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How Capespan is conquering the technology tsunami

Most ERP projects do not succeed in one go

Many companies are anxious to take a new ERP system into use. Capespan is certainly not afraid to jump in and invest in a new system. This Belgian company has invested in a new system that has been implemented in seven countries already. Impossible? Tom Quets, CIO of Capespan told participants at the…

Assortment adjusted per region thanks to data

“We can do nothing without data”

The Dutch supermarket chain, Jumbo, has expanded rapidly in the last decade. This chain currently has a market share of about 20%. This increase is partly due to take-overs. However, even without the effect these acquisitions have had, this chain of supermarkets has grown. Data is becoming increasingly important, even for supermarkets. But, how…

Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development:

"The digital revolution is advancing too slowly in the agricultural sector"

The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, has argued that the digitization of the primary sector should be taking place at a faster pace, so…

Specialty produce supplier joins e-commerce platform

Frieda’s has been selected as one of the specialty produce suppliers for Sysco Corporation’s e-commerce platform, Supplies on the Fly (SOTF). Sysco is a seller, marketer and…

University of Chicago research:

Massive improvement made on crop loss simulations

Droughts or heat waves can of course have devastating consequences for farmers, but these fluctuations in crop yields can send shock waves through local and global food…

Netherlands: Pommeron platform to connect farmer and customer

Although productivity has always been central within Dutch agriculture, at present, other aspects of food production are receiving increasingly more attention. One of the more problematic aspects is the length of current supply chains, For this, the Pommeron platform seeks to find a solution. Pommeron is an initiative…

Searching global retailers

Frigga promotes real-time temperature monitor with better quality-price ratio

Frigga presented a star product in real-time temperature monitoring—the A90—at the 2018 Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong and the 2019 Frigga Systems Global Product Announcement in Hong Kong on September 6th, 2018. Last month, Frigga promoted the magnificent B90/B91 and 3G monitors with great…

Compensating for trucking shortages

Software to make supply chains more efficient

Transporters of consumer packaged goods (CPG), grocers as well as restaurants are all grappling with an increasingly tight trucking market that has led to supply chain issues…

Fuji apples digitalised using blockchain for global trade transparency

SunMoon Food Company (“SunMoon”), a global distributor and marketer of high-quality fruits and vegetables, has successfully implemented the digitalisation of its premium Fuji…

Newmafruit and LinkFresh partner up

LinkFresh, provider of supply chain solutions for the fresh produce industry, has announced that Newmafruit, one of the UK’s largest top fruit operations, has selected…

IBM and Maersk struggling to find blockchain shipping partners

Not so long ago, shipping giant Maersk and tech provider IBM set up TradeLens, their distributed ledger technology platform for supply chains. Then, ten months ago, the…

CBSA to Test IBM and Maersk Blockchain Platform

On October 25th, IBM and A.P. Moller-Maersk announced that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will trial run a blockchain-based digital shipping service jointly…

Crop Tracker partners with Cucumber Ltd.

Croptracker is pleased to announce its upcoming partnership with New Zealand-based digital technology company Cucumber Ltd, with offices in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty. As part of a three-year…

AgroFresh showcases IoT platform for produce freshness

The fresh produce supply chain now has end-to-end visibility for logistics management, as a result of AgroFresh Solutions, Inc.'s  FreshCloud™ Transit Insights. One of the first…

Streamlining and cutting down on waste

Afresh Technologies uses AI to optimize fresh food stocking

For standard grocery stores, fresh food is a double-edged sword. It’s one of the main reasons that customers still prefer food shopping in physical stores instead of online,…

New data loggers introduced at PMA

DeltaTrak will introduce the next generation FlashLink Mini PDF In-Transit Logger at PMA Fresh Summit, Booth 1562, October 19 - 20, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando Florida. According to Frederick Wu, President and CEO of DeltaTrak, “The FlashLink Mini PDF has been upgraded to…

Dutch fresh produce company hot on Instagram

NJ Witkamp BV is very active on Instagram. “We put photos of our products on our Instagram and on our story every day. Because we started using Instagram, we now have 760 customers who see our activities every day, and the number of customers is still growing. Every day, we have dozens of new followers…

Port of Dover: Sanderson Group IT solutions chosen for new Refrigerated Cargo Terminal

Sanderson Group has been appointed to supply the Warehouse Management and Cargo Terminal Management software for the new Refrigerated Cargo Terminal (RCT) as another step in…

App prevents heat illness for farm workers

On Sunday, October 7, Apple demonstrated its Apple Watch heat based capabilities by featuring "Calor", a new app aimed at protecting rural farm workers toiling in summer fields picking the nation's fruits and vegetables. Calor, conceptualized and created by 18-year-old Faith Florez, alerts farm workers about their…

New digital marketing service

Fruit Attraction is offering exhibitors a new Digital Marketing service, which will allow them to impact the Fair's digital community and its database two weeks before the start of the event and during the event. The DIGITAL MARKETING PACKAGE service will allow the first 25 exhibitors who contract it to expand their reputation, convert leads,…

Ukraine: Using Bitcoin to pay for carrots and tomatoes in Kiev market

Ukraine is taking its first steps towards the general adoption of cryptocurrencies by accepting payment with 13 digital currencies in one of the central markets in its capital, Kiev. Transactions will be carried out through Paytomat, an Estonian cryptocurrency payment processor, which is facilitating the payment of…

Compac's new sizer simulator aims to improve productivity of packhouses

Compac has launched the Sizer Simulator, a simulation tool which enables fruit and vegetable packhouses to upskill operators and prepare for incoming fresh produce batches. Sizer Simulator also enables users to optimize packing efficiency by extracting maximum performance from existing equipment. This innovation means that…


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