AgroFresh appoints Clinton A. Lewis Jr. as CEO

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc., a global player in produce freshness solutions, today announced that Clinton A. Lewis Jr. has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and to the…

Blueberry councils hire new director of communications

Jill Scofield has been hired as the director of communications and industry relations for the North American Blueberry Council (NABC) and the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council…

Braga Fresh promotes senior director of sales

Braga Fresh promoted Heather Fuller to vice-president of sales.Fuller joined the company more than five years ago and most recently was the senior director of sales. In her…

Center for Growing Talent

New opportunities for professional development

Center for Growing Talent by PMA has announced the newest addition to a suite of development opportunities for produce and floral industry young professionals. The new…

April 30

Apple quality solutions and market trends discussed at Quality Summit

Hazel Technologies, Inc. announces the first ever virtual Apple Quality Summit. The one-hour event will be held on Friday April 30th and feature keynote speakers from across the industry ahead of the 2021 Northern American apple season. “Apples are a powerhouse within fruit — the second largest behind…

Club apple brand teams up with upcoming DreamWorks film

JAZZ™ apples are joining an epic adventure thanks to an exclusive new partnership with the new DreamWorks Animation film, Spirit Untamed. The film, which arrives in theaters June 4, 2021, is the next chapter in DreamWorks Animation’s franchise that began with the 2002 Oscar-nominated film Spirit:…

France's Agrial reports sales dip as pandemic still hurts

Agrial,  France’s largest agri-food cooperative group stated yesterday that its 2020 sales had dropped as it suffered from prolonged bar and restaurant closures due to COVID-19.…

NatureSmart – Wilene Burger

Fresh marketer connects Namibia and South Africa

NatureSmart was established last year to facilitate the growing fresh produce trade between Namibia and South Africa. It makes sense for Namibian growers to enter the South African market since labour and pack-at-source costs are much lower in Namibia than in South Africa. “We've ended our first year on…

HortNZ welcomes Horizons’ support for Levin vegetable growing

Horticulture New Zealand is welcoming Horizons Regional Council’s decision to adopt recommendations on Plan Change 2 that affect vegetable growing.   ‘The new requirements are tough but…

New role in Canadian business development generates expansion opportunities

Oppy freshens up product line in time for CPMA Fresh Week

As the industry anticipates the return and revitalization of Canada’s primary produce event in its new form, Oppy adds Canadian category development to the role of one of its most valued veterans. Having spent the last 13 years building Oppy’s North American greenhouse business within the sector’s…

Agri-Ethique: new fruit sector with the French fair trade label

After wheat, barley, milk, meat, eggs, honey, dried vegetables and condiments, fruit are now also part of the Agri-Ethique approach, the first French fair trade label. This initiative is led by Le Domaine de Marcerolles, a brand located in southeastern France. Starting in May, cherries, apricots,…

Henkjan van Essen (JBB Packaging): "Everything we make is customer-specific”

Ornamental cultivation packager takes first steps in the fresh produce sector with a line of paper bags

As a packaging company from the Dutch Westlands region, JBB Packaging from Maasdijk supplies a lot of packaging to cut flower and potted plant growers. A request from a growers cooperation last year led to the company also taking up activities within the fresh produce sector. “we are ready to supply the…

'Family Segments' series connects citrus, cooking and family

Sunkist Growers recently debuted Family Segments, a new three-part series on YouTube. Hosted by chef influencers in Canada, the at-home cooking tutorials give viewers an intimate window into how families connect with one another over conversations, culture and citrus. The first YouTube segment, featuring…

Facility expansion for manufacturer of retractable roof greenhouses and cooling houses

In response to increases in global demand for its retractable roof greenhouses, cooling houses and field covering systems, Cravo is expanding its production, warehouse, outdoor storage and shipping facilities. “We have seen a dramatic increase in the number and size of new projects especially after the…

Under the patronage of Confindustria Serbia

La Linea Verde Dobrinci announces the creation of a supply-chain for fresh-cut vegetable farmers

On 31st March, under the patronage of Confindustria Serbia, La Linea Verde Dobrinci, agro-food company specialised in the production of fresh and ready to eat vegetables, organised a special meeting to present Serbian farmers its successful supply-chain model for fresh-cut. La Linea Verde Dobrinci is the Serbian hub of the Group La Linea Verde, important player with an…

Global fresh fruit supplier turns to agri-data provider to improve market intelligence

UniFrutti forge partnership with Tridge to support international growth strategy

UniFrutti Group, an international fresh fruit supplier, has turned to Tridge to provide comprehensive market analysis to support its ambitious growth strategy and to help improve its market intelligence within the fruit and vegetable market. Tridge is a global trade ecosystem that uses a combination of…

24 acre greenhouse to rise in Georgia

Pete's plans project in Peach County

Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Pete’s, a long-time, California-based greenhouse grower, will invest $18 million in opening their first eastern U.S. indoor, controlled environment agriculture facility in Warner Robins in Peach County, Georgia. “Agriculture is our top industry, and Pete’s will…

Production site in the Tula region

McCain invests in local production facility in Russia

As a global company, McCain Foods operates in 160 countries around the world, with 51 facilities in local markets to best serve our customers. After more than 20 years of…

Thermo King launches new Container Fresh & Frozen (CFF) refrigeration units

Thermo King®, providing transport temperature control solutions and a brand of Trane Technologies, has introduced new Container Fresh & Frozen (CFF) refrigeration solutions for containers. The new Thermo King CFF reefers feature improved temperature and humidity control, lower total cost of ownership and…

New Chief Executive for kiwifruit organisation Kiwifruit Vine Health

Kiwifruit Vine Health announced today that Leanne Stewart has been appointed as the biosecurity organisation’s new Chief Executive. KVH Board Chairman, David Tanner says…

Salling Group

Netto tests climate labeling to help consumers make conscious choices

Netto will be the first retail chain in Denmark to help customers make more climate-conscious choices through climate labeling of food. This is being done in a pilot in selected stores, where signage and labeling of the products leads customers to the less climate-damaging alternatives. The goal is to…

Swiss industry software Frutico gains importance

"We don't just offer an ERP, we offer full process optimization"

Just under a year ago, the innovative ERP software Frutico from  Swiss software developer Deep Impact AG had its market launch. The flexible and future-oriented software system has already made waves in the domestic fresh produce industry. The solution is designed to enable goal-oriented work and to make daily…

Applications open now

Conference scholarship named after industry veteran launched

Center for Growing Talent (CGT) by PMA, Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins announce the founding of the Frieda Rapoport Caplan Women’s Fresh Perspectives Scholarship that enable a woman in the industry to attend the Women’s Fresh Perspective Conference annually at no cost.  This year’s conference is September…

Women in Produce honoree recognized for product development work

Nature Fresh Farms’ product development specialist, Luci Faas, has been recognized for her excellence in the produce industry. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association, in partnership with Grocery Business Magazine, has developed the Women in Produce initiative recognizing the achievements of…

ITC held hearing on the effects of cucumber and squash imports from Mexico

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association says yesterday’s International Trade Commission hearing on the effect of imports on the U.S. Cucumber and Squash Industries was a…

Seipasa obtains in Mexico the label extension of the Fungisei bio-fungicide for grapes

Seipasa, a Spanish company specialized in the development and formulation of bioinsecticides, bio-fungicides, and biostimulants for agriculture, has obtained the extension of the phytosanitary registry of t…

Fortune Agribusiness - Southbank, Victoria

Fruit grower gets largest Northern Territory water licence ever

Fortune Agribusiness is a Southbank company that plans to build a massive Central Australian fruit and vegetable farm. Last Thursday, it was handed the biggest water license…

Driscoll's sells ‘in conversion’ blueberries as it moves to organic production

Even while Driscoll's farms are transitioning to organic production, the berry brand is encouraging consumers to continue eating its fruit. Driscoll's "in-conversion…

ACM allowed to impose fine on cold store exploiters

The CBb Appeals Tribunal has made a ruling on April 6 in one of the juice cartel cases in the cold store sector. The CBb ruled that the Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM)…

Change at the top of Lehmann Natur

Raphael Kennerknecht is leaving company management

Shortly before Easter, Lehmann Natur Ltd. and Raphael Kennerknecht, Managing Director of Lehmann Natur since 2016, ended their years of successful cooperation by mutual agreement. Raphael Kennerknecht will also resign from his position as Managing Director of Biodirekt Ltd. Raphael Kennerknecht (2nd on the…

Red Horticulture: a revolution for the crops

Red Horticulture specializes in intelligent LED lighting systems to optimize plant growth. The French start-up based in Lyon has just raised 2.5 million euros [2.97 million…

Grower referendum affirms continuation of California Avocado Commission

The California Department of Food and Agriculture recently completed a state-mandated referendum vote that determined the California Avocado Commission is approved to continue…

Avocado grower/shipper releases inaugural environmental and social report

Mission Produce, Inc., producer and distributer of fresh Hass avocados, announced yesterday the release of its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report, Finest for the Future. The report highlights Mission’s accomplishments in sustainable farming and details the status and scope of its…

100 % cardboard

Zero plastic for Solarenn and partners DS Smith & ETpack

The Solarenn cooperative has been working for two years on changing its packaging. For the 2021 season, three actors from the fruit and vegetable sector have developed innovative, optimized and eco-designed packaging. An efficient tripartite partnership and design. A tripartite partnership for…

Provides update for Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2021

Lamb Weston reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2021 Results

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. today announced its third quarter fiscal 2021 results and provided a business update for the fourth quarter fiscal 2021. “We delivered solid sales…

Best convenience packaging

Cultivar's grape packaging wins first prize at World Food Innovation Awards 2021

Cultivar, in partnership with Alzamora Group, has developed an innovative packaging format for grapes that has won the award for "Best Convenience packaging" at the World Food Innovation Awards 2021. In its evaluation, the jury highlighted the reduction of plastic use while maintaining functionality and aesthetic…

Alsum Farms brings on director of sales & business development

Alsum Farms & Produce Inc., a fresh market grower, packer and shipper of Wisconsin grown potatoes, onions and provider of fresh, quality produce, announces the recent addition…

Design company Freshmade wins awards

Sunset's Queen of Greens website and social media recognized by advertising awards

Mastronardi Produce’s website and social media design work for their new Queen of Greens line has been recognized in the American Advertising Awards. Recognized as the advertising industry’s largest national competition, the American Advertising Awards recognizes excellence in design and advertising.…

Hazel Tech hires account executive

Hazel Technologies Inc. announces Alex Jimenez has joined the company as an AgTech account executive. Jimenez joins Hazel Tech following several years of supply side service…

"Dutch-style greenhouse vegetables will create a lasting impact on Chinese market"

Jaguar The Fresh Company is proud to announce that with immediate effect, Leopard Fruit Trading (Shanghai), a 100% subsidiary of Jaguar, and FoodVentures China, have entered into an agreement for the marketing and sales of fresh produce grown by a new FoodVentures project in Shanghai. FoodVentures will…

Baby spinach to grow in new high-tech US greenhouse

Element Farms has completed all phases of construction and onboarding at its first facility and has revealed its plans for expansion: a 2.5-acre spinach greenhouse designed with the exact specs for growing free baby spinach all year round. Element Farms already grows over half a million pounds of…

PEI Potato Board presents 2021 potato industry awards

The PEI Potato Board traditionally presents Potato Industry Recognition Awards at its annual banquet to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry. Three awards were presented at the board’s monthly meeting in March 2021 and they will be recognized at the banquet in…

Del Monte Fresh restructures multiple divisions and names new Senior Vice Presidents

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. announces restructuring of the North America organization following the departure of former Senior Vice President, Annunciata (Nucci)…

Ocean Spray hires Monisha Dabek as Chief Commercial Officer

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., the agricultural cooperative founded in 1930, has named Monisha Dabek as its new chief commercial officer. As CCO, Dabek will be responsible for…

Joining the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

Driscoll’s prioritizes sustainable packaging solutions for fresh berries

Fresh berry produce company Driscoll’s has joined The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. They have done this in an effort to make sustainable packaging solutions for its…

Helmer and WDP partner up for construction

Cold store of 12,000 m2 being built in the Netherlands

Helmer's storage, transshipment, and cross-docking clients will soon be served in new premises. This cold storage company's new building will be complete in the last quarter of 2021. Together with WDP, Helmer's constructing a new building. It's 100 meters from its current location in Breda, the…

Packaging Group remains on course for internationalization

Klingele takes over corrugated board plant in Guadeloupe from IP

The Klingele Paper & Packaging Group has taken over the Société Guadeloupéenne de Carton Ondulé (SGCO) production site on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe from…

Mango board accepting nominations for D3 importer

The National Mango Board (NMB) will open nominations for a board member seat serving through the end of 2022. The position open is for one (1) District 3 importer. The…

Alpine Fresh welcomes new VP of sales

Alpine Fresh, Miami-based grower, shipper and marketer of fresh fruits and vegetables, welcomes industry veteran Chris Elmer to its team as vice-president of sales. “We are…

John Rothenbueler retires

Kimberly Paxton-Hagner becomes board chair for Kwik Lok

Kimberly Paxton-Hagner, co-owner of Kwik Lok Corporation based in Yakima, Washington has been elected to the role of Board Chair for the company. Kwik Lok is a global company…

California packer named Business of the Year by local Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Mid-Central Coast serves the children and youth of the Central Coast every day. When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in California, the Santa Maria Boys & Girls Club stepped in to serve the residents of the Central Coast and had help from Gold Coast Packing. The Club held food…

Revenue potential of approximately CDN$65 million

Organto enters into exclusive organic avocado supply agreement with Mexican partner

Organto Foods Inc., an integrated provider of organic and value-added organic fruits and vegetables announced it has entered into a 5-year exclusive supply agreement with a…

PMA/CGT add Diversity & Inclusion series and courses

Center for Growing Talent (CGT) by PMA has announced the first two initiatives to come after a task force convened to determine how the industry could advance diversity,…

Florida citrus company adds 2,500-acre grove to portfolio

IMG Citrus, a family-owned, vertically integrated citrus grower, packer, and shipper in Vero Beach, FL, announced the acquisition of a large citrus grove in Charlotte County. The 2,500-acre grove increases their control of citrus land management in Florida by 27%, bringing their total acreage in Florida…

Broad offer of machinery for the fruit and vegetable industry

If you are looking for fruit and vegetable processing machines, you are in luck! Industrial Auctions is organising two online auctions in Kapelle and Eindhoven (NL) which offer machines such as; vegetable slicers, multihead weighers, traysealers, packaging machines, turning tables, metal detectors,…

Abu Dhabi: Silal signs up 850 farms to supply fresh produce

Abu Dhabi's new fresh produce and agritech company Silal has signed agreements with more than 850 local farms to supply more than 30,000 tons of fresh produce during the…

The Mushroom Council announces newly elected officers

At the February 18 Council virtual meeting, the Mushroom Council® elected new officers for 2021. Chairperson: Sonya Beltran, director of operations, Masda Mushrooms/First Generation…

Grower-shipper vaccinates employees against COVID-19

Walter P. Rawl & Sons has partnered with Pelion Family Practice to offer free COVID-19 vaccines to all its South Carolina employees. The second event in the company's multi-part immunization series took place March 31 at WP Rawl's headquarters, allowing approximately 200 team members to get vaccinated.…

Packaging council recognizes industry veteran

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has selected Steven C. Voorhees, former CEO of WestRock, as the recipient of its 2021 Robert T. Gair Award. Named after the man whose innovation gave birth to the modern folding carton, the Robert T. Gair Award is reserved for individuals who have made significant…

Multi-week clinic offers vaccines to food processing employees

Bonduelle, the home of Ready Pac Foods, began offering on site COVID-19 vaccinations free to its Irwindale employees last week as part of a multi-week clinic. In partnership with Albertsons, the Bonduelle COVID-19 vaccine clinic will provide shots for up to 200 employees per day, with a goal of fully…

Putting mushrooms on the menu for Earth Month

April is Earth Month and the Mushroom Council® will make the most of these 30 important days to remind diners that researchers consider mushrooms “one of the most sustainably produced foods in the United States[1].” Studies1 find production of a pound of mushrooms requires only 1.8 gallons of water, 1.0…

Winners of 2021 Produce Excellence in Foodservice announced

United Fresh is proud to announce nine of the country's most innovative chefs and foodservice professionals representing an array of culinary styles and backgrounds will be honored this June during the United Fresh 2021 Convention & Expo as part of the United Fresh Produce Excellence in Foodservice Award…

Children’s book honors Frieda Caplan

Frieda’s Specialty Produce celebrates its 59th Anniversary today April 2 with the release of a new children’s book titled Try It! How Frieda Caplan Changed the Way We Eat. Authored by Mara Rockliff and illustrated by Giselle Potter, the book celebrates the life of Caplan—the produce pioneer who helped…

France: Launch of the brand “Bon&Engagé”

“A clear response to better eating: products that are always more responsible, accessible and tasty...for everyone’s pleasure!” That is the promise made by “Bon&Engagé” (good…

Hessing starts construction of new production location in Greenport Venlo

Hessing has started construction of a new vegetable production location in Horst aan de Maas, Greenport Venlo. The first lot of concrete was poured on Wednesday, in the presence of Joost van den Akker, deputy of the Province of Limburg, Ryan Palmen, mayor of Horst aan de Maas and alderman Rudy Tegels.…

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New OP Esperidio website is online

With the arrival of the new spring season, OP Esperidio is also changing its look. The new company website is operational, with new graphics and an innovative interface packed with rich content, together with a commercial calendar and a news section dedicated to the Sicilian citrus sector. The new…

Tom Stenzel and Cathy Burns answer questions about new association

The mantra for this merger is ‘better together’

On March 31st, the United Fresh Produce Association and the Produce Marketing Association announced that starting January 1st, 2022, the two associations will combine to form one global association. Yesterday April 1, Tom Stenzel and Cathy Burns hosted a call to answer any questions about what this…

For increased health and better taste experiences

Aroma's new sales manager wants more people to choose high-quality fruit and vegetables

A priority goal for the new owner Sjöson is to strengthen Aroma Frukt & Grönt's sales and marketing function. Now as the first new recruit, Anna Wallman, steps in as sales…

J&J Family of Farms launches new facility, expands grower network and implements sustainability best practices

J&J Family of Farms ("J&J"), a Florida-based grower, packer and shipper of field-grown vegetable commodities and value-added produce, announced strategic infrastructure…

Temperature control and light management

Arrigoni’s thermo-reflective mesh improves productivity

High temperatures need no longer be a threat that can compromise quality and create unpleasant working conditions. Arrigoni, an international leader in the production of technical fabrics for agriculture, offers Prisma® thermo-reflective mesh, a hi-tech solution tested in the field to protect crops and…

Angvik Auto Holland strengthens export planning

Dutch carrier expands team

The Dutch trucking company, Angvik Auto Holland, has welcomed a new team member, Jan van Marion. "Jan's made quite a mark in the fruit and vegetable sector. He has years of trucking experience to Norway and the rest of Europe. So, we're delighted that he, with all his experience, is joining our team," says Remco van der Spruit.…

The Honey Belle

Coles supermarket to receive Australia-first pear variety

A new Australia-first pear variety called Honey Belle, which until recently was grown exclusively in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, is now a feature in Australia’s Goulburn Valley.…

Trops joins the international avocado platform Green Motion

Trops, the largest avocado producer and marketer in Europe, has strengthened its global leadership by becoming a member of Green Motion. The platform was born after a ground-breaking partnership announced earlier this year between Spain-based Eurosemillas, a global leader in the development and…

Astrid Etèvenaux, PDO Asparagus of France:

“Good asparagus demand since the beginning of the campaign”

The asparagus harvest started around mid-February in the Landes department, two weeks later than last year. “It is a more classic year in terms of timing,” explains Astrid Etèvenaux of PDO Asparagus of France. The national production is estimated at 20,000 tons. With a volume of more than 6,000 tons this…

France: The Savéol cooperative ahead on all fronts

Savéol has developed a range without pesticides for its tomatoes and complied with the requirements of the Agec ban from January 1st, 2022 by creating 100% cardboard…

Sun World's David Marguleas comments on acquisition by Bridgepoint

Sun World International LLC, the global fruit genetics, R&D and licensing company, announced an agreement to be acquired by Bridgepoint, an international private equity group. Bridgepoint will become controlling shareholder alongside management and succeeds a transformative and successful period of…

Oppy's new hydroponic strawberry line sets the table for category growth

Expectations are high for the first-ever Ocean Spray® specialty berry pack which debuts this fall, backed by a trio of partners intent on elevating the category with a unique tabletop strawberry proposition. New Wave Berry, LLC is a joint venture formed by grower, marketer and distributor Oppy,…

European Lift Lock crates

Cradle to Cradle Silver certification for IFCO

Lift Lock is the first and only range of reusable food packaging in Europe to have obtained this demanding sustainable certification. Ifco, global leader in reusable packaging for fresh products, has obtained the Cradle to Cradle Silver certification (3.1 version) for its European range of reusable Lift…

Demers to build large fruit and vegetable greenhouses in Quebec

"This 70M investment will reduce dependence on imported fresh"

Productions Horticoles Demers, a Quebec greenhouse production company, will more than double its output with the construction of a new, 15-hectare greenhouse In Lévis.…

ASX Announcement Vitalharvest Freehold Trust

Binding Roc Offer received

Further to the announcements on 18 March 2021 and 22 March 2021, VTH RE received late on 31 March 2021 a proposal, which is expressed to be binding, from Roc Private Equity Pty Ltd to acquire: 100% of…

Farm-to-Fork Focus: SPAR Shandong’s sourcing success

Food quality and safety are becoming increasingly top of mind for shoppers around the globe. In China, SPAR Shandong’s farm-to-fork strategy meets these demands by raising the bar in direct sourcing. This approach is boosting efficiency, transparency, and traceability along the whole supply chain.  More than…

Aldi wants to carry more water-efficient fruit and vegetables

Aldi will be imposing stricter rules on its suppliers. That's regarding water usage in fruit and vegetable cultivation. The discounter wants water to be used more efficiently…

Jaren Raybould to be 2021-2022 chairman

Potatoes USA elects 2021 – 2022 leadership

Potatoes USA, the marketing and promotion board for the U.S. potato industry, elected new leadership during the Annual Meeting on March 11, 2021. The newly elected Chairman…

Accreditation for Belgium's Normec Foodcontrol's organic acids

Normec Foodcontrol in Belgium is one of the first Benelux laboratories accredited for the enzymatic determination of the three main food acids. These acids are active against…

Biobest & ecoation join forces

AI-Optimized IPM offered to the European market

Biobest Group NV (Biobest), a worldwide supplier of solutions for biological control of pests and disease, and Ecoation Innovative Solutions Inc. (ecoation), a Canadian developer of automated greenhouse management and crop health monitoring technologies, have signed a partnership agreement effective…

Afrucat presents the Next Fruit Generation project

After an exhaustive analysis of the reality of the Catalan fruit sector, Afrucat estimates the sector must invest 370 million euro in the next 5 years to develop the priority investments it must undertake if it wants to be competitive, efficient, resilient, and to ensure market leadership. The…

Transformation of the MIN of Marseille

As a meeting place for regional producers, wholesalers, importers and distribution professionals, the Market of National Interest of Marseille Méditerranée is starting an…

Ribbon cut at berry grower’s new headquarters in Florida

Wish Farms, an international grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, is pleased to announce the ribbon cutting on its new headquarters in Plant City, FL. The ceremony commemorated the official move in to Wish Farms’ new 24,000 square foot office on its…

Two US grower-shippers announce national onion marketing agreement

Miami, FL-based Generation Farms and Delray Beach, FL-based Fresh Start Produce Sales Co. announced yesterday they have formed a partnership to market and distribute Generation’s national onion program. Generation Farms' Vidalia, GA operations grow, pack and ship year-round production of both domestic…

FiveStar Gourmet Foods appoints new president

Fresh food producer FiveStar Gourmet Foods, makers of Simply Fresh™ is bringing aboard Michael Solomon as president, effective immediately. Reporting to CEO Tal Shoshan,…

Continues investment and expansion into Eastern Canada with key business growth

Taylor Farms acquires FreshPoint Toronto

Taylor Farms announces the acquisition of FreshPoint's Toronto operations, effective March 28, 2021. The fresh cut vegetable operation will continue to serve current…

largest greenhouse in North America: 77-acre

Construction completed on Pomas Farms

After having a record-breaking 2020, South Essex Fabricating is continuing its upward trajectory, as the Canadian greenhouse manufacturer recently finished its work with Pomas Farms in Leamington, ON. After building the massive 77-acre expansion, Pomas Farms has effectively doubled its area to become the…

FruitAma

Traditional jams proposed in a tube format

In 2015, Flavio Amaglio, who at the time was only 30 years old, decided to change jobs, and from the insurance world he ended up in the production of jams. He created a small revolution in this sector. He successfully brought together traditional ingredients in a revolutionary packaging. Not the classic…

Dole Packaged Foods names Juan Carlos Dalto President as part of leadership expansion in the Americas

Dole Packaged Foods, LLC today announced the expansion of its US leadership team as part of its strategy to achieve its commitments to make nutritious foods accessible for 1…

GKE Corporation

Singapore

GKE Corp to expand agri operations with newly obtained farm licence

GKE Corp has been granted a farm licence for its subsidiary GKE Agritech to grow and sell agricultural produce commercially in Singapore. The integrated warehousing and logistics solutions provider has stated it received approval from the Singapore Food Agency for its farm licence application on March…

Carton Pack's wide range of pouches and bags

Sustainable and functional solutions for all needs

Following the strategic approach of "sustainable thinking" and therefore considering global sustainability as a fundamental value of the product mix, the Apulian company Carton Pack has developed some innovative solutions, continuing along the path of a more correct management of materials and their…

And with Parent Company, UPL Limited

AgroFresh reaches patent infringement settlement with Decco Post-Harvest, Inc.

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc., a global player in produce freshness solutions, has announced that the company has reached a settlement in its ongoing litigation against Decco…

Lamb Weston to expand with new Chinese French fries factory

Lamb Weston is an American French fries manufacturer. This company plans to build a new factory. It's to be in Ulanqab in China's Inner Mongolia province. "The French fries category is…

Belgium's Nicolaï Fruit relocates

On Monday, 29 March, in Belgium, Nicolaï Fruit officially moved into its new premises. The new site is 6,500m2 in total, including 600m2 of offices. "The old location was becoming far too small. We'd been renting extra storage space and loading docks for several years. That was to compensate for the lack…

Belgian, Romain Cools, to leave potato sector after 30 years

Belgapom's secretary-general, Romain Cools, is bidding farewell to the Belgian potato sector. His career spans 30 years. "It's been 30 years full of highlights," says Romain. "I started in 1991. Back then, my knowledge of the chain was minimal. And the sector looked very different. Each major Belgian…

The Berries Galicia association was established with the aim of dignifying the quality of Galician berries

A group of Galician berry producers from the councils of A Estrada, Lalin, Silleda, Dodro, and Teo have created the Berries Galicia association with the aim of dignifying the…

ProVega produces nearly 50 million kilos of oranges and 7 million kilos of mandarins

Three large companies join forces to create the largest citrus marketer in La Vega de Sevilla

Three orange and mandarin producing companies from Sevilla (Productores del Campo cooperative (Alcafruit), from Alcala del Rio; the San Sebastian cooperative, from Lora del…

Plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables

Interfel asks for adjustments to the application decree of the Agec law

Interfel, the interprofessional association of fresh fruit and vegetables, is asking for adjustments regarding the application decree of the Agec law, in consultation until…

New foodbank program serves Texas communities

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) announced a new partnership with the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley (Food Bank RGV) at last week’s Viva Fresh Expo’s keynote luncheon. Food Bank RGV’s Viva Fresh Produce Pledge “A Gift from Farms to Families” is a new program that will serve as a…

Greenyard reduces water use by an extra 50 million litres in Bree

Greenyard has taken the next step towards a more sustainable food supply chain at its production plant in Bree. The upgrade of the Greenyard Prepared cooling tower in Bree…

Full year financial results

Cosco Shipping Ports see increase in net profit for Q4 2020

Cosco Shipping Ports Limited the world’s leading ports operator, today announced full-year results of the company and its subsidiaries for the year ended 31 December 2020.…

Intent on cutting Kenyan post-harvest losses

Tech company Sheffield Africa builds hi-tech cold rooms

Numbers from the Food and Agriculture Organisation indicate that in sub-Saharan Africa, between 40 and 50 percent of produce goes to waste before reaching the consumer. This…

Despite delays in NSW, caused by floods

Australia: Select Harvests expects positive results for almonds

Despite the impacts of the recent flooding in NSW, almond producer Select Harvest still has a positive outlook its almond crop. The almond producer has now harvested 50 per…

T&G Global

T&G Global

Building a skilled Hawke’s Bay workforce through virtual reality

T&G Global is harnessing virtual reality technology to recruit and train Hawke’s Bay locals in positions it’s struggling to fill, particularly forklift drivers. The company has partnered with the Whiti programme to deliver a Supply Chain Cadetship which offers job seekers a two-week comprehensive…

The Greenery and James Hutton Limited to partner and breed redcurrants

James Hutton Limited and The Greenery are expanding their partnership. They're going to breed redcurrants together. This program aims to result in new, improved varieties. These will be made exclusively available not only to The Greenery. This Dutch cooperative's growers and its clients should benefit…

Isabelle Spindler-Jacobs: "Our products should be available anywhere people snack"

Dole Packaged Food moves to European head office in Rotterdam with six promises for the world

By opting for Rotterdam as the location of choice for their head office, Dole Packaged Foods is once again establishing a fruit giant on Dutch soil. Under the leadership of…

Integration between Agribologna and Bia

New organic hub

The Agribologna and Bia consortia have joined forces to create the first organic national hub. Bia is the leading organic producer in Italy with over 3,000 hectares. Agribologna counts 2,500 clients in the big retail chain and commercial, collective and retail channels, 110 members covering 3,500 hectares, 21 active platforms…

Giro promotes Jen Doxey to National Sales Manager

Giro has promoted Jen Doxey to National Sales Manager at Giro Pack, Inc. which represents Grupo Giro in the markets of the U.S. and Canada. Doxey will manage and direct the…

Washington grower-shipper hosts first vaccine clinic

Superfresh Growers hosted the first Superfresh Vaccine Clinic on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. In partnership with Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Superfresh Growers was able to vaccinate 350 employees spanning across the company’s farm, warehouse and office teams. This was the first of a handful of…

Chinese agricultural platform predicts “step change” opportunities in agriculture with mobile internet

China’s agriculture industry is poised for a “step change” in productivity and efficiency with the proliferation of the mobile internet and ultrafast 5G access, according to Pinduoduo, one of the country’s largest agriculture platform. Internet penetration in rural areas surpassed 50% for the first time…

Vangile Titi-Msumza appointed Fruit SA chairperson

On 08 March 2021, the Fruit SA board elected Vangile Titi-Msumza as chairperson of the organisation, succeeding Justin Chadwick. Anton Kruger will assume the role of vice…

Maarten van Damme, Dacomex, the Netherlands:

"I wouldn't be surprised if onion farmer's prices dip to single-digits after Easter"

In the Netherlands, the construction of Dacomex's new warehouse is progressing steadily. "Everything's going to plan. The first machines arrived last week. We should be able to start working there from next season," says Maarten van Damme. The onion trade is dead-quiet. So he has the time to occupy…

Fruchtgroßhandel Hübler on the current sales situation at the Leipzig wholesale market

"Stable wholesale business, deliveries at minimum levels"

Due to rising Corona numbers, once again there is the threat of a hard lockdown eastern Germany. Naturally, the current developments are keeping the market companies at the Leipzig wholesale market on their toes as well. The sales department of Hübler Fruchthandelsgesellschaft knows that renewed…

Link­ing Envi­ron­ment And Farm­ing

New report reveals LEAF Mar­que busi­ness­es are lead­ing the way in cli­mate pos­i­tive farming

Leading global sustainable farming organisation, LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has today (26 March 2021) released its latest Global Impacts Report, showing the…

Hortifrut Earning Report December 2020

'Income from the “Fresh Fruit” added segment 94.25% of consolidated income as of December 20'

An analysis of the first six months of the 2020-21 season tells us that total income increased 39.76% in the first 6 months of the 2020-21 season (“2H20”) in comparison with…

Dutch soft and stone fruit demo center in Serbia takes shape

Increase the harvest of soft and stone fruit 5x and increase the price that growers receive for their product by 3x. This is the aim of a Dutch soft and stone fruit demo project in Serbia. Last year, twelve companies from the Dutch fruit cultivation chain and the Dutch government signed this and now…

The keys to the success of a sector that has known how to adapt to change, according to Rafael Bolinches, General Director of Projar

How the fruit and vegetable sector has managed to emerge stronger from the COVID crisis

For many years now, the fruit and vegetable sector has been changing, both structurally, technologically and commercially. Every year it faces new challenges related to the sophistication of demand from the end customer and from the production system, which is increasing on a technical, efficient and…

Corporate fruit specialist Frugee focuses on rebranding and product range expansion

"New standards in hygiene and sustainability!"

The Frugee company is launching with a number of innovations, following a comprehensive restructuring. The corporate fruit specialist with locations in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg and Frankfurt has, among other things, expanded its product selection and modernized the ordering process. Furthermore, it has…

Produce grower-shipper surpasses 4,000 employee vaccinations

More committed than ever to ensuring a safe work environment for its employee-owners, Tanimura & Antle is proud to share that by April, more than 4,000 employees will have received the COVID-19 vaccine throughout its operating locations in California, Arizona and Tennessee. Working in coordination with…

Grimmway Farms brings on new VP marketing

Grimmway Farms is pleased to announce that David Bright has joined the team as vice-president of marketing. Bright will direct marketing functions for all product lines at…

Virtual wellness series supports industry careers program

Center for Growing Talent (CGT) continues its three-part Virtual Wellness Series on Tuesday, March 30th at 5pm Eastern with a live chef demonstration to support the Career Pathways program.  The session, titled “Healthy, Delicious Eating” is the second in the series and will welcome Chef Vincent “Vinny” Cani…

Sustainable Farming: Agranimo integrates with SAP BTP

Despite the ongoing debate of whether it’s a fruit or a vegetable, the avocado has been an export hit around the globe. Avocados are grown in the southern hemisphere but are…

Rohlik Group present the appealing future of food: Apeel's longer-lasting fruit

Keep fruit & vegetables fresh for up to 2x longer than before. Rohlik Group have begun a mission with Apeel to create a more sustainable global food system by using the power…


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