Coliman Bananas mourns the loss of President and founder Jorge Aguilar Heredia

In 1978, Jorge Aguilar Heredia formally founded AGGALL Coliman Group, with the inauguration of the first sales center in Hermosillo, Sonora in northern Mexico. Today Coliman has commercial and distribution centers in the border states of California and Arizona, in the United States, and commercial…

Berry Gardens

Berry Gardens reports on plastic reduction initiatives

'On course to save 133 tonnes of plastic following the release of new packaging formats'

Supplier of berries and cherries Berry Gardens has issued a statement saying that packaging initiatives included its work with Sharpak Aylesham and Coveris. Sharpak worked with Berry on the launch of SP AirLite, a range of recyclable mono-material strawberry punnets mitigating the need for bubble pads. Siobhan…

&ever

&ever enters partnership with Modula S.p.A.

Partnership to create a fully automated farming system for fruit crops, such as strawberries

“As we are already present in Singapore and are in talks with local retailers and hotels, it was a logical step to start there,” says Mark Korzilius, CSO at &ever. We see a huge potential in Asia but also in the middle east, Europe, and the US.” Recently, &ever, a German vertical farming company, and…

Fruitobox platform launches two strategies based on transparency and prior contact

"Transparency is necessary to gain the trust of our users"

In an increasingly digital world, communities remain the core of social relationships. Built around common interests and free of physical barriers, trust is still the backbone of these relationships. With the aim of boosting user trust, Fruitobox has launched two strategies based on transparency and…

The company is Mexico's leading producer and marketer of organic bananas

Label Investments acquires Tropical Organic Growers

Label Investments, an investment vehicle specialized in technology and the agrifood sector, created in 2018 by former Planasa president Alexandre Pierron Darbonne together…

Belgian and Maltese agricultural ministers visit BelOrta

David Clarinval, Belgium's Minister of Agriculture, recently visited the fruit and vegetable cooperative, BelOrta. That was along with Maltese Minister of Agriculture Anton Refalo. They are part of the European Agriculture Council. The two men discussed topics like sustainable cultivation and innovative…

90 fresh vegetable washing, chopping, drying, packaging production lines

Preview of Dutch processing company's new factory

This clip previews Frank Hessing's new plant - Hessing Greenport Venlo. From early 2023, this Dutch vegetable processing company will produce much of its processed products there. "In the new factory, we'll process about 320,000 kg of vegetables every day. That'll be into 850 great products. We'll use 90…

Company also completes retail shortfall bookbuild

Costa succesfully completes retail entitlement offer

Costa Group Holdings Limited, the large Australian grower, packer and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables today announces the successful completion of the retail component…

Eight ripening rooms and new sorting lines for mangos and avocados in new warehouse

Farmhouse, ERP and ABC Logistics join forces in Ripe Fresh Packing

With FarmHouse's knowledge of sourcing, marketing and sales, ERP's expertise in packaging and ripening and ABC Logistics' specialisation in the entire logistics service, these members of the Best Fresh family had all the ingredients needed to offer a total package, which is how Ripe Fresh Packing came…

"Opportunities will certainly come there"

From Brussels to Brisbane: love for Australia drives Cédric Geens to emigration

After years of working in the Belgian fruit trade, Cédric Geens of WJonckheere will be leaving very soon for Australia, Queensland. He will be settling in Brisbane, a modern city near the Gold Coast and a few hours' drive from the Great Barrier Reef. As to how the plans to emigrate to Australia came about,…

Otto de Groot on 40 years of HDG:

"We have reached our current market position, thanks to the combination of inspections and expertises"

On 1 August, HDG The Fruit consultants will celebrate its 40th anniversary. With founder and owner Otto de Groot - who handed over the daily management to Stijn Verstijnen and Rob Boogmans in 2016 - we look back on and ahead to the company that has experienced substantial growth, with the fixed constant…

Nathalie Casal, Distrimex:

“We now ship our fresh and fragile products by plane”

Distrimex, a French company specialized in the Import-Export of fresh fruit and vegetables, now uses air transport to ship its fresh and fragile products. “It is a new service which we are very pleased to offer to our clients. Thanks to this novelty, since the middle of the year, we have set up a weekly…

Packaging company expands services and supply in California

Giro Pack, Inc., a part of Giro GH, recently opened a warehouse in Fresno, CA to expand services and supply for existing and future partners in the region. The site includes warehousing space for consumable products, machines and spare parts, as well as some office and meeting spaces. “We’re excited to…

Box filler, and tipper in one!

Storing 50.000 tons in 3 weeks… and then everything in boxes too. Then a capacity of 100 tons per hour is the starting point for the box filler. A challenge for our engineers, which ultimately led to a great product for an international potato processor. The principle of our automatic box filler and box tipper has been tried…

Fedefruta re-elects Jorge Valenzuela to preside over the union

After the recent internal elections, which were pending a year ago due to the covid-19 pandemic, the annual assembly of members of the Federation of Fruit Producers of Chile…

Perfection Fresh acquires full ownership of Fruit Master Table Grapes

Perfection Fresh has announced that it has moved to full ownership of Fruit Master Australia, one of the leading vertically integrated table grape businesses in Australia. The transaction comes after key partners Joe Lanteri and Brett Pickering decided to exit their shareholdings in the business. The…

Fredonia Group

As Aldi Model expands in grocery retail, corrugated produce box demand gets boost

Demand for corrugated boxes used to package fresh produce is projected to increase 3.3% per year to $2.4 billion in 2024, according to a new Freedonia Group analysis.…

WayCool to invest in SV Agri to boost quality and supply of potato seed, storage and processing in India

WayCool Foods, a fast growing Agri-commerce company in India, announced that they will be investing USD 5 million into Siddhi Vinayak Agri Processing Pvt. Ltd (SV Agri), one…

Bayer reinforces commitment to increasing fruit and vegetable consumption

Today, Bayer reaffirmed its commitment to promoting increased worldwide consumption of fruits and vegetables with the announcement of new portfolio innovations and a business…

France: development of the processing center at the MIN market of Montpellier

“The Market of National Interest (MIN) of Montpellier is a major tool to ensure our food sovereignty,” announced Michaël Delafosse, mayor and president of Montpellier and the Metropolis. The MIN will therefore continue to develop short circuits, local products and sustainable agriculture. “The market…

One Banana presents its Sustainability Report 2020

'186 million bananas transformed into food ingredients under the principle of zero waste'

One Banana presents its seventh Corporate Sustainability Report reflecting on the achievements and execution of its Sustainability Strategy amid a life-changing year in 2020.…

Eurotunnel parent company reports £105 mln loss for H1 2021

The cost of the pandemic on cross-Channel traffic has resulted in Eurotunnel's parent company, Getlink, posting a net loss of €123 million for the first six months of 2021.…

Jesús Barranco, CEO of La Unión, new member of the Aecoc fruit and vegetable committee

The Association of Manufacturers and Distributing Companies (Aecoc) has appointed Jesús Barranco, CEO of La Unión Corp. to its Fruits and Vegetables Committee. With this appointment, the CEO of La Unión agrees to work on the committee's mission to improve the efficiency of the fruit and vegetables…

E-commerce giant Amazon launches Amazon Fresh concept stores

Amazon Fresh stores are new concept stores launched by Amazon aimed to provide a seamless shopping experience. These stores look no different from traditional supermarkets, but the shopping experience is completely different. At the entrance to the supermarket, there is a self-service kiosk that allows…

Midwest Apple Improvement Association expands its team

The Midwest Apple Improvement Association (MAIA) is strengthening the support it provides to its more than 1,000 members by adding two industry veterans to its team. With his deep background in horticulture, Bill Pitts joins as horticultural consultant and will work with growers as they increase…

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Gartenbau-Versicherung strongly advises elementary insurance

After the floods: devastation, mud and shock

Devastating images of totally destroyed towns, country roads and bridges have been circulating in the media since Thursday, July 15. Since Tuesday, an area of heavy rain brought enormous amounts of precipitation, especially to the west of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate. Streams and…

Executive VP and COO of Oppy announces retirement

After holding executive responsibility for over half of Oppy’s departments the last few years, Doug Grant will say farewell on July 31 to the grower, marketer and distributor…

Sanctions imposed and reparation order satisfied

USDA PACA updates

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has imposed sanctions on Southern Produce Distributors Inc. (SPD), Faison, NC, for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA). These…

Fruit importer/exporter launches brand refresh

In 2011, when Salix Fruits, an importer and exporter of fresh fruits, was born, its founder Juan González Pita bought the logo from a website for less than $25. A decade…

Tanimura & Antle bolsters sales team

Employee-owned grower shipper Tanimura & Antleyesterday announced strategic changes, additions and promotions within its sales team to position itself for strategic growth. The company has hired new sales team members, reorganized existing sales staff and promoted vital sales team members.   Tom Ryan and Rick Dacey…

Hazel Tech brings on director of sales strategy

Hazel Technologies® announces the addition of Mike Rubidoux as director of sales strategy. Rubidoux joins Hazel Tech with more than 30 years of domestic and international…

Kuehne+Nagel more than doubles earnings in the first half of 2021

The continued recovery of the global economy led to strong demand for logistics services in the first half of 2021. In this environment, the Kuehne+Nagel Group delivered an outstanding financial performance; all business units were able to significantly exceed prior year earnings. At CHF 13.3 billion, the…

North Carolina farmer is investing in his 30 acres

In Lewisville, North Carolina, a former electrical engineer is slowly transforming 30 acres of former vineyards into a sustainable fruit and vegetable farm. Kent Layher,…

Agritech platform raises funding to tap India's $50 bn fruit & vegetable segment

Vegrow is a young Indian business-to-business agritech platform for fruits and vegetables. It has raised $13 million in a series A investment round co-led by Lightspeed…

Mahindra HZPC

Indian-Dutch joint venture innovates Indian potato sector

Just recently, Mahindra HZPC brought thirty more potato varieties from HZPC to India. These new varieties come in addition to a set of now widely offered varieties introduced in 2011-12. These latest varieties are expected to give rise to new and differentiated supply chains. They include -for example-…

Futura starts attending fairs once again

In view of Macfrut (September 7-9, 2021), FreshPlaza has talked to Futura, a company specializing in the manufacturing of sorting machines for fruits and vegetables. Over the last period, the company has started focusing even more on the foreign market, so much so that it has opened a branch in…

Spring Born: Fully automated greenhouse delivering leafy greens to Denver region

"I wanted to build a business that doesn’t overpromise"

Located on a 254-acre ranch in Silt, Colorado, Spring Born is a newly established greenhouse company that will be providing organic leafy greens to the Denver market. Spring Born currently has 2.5 acres under glass and another 1.5 acres for processing, with a fully automated production system provided by…

Fresca Group strengthens senior teams with new appointments

Fresh produce supplier Fresca Group has made 2 senior appointments in recent weeks. James Cox, former CEO of shoe retailer The Dune Group, joins Fresca Group as Chief…

Mushroom farm bent on expanding beyond Goshen, Indiana

Jared Bell is a South Bend native who moved to the Goshen area about five years ago. He and his wife, Klarisa, started Myco Mushrooms out of their garage in late 2019. That…

Pinduoduo Food Systems Forum

"Technology has big role to play in making agriculture climate-smart"

For centuries, farmers in India could count on groundwater to irrigate their fields. That has changed dramatically just in the past decade as the water table dropped and farmers found themselves paying to irrigate their fields.  That is one of the most visible impact of climate change on agriculture that Shashank…

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Digital piece goods solution:

Nagel-Group offers online daily price queries

The Nagel-Group has introduced a digital general cargo solution. Via the corporate website of Germany's largest food logistics company, temperature-controlled food transports can now also be calculated and booked on a daily basis using an online rate calculator. For this, the Nagel-Group relies on the…

The cooperative from Huelva has passed the certification audits for the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 regulations

Fresón de Palos renews its commitment to quality and the environment

Fresón de Palos has renewed its commitment to quality and the environment this year by, once again, obtaining the ISO 9001 certificate on quality management and the ISO 14001 certificate on environmental standards. The cooperative has passed the renewal audits conducted by the SGS International…

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Real-integration:

Kaufland new frequency anchor in Schwabach

On Wednesday, July 14, a new Kaufland store opened in Schwabach, Am Falbenholzweg. This gives the "Oro Schwabach" shopping center, which opened in 1975, a strong frequency anchor. Kaufland is pursuing a sustainable concept at the location - together with the city, the company Nuveen as owner of the…

Large NZ kiwifruit processor seeks farmland near Whanganui to establish new orchards

Whanganui may be set to become a significant kiwifruit growing region in the wake of plans to convert up to 150ha of farmland near the city into kiwifruit orchards. Kiwifruit…

Dole plans expansion in the Philippines

Dole Sunshine Co., the food and beverage company that grows most of its pineapples in the Philippines, is planning to expand its operations in the provinces. It will also be…

Securities and Exchange Commission approves Del Monte initial public offering

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the P44-billion maiden share offering of fruit grower and canner Del Monte Philippines Inc. “DMPI will receive the…

Wyman's expands wild blueberry supply and freezing capacity

As consumer demand increases for nutritious and delicious wild blueberries, and with the annual harvest fast approaching, Jasper Wyman & Son (Wyman's) announced today that it…

Dole goes for Big Ranch Flavor with new chopped salad kits

A pair of big-flavor ranch salad kits are shaking up what is already one of the industry's top chopped salad kit lines. Dole Food Company is expanding its DOLE® Chopped! Salad Kits, the world's most recognized chopped salad kit line, with two new offerings that leverage the #1 consumer preference for…

Pandemic leads to great year for Texas DeSoto Market

While many other businesses were struggling during the pandemic, Farmer’s Delite produce market in DeSoto was doing brisk business. Marc Woolsey, owner of the farmer’s market:…

Irritec expands its presence in South America with a new subsidiary in Peru

"We are one of the leading companies in the field of precision irrigation, with 15 international subsidiaries and a global network of more than 15,000 experts. Since 1974, the Irritec group has been focusing on high-tech solutions designed to optimize environmental resources and production processes,…

Microbiological contamination of food is a risk not to be underestimated

Food safety is based on the correct handling, production, distribution and storage of food and raw materials, in order to avoid physical, chemical and microbiological contamination. We talked about this with Marzia Arborea of Agro.Biolab Laboratory, one of the most qualified laboratories in Italy. Agro.Biolab…

Soil health company will have dramatic impact on many aspects

MyLand surpasses 1 million acres with farmers to employ regenerative agriculture solutions

MyLand Company LLC has announced it has secured over one million acres of farmland for its regenerative services, through letters of intent globally. The company is partnering…

Covid and poor potato crop hit trading at McCain UK

McCain Foods (GB) Ltd is the UK's leading manufacturer of frozen potato products. The Company operates in two distinct sectors of the UK food market, In Home (Retail) and Out…

Schwarz Group and Aldi Nord are taking stock: Dreamstime

More and more large retail chains are focusing on sustainability

The ALDI North Group is consistently pushing ahead with its own sustainability agenda, the company says in a press release. In its current interim report, the discounter takes…

F.lli Orsero entered a partnership with Orogel Fresco to supply stone fruit

Gruppo Orsero, a leading company in Mediterranean Europe for the import and distribution of fresh produce, has entered into a partnership with Orogel Fresco, a branch of Orogel group that produces and commercializes fruits and vegetables cultivated in Italy.  The two companies will work on developing the new…

VitaFresh botanicals coatings from AgroFresh gain vegan certification

AgroFresh Solutions has obtained vegan certification for its VitaFresh Botanicals plant-based, edible coatings. The demand for vegan products is growing exponentially and…

Acquisition of De Hoop paper mill by De Jong Packaging Group

De Jong Packaging Group is pleased to announce the proposed acquisition of the De Hoop paper mill in The Netherlands from DS Smith plc. The mill produces 370,000 tonnes of recycled paper per annum and is located in Eerbeek. The acquisition contributes to the growth ambition of De Jong Packaging Group.…

Mainly for mango and avocado production

La Unión opens its first collection center in Velez-Malaga

La Unión Corp., a leading company in the commercialization of fruits and vegetables, has opened its first food collection center in Velez-Malaga, in response to the significant increase in the production of tropical fruits in the area. With this new opening, La Unión now has more than 30 collection…

UN envoy says at Pinduoduo forum

"Technology is critical to transforming global food system"

The world is facing challenges in achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and technological innovation could play critical roles in transforming the global food system, according to Dr. Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit.   “With less than…

Natural Delights expands team with promotions and new hires

Bard Valley Natural Delights® announces the expansion of its team with two new hires and two internal promotions which will support the ongoing growth of the Medjool date…

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tegut... teo:

Bronnzell gets a new neighbor

Its characteristic shape and striking wooden look are now so well known that its delivery did not remain hidden for long: A few weeks ago, the construction elements for another "tegut... teo" digital convenience store in the greater Fulda area were delivered in Bronnzell. As of today, it has officially opened for customers. At the…

McCain Foods turns to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030

McCain Foods has released its sustainability strategy that centres on a global commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by 50 per cent, moving out of coal to renewable electricity…

Ukraine

Snack Production acquires Kherson Fruit and Vegetable Plant LLC

Snack Production (Dnipro) has completed the purchase of Kherson Fruit and Vegetable Plant LLC. The deal was accompanied by the international investment company Millstone & Co,…

Save Foods granted Israeli patent for proprietary composition for natural protection of edible matter

Save Foods, 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 fresh…

Changes to First Fresh shareholding

With Brian Pepper recently stepping down, and the subsequent sale of his shares in First Fresh New Zealand Ltd (First Fresh), there have been several changes to the…

SanLucar receives the Economía 3 Award in recognition of its international projection

The multinational firm SanLucar, devoted to the production and distribution of premium quality fruit and vegetables, has received the Economía 3 Award for Internationalization. This recognition underlines the international orientation of the company, which annually sells more than 676,000 tons in 45…

US Highbush Blueberry Council

Michigan blueberry grower named chair of USHBC

Michigan blueberry grower Shelly Hartmann has been named chair of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC). Hartmann, who co-owns True Blue Farms with her husband Dennis,…

Freighter still a mainstay of Victorian transport company

James Transport is a family-owned business that operates a 50-strong fleet made up of MaxiTRANS’ leading trailer brands Freighter and Maxi-Cube. The James family has kept the…

Past and present on this special anniversary truck

The Dutch transport company, Transtolk isn't letting its 60th anniversary slip by unnoticed. They have a special, limited-edition anniversary truck on the roads. The Scania combination has a V8 engine and 770 HP. It's the most powerful truck currently available ex-factory. So, it can rightly be called a…

Supermarket claims closure of Scottish potato depot will not affect farmer suppliers

According to supermarket giant Morrisons, plans to close its potato grading and storage depot in Carnoustie will not affect its Scottish growers and its commitment to buying…

Enhancing presence in Red Sea Region

Cosco Shipping Ports completes acquisition of 20% of the shares of RSGT

Port operator Cosco Shipping Ports Ltd. is pleased to announce that, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the share purchase agreement for the acquisition of 20% of…

Driscoll’s pivoted from fresh in-store to fresh online

In 2020, more and more people started buying vegetables and fruit online. That meant a COVID-19-accelerated pivot for traditional fresh produce companies that previously just…

Ramazan Akgun, Bircan & Van der Wel: "Focusing on selling larger volumes to European wholesalers"

Dutch producer wholesaler gets new, larger location

Bircan & Van der Wel wholesalers have relocated to a new, prominent site. It's in the Spaanse Polder wholesale market in Rotterdam. They'll be there for the next few years. Ahmet Bircan and Ramazan Akgun "This is a prime location for us," says Ramazan Akgun. "We have about 1,000 m2, including cooling…

Dutch-Canadian investor Ralph Birkhoff

Agri innovator invests in Barbados

Dutch-Canadian investor Ralph Birkhoff is the founder and chief operating officer of Connecticut-based Alquimi Renewables and co-founder of its farming operations group Island…

Select Harvests Ltd crop and market update

“Record almond shipments and the worsening Californian drought have led to a recent price appreciation"

Paul Thompson, Managing Director of Select Harvests Limited (“SHV”), has announced the following update on the 2021 crop and current market conditions: Crop UpdateHarvest has…

Peak of the Market announces new CEO

The Board of Directors of Peak of the Market is pleased to announce the appointment of Pamela Kolochuk as their new Chief Executive Officer. Pamela joined Peak of the Market…

Michigan cherry grower comments on season

It’s cherry season in Northern Michigan; growers are in the midst of cherry season in the Traverse Bay Farms region of Michigan. This means fresh cherries may still be…

UNS Farms

UNS Farms debuts new packaging at Carrefour UAE

UNS Farms, a Dubai-based vertical farm producer, recently announced that its produce is available in Carrefour UAE. Among other fresh produce available in Carrefour, UNS currently supplies its Gourmet Mix, Signature Mix, Healthy Mix, Spicy Mix and Crunchy Lettuce to the supermarket chain.  The company said thanks…

South Korea

Agrifood trading platform Tridge secures US$60 mln investment to scale up fight against food insecurity

Tridge, the digital trading and market intelligence hub for food and agriculture buyers and suppliers, has completed Series C investment worth US$60 million from Forest…

Equitable Food Initiative brings on workforce development specialist

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

Kwik Lok adds to board of directors

Microsoft principal project manager Jeff Mendenhall has joined the board of directors for Kwik Lok Corporation based in Yakima, WA. Mendenhall is a seasoned technology leader…

Village Farms launches compostable packaging

"Reduce, reuse and recycle"

“As a millennial, it’s no surprise, from a very early age I was taught about the ‘Three R’s’ of environmental responsibility and sustainability, ‘Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle’”, Madison Wilson, Marketing Coordinator for Village Farms Greenhouse Grown brand tells us. She goes on to say, “For many of my peers, the 3 R’s are now…

UK: Tamworth potato processor fined for pollution incident

The Environment Agency has successfully prosecuted Edima Holdings Ltd, a Tamworth potato processing company, as this firm caused a pollution incident which killed over 450…

Southern Storage Solutions

Numerous mobile rack installations in South African fruit stores

In conjunction with Barpro Storage, Southern Storage Solutions – DEXION has installed numerous mobile rack installations, increasing the storage capacity of each facility . Traditionally, pallets of packed fruit were stored by securing steel corner posts to each pallet and then storing another level of…

Bringing new jobs to Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Frozen food manufacturer increases production capabilities with expansion

Governor Tom Wolf announced that Bonduelle USA, Inc., a French, family-run company involved in the processing and commercialization of canned and frozen vegetables in the US…

Packaging products company completes acquisition of operations in Mexico

Smurfit Kappa Group, an integrated manufacturer of paper-based packaging products with operations in Europe and the Americas, has completed the acquisition of Cartonbox, a…

Pineapples from Panama see spike in demand

Colorada Fresh Pineapples, owned by James Gooden, and LV Farms, owned by Paul Vergara, are making great headway in fruit exports by air from Panama to Europe. These Panama…

DP World broadens logistics reach in Africa with proposed acquisition of Imperial Logistics

DP World announces an offer to acquire JSE-listed Imperial Logistics, an integrated logistics and market access company with operations mainly across the African continent and in Europe. The acquisition will enhance DP World’s capabilities, particularly in Africa, building on its extensive infrastructure…

AGQ Labs acquires the Lambda sarl laboratory

The Sevillian multinational AGQ Labs has acquired 100% of the shares of the Italian laboratory Lambda sarl, located in Verona. It is one of the laboratories with the best reputation in the agri-food sector, with a history of more than 25 years in the country. "This operation is part of our 2020-2023…

Throughput with UK rises despite Brexit

Port of Antwerp experiences growth in first half of year

During the first six months of 2021, 120 million tonnes were transhipped through the Port of Antwerp, an increase of 5% compared with the same period last year and status quo…

Chinese Volleyball star featured in campaign for Zespri SunGold

VMLY&R China has created a new campaign for Zespri’s SunGold kiwifruit featuring the captain of China’s national women’s volleyball team, Zhu Ting. ‘Enjoy Health with Gusto’, is part of the first wave of tailor-made campaigns to deliver Zespri’s brand proposition, “Make Your Healthy Irresistible”, across…

Seeka announces an equity investment in Fruitometry

New Zealand's kiwifruit grower Seeka announces an equity investment in Fruitometry an innovative horticultural agritech.In its first year Fruitometry successfully delivering a…

Maersk clarification about Iranian containers

Maersk would like to clarify any confusion connected to the below advisory. The below information was shared last year with all their customers, to safeguard the company's…

Boulder, Colorado

Working on fungi-based steaks: Mushroom-based startup Meati raises $50 million

Meati, a mushroom-based startup headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, just raised $50 million. Much of the funds from its recent Series B will go toward completing construction…

"Family business balance sheet no longer adequate as support for growth"

European and Asian expansion for Equilibrium

Equilibrium, the company that this week closed the industry’s largest Controlled Environment Agriculture Fund at $1.022 billion, has established an office in Singapore and has Dutch master grower Godfried Dol and former Rabobank Asia & career agricultural investor John Baker manning it. Currently, the…

Costa finalizes acquisition of Select Fresh Group

Costa has finalized the acquisition of Select Fresh Group (SFG), a leading Western Australian based wholesale distribution business specializing in the supply of fresh produce…

Aldi plans to increase its fruit sales by 10% in Spain this summer season

Aldi will buy a total of 10,900 tons of seasonal fruit of national origin between April and September, a period in which it expects to increase its fruit sales by more than…

Belarus: Strawberry Plants produces fruit in Shchuchin District

Strawberry Plants, an enterprise from Shchuchin District, produces 350 tons of strawberry and 15 million strawberry seedlings a year. Its strawberry fields cover 12 hectares,…

Homegrown Organic Farms announces new ownership structure

California-based Homegrown Organic Farms is pleased to announce the company’s transition from a corporation to an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). The transition took…

All Auchan supermarkets in China to be renamed RT-Mart

Recently, the integration of RT-Mart and Auchan supermarkets under Sun Art Retail has accelerated. 69 Auchan stores across China will gradually be renamed RT-Mart and this is…

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Customers throughout Austria can buy Demeter products at SPAR

SPAR and Demeter enter into partnership

Demeter agriculture, controlled biodynamic agriculture, is a particularly sustainable and mindful form of agriculture. SPAR is now putting this unique, sustainable and mindful agriculture in the spotlight, entering into a ground-breaking partnership with the Demeter Association. This means customers can…

Grocer supports more balanced diet through innovation

REWE introduces meat products made up of 50 percent vegetable matter

As the first food retailer in Germany, REWE is now offering classic meat items that always contain 50 percent vegetable matter. This is primarily aimed at consumers who want…

California table grape grower receives sustainably grown certification

Columbine Vineyards, producer of the popular Holiday® table grapes in California's San Joaquin Valley, has now become the first Sustainably Grown Certified table grapes…

Strong Roots grows US presence via Kroger distribution deal

In 2015, Samuel Dennigan launched Strong Roots with a line of sweet potato fries, a product that had existed for a long time in the US but had only just been introduced in…

BASF innovates melon and watermelon flavors

Multinational BASF is introducing new concepts in melons such as its Pearl range, cantaloupes that mark the cutting point, and promotes its mini skin of sapo melon line for…

New Zealand Citrus season sees another early harvest

The New Zealand navel orange season is well underway. The country’s largest citrus grower, T&G Fresh, harvested the first of the navels late last month. Tom Chamberlain, T&G’s…

NZKGI CEO Colin Bond:

Nelson RSE Conference was very fruitful

Staff from New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc, along with a number of representatives from its kiwifruit grower and post-harvest community, attended the RSE Conference in…

Hapag-Lloyd acquires Africa carrier NileDutch

Today, Hapag-Lloyd successfully closed the acquisition of the Dutch container shipping company Nile Dutch Investments B.V. (NileDutch). After signing a sales and purchase…

Infia sustainability roadmap for 2021 and beyond – Circular economy and tray 2 tray

Infia believes there is a big opportunity to recover much more post-consumer fruit packaging, so that it can be recycled and transformed into new and fully recyclable products. That's why we've developed a dedicated program that will "close the loop" for trays: Infia Tray2Tray™. We've put together a…

Piura has a new avocado, mango, and grape packing plant that will process 3,000 containers per year

Medlog Piura SAC, a subsidiary of Medlog SA - a transnational company with a presence in more than 70 countries that is part of the MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company group -…

Extenda strengthens Andalusia's fruit and vegetable sector's position in Europe

Extenda, the Andalusian Agency for Exports and Foreign Promotion, has carried out two direct commercial missions in two of the main markets of the European continent, France…

Root Terra introduces Korean Cabbage Juice with Manuka Honey

Root Terra introduces a new product, the Korean cabbage juice. The  cabbage juice is a naturally sweetened juice made with 96.8% cabbage extract, 3% honey, and 0.2% manuka honey. Cabbage is naturally full of healthy minerals and vitamins therefore this cabbage juice is packed with nutrients like iron and calcium…

The new Groumm - Primo Mercato online marketplace

Digitized B2B platform for professionals in the fruit and vegetables sector

The Italian fruit and vegetable and agri-food trade is increasingly being confronted with newly emerging production countries on the one hand and more sophisticated consumer markets on the other. Consumers are more aware of the need for higher quality and food safety, but there is a very wide and often…

MSC might overtake Maersk as biggest shipping group

Italian businessman and shipping magnate Gianluigi Aponte might be ready to stage a big coup. The Italian Mediterranean Shipping Company, which he founded half a century ago,…

Primewest completes sale and leaseback deal for Piscioneri Farms

Australian listed property fund manager Primewest has recently completed a sale and leaseback deal for Piscioneri Farms – a citrus and table grape operation in Sunraysia,…

Equilibrium closes industry’s largest Controlled Environment Agriculture fund at $1.022 billion

“There have been boom periods in controlled agriculture, in high tech greenhouses. But even the Dutch industry now realizes something different is happening right now,” says David Chen, CEO with Equilibrium. Today, the company closes the industry's largest Environment Agriculture fund at $1.022 billion.…

Bill Hamerstrom joins Seven Seas California citrus team

Seven Seas, a division of the Tom Lange Family of Companies, is proud to welcome third-generation grower, Bill Hammerstrom, as Manager of Sales for their California citrus…

Oxyion® inaugurated a new headquarters in Peru

For 25 years, Oxyion® has protected the food industry with a solution without chemicals or residues that eliminates up to 99,99% of fungi, bacteria and viruses. With more than…

Construction at Nature’s Pride progressing well

In the Netherlands, Nature’s Pride's expansion has taken shape in recent months. The building is now water and windproof. And work continues inside on the various rooms. The extension gives the company more space to receive, ripen, package, and ship products. The company shared this video of the new…

Giuseppe Busacca is the new Regional Manager at TomaTech

TomaTech Italia has recently welcomed Giuseppe Busacca as Regional Manager. Giuseppe Busacca Busacca lives in Vittoria, in the Ragusa province (Sicily), and holds a degree in Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Sciences and Technologies. The agronomist will take care of the development and…

WayCool achieves INR 1000 Crores ARR and gears up for next phase of growth

WayCool Foods, a fast growing Agri-commerce company in India, on the occasion of its 6th foundation day announced that they have crossed the INR 1000 cr ARR (Annual Recurring…

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Del Monte promotes social and environmental values for its Central American value chain

Fresh Del Monte Produce - one of the world's leading producers, marketers and distributors of quality fresh and processed fruits and vegetables - continues to take consistent steps to create more sustainable farming opportunities. To date, Fresh Del Monte Produce has created more than 18,000 jobs in…

Del Monte Philippines says IPO is only waiting for regulator nod

Del Monte Philippines Inc's P44-billion initial public offering is "all set to go" according to the company’s officials. Only regulatory approval is keeping the company from…

Primewest launches Agricultural Trust No.2 with new almond orchard acquisition, NSW

Following its recent merger with Centuria Capital Group, Primewest has launched a new wholesale unlisted agricultural fund, Primewest Agricultural Trust No. 2, seeded with a…

Wolds Produce Ltd completes acquisition of WM Quarrie Ltd

UK potato specialists acquire leading potato seed supplier

Wolds Produce Ltd, based in Pocklington -near York-, has completed the acquisition of WM Quarrie (Potato Marketing) Ltd, for an undisclosed sum. Wolds Produce was established in 2004 by Simon Tootell and local farmer Simon Foster. It was set up as a potato trading business offering crops from the York…

EMVE Sweden AB

Swedish firm manufactures potato and vegetable processing machines for sustainable future

EMVE Sweden AB is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of machines for handling potatoes, vegetables and fruit. The firm provides its customers with everything from…

UK apple and pear grower AC Goatham & Son promotes two new directors

The UK’s largest apple and pear grower AC Goatham & Son has announced the promotion of two new directors. These will be Gayle Goatham, HR and Recruitment Director and Steve Barwick, Commercial Director. Gayle joined the business 20 years ago and she has been responsible for managing the exponential growth…

Val’Prim for the food of the future

Val’Prim is a company that produces, packs and sells condiments (garlic, onion, shallots). In a rapidly changing context, Val’Prim’s ambition is to meet consumer expectations and adapt to the market requirements, especially by developing its plant production. Val’Prim therefore experiments with new…


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