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January 20-23

Everything's ready for the Digital Agrifood Summit Portugal 2021

The Portuguese agri-food sector will hold the Digital Agrifood Summit Portugal from January 20 to 23, an online event that will put Portuguese producers and exporters in…

PMA expands virtual learning course offerings

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and Center for Growing Talent (CGT) are expanding their virtual learning opportunities. FreshEd Academy is a growing portfolio of…

Madlen Miserius about Fruit Logistica Special Edition 2021

"This new concept of Fruit Logistica Special Edition is our plan B”

Normally in January the entire fresh produce sector would be preparing to head to Berlin for Fruit Logistica. This year everything is different and the Fruit Logistica Special Edition will take place on 18, 19,20 May. We asked Madlen Miserius Senior Produce Manager for Fruit Logistica about her…

Jan 22, free CASCADE webinar

How to adapt light in raspberry cultivation to increase yields?

CASCADE, a French technology company specialized in the development of formulations for different types of macro tunnel covers with unique light control characteristics, will present the "Improving raspberry crop yields with Light CASCADE® technology. How to adapt the light in your crops to increase…

Produce marketing agency unveils 2021 webinar topics

DMA Solutions has released the January and February 2021 discussion topics and dates for its Marketing Matters webinars, with more to be announced throughout the year. DMA…

January 20-21

Virtual B2B Mexico-Netherlands Fruit Matchmaking event announced

Upon request of European importers and Mexican exporters, UPM and Holland House Mexico are organizing the digital business event MX-NL Fruit Matchmaking on 20 - 21 January,…

United Fresh launches 117th Congress Meet and Greet Series

United Fresh welcomes the 117th Congress, sworn in on Sunday, January 3, 2021 to Washington, D.C. This new congress, which includes 67 freshman members of the House and…

United Fresh kick-starts 2021 with new programming

The United Fresh Produce Association will kick-start the new year with unique programming beginning Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The United re-Fresh Experience is a series of 10…

Calm before the storm, Brexit effect only noticeable in the coming weeks

Traffic jams and congestion will limited for the time being, but most exporters agree that the full effect of Brexit will not be seen until after Monday, January 4, when the export of fruit and vegetables starts to increase in volume again after the holidays. Freight Line Europe has already had 15% extra…

FreshPlaza January special - Latin America

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

FreshPlaza January Global Focus - Grapes

FreshPlaza's January Global Focus is on grapes. It is always an interesting time in the grape market so if you are an importer/exporter or supplier of grapes we would love to hear from you. You can contact us via info@freshplaza.com     MarketingWould you like to get some extra promotion for your produce and company? Would you…

Scientists and disseminators value the contribution of solar greenhouses in Inversolar

Solar greenhouses have been very prominent in social media this week. The celebration of the first online version of the European Solar Greenhouses Congress has served to bring this European production method closer to society. For two days, experts, researchers, and scientific disseminators in the…

Europe closes borders to UK - is fresh produce still moving?

This weekend, an increasing number of European countries banned travellers entering from the United Kingdom. On Sunday ferries were also stopped for passengers and the Eurotunnel closed for 48 hours. The move was made after the UK recorded 35,928 new cases of Corona virus on Sunday, more than double that…

KIKU hosts its own virtual exhibition

“Welcome to our virtual exhibition stand KIKU News Talk. Unfortunately, the current situation does not allow us to participate in a trade fair. We invite you to a virtual tour and hope you enjoy discovering our varieties and innovations." with this intro Kiku welcomes its guests to its virtual exhibition…

Tevel Aerobotics wins award for Best Field Robot Concept 2020

The International Forum of Agricultural Robotics - FIRA - and the magazine Future Farming awarded the Prize for the best robot concept 2020 to Tevel Aerobotics Technologies,…

Valstar: the Sustainable Series

Much work has been done in recent weeks at Valstar. This Dutch greenhouse vegetable specialist has put together a video series. It's about the much-discussed topic of sustainability. Monthly videos will be released soon. In these, co-workers meet specialists. These videos will cover topics like food wastage and sustainable…

Asia Fruit Logistica 2021 returns to Hong Kong on September 28th

Asia Fruit Logistica is back to the face-to-face format of a physical trade show next September. Asia’s premier fresh produce trade show returns to AsiaWorld-Expo Centre in…

Why nobody visits virtual exhibition stands

It’s the talk of 2020. Virtual events have filled your calendar. "And as a business owner, you’re probably thinking you should get involved," the team with Quadrant2Design says. "If trade shows have long been part of your marketing strategy, exhibiting at a virtual trade show might seem like the obvious…

Year Overview 2020 - February

February 2020 - Fruit Logistica in Berlin was fast approaching and the news of the Corona virus outbreak in China becoming more worrying by the day. The fresh produce industry started to wonder how many people would travel to Berlin. As it turned out many people did and the show went on but possibly with less visitors and…

Fresh Publishers

We're going vertical!

Hortidaily and FloralDaily are very glad to announce the launch of a new segment - VerticalFarmDaily.com. Vertical Farm Daily will send out a daily newsletter about all relevant indoor/vertical farming news from around the globe.  Growing marketAs you probably know, there’s a lot of talk about in vertical farming and growing without daylight…

Food & Hotel China (Shanghai) trade show report:

"VLAM keeps expanding to new markets to promote Belgian fries"

The 24th edition of Food & Hotel China (FHC) began on the 10th of November. For the first time, the Flemish Centre for Agricultural and Fisheries Marketing (VLAM) organized a group stand at this three-day event. That was for five Belgian frozen potato product exporters. Tasting the fries and personal…

Fruit Logistica 2021:

Swiss associations forgo participation

Because  the international trade fair Fruit Logistica 2021 will not be held in February 2021 due to the Corona situation, Messe Berlin is now planning an alternative event for mid-May 2021, on a much smaller scale. The associations of the Swiss fruit, vegetable and potato sector have been represented at Fruit…

Moldovan fruit producers invite international buyers to virtually visit their farms

After borders closed and flights were grounded due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fruit Producers and Exporters Association of Moldova created an alternate way for prospective buyers to ‘visit’ some of Moldova’s producers and exporters. Using 3D panorama imaging technology and videos, buyers that are…

First international Digital Agrifood Summit Portugal to be held from January 20 to 23

The agri-food sector in Portugal is committed to maintaining the strong growth rate experienced in the last decade, which currently represents more than 10% of total…

FreshPlaza December Global Focus - Exotic / Tropical fruit

December is the month where we treat ourselves to something special, even when it comes to fruit and vegetables. How is the trade for exotics and tropical fruit this year? Traditionally consumers buy more exotic fruit in December as a treat for Christmas or to offer guests something different. Have the…

FreshPlaza December Special - Year Overview

Well, 2020 is a year we will not forget in a hurry! It has been unusual to say the least. In February when many of us were in Berlin at Fruit Logistica we had no idea that that would be the last major tradefair, at least for some of us, for a while and the end of international travel as we knew it!! But…

The 1st Edition of the Digital Agrifood Summit Portugal will be held in January 2021

Portugal is much more than sun, beaches and an idyllic enclave. Its strategic geographical location, with more than 1,000 km of coastline and a mild climate, as well as its…

Nov. 28 - Dec. 6

Second annual Washington Apple Week to span nineteen countries

The Washington Apple Commission announced that Nov. 28 through Dec. 6th will be the second annual celebration of Washington Apple Week. The global event will span nineteen…

November 27th

Banana growers schedule roundtable discussion with main European retailers

Since early September of this year, banana producers and exporters from Ecuador, Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, and the Dominican Republic (which account for around 65 percent of global banana trade) have been engaged in an intense dialogue with Rainforest Alliance regarding the…

Industry connections, reimagined

CPMA announces first ever Fresh Week 2021: April 12-16

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association is moving forward in 2021 to connect members and build business opportunities, even within these unique times. Recognizing that the…

United Fresh Start Foundation launches the Season of Giving Back

The United Fresh Start Foundation has launched the Season of Giving Back, a month-long celebration recognizing the charitable efforts of the produce industry and their…

The SIVAL postponed until 2022

Faced with the current unprecedented health situation, and the constraints that it is generating, Christophe Béchu, Maire of Angers, and Bruno Dupont, President of the SIVAL have decided that the…

Asia Fruit Logistica ON ready to go

Asia Fruit Logistica ON, the exciting new digital format of Asia’s premier fresh produce trade show, opens its virtual doors on 17-20 November 2020.  Asia Fruit Logistica ON is…

Organic Grower Summit Roundtable 2020 announced

While the Organic Grower Summit will not be held as a live in-person event this year, a virtual keynote event featuring leaders of three of the nation’s most recognized and…

Proseal exhibiting as part of JBT at Asia Fruit Logistica ON

The efficiency and sustainability benefits that can be achieved with the latest tray sealing solutions will be the major focus of Proseal’s participation in this year’s Asia Fruit Logistica-ON, where the company will be exhibiting as part of JBT Corporation. In particular, Proseal will highlight how its…

AgroFresh’s Harvista™ solution wins Sadyogrody Award for innovative gardening products

AgroFresh, a global leader in produce freshness solutions, has announced that its innovative Harvista™ 1.3SC technology has won the Sadyogrody Innovative Gardening Product…

Dirk Garos, Restrain, explains using ethylene for potato storage

"Help, my potatoes are germinating!"

You can use ethylene to prevent potato germination. That's nothing new. This technique has been used since 1999. The CIPC ban, however, means many more potato growers will have to use alternatives. But new methods and substances require a slightly different approach. That sometimes takes some getting…

PMA

New virtual meetings planned to update industry on current state of produce safety

Produce Marketing Association has announced a pair of virtual meetings to discuss the current state of produce safety in the industry which includes discussion of outbreaks in…

Celebrate World Pear Day on December 5th

Pear Bureau Northwest is launching the 2020 edition of its annual World Pear Day on December 5. Taking place the first Saturday of December in coordination with the U.S.…

New dates are April 6-8

SEPC reschedules Southern Exposure to Q2 2021

The Southeast Produce Council has announced that Southern Exposure, which was scheduled to be held February 25-27, 2021, will now take place April 6-8, 2021, following Easter…

NGA show and Indoor Ag-Con to co-locate events in May 2021

Las Vegas events will provide retailers with access to indoor farming resources

The NGA Show, the leading trade show and conference for independent grocers, and Indoor Ag-Con, the premier agriculture conference and trade show for the indoor and vertical farming industry, announced today that they will co-locate in 2021 for the first time. The combined event will be held May 16-18,…

Viva Fresh Expo launches Clean Eating Challenge 2.0

After the success of last year’s Clean Eating Challenge, Viva Fresh launched its second annual health and wellness campaign on October 1. The challenge will continue until the…

MSC to take part in Asia Fruit Logistica ON and speak at Cool Logistics Asia

MSC will be taking part at the upcoming Asia Fruit Logistica (AFL) ON, the leading continental trade show for Asia’s fresh produce business, which is happening online from 18…

Fruit Attraction LIVEConnect will remain active in November and December

Following the success of the Fruit Attraction LIVEConnect platform during its first month of activity, the organization has decided to keep it operational during the months of…

Karen Caplan to speak at Women Innovators in California’s AgTech exhibition

Karen Caplan, president and CEO of Frieda’s Specialty Produce, will speak at the opening of “From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators in California AgTech” — a virtual…

Jiaxing International Fruit Conference 2020 kicks off in China

The Jiaxing International Fruit Conference 2020, a three day event, kicked off on November 3. Global produce giants Zespri and Dole, China's leading fruit company Jin Wing Mao…

November 25th

Hazel Tech® to host first annual Mango Quality Summit

Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering new solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and fight food waste, announced the…

November 17-18, 2020

Chile will host the 2020 International Cherry Tree Technical Seminar

The 2020 International Cherry Tree Seminar will be held online on November 17 and 18. The event will bring together national and international cherry experts, as well as…

FPC Future and FPC Careers

UK: Fresh Produce Consortium launches two new events

The Lincolnshire Showground will see the first ever event for agritech in the fresh produce, flower and plant industry take place on 10 June 2021. Launched by the Fresh…


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