PMA - Global Retail Week

Ecommerce has been a key driver of growth which has been accelerated in 2020

This week the PMA has run sessions in the Global Retail Week, yesterday’s session focused in Retail in Europe, disruption and uncertainty. In January McKinsey and Eurocommerce compiled a report on the European retail sector after surveying 50 CEOs of European grocers, 10,000 consumers and investigating…

Macfrut event focusing on berries

Macfrut 2021 (September 7th-9th in Rimini) will focus on berries on September 8th. Raspberries, blueberries and blackberries will be the protagonists of a convention held in Hall sud. The event is called the Italian Berry Day and is promoted by Ncx Drahorad and ItalianBerry.it, in collaboration with…

Fruit Growers Tasmania celebrate 30th Annual Conference

Next week marks a milestone for Fruit Growers Tasmania when they will host the 30th annual conference for the fruit growing industry in Tasmania. The landmark event will be…

Macfrut 2021 to host the fourth edition of International Asparagus Days

The asparagus supply chain will be in the spotlight at Macfrut (7-9 September 2021 in Rimini) during the fourth edition of the International Asparagus Days (IAD). This event,…

The nut and dried fruit industry come together for INC 3D Online Conference

The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC), has just concluded their 2021 INC 3D Online Conference which took place May 25-27. The conference brought together more…

Mini symposium on blueberry quality

The blueberry world is rapidly developing. With the introduction of new varieties, the rise of new production areas and the ever-increasing demands of consumers, blueberry quality has become even more important. The choices made in quality have an impact on the lives of millions of consumers. Every step…

PMA “Global Retail Week” China session has been held online

The PMA® Global Retail Week “Global Retail Week” China session was held on 7th June. At the beginning of the session, Mr. Mau Wah Liu, the chairman of Joy Wing Mau group, welcomed everyone, followed by Dan Siekman, the researcher and operations consultant at MZMC, who first gave a speech on ‘Online and Offline…

The Enza Zaden event for melon and watermelon professionals will take place from 6/28 to 7/9

New edition of Melon House Fair 2021 by Enza Zaden starts June 28th

Summer is around the corner, and that's when the melon and watermelon production will reach its peak in Spain. For several years now, in this key moment for the melon and…

2021 summer topics announced for marketing webinar series

DMA Solutions announces the 2021 summer topics and dates for its interactive webinar series, Marketing Matters. The topics were chosen to prepare marketers for the second half…

Registration opens for PMA’s Global Retail Week

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has opened registration and announced the schedule for Global Retail Week, a week of sessions focusing on the latest in consumer and retail…

”Electronic phytosanitary certification is still at the beginning”

SHAFFE, the Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters together with Freshfel Europe and the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, has held two webinars on the state of play of electronic phytosanitary certificates – one at the 27th and one at the 31st of May 2021 – to create a truly…

European Conference on Research & Innovation in the fruit and vegetable sector

AREFLH is organising an international workshop : the “European Conference on Research & Innovation in the fruit and vegetable sector” that will take place online on Thursday…

Booth registration opens for Organic Grower Summit

Exhibitor booth registration is now open for the Organic Grower Summit Presented by Western Growers and OPN, slated for December 1-2 in Monterey, CA. Organic supply chain…

The digital event will be held on June 9 and 10 of 2021

The third edition of Territorio Aguacate will be held in two weeks

Territorio Aguacate, the most important fair of Colombia's avocado sector, will be held on June 9 and 10. This third edition of the fair will focus on sustainable ecosystems.…

Spring planting update for Canadian potatoes

Canadian potato growers look forward to starting a new crop. Here’s the progress to date: Prince Edward Island: April planting conditions pointed towards an early spring but…

SIAL China promotes globalization in the Chinese food industry

SIAL China, the international food exhibition in Shanghai, has come to a satisfactory conclusion

SIAL China, the international food and drinks convention (hereafter referred to as 'SIAL China') is one of the three largest food conventions in the world. This convention is the key summit for people in the global food supply chain industry and is organized every year. This year the convention took…

'Fruit and vegetable sector is feeling upbeat about Fruit Attraction 2021, which will be an in-person event'

Fruit Attraction, the international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector, has confirmed that it is receiving numerous applications to take part in the next edition. The event is organised by IFEMA Madrid and FEPEX and has been scheduled to take place from 5 to 7 October. Already, 150 days before…

Webinar AgriPlace about getting a grip on quality information from the supply chain

Overview of quality in Fresh produce

Collecting quality information on suppliers and products is often a labor-intensive job. Quality (all the certificates, analyses, declarations, spraylists, etc.) is gaining an increasingly prominent place at fresh produce companies. This is partly because quality assurance of the entire chain is becoming…

Chefs and foodservice pros honored at PMA Foodservice conference

United Fresh will celebrate nine of the country's most innovative chefs and foodservice professionals this July during the PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo in Monterey, CA as…

To support the promotion of electronic phytosanitary certificates globally

Shaffe and Freshfel Europe team up with the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

The European Fresh Produce Association is teaming up with the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (the Alliance) to accelerate current NPPO endeavours to onboard to the…

August 19-20, Chicago

US Apple Association gets green light for in-person conference

This week, the U.S. Apple Association Board of Directors gave an enthusiastic go-ahead to hold the organization’s annual conference in-person this summer. The 126th Annual…

New Macfrut edition to return with four dynamic areas

Fairs with distracted hostesses distributing flyers outside of stands and company owners waiting for clients to appear are a thing of the past not only because of Covid, but also because this is 2020, not the 1990s. And, while fair organizations still believe in this formula, companies should have…

Thursday, May 27

Hazel Tech to host Grape Quality Summit

Hazel Technologies, Inc. announces the launch of its upcoming virtual Grape Quality Summit. A one-hour event to be held on Thursday May 27th, the Summit will feature keynote speakers discussing market trends, postharvest research and shelf-life extension technology. Speakers will include Anne-Marie…

New food traceability tools provide instant contamination notification

Speed is critical when removing unsafe food from the supply chain to prevent illness and save lives. Since the beginning of May alone, there have been eight food safety recall…

TSI Italia has created a greenhouse exhibition, digitized and accessible online, from pc and smartphone

Virtual open day to overcome Covid restrictions

To overcome the limitations linked to Covid, TSI Italia has created a remotely accessible showcase. There are over sixty varieties exhibited, each one with one or more videos, photos and texts that describe thoroughly and in detail their characteristics. "This project was born from the need to continue to…

Thursday, May 20

Zoom cooking classes help families enjoy cooking again

In the spring of 2020, we were challenged with restaurants closing and families at home swinging open cabinet doors and pantries to figure out their next meal. Many families are still looking for recipe ideas to make cooking enjoyable again. So D’Arrigo California is bringing the expertise of recipe…

Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas

AMHPAC will hold annual convention September 1-3

This year will undoubtedly be different but AMHPAC is hoping to see the produce industry at their annual summit event, where the current situation of the fruit and vegetable industry will be analyzed, and the risks and opportunities that exist in the sector addressed. The international business…

The fair will be held in person on September 8 and 9 of 2021

Organic Food Iberia returns to Ifema Madrid this year

Last year, the pandemic prevented the celebration of Organic Food Iberia. This year the fair will return to Ifema Madrid on September 8 and 9. Organic Food Iberia was…

Special International Edition Primeur now available online

Last month AGF-Primeur distributed an international edition of the Primeur magazine to 3000 fresh produce companies in the Netherlands and Belgium and to 3500 fresh produce companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This Primeur edition has more than 200 pages of sector information, including an…

Registration open for Organic Produce Summit 2021

Retailer and general registration for Organic Produce Summit 2021 is now open for the live and in-person event being held on September 15-16 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in…

Tenth global strawberry symposium will be held in Yancheng, China

During the ninth global strawberry symposium, which took place between 1-5 May, 2021, the host of the tenth global strawberry symposium was announced. Yancheng city in Jiangsu stood head and shoulders above the crowd and won the right to host the tenth global strawberry symposium. "The global strawberry…

"A greenhouse alone is not enough"

"A greenhouse alone is not enough to set up a large-scale, successful horticultural project. A greenhouse is a link in the chain." so says Frederik Vossenaar of the Ministry of LNV. The Dutch government is keen to help foreign developers and governments find a way around this. "Everyone involved in food…

Seminis individual webinars kicked off, will continue in coming weeks

During the coming weeks Seminis, (Bayer’s Vegetable Seed division) is organizing individual and personalized webinars with the watermelon industry. The objective is to create…

FoodtradeHub

B2B trade network event for fresh produce

Following the success of the Foodeshow, Jalal Benbrahim and Heuda Guessous, co-founders of JBHG Ltd, have decided to launch a new networking platform for fresh produce and closeout goods: FoodtradeHub with a vision to democratize access to markets to companies over the globe using their 20+ years in the…

Open Calls for proposals in the BreedingValue project: European berry breeders invited to apply for funding

The EU-funded research project BreedingValue, focusing on genetic resources in berries, has launched the first Open Calls for proposals. The Open Calls are a mechanism to transfer funding and knowledge from the project to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the field of berry breeding. With their…

Awe Sum Organics is proud to offer Fair Trade USA

“Awe Sum Organics offers Organic and Fair Trade USA Certified fruit! We feel it is important to give back to the local communities that are involved in growing, harvesting, packing, and shipping our Awe Sum Organic fruit. Since 2015, through the sale of our Awe Sum Organic Fair Trade and Fair for Life…

Event will not take place this year

Asia Fruit Logistica rescheduled to 2022

Asia’s premier fresh produce trade show cannot take place in September this year because international business travel remains severely limited.  The severe limitation of international…

Ensure a complete and transparent traceability process for your consignments

Product tour for the Fresh Produce sector

With complex and often fragmented supply chains, accurate tracking and tracing is more important than ever for fresh produce businesses. Those at the start of the supply chain…

China crushed the competition

The 2024 International Strawberry Symposium will be held in China

The International Strawberry Symposium 2024 will be held in China, as decreed by the ISHS delegates who met on 4 May by video conference during the Symposium 2021. The Chinese delegates were very keen on this return, after the 2012 edition in Beijing. The pandemic situation prevented other nations, especially…

From 1 to 5 May 2021 - Here are some highlights

Nova Siri Genetics gold sponsor at the International Strawberry Symposium 2021

The International Symposium on Strawberry will last until 5 May 2021. Several companies are attending, including the breeding company Nova Siri Genetics, which will attend the event as a Gold Sponsor. "It is an important opportunity to share with our working methodologies, our values, and to illustrate…

IBO Summit 2021 takes place from August 23rd to 25th

The International Blueberry Organization (IBO) and the Association of Blueberry Producers & Exporters from Peru (PROARÁNDANOS) are responsible for organizing the IBO Summit…

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Today's virtual Apple Quality Summit features a variety of speakers

Hazel Technologies, Inc. has announced panelists to speak at today's virtual Apple Quality Summit. The Grower Perspectives panelists include Leighton Rice, quality control manager at Rice Fruit Company of Adams County, PA and Scott Kee, VP of operations at Sacia Orchards of Galesville, WI. The panelists…

Summerfruit industry looking forward to 'Growing Strong' conference in Hawke’s Bay

Summerfruit NZ has just opened registration for the 'Growing strong – Success in a Changing World' conference. The industry event is being held at various venues in Hawke’s…

Pro Carton and ECMA demystify SUPD, PPWD and EGD legislation in a new joint webinar

Join a special webinar that will take the confusion out of key European legislation and explain what it means in practice for the paper-based packaging industry A…

Freshfel Europe Annual Event 2021 registrations open to entire fresh produce sector

Freshfel Europe has opened registrations to its 2021 Annual Event taking place online on 4 June 2021. To celebrate Freshfel Europe’s 20th anniversary as well as the UN…

Free AgriPlace Chain webinar, Thursday, 20 May

How do Berryworld, Fairtrasa, Kölla digitize and automate their chain's quality data?

Since the end of 2019, the AgriPlace Chain digital platform has been broadly introduced. That's within the Dutch and Belgian fruit and vegetable trade. It's now making inroads into other European countries. "We're meeting a fruit and vegetable companies' need," says Nico Broersen. "They want to manage…

22nd China International Vegetable Science and Technology Expo showcases 300 new vegetable varieties

On April 20, 2021, the 22nd China (Shouguang) International Vegetable Science and Technology Expo/2021 China (Shouguang) International Vegetable Seed Industry Expo opened its doors in Weifang, Shandong. The exhibition showcases the latest scientific and technological achievements of vegetables, seeds and…

World FIRA 2021 and FIRA USA 2022

The field of agricultural robotics is booming

Following the success of the 5th edition of FIRA last December, GOFAR, the association for the promotion of agricultural robotics, decided to organize a FIRA Open Day event on…

Organizing smaller regional events instead

United Fresh cancels in-person trade show

With California’s limitation on conventions and expos of our size, United Fresh and the Fresh Produce & Floral Council announce the cancellation of the combined convention and…

The webinar organized by Asoex, ProChile, and Freshfel Europe will be held on May 04, 2021

"Impact and current consequences of 'Brexit' for the Chilean fruit industry"

The Association of Fruit Exporters of Chile AG (ASOEX), ProChile, Freshfel Europe, and the Simfruit communication medium will hold the 'Impact and current consequences of Brexit for the Chilean fruit industry' web…

Strategic organic partnership carries over to upcoming show

The Organic Produce Network (OPN) and Western Growers (WG) have formed a strategic partnership reflecting the importance of organic production and announced that WG will be the presenting sponsor of the Organic Grower Summit 2021. Organic Grower Summit 2021 presented by Western Growers and OPN will be…

Brazil Affairs, April 29, 2021

Fruit Attraction promotes Hispanic-Brazilian trade relations forum

On April 29, Fruit Attraction will participate in the virtual forum Brazil Affairs, which will analyze the Spanish-Brazilian fruit and vegetable sector's trade relations. The…

Virtual Buyer Seller Meeting for Indian-Dutch traders to take place April 26th

The Economic and Commercial Wing of the Embassy of India is hosting a virtual meeting to connect Indian exporters with Dutch importers. The event will take place on Monday,…

Expo being held on 6 and 7 June

International seed companies plant the future together at Gatton

11 international horticultural seed companies have come together to start planting as part of the 2021 Lockyer Valley Growers Expo. The Expo is being held on 6 and 7 June and will showcase new vegetable varieties and innovations in seed technology and breeding. The Expo was last held at this site in 2016…

Large number of attendees from China for the 1-5 May 2021 event

Over 700 registrants for the International Strawberry Symposium

Thanks to the great involvement of Chinese researchers and technicians, and through the collaboration with the Strawberry Association, Chinese Society for Horticultural Science, the International Strawberry Symposium (1-5 May 2021) has more than 700 attendees. There is still time to join without the…

PMA challenges industry to grow a healthier world

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) will hold an executive workshop April 19 to mobilize the industry in support of the UN International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV).…

Three day, online national fruit fly symposium slated for May 4

The ongoing battle against fruit fly, which continues to threaten over  half of Australia’s $13 billion horticulture sector and the 60,000 people it employs, is to be discussed…

Good pace in applications to participate in Fruit Attraction 2021

Raul Calleja, the director of Fruit Attraction, said that the applications to participate as an exhibitor in the next edition of the fair, which will be held in person from…

"Morocco Berry Conference served as a learning platform"

"The second edition of the Morocco Berry Conference run online on 7th and 8th April 2021. It brought together berry industry stakeholders from all over the world. We had more…

Import Promotion Desk presents Africa's fruit and vegetable diversity following cancellation Fruit Logistica

Mangoes, grapes, citrus fruits, pomegranates as well as sweet potatoes, fresh herbs and sugar snap peas are part of Africa's fruit and vegetable diversity that exporters will…

Banana Day, April 21

Online event for the banana industry

International Banana Day will take place on April 21st. To commemorate this occasion, the Ecuadorian Banana Cluster is organizing "Banana Day 2021", an online event about the…

Elea Ltd hosts international webinar on April 21

"Reduced blanching time, improved cut quality, increased revenues and reduced costs"

The Elea PEF Advantage Belt System is designed to improve both product quality and revenues within fruit and vegetable processing,  while at the same time reducing production costs and electricity consumption. By using the Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) process, raw materials are much easier to process, there…

FPC Future announces speakers at one of the free to attend conference sessions

Safeguarding the future of growers around the UK means embracing a new era of innovation in pre-farm gate technology. Covid-19 is seeing previously unforeseen changes in the industry and these have brought many challenges and opportunities. Opportunities which can be built upon. FPC Future, an exhibition…

Medfel connects with sector online on May 4th, 11th and 25th

On Tuesdays 4, 11 and 25 May, from 4pm to 6pm, medFEL will connect up with the sector with a two-part programme: European  forecasts for summer fruit and vegetable harvests, followed…

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,…

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…

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Postharvest and Fresh-cut processing of fruit and vegetables International On-line short course

The "6th International on-line Course on Postharvest & Fresh-cut Technologies" will be offered by the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena in Spain since middle April. A total…

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Happy Easter from the FreshPlaza team

FreshPlaza April Special - South Africa

This month FreshPlaza will be will be highlighting South Africa in our special. Are you an importer of fruit, vegetables or services from South Africa or do you export from there to destinations around the world? We would love to hear from you for our April special section. You can send us some…


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