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MedFEL returns to Perpignan

MedFEL returns to Perpignan on the 27th and 28th of April 2022. The event, a place for professionals of the sector to meet could not take place in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, but the digital meetings, the Tuesdays of medFEL, have succeeded in maintaining the link with professionals of the sector. Two days of exhibitions…

Tuesday, November 30 to December 3

ISI Sementi organizes the Field Days Brassicas 2021

After the success of the FD organized by the Italian company ISI Sementi at its headquarters last August, a new opportunity for meeting and discussion is coming. Its technical…

Gold Coast, Queensland announced as location for BerryQuest International

BerryQuest International 2022, the largest conference and trade exhibition for the Australian berry industry, will be held on Queensland’s stunning Gold Coast from July 25 to 28, 2022 Berries Australia Chair, Peter McPherson said hundreds of local and international berry growers and industry experts will…

December 2 and 3

Avocado quality meter to feature at Colombian industry conference

The Avocado Quality Meter from Felix Instruments will be highlighted at a major conference of industry leaders at Territorio Aguacate, in Medellin, Colombia, December 2-3. For Pacific Northwest-based Felix Instruments, Territorio Aguacate offers an opportunity for fruit producers and distributors to…

CPMA disappointed about trade show overlap with Fruit Logistica Berlin

After a 2-year hiatus due to Covid, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) is very much looking forward to holding an in-person event in Montreal from April 5-7, 2022. These dates were secured a few years ago, and for many years, the organization’s annual event has been held this time of year.…

Consumer surprised by delicious taste of melons in winter

The Greenery and Bayer Vegetable Seeds highlighted the delicious taste of melons last weekend. Reason: consumers are not always aware that delicious melons are available during the winter months. (Daan van der Wielen (Jumbo), Frank Ocampo (The Greenery) and Nico van Vliet (Bayer Vegetable Seeds) The…

Fruit Logistica postponed to 5-7 April 2022

The fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic is worsening the situation in many European countries. At the same time, the industry's wish to meet in person remains unwaveringly…

Southeast Produce Council announces SEPC University Educational Session speaker

The Southeast Produce Council has announced another SEPC University Educational Session to be held during Southern Exposure in March. Led by Inlay Insights founder and content director Kim Lear, Prepare for the Future: Building the Next Generation of Leaders will give a closer look into the value each…

Looking back on the first Shanghai International Fruit Expo

The first Shanghai International Fruit Expo finished on the 17th of November. The theme of this expo was 'global fruit, Chinese market'. The goals of this expo were to gather premium fruit products from around the world, establish a specialized fruit expo for the Asia-Pacific world, and promote…

Photo report of expoSE/expoDirekt

Good, professional conversations and a great general atmosphere

The second and last day of expoSE has come and gone. Although the number of visitors was a bit more restrained, almost all companies spoke about good, professional conversations and a great general atmosphere. Nevertheless, there was definitely concern about the rising costs, as pretty much all of the…

Fructura Expo postponed until 2022

"The [Dutch] non-profit organization, Fruittelers Zuid-Limburg's executive committee had a difficult meeting. It took the well-considered decision to postpone Fructura Expo to…

Territorio Aguacate will be held on December 2 and 3

Medellin will host Colombia's most important avocado knowledge and business event

Between January and September, Colombia exported more than 69,000 tons of Hass avocado to 33 destinations, for 157 million dollars FOB, i.e. 63% more than in the same period…

2021 shows a good year for the quality of Italian organic kiwifruit

Organic kiwi is one of the most important products in terms of quantity and value for the members of CSO Italy. The organic production of kiwifruit in Italy is estimated to be around 70,000 tons of which 50% is produced by CSO Italy members. The cultivated varieties are both yellow and green pulp and the…

Southeast Produce Council announces Power of Produce 2022 panel

The Southeast Produce Council has unveiled its panel of retail superheroes that completes the SEPC University Educational Session – Power of Produce 2022. FMI – The Food Industry Association’s Power of Produce report will be exclusively revealed at Southern Exposure 2022 where the insights will be…

November 24, 25, and 26

16 companies and a score of experts will participate in the VI Dalías Early Pepper Conference

The Dalías Casino will host the VI Dalías Early Pepper Conference on November 24, 25, and 26. “The programming is more intense when compared to previous years with the aim of…

Day two of the Shanghai International Fruit Expo was well visited

Chinese fruit market changed during the pandemic

The second day of the Shanghai International Fruit Expo was another success. The expo floor was bustling as before, and crowds of visitors enjoyed a wide variety of company booths. The theme of this expo is 'Global fruit, Chinese market'. This expo is specialized in the Asia-Pacific region, but brings…

International potato fair Interpom continues with strengthened health protocol

The international potato fair Interpom, scheduled from November 28 to 30 in Kortrijk Xpo, will continue. The tightened Covid approach that the government announced yesterday…

4th National Stone Fruit Congress November 25 and 26

30 experts will present latest developments in stone fruit sector

The technical program of the 4th National Stone Fruit Congress is already available on the official website of the event www.frutadehueso.com. Some thirty expert speakers will participate in this biennial congress, to be held on 25 and 26 November, which will serve to present the latest developments in…

JWM Group joins the 2021 Shanghai International Fruit Expo

On November 15th, the 2021 Shanghai International Fruit Expo held its grand opening at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. The Expo is hosted by the China Chamber of Commerce for Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal By-products and the China Fruit Marketing Association. With the theme of "World…

Audience enchanted by decorated booths

First day of the Shanghai International Fruit Expo

The first day of the Shanghai International Fruit Expo was a great success. The line up of participating companies was amazing, and more than 80% of the 23,000 square meter expo location was covered by decorated booths. "The vast majority of imported fruit in the Chinese market comes from the southern hemisphere.…

SHAFFE attends Shanghai International Fruit Expo

"We are very excited to be finally at Shanghai International Fruit Expo. China is our most important market, so being present at this event allows us to strengthen friendships, networking and positioning of Southern Hemisphere fruit exporters, especially in these difficult times," said Nelli Hajdu,…

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

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

Harvest season for fresh ideas coming in 2022 at the tenth Fruchtwelt Bodensee exhibition

The challenges of sustainability, innovation and new requirements in the fruit-growing industry have fruit-growers and agriculturists eager for a chance to talk amongst themselves. The tenth edition of Fruchtwelt Bodensee, which is to take place from February 18 to 20, 2022, will provide the trade with a…

PLMA’s 2021 “World of Private Label” International Trade Show cancelled

As the Netherlands and other European countries battle Covid with increasingly stringent government mandates on assembly and movement, PLMA has decided to cancel its “World of…

Michel Marchetto, Alpex:

Successful 18th International Banana Convention

From October 26th to 29th 2021, the banana sector came together in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in order to attend the 18th International Banana Convention. The event was organized by AEBE (Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador). French exporter Alpex attended for the first time. Michel Marchetto, sales…

9-11 February 2022

New entry regulation for Fruit Logistica 2022

The restarting of attendance trade fairs after the corona-related break has been a success, and preparations for Fruit Logistica 2022, which will be held in Berlin from the…

The Latin American showcase of Hass avocado returns

After the successful digital version in which more than 1,500 people connected, Territorio Aguacate, the most relevant meeting on Hass avocado knowledge and business in Latin…

JWM Asia Group attended the 4th China International Import Expo

From November 5th to 10th, the 4th China International Import Expo was held at the Shanghai National Convention and Exhibition Center. JWM Asia Group has signed up to participate in the Expo for four consecutive years, attracting attention from major media and professional audiences, adding new energy to…

Organic Grower Summit 2021 announces Grower of the Year

The Organic Grower Summit, presented by Western Growers and the Organic Produce Network, will honor long-time organic grower Vic Smith as recipient of the fourth annual Organic Grower Summit’s Grower of the Year. Smith, CEO of JV Smith Companies, was selected based on his ongoing commitment and…

Organic Summit in Zollikofen, canton of Bern

"Think globally, act regionally"

On 04.11.2021, in Zollikofen, the Bern University of Applied Sciences for Agriculture, Forestry and Food (BFH-HAFL) invited all those who were interested to various lectures, discussions and workshops on the organic vegetable value chain. The event was moderated by Kevin Koch, director of Inforama, the education and training,…

FreshPlaza November Special -Greenhouse

This month FreshPlaza will be will be highlighting greenhouses and greenhouse tech in our special. Is your company involved in this sector? Do you have new and exciting technology and systems for greenhouses?  We would love to hear from you for our November special section. You can send us some information…

Italian fruit and vegetable cooperative, is returning to Dubai as part of the Speciality Food Festival

CSO Italy, the Italian fruit and vegetable cooperative, is returning to Dubai as part of the Speciality Food Festival, underscoring why they are one of the leading producers…

Empowering sustainable economic development

Dole Wonderful World themed booth shows up at the 4th CIIE

On November 5, 2021, the 4th China International Import Expo officially kicked off. As the world's first national exhibition with the theme of import, it promotes the strengthening of economic and trade exchanges and cooperation among countries around the world, and for brands, it is a stage on which to…

Mini Symposium Avocado Normec Foodcare

Avocados: Trendy fruit with challenges

“The avocado is tasty, healthy and trendy, but not without challenges,” said Jelger de Vriend, Director of Normec Foodcare, when opening the Mini Symposium Avocado his company had organised. He mentioned that avocados are in the top five most complained about products by consumers because they are…

IV International Tomato Symposium

The "IV Simposio internazionale sul Pomodoro" (IV International Tomato Symposium) held in Comiso (RG, Sicily) held a lot of interest for the entire Italian and international tomato chain and, once again, focused on table tomatoes. The Symposium totem at the center of Piazza delle Erbe, Comiso (RG) The…

The first repercussions of the energy crisis emerged during the Tomato Symposium held in Sicily

On 30 October 2021, the 4th International Symposium on Tomatoes shed light on a number of issues, including the effects of rising production costs in Poland. Agnieszka Sekara (click here to see all the photos of the event) After a discussion on consumer trends and on the production of tomatoes in Poland,…

Photo report - FPC Future and Careers 2021

Thursday 4th November saw the vey first edition of the FPC Future and Careers Fair held at the Lincolnshire Showground. The event was extremely well attended by industry people as well as students and young people interested in seeing what opportunities are available in the sector. 1,350 visitors were…

Keelings to host German-spoken webinar on Nov. 10

The technological future of the fresh produce industry

"The pandemic is accelerating the need for digital transformation. We've seen two years' worth of digital transformation in two months," said Peter Loughead of Microsoft Ireland in the latest Keelings Knowledge Webinar. But what new conditions have emerged for long-term success in the fresh produce…

Tim Tebow, Heather Chauvin speaking at Southern Exposure 2022

The Southeast Produce Council has announced its lineup of speakers for the upcoming Southern Exposure: The Marvel of Produce set to take place March 3-5, 2022. Premiering at the Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, FL, this year’s conference will celebrate the next generation of superheroes in the produce…

Viva Fresh Clean Eating Challenge’s participants announced

The Third Annual Viva Fresh Clean Eating Challenge is here and ready to change more lives. After two successful years where participants have lost more than 650 pounds and gained years to their lives, the health and wellness challenge continues drawing interest from industry hopefuls looking for a…

Enza Zaden: House Fair 2021 starts on the 9th of November

At Enza Zaden, November is always a very intense month, filled with new developments, and the emphasis is on connecting with customers. House Fair 2021 starts on the 9th of…

1-2 December 2021

Organic Grower Summit 2021 keynote panelists announced

Up and coming leaders from three organic growing operations have been confirmed as panelists for the keynote presentation at the 2021 Organic Grower Summit (OGS) presented by Western Growers and OPN December 1-2 in Monterey, CA.  'Next Gen: A Conversation with the Next Generation of Organic Leaders' will be…

ESSA celebrates 10th anniversary at 2021 annual event

In early October, the European Sprouted Seeds Association (ESSA) held its Annual Event 2021 in a digital format, celebrating the Association’s 10th anniversary as a network of the sprouted seeds industry. The Annual Event, which was open to all interested food business operators this year, reflected on…

Photo album online

TuttoFood closes its doors with encouraging results for the rebound of the agri-food sector

The 2021 edition of TuttoFood - the international B2B exhibition dedicated to Food & Beverage, organized by Fiera Milano - ended on 26 October (after a two-year stop due to the pandemic emergency). A total of 1,421 exhibitors attended the event, 233 of whom from abroad, from 31 countries. Some of the…

Natexpo 2021: Photo report

If the Natexpo 2020 edition, which was maintained despite the health crisis, was marked by a much more moderate attendance than the previous year (8,000 visitors compared to 17,600 in 2019), the visitors for this year's edition were there. Find here the photo report of the French exhibitors participating in Natexpo 2021 All organic…

FIRA becomes World FIRA

The 6th edition of FIRA switches to hybrid mode

From December 7 to 9, 2021, at the Diagora Convention and Exhibition Center in Labège, near Toulouse, France, the 6th edition of FIRA, the agricultural robotics exhibition, will take place. Organized by the GOFAR association (Global Organisation For Agricultural Robotics), FIRA is the event that brings…

Participation in Fruit Attraction 2021 exceeds expectations

The 13th edition of Fruit Attraction saw the participation of 65,000 professionals from 110 countries. Although almost 90,000 people had attended the latest on-site edition, the expectations of Ifema Madrid have been exceeded: "This event is very important for the industry as a whole, as it brings…

Fruit Attraction returns for another edition in 2022

Fruit Attraction has closed the doors on its 13th in-person event with the participation of 62,000 professionals from 110 countries, exceeding all goals and expectations set…

1-2 December 2021

New educational sessions added for Organic Grower Summit

Two new educational sessions will explore how technology is enhancing organic crop production and offer a look at the growth of organic fresh produce sales at grocery stores over the past two years as part of the 2021 Organic Grower Summit (OGS) presented by Western Growers and OPN educational program,…

12-13 January 2022

The 12th TSW announced

The Fruit and Vegetable Industry Fair TSW 2022 will be held on 12-13 January in Ptak Warsaw Expo in Nadarzyn near Warsaw.During the last edition, there were over 16 thousand visitors from 25…

October 28, 2021

PMA and United Fresh to announce new association live

Chief executives representing the new association being formed by the Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association, Cathy Burns and Tom Stenzel, will…

October 26-29

International banana convention to be held in Ecuador and virtually

The objective of the International Banana Convention, which this year celebrates its XVIII edition in hybrid mode, is to strengthen and expand trade relations between the…

Cartagena, November 3 and 4

Experts from the United States, South Africa, Italy, and Brazil will participate in the international Microbioma 2 conference

The technical program of the International Microbioma 2 Congress has already been published on the event's official website. Experts from the United States, South Africa, Italy, Poland, Argentina, and Spain will present the latest advances in the use of microorganisms applied to agriculture on November 3…

Sustainability, innovation and food wellness: the highlights of Anuga 2021

Sustainability, respect for the environment and innovation in the name of food wellness were the key features of the many companies specialized in the processing of niche products made in Italy who attended Anuga, the world's leading food and beverage event. It was held from 9 to 13 October in the German…

Bringing awareness, hope and cooking for a cure for breast cancer

Studies show a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of obesity, glycemic disorders, cancers and cardiovascular diseases. Produce company D’Arrigo California is partnering with Candice Walker, foodie influencer of Proportional Plate, to host a virtual and…

1-2 December 2021

Organic Grower Summit on growing and selling in Mexican organic market announced

With Mexico’s promotion of organic agriculture leading to a growing domestic market and creating import opportunities for U.S. growers, a just-announced educational session at the 2021 Organic Grower Summit presented by Western Growers and OPN (OGS) will explore the relationship between the two countries…

2021 Expoalimentaria Perú digital fair ends with positive figures

Expoalimentaria Perú, the date with the Peruvian agrifood sector, ended its 2021 edition, with very positive figures. The event, which once again took place online this year…

Madrid 2021: a positive outcome that encourages optimism for Berlin 2022

Italy gains ground in the European fruit and vegetable sector

"The 2021 edition of Fruit Attraction, held at Ifema in Madrid, Spain, was concluded with an extremely positive outcome," said Head of Internationalization and Fairs of the "Centro Servizi Ortofrutticoli" (CSO Italy) Bianca Bonifacio, which was attending the event with its member companies.  The majority of…

5 November 15:00-16:30 CET

Mini Symposium on avocado quality

The avocado world is rapidly developing. With the complexities of delivering “ready-to-eat” avocados, the challenges with waste, and the ever-increasing demands of consumers, avocado quality has become even more important. With the choices we make in quality we have an impact on the lives of millions of consumers.…

Kronen:

"The first ever Online Customer Days proved to be a success"

The first-ever virtual Customer Days have been a success for Kronen GmbH. Eleven workshops with subsequent question and answer sessions and over 60 open as well as individual live machine demonstrations were held. Of the over 270 participants from around 40 countries who registered for the Customer Days,…

Chile is a guest of honor at the exposition

Shanghai International Fruit Exposition will take place on 15-17 November

The Shanghai International Fruit Exposition released an official statement on the 9th of October. The exposition will take place on 15-17 November in halls W1 and W2 of the Shanghai New International Conference Center. The exposition was originally planned for 12-14 August, but has been delayed due to…

Fruchtwelt Bodensee

On the lookout for start-ups within fruit growing and agricultural technology

They take care of innovative plant protection, optimize cultivation methods and fruit waste recycling or find new ways of direct marketing: We are talking about the…

Fruit Attraction 2021 photo report

Fruit Attraction took place in Madrid this week, and despite all the Covid difficulties the exhibitors and visitors were very pleased with the event. As always FreshPlaza was there talking to the stand holders and visitors and of course taking many photographs! Click here for the international photo reportClick…

Friday, Oct. 15

Quality summit features global insights on table grapes

Hazel Technologies, Inc. announces the launch of its upcoming virtual Grape Quality Summit. The one-hour event will be held on Friday October 15th and feature keynote speakers discussing global market trends, category innovation, post-harvest research and shelf-life extension technology. Left to right:…

October 13th

AgroFair event for 'The Future of Bananas and Fairtrade' takes place online

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of AgroFair, we are pleased to invite you to our online event that will take place on the Wednesday 13th of October at 4 p.m. (Brussels…

BASF brings healthy and sustainable proposals to Madrid

The RedNoir™ tomato, the Sunup™ melon and its new strategy for Spinach are just some of the new developments with which the multinational is reaffirming its commitment to the entire agrifood value chain.  BASF participated in the first on-site edition of Fruit Attraction after more than a year of the pandemic,…

Major Peruvian agrifood trade show Expoalimentaria Peru is back online for 2021

Once again this year, Expoalimentaria Perú (Peru Food Fair) is taking place. The Peruvian agrifood fair is organised by the Peruvian Exporters Association (ADEX) and supported by Promperú. Just like in 2020 and due to the international situation, the most important food fair in Latin America and Peru is…

Even busier second day at Fruit Attraction

In Madrid, the Fruit Attraction trade show's second day was even busier than the first. There was a steady flow of visitors, leaving exhibitors very satisfied. The Spanish and Latin American halls were particularly busy. There were plenty of Spanish hams again and the atmosphere was very laid back. There is the…

October 20 and 27, 2021

Haskap berry industry gets together for the first time

Later this month, on October 20 and 27, the Canadian Haskap Association will be organizing its first ever Haskap Symposium. “This event is organized in collaboration with Haskap Quebec. “The intent is to share information about Haskap research, as well as the growing practices and markets for Haskap…

BYD shows 100% zero-emissions forklifts

With the unique BYD Iron-Phosphate Battery at the heart of each of its products, BYD forklifts enhance a business’s green credentials whilst also offering significant cost savings and operation benefits. Furthermore, BYD Iron-Phosphate Batteries come with the most advance design, highest levels of safety…

Organic Grower Summit

Education session focuses on innovative ag inputs for organic growers

An examination of how organic growers can best use approved bio inputs in the most efficient and effective manner for their crops and bottom line will be the subject of a just announced educational session as part of the 2021 Organic Grower Summit presented by Western Growers and OPN (OGS) educational…

PMA's online Fresh Ideas Showcase opens for registration

Produce Marketing Association has announced an Online Fresh Ideas Showcase where companies can share products and services, which will be available for buyers to see the newest flavors and solutions.    “Each year countless products, services, and innovations are launched,” said director of events at PMA, Jamie Romano…

Miss Tata makes its début at Fruit Attraction in Madrid

The collective brand created by Porbatata to promote Portuguese potatoes in the domestic and international markets, will be present for the first time at Fruit Attraction in…

Relaxed atmosphere at Fruit Attraction's first day

The first day of the Fruit Attraction trade show featured many satisfied faces. It was not as busy as in previous years and there was an occasional empty stand, But that is quite understandable given the COVID-19 situation. Nonetheless, people were pleased to see each other again in a broader…

Eurosemillas will present Green Motion, the largest international avocado improvement project, at the Fruit Attraction fair

Eurosemillas will participate in this year's Fruit Attraction to consolidate the expansion of the Tango Fruit seedless mandarin brand and to publicize the future of avocado cultivation. The Spanish company will present to the general public the project that it started with the help of the University of…

Fruit Tech, the new space dedicated to innovation and digitization at Fruit Attraction

The next edition of Fruit Attraction will incorporate Fruit Tech, a new area that will be entirely devoted to innovation and applied technology in support of the digitization of the fruit and vegetable sector. The new Fruit Tech area, located in the core of pavilions 6 and 8, will have a virtual set,…

Peruvian fruit and vegetable stakeholders attend Fruit Attraction 2021

From October 5th to 7th, Fruit Attraction returns in its in-person format. Industry partners from Peru will be part of this edition, as detailed by the Promotion Commission of…

Primeur Fruit Attraction Edition now available to read online

Fruit Attraction will be held in Madrid from Tuesday 5 to 7 October 2021. FreshPlaza and Primeur jointly publish a 150-page exhibition magazine. It has become an international issue with background articles from the Spanish, German, French, Chinese and Dutch fruit and vegetable trade. The English edition…

Hnos. Fernandez Lopez

"One of our goals is to continue to stand out with our multiproduct profile"

Hnos. Fernandez Lopez has exhibited their products at Fruit Attraction since the first edition. This year, the company will be back at the fair at stand 10A01, in Hall 10,…

Applications open for Class Three of Produce Safety Immersion Program

United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting applications for Class Three of the Produce Safety Immersion Program, sponsored by Calavo/Renaissance Food Group at the gold…

The relationships between the fruit and vegetable community help improve the sector's day-to-day

Fruitobox, more than a fruit and vegetable fair

Fruit and vegetable producers, marketers, auxiliary industry, logistics, and transport sectors have at their disposal a privileged place to weave a network of contacts that…

French region South Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur at Fruit Attraction 2021

The regional collective of companies of the fruit and vegetable sector will take part in the Fruit Attraction fair from October 5th to 7th in Madrid. The Chamber of Agriculture of the PACA region, partner of this professional event, is organizing the collective space for the region South Provence Alpes…

CBI presents Moldovan fruit exporters in Madrid

Next week when the fruit and vegetable professionals can finally meet again physically in the Fruit Attraction fair in Madrid, the Fruit Producers and Exporters Association Moldova Fruct will also be exhibiting. This year, for the second time, Moldovan tasty apples, table grapes and plums will be…

Third annual Eating Clean Challenge welcomes participants

Who has what it takes? That is the question the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) asks as it announces its call to participate in the third annual Viva Fresh…

“Now is the time the industry must come together for change”

Two new events have been developed by the UK's Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) to educate and arm the industry in terms of tackling the challenges faced in all areas of the supply chain. "We all saw this coming," explains FPC's chief executive, Nigel Jenney. "As many have echoed, it's largely the result…

Returning to Orlando in 2022 for spring SEPC show

After safely and successfully meeting in Savannah, GA for Southern Innovations, many SEPC members are keeping the momentum going by registering for Southern Exposure in Orlando, FL March 3 – 5, 2022. “We return to Orlando, which is fitting to our theme, The Marvel of Produce,” says Raina Nelson, SEPC…

Everything ready for the 2021 Tomato Symposium

The first Tomato Village in Italy will be inaugurated on October 29th, 2021. The IV International Tomato Symposium immediately received the support of sponsors and institutional partners, which decided to invest in this training and scientific dissemination event important for Sicilian salad tomato…

Fruit Attraction 2021 festival returns

Fifteen days to go before Fruit Attraction and the Organizing Committee, which met yesterday, confirms the high expectations for participation at the next edition, organized…

"We arrive at Fruit Attraction Madrid 2021 with new products and a new brand image"

"After this weird year and a half without onsite celebrations, Fruit Attraction goes back to “normality” by reuniting the fresh produce sector once again at Madrid." "It will…

China: Shanghai International Fruit Expo will be postponed again

On September 24, the Shanghai International Fruit Expo organized an announcement to report that it was, once again, postponing the exhibition. The Shanghai International Fruit…

Thursday, September 30

Insights about Hass avocado shopper trends featured in webinar

Steven Muro, president and founder of Fusion, will share his industry knowledge during a live webinar from the Hass Avocado Board (HAB) on Thursday, September 30, 2021, from…

5th Bio-Fachforum vegetables and potatoes

Robot presentation and organic strategies of food retailers

Both the organic market for potatoes and vegetables and robot technology for vegetable cultivation are the main topics of the 5th "Organic Specialist Forum for Vegetables and…

German Fruit and Vegetable Congress 2021

Retail tested and a look into its future - Go2Market and Typy

So far, traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have been able to generate the highest sales. However, the consequences of the pandemic, a change in purchasing behavior and other aspects such as sustainability, regionality, etc. are creating new players. At the German Fruit and Vegetable Congress 2021,…

Max-Henrik Fabian, IFH Cologne at DOGK 2021:

"Wide range one of the many challenges to reach consumers"

This week, we will start presenting individual lectures from the German Fruit and Vegetable Congress 2021, starting with Max-Henrik Fabian from IFH Cologne. He says that consumers have never had so many options for shopping as they do today. This wide range should be understood as one of many challenges…

United Fresh conference to feature senior White House adviser as keynote today

Senior Adviser to President Biden and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Cedric Richmond, will keynote today’s luncheon general session at 11:30 am ET…

Soil health practices workshop added onto Organic Grower Summit

An in-depth workshop on soil health practices and strategies employed in organic production systems that can build resilience to climate shock has been announced as part of the 2021 Organic Grower Summit (OGS) presented by Western Growers and the Organic Produce Network educational program, slated for…

A look at the 2021 Asia Horticulture, Vegetables and Fruit Technology Expo

The 2021 Asian Horticulture, Vegetables and Fruit Expo took place in the World Expo Center in Qingdao on September 15-17. At this expo were gathered, the foremost specialists in the installation horticulture industry. The expo was centered around specialized B2B displays of fruit and vegetable plantation…

September 21, 8:00 am EST

Keynote speaker for United Fresh Washington Conference announced

USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Lester Moffitt will be the keynote speaker for tomorrow morning’s opening general session breakfast, September…

PMA cancels Fresh Summit

The Produce Marketing Association has announced that PMA Fresh Summit will be canceled. The event was supposed to be held in New Orleans from October 28-30, 2021. “I had hoped to bring everyone…

It will be held in a hybrid format on October 5 within the framework of the Fruit Attraction fair

Proexport co-organizes Biofruit Congress, forum on organic vegetables and fruits in Spain

The IV Edition of the Biofruit Congress, the most important organic fruit and vegetable production forum in Europe, will be held on October 5 at Fruit Attraction (Ifema, Madrid) in a face-to-face and online format. "Some 400 sector professionals will discuss the advances in organic production, its…

Fruit Logistica puts the focus on Nordic countries at Huelva's Berry Congress

"Supporting the Spanish berry sector is again very important for us"

Fruit Logistica, the leading international fair for the fruit and vegetable sector, has sponsored the 6th edition of Huelva's International Berry Congress; an event organized by Freshuelva that has brought together about 750 professionals on September 15 and 16 . Fruit Logistica has collaborated with the…

“Less is More” agriculture from Cooperative La Palma

Cooperative La Palma continues its strategy of contributing by reducing everything that is not essential for quality and sustainable agriculture. “Reducing the unnecessary in…

FPC gears up for inaugural UK events to drive agritech innovation and recruitment

The Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC), in conjunction with the University of Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology (LIAT), will present two exciting, new events for the…

German industry unites at DOGK 2021

At the 11th German Fruit and Vegetable Congress, which took place in Düsseldorf from September 13 to 14, many different representatives of the entire industry again met. At the start, the concept of go2markets was presented in Cologne on Monday. No meeting had not been possible in 2020 due to corona; now…

Horti China takes place in Qingdao, China

China: Rapidly developing greenhouse industry looks for more technical solutions

The Horti Asia is currently taking place in the Qingdao World Expo. The expo is smaller than in previous years because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This year, there are about 50 companies with display stands. In addition to the Chinese suppliers of greenhouse installations and related technologies,…

26-29 september 2021

Online meeting on food packaging sustainability innovation

Are you aware of the latest developments and innovations in food packaging? Is recycling of post-consumer plastic one of the challenges you face? Would your fresh produce…

Konstantine Surguladze

Georgian ambassador at the Georgia companies' stand at Macfrut 2021

The ambassador of Georgia, Konstantine Surguladze, visited Macfrut on the morning of Thursday 9 September 2021. Together with the President Renzo Piraccini and Chiara Campanini from the foreign office of Cesena Fiera, he visited some pavilions and then went to the stand of Georgia, where 8 companies were…

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Macfrut 2021, the in-person edition

The 2021 Macfrut exhibition, from 7 to 9 September, was experienced by most exhibitors as a pleasant and surprisingly productive event. With an optimistic spirit, all companies were able to bring out the best from their sector and create the perfect setting between exhibitors and visitors. Click here to…

New brands for AgroFresh solutions

With the unification of Tecnidex and AgroFresh, the brands of several solutions such as coatings, fungicides, detergents and disinfectants have been updated AgroFresh…

Chile is the guest of honor at the Shanghai International Fruit Expo

The Shanghai International Fruit Expo will be held in Shanghai from October 8th to 10th. Chile will be the guest of honor at the Expo. Ronald Bown, President of Chile's ASOEX Association,…

‘Growing a new Era’ at Hazera’s Online International Open Days 2021

"From 28th until 30th of September we are offering you an inspiring, dynamic three day online event where we will present you the latest trends and insights, offer you online…

First ''in-person' air cargo event since pandemic started

Air Cargo Belgium welcomes close to 1000 people to its event

After more than a year of online meetings, webinars and working from home, a long-awaited moment and true BRUcargo tradition was finally there: the Summer BBQ, organized by Air Cargo Belgium. With close to 1000 attendees representing almost 200 companies and organizations in the airfreight industry, this…

Topics revealed for marketing webinar series

DMA Solutions, a full-service marketing agency serving the fresh food and floral industry, reveals the upcoming topics and dates for its webinar series, Marketing Matters. The…

The Consortium is attending the Rimini event

The Pachino Tomato PGI sector is ready to restart

The Consortium for the Protection of Pachino Tomato PGI will be attending Macfrut 2021. The Sicilian consortium, ever committed to the improvement of the already high quality standards of PGI tomatoes, could not miss this major event that is finally taking place in person. Massimo Pavan, Maria Impera Massimo…

Online masterclass in berries post-harvest process

"Today berries are constantly available twelve months a year on the supermarket shelves. Supply chain is key to handle this gigantic challenge: putting healthy and…

Organic Produce Summit update

In less than a week, the organic fresh produce community will be getting together in person in Monterey, CA for the Organic Produce Summit 2021. With 1,200 people having registered, the event is sold out. “Given the current situation across the globe, we capped the number of attendees at 1,200,” said Matt Seeley, co-founder and…

Vietnam to attend Macfrut for the first time

The Ambassador of Vietnam visited the Macfrut collective stand that includes various businesses. The meticulous work of the small delegation, which is taking part in the fair for the first time, has meant the stand was already set-up by mid-afternoon. Third from left: Ambassador Nguyen Thi Bich Hue  Vietnam…

Favoring commercial exchanges with Georgia

Eight companies from Georgia will attend Macfrut. The Georgian Ministry for Environmental Protection and Agriculture is organizing and financing the Georgian stand, which will feature Kareli Fruits (with the Chikori brand), Georgiàs Natural, Blue Valley, Agrolane, Nuts ge, Caucasus Organic Fruits, August…

New wave of innovations allow independent grocers to offer new paths to online purchase

Retailer-branded mobile app and online SNAP unveiled at NGA show in Las Vegas

Rosie will unveil two important initiatives during the NGA Show in Las Vegas September, 19-20 2021: Rosie Mobile, a white label mobile app, and Online SNAP Payments. Both…

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…

Leaders of Mexico’s horticultural industry come together in person

The AMHPAC Annual Convention in its XIII edition was held with great success, from September 1 to 3 in Los Cabos, BCS, Mexico. 300 people participated in this event, representatives of 142 companies, which greatly exceeded the goal set by the national organization. Without a doubt, there was great…

September 14 and 15, Valencia (Spain)

AECOC Fruits and Vegetables Congress will focus on the changes in the sector after the pandemic

The 23rd AECOC Fruits and Vegetables Congress will be held in person on September 14 and 15 in Valencia, bringing together all the sector's links in the value chain to analyze…

Thursday 16 September

Mini Symposium on pepper quality

The pepper world is rapidly developing. With the introduction of sweet pointed peppers and the ever-increasing demands of consumers, pepper quality has become even more important. "With the choices we make in the quality we have an impact on the lives of millions of consumers. Every step in the bell pepper supply chain has…

New products showcased at Cibus 2021

There is a need to restart after months of closures but, most of all, there is the need to discuss the commercial situation, considering the changes that have occurred over the past year and a half on both a production and consumption level. The 2020 edition of ERA was cancelled due to the pandemic. The…

Eurocastanea

11th edition of European Chestnut Days will take place in France

Each year, the European chestnut network, Eurocastanea, which includes the organizations of chestnut producers from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Austria, organizes the…

Numerous live machine demonstrations

11 workshops in four languages during Kronen Online Customer Days 2021

This year due to the ongoing pandemic situation, Kronen invites you to a purely virtual international Customer Days Event. The comprehensive programme exceeds in variety compared to Kronen face-to-face Customer Days or trade fair appearances. Indeed, it offers ample scope for interaction and individual…

37th edition of the fair to be held from September 7 to 9 in Rimini, Italy

ASF Edition, together with Frutaria Life and Quality Plant, will attend Macfrut again this year

Macfrut is a leading event for professionals in the fruit and vegetable sector, both nationally and internationally. This year, as a result of the current circumstances, the…

Fruit Attraction has registered 1,200 exhibiting companies to take part

This Trade Fair has become established as the premier meeting and business tool for international products and services marketing throughout the fruit and vegetable sector…


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