrut 2021. "We need to thank the Macfrut organization, especially President Renzo Piraccini, for guaranteeing the success…

Francisco Delgado, manager of Los Gallombares:

"With the new plant in Loja we will be able to handle 120,000 kg of fresh green asparagus every 8 hours"

Los Gallombares, a company specialized in the production and marketing of asparagus, aims to open new packaging and handling facilities in Loja, Granada, which are currently under construction, by 2022. "For a couple of years, we had wanted to find a good piece of land to expand our facilities and be able…

Tomakin Lai resigned from director position

Board of Scales Corporation Ltd announces appointment of Sun Qiang as non-executive director

The Board of Scales Corporation Limited wishes to advise that Mr Tomakin Lai has resigned from his position as a director. Mr Lai’s resignation, effective from 13 September…

BerryWorld Iberia reinforces role in the group's varietal strategy through Cartaya R&D center

The CEO of BerryWorld for Iberia, Ivan Leache, has acknowledged that during the last season the weather ‘has not made things easy, however we have continued working to offer…

Del Monte Pacific delivers net profit of US$18 million in First Quarter

Singapore Mainboard and Philippine Stock Exchange dual listed Del Monte Pacific Limited reported today its first quarter FY2022 results ending July. DMPL achieved another…

UK: New £20 mln Spalding processing plant to be eco-friendly and create 150 jobs

Spalding company Naylor Farms - one of Europe’s largest coleslaw cabbage growers - has submitted an application to build a new, innovative agricultural processing plant. The…

‘Package Assisting Small Exporters’

Avocados Australia uses federal government PASE grants for export assistance

Avocados Australia has used $109,176 in grants under the Package Assisting Small Exporters (PASE) extension program to help with the completion of two projects aiding avocado…

Shandong province, China

Smart distribution center for fresh produce opened in Shouguang

On September 1st, JD.com and China’s prominent food distribution service provider Dili Group jointly have unveiled their smart distribution center for fresh produce in…

CMA CGM makes the decision to stop all spot rate increases

Since the beginning of 2021, container shipping spot freight rates have continued to rise due to port congestion and the major imbalance between demand and maritime container…

Pending investigations into alleged assault and sexual misconduct by employees

Tesco upholds ban on Kenyan Kakuzi avocados

UK supermarket chain Tesco is yet to reinstate avocado supplies by Murang’a-based company Kakuzi, as it presses for comprehensive human rights reforms by this firm. On October…

Marlene presents its new marketing campaign

The invitation promised there would be an 'amazing surprise' and, when the helicopter flew over the Val Passiria glaciers glistening in the sun, it was clear why creatives came up with the 'figlia delle Alpi' (daughter of the Alps) claim for Marlene.   Click here for the full photo report. A few hours earlier, around…

Wholesaler turns 15: from bike deliveries in the Netherlands to truck deliveries from Spain

It was around 1980 when Thomas Bos first came into contact with the fruit and vegetable world. The local greengrocer was opposite his childhood home in the Dutch village of Zeddam. The many crates of fresh fruit and vegetables made an impression on Thomas as a small child. He helped out at the store…

Youri Aerts, Fruit At Work, Belguim:

"We lost 60% of our clients within 10 days"

“I'm not going to lie; 2020 was a tough year for us," says Youri Aerts of Fruit At Work. "The year got off to a promising start with record sales in Q1. But then COVID-19 hit Belgium. And we lost about 60% of our client base within ten days." Fruit At Work's core business, as its name suggests, is supplying…

Fresh Del Monte

Fresh Del Monte extends sustainable packaging gains

Global fruit and vegetable company, Fresh Del Monte, replaces bags with bands and clamshells with paper cups, employs reusable packaging, and reduces food waste. Hans Sauter, Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP of Research & Development: “We sell avocados, grapes, tomatoes, melons, and citrus, among…

Nature Fresh Farms doubles Ohio operations with more organic acreage

Nature Fresh Farms has confirmed the expansion of its Ohio operations increasing its organic acreage as well as a plans to build a new distribution center. The property expansion will include doubling the greenhouse acreage from the current 45 acres to 90, with the future extension to be dedicated to…

Mr. Avocado: "We sell more than 180,000 avocadoes per day"

Mr. Avocado and Aldi China jointly promote ready-to-eat avocados

The avocado, well known as a "super food", gains more and more popularity with Chinese consumers every year. The market demand volume grows larger every year, and so does the number of countries with permission to export avocados to the Chinese market. Recently, Mr. Avocado and Aldi China jointly…

Strong customer demand & market potential are key drivers to build new production line

CP Kelco invests more than $50 mln in citrus fiber capacity expansion

CP Kelco, a global company creating nature-based ingredient solutions, announced today that it will invest more than $50 million to expand production capacity for NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber, based on strong customer demand and market potential. With this significant capital investment, the company will have…

T&G looking for new suppliers to achieve future growth strategy

T&G Global has announced it is on the lookout for a wide range of suppliers across the Hawke’s Bay and Nelson regions, to be part of a significant growth period for the…

Bag in Box fillers and pulpers by EnoItalia

Enoitalia specializes in the manufacture of machinery for the bottling and filling of liquid foodstuffs and in the processing of fruits and vegetables (e.g. apples, pomegranates, prickly pears, apricots, cherries, peaches, plums, tomatoes, elderberries, olives, grapes, bell peppers, chili peppers). It…

Appointing Steven Hollister as Interim CEO

Calavo Growers announce retirement of CEO James Gibson

Calavo Growers, a global player in the avocado and value-added fresh food industries, today announced that James Gibson will retire as Chief Executive Officer, effective…

Calavo Growers, Inc. announces Third Quarter 2021 financial results

Total revenue of $285.0 million: 5% increase from 2020 quarter

Calavo Growers, Inc., a global avocado-industry leader and provider of value-added fresh food, today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended July 31, 2021.…

Limoneira Company announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 financial results

Limoneira: "Well positioned for solid lemon growth in fiscal year 2022"

Limoneira Company, a diversified citrus growing, packing, selling and marketing company with related agribusiness activities and real estate development operations, today…

Director, John Willems, leads Dutch cooperative on a new GMO path under

"We want to help more growers, individually, and respond to client wishes with a wider range"

"If you think about it, everything in life is temporary," mused John Willems last year. That was when he joined the Dutch cooperative, ZON, as interim director. That interim position has now become permanent. This week, ZON's employees and members were told he is staying on. "My probationary period is…

COSCO might surpass CMA CGM as third largest global container line

The Chinese COSCO group might overtake French carrier CMA CGM as the third-biggest container line, if the latter does not acquire more ships. COSCO now has 2.97 million TEU of…

Post-harvest life extension solution receives EPA registration

Verdant Technologies is rolling out its HarvestHold™ Fresh product life extension solution to the produce industry, after receiving EPA registration in early September. HarvestHold is a 1-MCP-based post-harvest solution that extends the usable product life of fruits, vegetables and flowers by an average…

Heifer International selects founders of ColdHubs and Hello Tractor as winners of AYuTe Africa Challenge

ColdHubs is a Nigerian business that provides solar-powered, walk-in coolers for smallholder vegetable farmers. Hello Tractor is a Kenyan company that has become known across…

Twenty years of organic trade? That calls for a celebration

On Friday, September 3rd, it was exactly 20 years ago that Edward Out and Fred Kloen went into business. They opened a small office in Lelystad, the Netherlands. And Tellus Produce (later OTC Organics) was born. Since then, OTC Organics has grown into a 35-employee strong company. It imports and exports…

Modern Plant-Based Foods receives purchase order from Aldi supermarket chain

Modern Plant-Based Foods Inc., a well-known plant-based food company, is pleased to announce that it will be listing its plant-based snacks, Snacks from the Sun's, "Popped…

Veg-Fresh adds to growing citrus team

Veg-Fresh Farms welcomes Jeff Baskovich to the citrus team as director of conventional citrus. Jeff brings a robust set of skills with more than 25 years of experience in…

Greenhouse grower partners with California Bluehouse Greenhouse, Inc.

Longvine Growing Co. (formerly known as Houweling's) signed a strategic partnership with Bluehouse Greenhouse Inc., the Southern California Agri-tech firm, who agreed to market greenhouse vegetables produced in the 38-acre high-wire house at the 58-acre, Los Angeles, CA greenhouse and energy campus. “We…

Grimmway names chief people officer

Grimmway Farms is proud to announce Sara Oliver as chief people officer (CPO), a new position within the company’s executive leadership team. In this role, Oliver is…

Longvine Growing Co invests in LA based Bluehouse Greenhouse Inc.

Rebranded Houweling's Group partners with new California greenhouse company

Today a new partnership was announced in the US horticultural industry. Bluehouse Greenhouse Inc, which recently revealed their plans for a 2.8 million square feet greenhouse and energy agro-park, signed a strategic partnership with Longvine Growing Co, the rebranded Houweling’s Group, to market its…

High-quality fresh produce grown in Abu Dhabi will be available across UAE

Silal signs an unprecedented extensive supply agreement with Barakat

Silal, Abu Dhabi’s new agritech and fresh produce company, recently signed a supply agreement with Barakat, the producer and distributor of fresh juices, and fruits and…

KissanPro to provide farmers direct market access to Middle East

Prominent Jharkhand-based tech player KissanPro has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with Barakat Vegetables & Fruit Co, Dubai, UAE to facilitate market access to as far as…

Zespri chief executive Dan Mathieson:

‘Kiwifruit faces up to challenges’

Zespri chief executive Dan Mathieson has issued a statement saying the industry is facing unprecedented challenges because of the lack of people available to work in the…

Pick n Pay shows love through its mandarins

South African retailer Pick n Pay is again using its premium mandarin line as a canvas for its social commitment: for the month of September, the mandarin boxes will be Springbok green – the colour of the jersey of the national rugby team – as South Africa meets the All Blacks, the New Zealand rugby…

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S. Abraham & Sons launches to-go salads

“Fresh and convenient are two words that we believe should go together"

S. Abraham & Sons, a convenience distributor to approximately 3,500 retailers in eight states throughout the Midwest, is switching its Fruit Ridge Farms brand salads to locally-grown lettuce from Revolution Farms, Michigan’s largest year-round lettuce farm. The Caledonia, Mich.-based hydroponic…

Why the North American lettuce market is booming

With 20,000 employees, Taylor Farms is one of the biggest players in the North American outdoor market. Last month, the company announced an investment in lettuce company Pure Green Farms. Only two weeks before, their Canadian colleague VegPro also announced their plans to build a greenhouse. According…

Sicilian brand Campo d'Oro

Biological crops fit in with the latest environmental and health standards

"The new organic line of sauces and pesto that we presented at Cibus 2021 received great interest from the visitors, especially from foreign buyers. I think this is due to the growing awareness of consumers for environmental issues and current health trends. These are two factors that strongly attract…

NutryFarm International

Hong Kong firm lands large order to deliver Thai durians to China

NutryFarm International has landed an order of around 130 million yuan (€16.9 mln) from Anhui Tianhe YouXuan Import for 200 containers of fresh Thailand durians. “Reflecting…

Construction progress at new tegut... logistics center in Michelsrombach:

Foundation stone laid for building construction

Every day, drivers on the A7 have been able to follow progress on the construction site of the new tegut... logistics center in the "Hessisches Kegelspiel" logistics park in Hünfeld Michelsrombach. Numerous construction machines have been in use since the groundbreaking ceremony in September 2020,…

Carrefour signs an agreement with 50 manufacturers to move towards healthier and more sustainable food

Carrefour has signed an agreement with 50 leading manufacturers to work on the food transition towards healthier and more environmentally friendly products; a step to continue…

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LuLu Hypermarket Qatar launches ‘Let's Eatalian’

Yesterday, LuLu Hypermarket Qatar launched the ‘Let’s Eatalian Festival’, in cooperation with the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Trade Promotion Section of the Italian Embassy in Qatar. Image: Twitter.com Themed ‘Let’s Eatalian -…

Enabling Australian spinach growers to reduce food waste

Woolworths launches new ‘The Odd Bunch’ range

Woolworths has launched a range of fruit and vegetables called The Odd Bunch, hoping to curb food waste. The range combines sustainability with great value that benefits both…

Hoping to further progress his career in the agriculture sector

Freshmark CEO James Kellaway resigns

Freshmark is the trading name of the wholesale produce peak industry body NSW Chamber of Fresh Produce. Freshmark’s chief executive officer James Kellaway has resigned, after…

Lidl signs £11 mln supply deal with fresh food producer Willowbrook

Lidl Northern Ireland has awarded Newtownards fresh food producer Willowbrook Foods an expanded supply deal worth £11 million. The deal is nearly double its previous contract.…

Nova Siri Genetics to attend Macfrut digital edition for the second time

An international trade platform for a fast-growing business

The breeding company Nova Siri Genetics, based in Policoro (Matera, Italy), will be on display on the virtual platform of Macfrut digital in the pavilion dedicated to plant nurseries. "The Rimini-based trade fair is the most important one in Italy for the sector, which we look at with great interest…

Plantations International launches Organic Durian Research & Development Centre

Malaysian based United Tropical Fruit Sdn. Bhd. (UTFSB), a fully owned subsidiary of the Plantations International Group Of Companies, is very pleased to announce that it has…

Carton Pack unveils new logo

Today, 6th September 2021, after 50 years of successful activity supported by a continuous and balanced growth, throughout to the development of ever new industrial skills, Carton Pack S.p.A. has…

Santander and San Miguel lead the first Sustainability Linked Bond in Argentina

Globally known for its acronym: SLB -Sustainability Linked Bond- it is the first corporate bond of this type in the country. The issue, that was led by Santander Argentina,…

New managing director for Haith - Nigel Haith becomes Chairman

The UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of vegetable handling solutions has announced that it has appointed a new Managing Director. Duane Hill takes over the role as Haith’s Managing Director as Nigel Haith moves to the position of Chairman as he prepares for semi-retirement. Mr Haith has been…

Through the Agrolog and Mastercard Foundation Partnership

60,000 farmers empowered to boost ginger production in Nigeria

Agrolog General Services Limited in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation will support 60,000 smallholder farmers in vulnerable indigenous ginger farming communities in Kaduna State. The partnership will provide immediate materials, capacity, and structural support to boost ginger production and…

Interview with Andrea Montagna, new CEO at Bonduelle Fresh Americas

US lead the way for fresh-cut consumption trends

The US are an immense market where the fresh-cut segment reaches astonishing numbers, and Andrea Montagna has been sent over there to manage the Bonduelle Fresh Americas business unit. FreshPlaza talked about it with him on the phone.  FreshPlaza (FP): Andrea Montagna, you accepted quite the challenge!Andrea…

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XL Holdings acquires pineapple plantation for RM41 mln

XL Holdings Bhd is intent on acquiring a 100% stake in a pineapple plantation company, Ergobumi Sdn Bhd, for a total cash consideration of RM40 million (€8 mln). The group…

Rick van’t Hag, UDEX Logistics, the Netherlands:

“First urgent transport request; customized proposal within 10 minutes”

UDEX Logistics opened for business on Wednesday, September 1st, in the Netherlands. This is a brand new but experienced logistics service provider. It specializes in urgent transports and special deliveries within Europe. But it also provides regular transportation all over the world. "We got requests…

SATI appoints new Chief Executive Officer

The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) hereby announces that AJ Griesel has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organisation. In this…

Fieldin raises US$30 mln in Series B round

American-Israeli AgTech startup Fieldin has completed a US$30 million Series B funding round, led by Fortissimo Capital. There was participation of Zeev Ventures, Icon…

As well as preliminary injunction against U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Kloosterboer International Forwarding and Alaska Reefer Management file motion for temporary restraining order

Kloosterboer International Forwarding LCC (KIF) and Alaska Reefer Management LLC (ARM) filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in U.S.…

Elpitiya Plantations present locally harvested ‘BerryMuch’ berries

Fresh Sri Lanka berries under the brand name ‘BerryMuch’ are coming onto the market. They are harvested from the fields of Elpitiya Plantations PLC. Initially, ‘Berrymuch’…

Import duties and freight push up the cost of trading fruit in Africa

“A box of apples you put down in Nigeria is one of the most expensive boxes of apples in the world”

Africa remains one of the largest buyers of South African apples and pears and for that reason the continent will always remain a major focus for Freshgold SA Exports, a South African exporter with offices in Spain and Mauritius.Their main lines are topfruit, citrus, table grapes and while they have not…

Turkmenistan: Miweli Ülke ships Gulabi melons to Dubai

Miweli Ülke Individual Enterprise has sent off its first shipment of Gulabi melons to Dubai. This melon variety is transportable and can be stored well. In the right storage…

Sainsbury’s launches vegetable box for the autumn season

Just in time for Organic September, Sainsbury’s is offering its first-ever SO Organic Veg Box. The limited-edition boxes, which are packed with a variety of vegetables, will…

Chair is touring to address food insecurity

SF Market hosts Chairman of House Rules Committee James McGovern

The SF Market – the Bay Area's source for fresh produce, welcomed Congressman James McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, to its Bayview Hunter's Point facility on Thursday, August 19 during the Representative's national listening tour to help advance a comprehensive nationwide plan to…

First virtual information day

TopFruit varieties unlock economic potential in South Africa

More than 300 participants attended TopFruit's first virtual information day Discovering and Unlocking Potential with TopFruit on 19 August 2021, showcasing some of the South African cultivar licensing company's best performing new varieties. The virtual information day was well attended with more than…

More than 1,500 cases of peaches donated to North Carolina food banks

Titan Farms and Harris Teeter come together in their seventh year to donate peaches to Second Harvest Food Banks in Raleigh and Charlotte (NC). Over the past seven years, Titan Farms and Harris Teeter have donated to the Peaches with a Purpose program. The sum of this year’s donation equated to 37,800…

Grower expands Growing America’s Farmers program with new partners

During May and June, G&R Farms partnered with 13 regional and national retail operators to raise nearly $90,000 in scholarship and grant funds for FFA students in 22 states through the Growing America’s Farmers (GAF) promotional program. GAF is the brainchild of Walt Dasher, a third-generation southeast…

London Fruit celebrates 40th anniversary

This month, London Fruit of Pharr, TX, celebrates its 40th year anniversary in business. Four decades ago, the London family began importing mangos to the U.S. and Canada in 35-lb. wooden crates. “Little did we know that what started as a hobby would turn into a multi-national operation,” says Barry…

HMM wards off strike with salary deal

In a series of very constructive talks, HMM’s management and unions representing have hammered out a new salary deal yesterday. Salaries will be raised by 7.9% and bonuses of…

Eviosys launches as a new company for smart, sustainable packaging solutions

The new company was formed after KPS Capital Partners completed its acquisition of Crown Holdings Inc. EMEA food and consumer packaging businesses. Eviosys, a leader in the…

Ariston seeks approval to dispose of Claremont stake

Ariston holdings is a diversified agro-industrial concern, listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. In a statement, it has declared it is now in the process of seeking approval…

Frutos Los Pisaos becomes Eco Group Spain

The company Frutos Los Pisaos, from the Spanish municipality of Motril, has started the 2021/2022 campaign with a new name, and is now called Eco Group. The family company,…


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