Agrotrade Lima bets on new opportunities for fruit growing in Peru

Agrotrade Peru, a traditional seminar that will bring together prominent Chilean and Peruvian exhibitors who will make presentations aimed at publicizing alternatives to…

Exhibitors can register for a stand until 31 July 2022

Registration for Fruit Logistica 2023 has opened

The countdown is on for Fruit Logistica 2023: Exhibitors can register as of now. The event will take place from 8 to 10 February 2023 in Berlin. Exhibitors can still register…

Tribelli® peppers seduce foodies in Berlin and London with their sweetness

On Thursday, 19 May, the first Tribelli® Grill Party of the summer season took place in Berlin. An event where the renowned sweet pepper brand brought together thirty influencers and gastronomic journalists at the Koch- & Grillakademie cookery school. During the afterwork event, those attending learned…

Exhibitor photo report

Fruit growing trade show, Fructura, reopens after 4 years

After four long years, Fructura reopened its doors to those interested in growing fruit. The triennial trade fair was postponed by one year due to the global pandemic. But from May 18 to 20, it was held in the Trixxo Arena in Hasselt, the Netherlands, and, naturally, AGF.nl attended again. Click here to…

Lucifora Conserve since 1968

Sicilian processed products

“We are back from Cibus with renewed energy! We want to restart but, at the same time, we have to deal with the many uncertainties that affect the chain. Planning in the medium-long period is harder due to the difficulties in finding raw materials. As for the increase in energy costs, we are upgrading our photovoltaic system,"…

Guatemala presents innovative agricultural offer based on industrialization

Over 140 international buyers among retailers and distributors from the United States (63%), Central America (17%), Canada, South America (4%), Mexico (3%), The European Union (3%), Australia (1%), the Dominican Republic (1%) and Great Britain (1%), will be converging in Guatemala in the Regional…

Avocado experts are coming together for “Avo Connections”

Avo Connections, the annual avocado industry forum hosted by Avocados Australia, is happening on Monday 6 June 2022 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in South…

IFPA names 2022 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Award winners

International Fresh Produce Association will celebrate nine of the country's leading chefs and foodservice professionals during IFPA's Foodservice Conference, July 28-29 in…

Thursday, May 26

Gearing up for 2022 US apple season at Apple Quality Summit

Hazel Technologies Inc. announces open registration for its 2nd annual Apple Quality Summit next week. The one-hour event will be held on Thursday May 26th and feature presentations focused on preparing the U.S. apple industry for the 2022 season. Speakers will include Dr. Desmond O’Rourke, founder and…

Freshfel Europe Annual Event in Brussels

Freshfel Europe members take hold of momentum for fresh fruit and vegetable sector

Freshfel Europe held its Annual Event 2022 in Brussels, the Association's first physical Annual Event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gathering over 100 leading…

The event will be held in person on June 21 and 22 in Alicante and on June 23 in a 100% online session

More than 40 expert speakers to present the latest developments at Citrus Forum

The technical program of the 1st International Citrus Forum CITRUS FORUM is going to feature more than 40 expert speakers. The event will take place on June 21 and 22, 2022 at…

9th November 2022

UK Pea and Bean Industry Conference 2022 returns

The fourth British Pea and Bean Conference returns after a three-year hiatus. On 9th November 2022 the event will welcome back the industry and, for this year, will be trying…

Chicago, August 18-19

Registration opens for apple conference

Early bird registration is now open for USApples' Outlook 2022. Outlook 2022 is designed specifically for apple industry leaders from the U.S. and around the world.…

Fresh Produce Consortium encourages broader international participation at FPC Fresh Awards 2022

The Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) – the UK’s fresh produce trade association – is calling on individuals and businesses throughout the world to enter into the 2022 edition of its prestigious FPC Fresh Awards. The annual awards recognise the excellence and innovation of all those who operate within the…

Feedback from some foreign delegations

Macfrut speaks many foreign languages

Various foreign operators and delegations attended the international fresh produce fair Macfrut 2022. FreshPlaza talked to some of them to get their feedback. Venezuela The Venezuelan Vice-minister for Foreign Trade and Investment Promotion Héctor Silva attended. Venezuela offers a wide range of fresh…

The current situation will be analyzed at Ginger Week 2022

Global overproduction of ginger negatively affects Peruvian exports

Ginger shipments in the first two months of 2022 amounted to $14,633,000, i.e. 18.8% less than the $18,040,000 achieved in the same period of 2021, according to data from…

Hass Avocado board continues industry webinar series with nutrition spotlight

The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) is hosting the next instalment in its complimentary industry webinar series on May 26, 2022 from 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. PT. The webinar, “Leveraging…

International Primeur magazine now available online

The trade magazine Primeur has published an international magazine in collaboration with FreshPlaza this month. In addition to the Dutch-language edition, the German-language magazine in print was sent this week in a circulation of more than 3,500 copies to all German, Austrian and Swiss fruit and…

“The Future of Grocery Retailing”

Organic Produce Summit 2022 keynote announced

On the heels of a global pandemic, much has changed over the past two years in the world of grocery retailing, and with it, the various dynamics of what may lie ahead for the fresh produce industry. To discuss the future of grocery retail and its impact on fresh produce, a pair of leaders from one of the…

25th to 29th May

4th banana fair to take place in Delfinópolis, Brazil

The banana fair is being organized by the Banana Producers Association – ADELBA and SICOOB SAROMCREDI, the program includes lectures, field day, round tables and exhibition of…

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre 6-8 June 2022

Hort Connections 2022: Growing Together

The biggest event in Australian and New Zealand horticulture is almost here! AUSVEG and the International Fresh Produce Association A-NZ are looking forward to welcoming delegates to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for Hort Connections from 6-8 June 2022. Forging connectionsHort Connections…

medFEL 2022: the meeting for a 100% committed sector

The medFEL event has drawn to a close, with very good results for this edition, gathering the whole Fruit and Vegetable sector. 3,151 professionals happy to be there!During two days, on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th April 2002, more than 3 100 visitors have been walking through the aisles of Perpignan…

Macfrut 2022: opinions and reflections expressed by some of the participants

The three-day event of Macfrut met the expectations of almost all exhibitors. Beyond the numbers, what emerged was the qualified presence of Italian and, above all, foreign visitors. As one exhibitor said, "I am not interested in receiving 300 visits in three days, I only need 3, but they must fit the…

Moroccan fresh produce aims to set new standards in exports

Fresh produce from Morocco benefits from the country’s strategic geographical position, as well as multiple competitive advantages, and many of the country's products have…

6th Freskon to take place at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre from 12 to 14 May

The 6th Freskon is being held from 12 to 14 May 2022 at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre by TIF-Helexpo. One of the most important fruit and vegetable fairs in the Balkans and Southeastern Europe, Freskon, is making the difference by hosting the largest enterprises of the fresh produce…

IFPA announces emcee for Food as Medicine Summit

International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) vice-president of nutrition & health, Mollie Van Lieu, has been announced as the emcee for the Food as Medicine Summit in…

July 14, 2022

CEA the focus of educational session at OPS 2022

The burgeoning growth of controlled environment agriculture (CEA) and how growers and consumers view this emerging segment of fresh produce production is the second of two educational sessions devoted to CEA at Organic Produce Summit (OPS) 2022. CEA Part 2 – "CEA of Tomorrow: From the Greenhouse to the…

This Friday, May 6

Table grape experts speak at Grape Quality Summit

Hazel Technologies Inc. announces presenters for the Grape Quality Summit, a virtual event held May 6th. Talks include table grape market insights, a category perspective panel, grower spotlights and exclusive access to table grape postharvest technology trials. Left to right: Anne-Marie Roerink, Luis…

On 31 May, 2.30

"The Future of Farming and Food Processing – AI in Food- and Farm Automation"

Image processing can be used to accelerate, control and optimize processes. When artificial intelligence comes into play, the range of applications becomes even broader. This is especially true for agriculture and the food industry, as highly varying objects and processes are difficult to control with…

Anuga Foodtec 2022: "Fewer visitors, concrete talks and inquiries"

Photo report: Automation continuing at full speed

After an absence of about four years, Anuga Foodtec invited visitors back to Cologne from April 26-29. For four consecutive days, the exhibition center was dominated by automation and technology in the food industry. Despite the lower number of visitors compared to other years, on both the visitor and…

Aug. 24-26

AMHPAC will hold its XIV annual convention

The Asociación Mexicana de Horticultura Protegida A.C. (AMHPAC) will hold its XIV annual convention from August 24 to 26, 2022 in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. The convention brings together national and international leaders of the fruit and vegetable industry, growers, public officials, supply chain…

Sanifruit will hold the Chem Free Day, a 3rd Day event on post-harvest without residues, starting May 25

"Get ahead of the Future of Post-harvest"

For the third year in a row, Sanifruit will gather together representatives from the fruit and vegetable sector to discuss proven experiences and reflect on the challenges posed…

Successful comeback for the event

France: Fruit and vegetable sector pleased to meet up at medFEL 2022

April 27th and 28th marked the return of medFEL in Perpignan, after a two-year absence. The human scale of the event makes it an ideal place for exchanges between producers and buyers in a relaxed atmosphere. Over two days, the operators of the fruit and vegetable sector were finally able to meet up in…

France: medFEL 2022 is underway!

The 2022 edition of medFEL started on Wednesday at the Parc des Expositions of Perpignan. Supported by the region of Occitania/Pyrénées-Méditerranée and organized by SPAS and the regional agency of economic development Ad’Occ, medFEL is an event for professionals of the fruit and vegetable market to meet. For the occasion, some…

"Mallee AgTech summit is ready to deliver"

Practical demonstrations, workshops, speakers, trade stalls and farm tours will all be on offer at the 2022 Growing Smarter in the Mallee AgTech Summit. The summit is an initiative of the Mallee Regional Innovation Centre (MRIC) and will be held at Mildura’s SuniTAFE Smart Farm on Thursday May 5 and…

Plastic Bank’s David Katz to Keynote OPS 2022

Every year, more than eight million tons of plastic waste escapes into the world’s oceans. What if there was a platform to stop ocean plastic and help alleviate poverty through a global recycling ecosystem? That is the ambitious goal of Plastic Bank and its founder David Katz, who will offer a keynote…

To highlight the synergies of Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) and Radiant Energy Vacuum Dehydration (REV™)

Elea hosts a technology forum with EnWave

REV is a fast, low-temperature drying method that retains more of the raw product’s colour, flavour, and nutritional value. PEF induces electroporation, opening cell membranes…

Greenhouse grower ready to shine in home state for Viva Fresh

Village Farms Fresh looks forward to participating in the VIVA Fresh Expo in its home state of Texas this week.  Farming flavor forward Texas-grown tomatoes is a key value proposition for Village Farms Fresh to offer customers and that they can align with the company on. Village Farms Fresh is a proud member…

Produce retailers, suppliers to gather at IFPA Retail Conference

Retailers and their supply chain partners will gather near Chicago June 9-10 for the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) Retail Conference. There, they will discuss…

Online subscriptions to the International Cherry Symposium now open

Subscription for the International Cherry Symposium are coming in from all over the world and, in order to facilitate the participation of those who cannot make it to the Rimini Expo Center on May 4th, it will be possible to stream the event in both Italian and English. Anyone can attend the event simply…

Organic Produce Summit

New education session on organics, inflation and changing consumer behavior

“Organics in an Era of Inflation and Changing Consumer Behavior” will be the subject of the fourth educational session at the upcoming Organic Produce Summit 2022, featuring an exclusive sales analysis of organic fresh produce sales through the first half of 2022, and examining how consumer purchasing…

May Quality Summit highlights table grape industry

Hazel Technologies Inc. is hosting a Grape Quality Summit the first week of May. The one-hour event will be held on Friday May 6th and will feature speakers with expertise in the table grape category amidst the North American table grape season. Speakers will include Anne-Marie Roerink, founder and…

All international photos

PHOTO REPORT Fruit Logistica 2022

After two years and two months the fresh produce industry headed for Berlin for Fruit Logistica.The event got off to a subdued start on Tuesday but numbers started to build throughout the day, and Wednesday was noticeably busier. There were also less stand holder than normal with a few of the big names…

FreshPlaza will be back on Tuesday 19th April

The FreshPlaza team will be taking a short break for Easter, we will be back on Tuesday 19th April with all your news.

Happy Easter

SEPC creates Fresh Chefs Scholarship

The Southeast Produce Council is proud to announce its newest scholarship program – SEPC Fresh Chefs. This innovative program is open to full time college or secondary education student pursuing a degree in culinary arts or restaurant management. Each recipient of the SEPC Fresh Chefs Scholarship will…

The Fresh CrEd Podcast "Live” at Viva Fresh Expo

The Texas International Produce Association is proud to announce that this year, The Fresh CrEd podcast, featuring Craig Slate and Ed Bertaud, will be onsite performing interviews and providing commentary during a podcast that will span the duration of the Viva Fresh Expo on Saturday, April 23. “The…

CBI represented the 17 participants in their coaching program at Fruit Logistica.

European success for Central American fresh fruit and vegetable companies in Berlin

As for many companies in the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable sector, the decision whether to travel for the Berlin fair or not, was difficult to take.With still quite high Covid contamination figures, and travel restrictions in some of the Central American countries, many participants in the CBI export coaching…

Viva Fresh to host In Bloom women's event

The Texas International Produce Association In Bloom Women’s Committee proudly announces it is hosting Speak Easy: Real Women, Real Talk at Viva Fresh on Friday, April 22 from…

AGRITRADE, Expo & Conference holding its 20th edition in Guatemala in May

The 20th edition of the AGRITRADE, Expo & Conference platform is being planned to take place in May. It will serve to showcase the best exportable supply from Guatemala and the region, thereby helping promote agricultural development and boost exports. On this occasion, recognition will be given to…

3 Brazilian apple varieties first in 'new super sweet' category

SAMBOA the new brand for the 3 apple-sister varieties Luiza, Venice and Isadora

Rivoira Group presented at Fruit Logistica Berlin 2022 the long awaited brand concept for the future marketing of the 3 Brazilian apple varieties Luiza, Venice and Isadora. “Samboa” will be the brand name, aiming to position all three varieties at the point of sales 12 months of the year. The project…

Friday, 29 April 15:00-16:30 CET

Mini Symposium on Strawberry Quality

The strawberry world is continuously developing; from the introduction of new varieties to the development of innovative growing techniques. With these developments, the…

Photo report: fruit and vegetable exhibitors

Successful Empack 2022 held at new location

The packaging trade show, Empack, was held last week in the Netherlands. And for the first time in the Evenementenhal Gorinchem, after last year's event at Jaarbeurs Utrecht was canceled. Next year is Den Bosch's turn. On April 5-7, more than 250 exhibitors presented themselves to 5,500 visitors. People…

SEPC’s produce inspection training returns to Virtual Garden

The Southeast Produce Council received such positive feedback from its Produce Inspection Training course within the SEPC Virtual Garden in 2021 that it is returning for a…

Keynote speaker for Organic Produce Summit 2022 announced

As the grocery landscape continues evolving, developing a consistent shopping experience across all customer touch points and creating a seamless brand experience throughout…

The priority registration period to be an exhibitor at Fruit Attraction 2022 ends today

The priority registration period for being an exhibitor at Fruit Attraction 2022, which grants exhibitors the preferential right to choose a space within the fair, ends on…

New ripening products gain foothold in Australia

Phil & Leigh Cummin realized there was a problem in Australia. Fresh produce facilities had only one choice for ethylene application, and it wasn’t the one most ripeners in many parts of the world were using. Long-time experts on fruit ripening rooms and the ripening process of bananas and other tropical…

Fruit Logistica 2023 - 8 to 10 February

FL 2022 - 2000 exhibitors and 40,000 visitors

Fruit Logistica relaunched after a one-year, pandemic-induced break, bringing together over 40,000 quality buyers and trade visitors from around 130 countries, and more than…

World Avocado Congress NZ 2023 - Event Partners Announced

Less than a year from now, the world’s leading avocado growers and specialists will descend upon New Zealand for the 10th World Avocado Congress. Jen Scoular, CEO of New…

Amela tomato wins the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award

This year's Fruit Logistica Innovation Award (FLIA) went to the Amela tomato from Granada La Palma, Spain.  Over the course of two days, the trade visitors at Fruit Logistica were able to vote on who would win the prize. With around two-thirds of the votes cast, the Amela tomato was the clear winner of the competition…

July 12-14

Australia: Hydroponic Farmer's conference open for registration

The Hydroponic Farmers Federation Executive Committee are excited to announce that registrations are now open for the 12th Biennial HFF Conference being held from Tuesday 12th…

Next publication will be on Thursday

FreshPlaza is visiting Fruit Logistica!

After a year of absence, Fruit Logistica will take place in Berlin from Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 April. Due to Fruit Logistica, we will not publish a newsletter on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 April. The daily fresh produce newsletter will be published again on Thursday 7 April and on Friday 8 April we will…

Next newsletter on Thursday

FreshPlaza will be attending CPMA and Fruit Logistica this week

After a 2-year hiatus, CPMA's trade show will be held this week in Montreal, from April 5-7. At the same time, the FreshPlaza team will be visiting Fruit Logistica in Berlin.…

Juan Gonzalez Pita with Salix Fruits

"This Fruit Logistica edition feels like an exceptional opportunity to meet customers"

After two years of pivoting to all things interactive and Zoom-led, the produce industry is once again coming together in person. The annual Fruit Logistica is finally back in Berlin on April 5-7. “Meet on site again” is the global scenario set for the fresh fruit business and the show will welcome more…

FreshPlaza April Global Focus - South Africa

It's that time of year again when FreshPlaza shines a light on South Africa in our April Global Focus. It's been a tricky couple of years to say the least, and we are not out of the woods yet as this year has already been very challenging in terms of logistics and sharply rising input costs. The export…

CPMA announces Lifetime Achievement Award winner

The 2022 Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s Convention and Trade Show (CPMA 2022) taking place April 5-7, 2022 at the Palais des congrès in Montreal is only a week away.…

medFEL exhibition taking place in Perpignan France on 27 and 28 April

The next edition of medFEL, the essential meeting for the Fruit and  Vegetable sector in France will take place on April 27th and 28th in Perpignan Exhibition Center.Sponsored by…

PHOTO REPORT: Protected Cropping Australia Conference 2022

As this year's Protected Cropping Australia Conference comes to an end, the date and city have already been set for next year's event. PCA has announced that it will be in Brisbane from July 17-20, returning to Queensland after the last conference was on the Gold Coast in 2019. To view the Photo Report…

Camposol will focus on strengthening cooperation with year-round supply programs of avocados and blueberries

After Fruit Logistica 2021 had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, Camposol is even more pleased to be back with its own stand in Berlin for the 2022 edition. CEO José…

Omar Papi

React to the crisis by searching for clients in Uzbekistan and central Asia

The current crisis in Ukraine has not stopped the economy of central Asian countries nor the fairs that had already been planned. Omar Papi, manager at Futura, is in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) at Uzfood. "Uzfood, which is held in the Tashkent fair district (Uzbekistan), opened its doors on March 29, 2022. The…

Including digital and plant-based solutions

AgroFresh to showcase produce freshness innovations in Berlin

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. announced that it will be showcasing its products and solutions to global customers at the Fruit Logistica show in Berlin, from April 5 to April 7.…

CPMA show gives a chance to spotlight Envy and JAZZ apples

As the first in-person CPMA show in three years approaches, Oppy is eager to revisit Montreal, the eastern Canadian hub for its latest promotional efforts supporting premium Envy™ and JAZZ™ apple brands. Oppy is eager to revisit Montreal for its latest promotional efforts supporting premium Envy™ (above)…

Get a sneak peek of Oxin Growers' new box line at Fruit Logistica

"Over the past two years, we've heard many people saying, 'when we're allowed again'. Now, that time has indeed come, and we can meet at Fruit Logistica," says Sandra van der Veer, responsible for product and concept development at Oxin Growers. "At the last Fruit Logistica in 2020, Oxin Growers had newly…

Registration to participate in the 14th edition of Fruit Attraction 2022 is now open

The 14th edition of Fruit Attraction is set to take place in Madrid from October 4 to 6, 2022. Companies in the fruit and vegetable sector can now apply to participate in…

Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit Trade Congress on the 30th of March 2022

Southern Hemisphere Governments value fresh produce industry as key pillar to food security

With confirmation of Esteban Valenzuela, Agricultural Minister of Chile, Fernando Mattos Costa, Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries of Uruguay, David Littleproud,…

Technical tours during the cherry symposium

The beating heart of the International cherry symposium (May 2-6, 2022) will be the technical visits. The tours will be held on May 6, 2022 and one of them will be in the Vignola area (Modena), renowned for the production and commercialization of cherries. "It is a territory well known abroad as well for…

All-New iNTELLIPRO SAW

New fresh-cut technology solution launched

The Team at PROEX FOOD has been busy in 2022 preparing to launch a new line of equipment and technology solutions for fruit and vegetable processors and packers. “We are developing Intellipro, our new group of products here at ProEx Food, capable of data connectivity and other future digital features,”…

Berlin relaxes restrictions just in time for Fruit Logistica 2022

Exhibitors and trade visitors can now participate in Fruit Logistica, which will take place in Berlin from 5 to 7 April 2022, without any conditions.  "Meet onsite again" is the…

International fruit and vegetable producers to visit soon

Lan Handling organizes second edition Expert Days

Lan Handling Technologies in Halfweg will welcome dozens of international fruit and vegetable producers on 11 and 12 May. The End-of-Line edition of the Expert Days focuses on the latest trends and developments in the field of automation. In line with the theme "from packaging to palletising", various…

Grower owned COOP looks forward to reconnecting at CPMA

“To us, the CPMA convention is a coming out celebration. The last two years have been so difficult, and for everyone to come back together again, I’m genuinely excited about feeling that in-person energy again”, said Paul Driscoll of North Bay Produce COOP’s Canadian branch. “There’s been a lot of innovation…

Photo report London Produce Show 2022

This year’s London Produce Show looked quite a different to the previous editions which were held in the Grosvenor Hotel, in Park Lane. It had always been a boutique event which focussed on presenting companies to the UK retailers. The event took place in the London ExCel in conjunction with the…

Digital event takes to be held between 15:00-16:30 CET

Mini Symposium on Residue Analysis takes place 21st April

Residue analysis of fruits and vegetables are an important part of the food safety policies of the fresh produce supply chain. In addition to legal requirements, supermarkets have their own unique requirements. As measurement techniques develop, more pesticides can be detected at lower concentrations. As…

Diversity from Africa: Tropical fruits, fresh herbs and a large selection of vegetables

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) presents tropical fruits, fresh herbs and a large selection of vegetables – partly in organic quality – from its African partner countries at…

Organic Produce Summit 2022 announces third educational session

With greater emphasis and importance placed on sustainability efforts from organic growers and the grocery community, industry leaders will examine how the organic fresh produce industry is addressing the obstacles, opportunities and the future of sustainability in the third Organic Produce Summit 2022…

Belgian representation at Fruit Logistica 2022

Belgium will be represented at Fruit Logistica by 23 potato, fruit, vegetable, and fruit tree suppliers, three interprofessional organizations, and four cooperatives. From April 5 to 7, 2022, this delegation will be at the Flemish Agro- and Fishery Marketing Center's (VLAM)'s joint stand at this trade…

Photo report of fresh produce companies at Tavola 2022

From 20 to 22 March, Tavola took place in Kortrijk. More than 500 selected exhibitors could again show their best fresh and classic delicacies at Tavola this year. For the undersigned editor, there was therefore finally the opportunity again to make a photo reportage of the fresh produce and fresh…

October 21st-24th 2022 in Faro, Portugal - Eric Godard:

“All professionals of the sector are invited to the Open Golf of Fruit and Vegetables!”

After two editions canceled because of the Covid-19 crisis, the Open Golf of Fruit and Vegetables is back for a 29th edition in Faro, Portugal, where all professionals of the sector are invited, from October 21st to 24th. “The objective simply is to have a great time all together. Experienced golfers or…

The Onion and Carrot Conference returns on 29th November 2022

The Onion and Carrot Conference is back. The two associations have come together once again to bring you the 2022 Onion and Carrot Conference, representing two of the largest…

Global cherry market trends explored during March Quality Summit

Hazel Technologies, Inc. is hosting the Cherry Quality Summit at the end of this month. The one-hour event on Thursday March 31st will feature speakers with extensive knowledge of the cherry category amidst the 2022 global cherry season. Speakers include Desmond O’Rourke, founder and CEO of Belrose, Inc.…

James Miller -Chambers

"There has been a realignment of the products and pack sizes closer to pre-pandemic levels"

UK based fruit grower Chambers is back at Fruit Logistica this year, they will exhibit as part of the British stand in Hall 8.2. "As well as discussing our significant increase in berry production in the UK as well as Spain and Morocco, we will be promoting our packing facilities and logistics division…

Mexican table grape press conference goes virtual

The Mexican Table Grapes Growers Association is pleased to announce its virtual press conference to provide timely information to the fresh produce industry, friends,…

Photo report

France: Mixed report for SIVAL 2022

The International Plant Production Techniques Exhibition (SIVAL) closed its doors last Thursday after three days of discussions and meetings at this unique fair in France to propose a complete and efficient offer of materials and services for specialized plant productions: arboriculture, vegetable crops,…

'Westfalia’ shows its initiatives from water to packaging and plastics

As numerous industry players prepare to gather in Berlin for Fruit Logistica (5-7 April, 2022), the world’s leading trade fair for the fresh fruit industry, the Westfalia Fruit Group will be unveiling a collection of innovative initiatives as part of its drive towards sustainable production. Water…

Industrial market taking higher volumes of Polish apples than usual

The Polish apple season is still in full swing, but orders for long transit are just about to finish up. Prices have hardly changed since the beginning of the season, which is troublesome for Polish exporters, as costs have been anything but stable. As costs are increasing for energy, transportation as well…

SIVAL 2022: first impressions

SIVAL 2022 was originally scheduled for mid-January but the International Plant Production Techniques Exhibition, the only trade fair in France to offer a complete range of equipment and services for specialized plant production, was postponed to March 15th to 17th due to the Covid-19 crisis.  Yesterday marked the launch of this 2022…

Proseal versatility for fresh produce packaging on show

Tray sealing and packaging line specialist Proseal will be showcasing a range of its solutions tailored for fresh produce on stand A-04, Hall 3.1 at Fruit Logistica 2022. Proseal will exhibit its automatic in-line GT4s tray sealing machine and the recently launched CP3™ fully automatic case packing…

Viva Fresh announces winery tour addition

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) has announced the inaugural Viva Fresh Winery Tour in nearby Grapevine during this year’s event on April 21st, 2022.…

Empack Namur: The new hotspot for the packaging sector in Wallonia

With 19 editions already, Empack has become the big event for professionals to network and discover what is happening in Belgium’s packaging sector. A lot is happening and…

Pat Flynn - CHA

"Fruit Logistica is an important show for us as it is a major networking hub for the fresh produce industry"

The Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) in partnership withDepartment for International Trade will again be hosting the British pavilion at Fruit Logistica 2022. The stand holders consist of UK manufacturers, growers and service providers for commercial horticultural growers, wholesalers and…

Asia Fruit Logistica heads to Bangkok in 2022

Asia Fruit Logistica is moving to Bangkok for its 2022 edition from its traditional location in Hong Kong and takes place on 2-4 November 2022 at the Queen Sirikit National…

Key topics at the 2nd SHAFFE online Congress to be held on 30th of March, 2022:

Rising costs, logistical disruptions, sustainability requirements and the impact of the Russia/Ukraine conflict

SHAFFE, the Southern Hemisphere Association for Fresh Fruit Exporters will be hosting the 2nd Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit Trade Congress 2022 which will take place on the…

Juliet, Jean-Noël Carles:

"A Juliet apple tree to be won every day on our stand"

After a premature end in 2020 and a cancellation in 2021, the International Agricultural Show is back this year to the delight of visitors. This new edition of the show, which opened on February 26, is a celebration of old acquaintances. "The first weekend went very well. We were a little afraid that there…

April 21 and 22

Viva Fresh Open golf tournament to raise money for scholarships

The Texas International Produce Association says that this year’s Viva Fresh Open charity golf tournament will posthumously honor Ken Martin, founder of Rio Queen Citrus. The…

OPS 2022 educational session

“Private label vs. consumer brand: the competition for shelf space”

The continued growth of organic fresh produce has spurred a debate on the value of consumer brands compared to their private label counterparts—and its impact on overall sales. Private Label vs. Consumer Brand: The Competition for Shelf Space will explore the changing dynamics and challenges of…

Packaging as a pioneer - Transformation & Circular Economy

German Packaging Congress on May 17 and 18, 2022

Packaging as a pioneer in the transformation to a circular economyAt the German Packaging Congress on May 17 and 18, 2022, leaders and decision-makers from business, politics,…

Winter Leafy Days 2022:

"Making the difference, also in leafy crops"

"Last week, the Winter Leafy Days 2022 concluded successfully. During these two weeks, Enza Zaden held more than 50 customized meetings in their demo field located in El Albujón (Murcia), both physically and digitally, allowing customers from all around the world to take part in the event. Participants…

Avocado shipper introduces “Experience the Difference” campaign

Mission Produce Inc. has launched its “Experience the Difference” campaign, a year-long initiative to showcase the key advantages customers can experience with Mission through the company’s customer service, ripening and distribution, vertical integration and sourcing, value-added services and…

Avocado shipper makes debut at Southern Exposure

Westfalia Fruit USA announces its debut at SEPC’s Southern Exposure March 3-5, 2022. Established more than 85 years ago, Westfalia is a global, vertically integrated company with multiple countries of origin. Westfalia works with growers in each of its diverse growing regions to ensure high quality fruit…

Pepper grower shines spotlight on its varieties at SEPC

Bailey Farms, a grower-shipper of specialty peppers, highlights its unique varieties at Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure this week. The company is putting emphasis on its deliciously sweet BellaFina® peppers, Hotties® line and the success of its farm expansion in Florida. Its proprietary…

Syngenta’s “eat-it-all” cauliflower nominated for Fruit Logistica 2022 Innovation Award

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds has been nominated for a prestigious Fruit Logistica Innovation Award for the second consecutive edition of the premier industry event, spotlighting…

Spices & Herbs Global Expo at Macfrut (Italy, 4-6 May 2022)

For the first time in Europe, a trade fair dedicated to spices and herbs

On a global scale, spices are worth around 18-20 billion dollars, with an estimated growth rate of around +4/5% per year and can also represent a valid alternative for Italian fruit and vegetable companies. The topic was addressed during the press conference of the Macfrut Spices & Herbs Global Expo held…

Alice Gianola, Innatis

Innatis meets visitors at the International Agricultural Show (SIA) on the République des Pommes stand

For this 2022 edition of the International Agricultural Show, Innatis has spared no effort to showcase its apple varieties. "Visitors can come and meet us at our République des Pommes stand! We have set up a decor reminiscent of the town hall square with three mock walls, on which each apple is…

FreshPlaza March Global Focus - Australia and New Zealand

It's that time of year again when FreshPlaza shines a light on Australia and New Zealand in our March Global Focus. It's been a tricky couple of years to say the least, and we are not out of the woods yet as this year has already been very challenging in terms of logistics and labour supply and don't…

FreshPlaza's March special - Fruit Logistica

Soon it will be time to pack your suit case and head to Berlin again! After a long wait Fruit Logistica is on again from 5th until 7th April  and as always FreshPlaza are ready to highlight your companies and products in the lead up to the event. Do you have new products or innovations which you are taking…

Dina Abella, Blue Whale:

SIA 2022: A special "Reunion Edition"

The International Agricultural Show (SIA) began on Saturday. The entire industry has been waiting for this event, and is delighted to be able to get together again to meet the French visitors, who turned out in large numbers for the opening. "It is the reunion edition", reports Dina Abella of the company…

Next stop for berry shipper is Southern Exposure 2022

The Well•Pict trade show crew continues its tour of Florida as it heads to Orlando for the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure. Well•Pict says there are ample supplies of strawberries at present which will continue through March. Spring is right around the corner and the season marks the beginning…


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