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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…

Photo-report

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…

Huelva's IV International Berry Congress will be held on September 15 and 16

On September 15 and 16, Casa Colon will once again host a new edition of Huelva's International Berry Congress. The president and the manager of Freshuelva, Alberto Garrocho…

September 9, 2021

Argentinian Chamber of Integrated Cherry Producers to celebrate Cherry Day 2021

A new edition of the Cherry Day, organized by the Argentinian Chamber of Integrated Cherry Producers (CAPCI), is planned to take place on September 9 from 09:00 am in…

FreshPlaza September Special - Fruit Attraction

As trade fairs start to take place in person again in Europe  FreshPlaza will be will be featuring Fruit Attraction in our September special. The event will take place 5 to 7 October in Madrid, Spain. Are you attending the event? Do you have new products or innovations to launch at the event, or do you want…

German Fruit & Vegetable Congress 2021: Strong presence of the food retail sector

The countdown is on. In just 14 days it will be time; the 11th German Fruit & Vegetable Congress will take place. As usual, it will take place at the CCD Düsseldorf. As a…

September 6th-10th, 2021

France: 20th Organic World Congress will be held in Rennes

Organized every 3 years, the Organic World Congress will be held in France this year, at the Couvent des Jacobins in Rennes, from September 6th to 10th, under the patronage of…

PND

The importance of attending fairs

PND will attend the next edition of Macfrut in Rimini, the B2B event that is much-anticipated by the fresh produce chain.  "We have been attending Macfrut for years, it is an unmissable occasion to get to know the sector better, strengthen our relationships, discover what is new and understand what our buyers want,"…

Class 26 of the Produce Industry Leadership Program announced

Yesterday, United Fresh Produce Association announced the members of the 2021-2022 United Fresh Produce Industry Leadership Program Leadership Class 26. United Fresh introduced the 12 members of Class 26 during a live webinar, which included a celebration of Class 25, before they graduate next month at…

The British Leafy Salad Association announces return of Demonstration Day for 2021

"The 2020 event had to be held virtually due to the pandemic, but we are pleased to announce that this year’s event will take place in person. The 2021 demonstration event is…

Education session OPS 2021

“What lies ahead for e-commerce?”

The growth of online/direct-to-consumer purchasing and the opportunities for organic fresh produce companies to play an increasing role in its future will be the subject of the fourth educational session at the Organic Produce Summit, next month in Monterey, CA. “What Lies Ahead for E-Commerce?” will…

Biogya has confirmed its presence at Macfrut

Varietal research and development underpin success for seed companies

When it comes to marketing products with high productivity and quality, continuous research and varietal development play a key role for the Italian company Biogya. Diablo F1, the oxheart that embodies all the characteristics of tradition, but with a modern twist. These pillars are the basic requirements…

Friday, August 27

First annual Avocado Quality Summit

Hazel Technologies, Inc. is launching its first virtual Avocado Quality Summit. A one-hour event will be held Friday August 27th and feature keynote speakers from across the industry discussing avocado trends and quality research throughout the supply chain. The event will begin with a data analytics…

Mediterranean team of Tradin Organic participates in Cibus 2021

"We are really excited to meet our customers and partners in person again"

Following a long time of no tradeshows and physical events, the Mediterranean team of Tradin Organic, Roberta De Lorentiis and Gabriele Giancardi, are excited to attend Cibus 2021 in Parma, Italy. Tradin Organic is a global leader in organic raw material and ingredients sourcing and supplying. "As a…

Innovation, research, and technology at Fruit Attraction 2021

Fruit Attraction 2021, which will be held in person from October 5 to 7, is working on new innovation, research, and technology areas. These three areas will be brought…

Influencer tapped to emcee 2021 wellness festival

Lori Taylor, founder and CEO of The Produce Moms™, will once again appear at The Wellness Experience by Kroger® in Cincinnati, Friday, August 20, 2021, this time as a featured…

"Looking Back and Building Forward"

Cool Logistics Global 2021 to take place online

COVID19 continues to create an uncertain and volatile situation for international industry gatherings and business travel. As the world strives to re-open and allow people,…

The exposition takes place between 8-10 October, 2021

Shanghai International Fruit Exposition will open its doors to the public in October

The Shanghai Covid-19 prevention team announced on the 16th of August that the city meets all the national requirements for prevention and containment, and they therefore…

Los Cabos, Baja California Sur

Mexican Association of Protected Horticulture will get together on September 1-3

In two weeks, the 13th edition of AMHPAC’s (Mexican Association of Protected Horticulture) annual convention will take place in Los Cabos, Mexico. The event was born from the need of growers to meet and conduct business together. It is aimed at national and international leaders of the fruit and…

SEPC announces recipients of the 2021 Lifetime Membership Award

The SEPC is proud to honor two gentlemen with the SEPC Lifetime Membership Award. Left to right: Steve Pinkston, Frank Swanson. Steve PinkstonSteve Pinkston is a produce professional with more than 40 years in the industry. He retired as of June 15th, 2021 but prior to retirement, Pinkston was director…

Investigative journalist keynote presenter for OPS 2021

Investigative journalist and author Larissa Zimberoff has been confirmed as keynote presenter at the fifth annual Organic Produce Summit (OPS), slated for September 15-16 in Monterey, CA. Zimberoff will deliver a Ted-style talk on how “new food” is disrupting the food industry and what the organic sector…

British Carrot Growers Association Demonstration Day 2021 returns as in-person event

The organisation for the event is in full swing to ensure that the 2021 event is bigger and better than ever. Returning as an in-person event, the 2021 event will be held near…

OPS 2021 education session

The growth of CEA—what’s real and what’s hype?

The flourishing development of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) and how retailers and consumers view this emerging segment of fresh produce production, will be the topic of an educational session at Organic Produce Summit 2021. 'The Growth of CEA—What’s Real and What’s Hype from a Retail and…

VSSE e.V. / Jürgen Rösner

Trade fair duo expoSE & expoDirekt in Karlsruhe from 17 to 18 November 2021

Anniversary trade fair duo already has 250 exhibitors from 10 countries

Some 250 exhibitors from 10 countries have already registered for trade fair duo expoSE & ExpoDirekt 2021. From November 17 to 18, 2021, the industry will meet at the 25th expoSE - Europe's largest meeting place for the asparagus and berry sector - and the 10th expoDirekt - Germany's largest trade fair…

TSI Italy at the first Open Day in Veneto

 TSI Italia's top management is extremely satisfied with the first Veneto Open Day of the seeds company, which in recent years has carried out a number of trials for the production areas of central and southern Italy (see Freshplaza of 06/25/2021) and northern Italy. Hence, the activation of the R&D department…

Shanghai International Fruit Expo has been postponed

According to the requirements of the Shanghai Public Security Bureau and the Shanghai Epidemic Prevention Office, on July 31, for the large-scale events in Shanghai, while…

East Maitland, New South Wales

Broccoli, cauliflower and Romanesco on offer

Farmers Matthew and Liam Dennis have fields of broccoli, cauliflower and Romanesco, but they have nowhere to sell them, as the restaurants they supply in Sydney and the Hunter…

28 September – 1 October

Syngenta Fields of Innovation open again in the Netherlands

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds announced today the dates for its Fields of Innovation event, taking place on 28 September – 1 October in the Netherlands. This year’s event will offer attendees the option to attend in person or virtually, utilizing technologies to experience the very best that Syngenta…

World Fresh Forum to be held in four sessions from September 6 to 10

Networking space to take advantage of opportunities in Brazil, Ukraine, South Korea and Belarus

The World Fresh Forum will be held in the framework of Fruit Attraction for the fifth consecutive year. It will be devoted to presenting the current business opportunities and…

Trade fair duo expoSE & expoDirekt from 17.11.2021 to 18.11.2021 in Karlsruhe, Germany

Anniversary trade fair duo in Germany will host around 260 exhibitors from ten countries

Around 260 exhibitors from ten countries have already registered for the trade fair duo expoSE & ExpoDirekt 2021. From 17 to 18 November 2021, the industry will meet at the 25th expoSE – Europe's largest meeting place for the asparagus and berry sector – and the 10th expoDirekt – Germany's largest trade…

Opinions of firms exhibiting at Fruit Attraction 2021:

"We promote participating while remaining cautious. Being present is fundamental"

The many professionals that make up the entire value chain of the global fruit and vegetable sector will have the opportunity to meet again in Madrid after a long break due to the global COVID-19 health crisis. Fruit Attraction will hold a special edition, which will once again offer the sector the…

First China Mango Industry Conference taking place in Baise

On July 19, the 2021 China Mango Industry Conference started in Tiandong County, Baise City, Guangxi. More than 400 people including well-known experts and scholars in the field across China, persons in charge of relevant departments, and representatives of production, sales, and processing companies…

FreshPlaza is taking a summer break

The FreshPlaza team are taking a summer break. We will be back on Monday August 9th to bring you all latest news in the fresh produce world.

July 29, 2021

Webinar shares retail insights about Hass avocado shoppers

Steven Muro, president and founder of Fusion, will share his expertise and industry knowledge during a live webinar from the Hass Avocado Board (HAB) on Thursday, July 29,…

PotatoEurope Netherlands outdoor exhibition 1-2 September 2021 to be cancelled

Due to the current developments in regard to the coronavirus pandemic in the Netherlands and the associated lack of official approval from Dutch authorities to hold the event,…

Organic Produce Summit

Albertson’s Co-Chairman Jim Donald headlines keynote presentations

Jim Donald, Albertson’s Co-Chairman, will be a featured keynote presenter at the fifth annual Organic Produce Summit (OPS), joining retail industry veteran Kevin Coupe for a provocative and engaging conversation about the future of the food industry, and the role organics will play for consumers and the…

UPM Avocado & Citrus Forum 2021 kicks off August 17th

The season for avocados from Mexico in the European market is off to a strong start and the citrus season is in full swing. UPM will connect buyers and sellers in the second…

New Texas youth networking group hosts first event

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) has formed a new networking group called Y-TIPA. This committee is specifically for TIPA members under the age of 35. The focus is on building connections, networking and providing education to the newest generation of fresh produce industry…

Sunset® celebrates double award win

Sunset® is celebrating a double win for two of its newest products at the Superior Taste Awards presented by the International Taste Institute in Brussels, Belgium. Sunset…

HM.Clause and Hazera hosted melon and watermelon fresh chain solution event in Murcia

From 6 to 8 July, HM.Clause and Hazera, two vegetable seed companies, organized a private event especially focusing on melon and watermelon fresh chain solutions in Spain (Murcia). HM.Clause and Hazera are business units of Limagrain, an international agricultural co-operative group specializing in field…

Friday, July 16

Apple Quality Summit focuses on variety & variability

Hazel Technologies, Inc., announces its July virtual Apple Quality Summit. A one-hour event will be held on Friday July 16th, the summit will feature keynote speakers from across the industry ahead of the 2021 North American apple season. The event will include a category trends presentation lead by…

85% of the space is already reserved

Good participation rate for the next edition of Fruit Attraction

The reservation of spaces to participate as an exhibitor in the next edition of Fruit Attraction is going at a good pace, as 85% of the space has already been reserved. In…

To support the Lancang-Mekong cooperation

Pagoda Group co-organizes the first Lancang-Mekong Fruit Festival in 2021

The first Lancang-Mekong Fruit Festival kicked off in Beijing recently. The event was hosted by the Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, organized by the Foreign Economic Cooperation Center, and co-organized by Lancang-Mekong Agricultural…

Virtual strawberry picking event connects Japanese farm with big city folks in Osaka

A virtual strawberry picking event connecting a strawberry greenhouse here at an altitude of about 1,000 meters with Namba SkyO, a commercial complex in Osaka's Minami entertainment district, was held in late June. The online event aimed to allow people in urban areas to enjoy time in nature while…

PotatoEurope 2021 scientific symposium program announced

The PotatoEurope organisation proudly announces the program of the scientific symposium that will take place during the opening day of potato trade fair PotatoEurope. An…

Kronen hosts International Online Customer Days 2021 from October 4 to 7

There will be novelties and live machine demonstrations on the agenda of this purely virtual Customer Days hosted by the family-owned company from Kehl at the Rhine. Participants from all over the world will be able to acquire a great deal of expertise through specially selected online workshops. In…

Registration opens for this month’s PMA Foodservice conference

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) opened registration for the 2021 Foodservice Conference and Expo taking place in Monterey, CA from July 21-22 2021. With a compact…

Fruitobox, the online fruit and vegetable fair, presents a new image and improvements in functionalities

Established less than a year ago, Fruitobox is the only online specialized fruit and vegetable fair that operates throughout the year. It was created with the aim of helping producers, importers, exporters, the auxiliary and logistics industries to establish safe and fruitful relationships that allow…


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