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Maroc Telecom reveals its “smart greenhouse” at SIAM

At the 14th International Agricultural Show in Morocco (SIAM), Maroc Telecom revealed a preview of its “smart greenhouse”, a tool to improve agricultural production and…

Consequences of ‘faceless’ food supply chain:

Consumers warned of cyber security risks

According to experts, protecting the UK’s food supply chain from fraud and cyber attack should be the focus of a new ‘centre of excellence’. The challenge emerged at the latest Let’s Grow workshop which saw leaders working across the food supply chain meet at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) to…

Paul Moerdjiman, Axians, Mariëlle v.d. Berg, Prominent

Axians install I-Fresh at Prominent

At the start of March, Prominent successfully started using the I-Fresh by Axians software in its packaging companies, DC Prominent in De Lier and Prominent Maasland in Maasland. Both packaging companies are specialised in packing the tomatoes supplied by the Prominent growers. This project was carried…

Survey unearths ‘shopper frustration’

Growth in UK online grocery sales slowing down

In the UK, the growth in online grocery shopping is slowing. It is slowing amid consumer frustration about order problems and delivery charges, figures suggest. The number of Britons who shopped online for groceries dropped from 49% to 45% between 2016 and 2018, with 63% saying they had experienced an…

Saudi-Arabia: Haseel raises investment for mobile-only fruit and veg platform

Haseel, a Riyadh-based mobile-only fresh fruits and vegetables ecommerce platform, has raised an undisclosed sum of investment in a round led by Riyadh Taqnia Fund and joined by Vision Ventures and 500 Startups. A Riyadh-based information technology company Sure Technologies that itself had raised an…

Targeting apples and hops

US: CropLogic to open two new sales zones

Global agricultural technology group CropLogic Ltd has announced that its Washington State operations are underway this season with the first CropLogic realTime site set up…

Chinese vegetable consumers hungry for apps

Amid the rise of food delivery services in China, popular mobile phone apps are quickly reshaping the vegetable market in Beijing. A Beijing woman said she is too exhausted to go to the market after work and the vegetables by then are usually leftovers anyway. So, she now relies heavily on an app to…

Leading Hawke's Bay kiwi operation benefits from labour digital technology

A leading Hawke’s Bay’s kiwifruit grower is looking forward to far less paperwork and labour hassles this coming harvest season. With up to 140 contract workers at the peak of the season working over four orchards, 60 hectares, and with over 700,000 trays of fruit to be picked, managing labour and all…

Alliance for Food and Farming

Good results for AFF pesticide residue calculator

The Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF) is a non-profit organization comprised of both organic and conventional farmers in the US. The AFF has developed an online pesticide residue calculator to measure the safety of the most popular fruits and vegetables when it concerns pesticide levels. When…

NZ technology boosts Aussie mango operation

FreshPack software developed by New Zealand fresh produce software specialist, Radfords Software Limited, for Australian mango producer Piñata Farms, was instrumental in streamlining ripening and distribution operations during the 2018-2019 season. Radfords' product owner - multi produce, Bobby Barnes,…

Producer of blueberries optimizes distribution with H2O driverless AI

H2O.ai empowers Hortifrut to develop innovative distribution processes

H2O.ai, the open source leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), announced that its automatic machine learning platform, H2O Driverless AI, provides…

Looking for global distributors

Frigga releases real-time thermometers with even greater price-quality ratio

After enthusiastic feedback during the "2019 Frigga Product Press Conference" at the Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong on September 6th, 2019, Frigga continued their hard work during Fruit Logistica in Berlin last month. Frigga released the B9X-series real-time thermometers with even greater…

Technology to predict shelf-life of fresh produce

HDG are constantly exploring new possibilities to make the world more sustainable. In the food industry, the amount of food that is wasted on a worldwide scale reaches to…

Technological revolution at Polymer Logistics

The new corporate image of Polymer Logistics aims to reflect its technological nature. The firm, in fact, is investing in the development of new applications for the market. According to Beatriz Cosín, Business Development Manager of the company, "we have made an important commitment to functionality and…

Irritec's smart irrigation solutions

The lack of water and increasing food demand on a global scale have led to the need of rational irrigation systems all over the world. Agriculture is in fact the sector that uses the most water (up to 70-80%) and, even in humid areas, drought is a risk that could cause catastrophic consequences. "This is…

Harrij Schmeitz:

“Block chain isn’t just a technique, it gives complete transparency”

Block chain is the buzzword of 2019. Everyone’s talking about it, everyone thinks it’ll change the world, but what actually is block chain? Is the hype surrounding block chain justified? Harrij Schmeitz explains it to us, but also puts it in a different perspective: transparency. Transparency is becoming…

Masseria Fruttiorssi's innovative sensors in the pomegranate fields

The company Masseria Fruttirossi keeps investing in its pomegranate plantations. With its 280 hectares, the Apulian company, recognized as the leading Italian producer of pomegranates, has installed sophisticated kits with advanced sensors and solar powered batteries, to measure environmental, plant and…

Steven Doesburg:

“Making innovations accessible to every food company”

In November 2017, Steven Doesburg joined Schouw Informatisering as commercial manager, and he is responsible for product development. When he started, he immediately announced he’s not the type to just mind the shop. He wasn’t exaggerating. With the speed of a 5G network, he and the rest of the MT…

UK: Scientists work on tech to 'smell' when produce goes off

Scientists in the UK are working to develop new technology which will be able to ‘smell’ when fruit or vegetables are going off. Their aim is to potentially save tonnes of waste; waste advisory body WRAP claims 1,200,000 tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables are needlessly wasted each year. Now, a…

Slyce debuts visual search solutions for Grocery retailers

Over the last few years, visual search has become known as a tool to find celebrity fashion and hard-to-describe decor. Now the camera technology is ready for its next retail sector: Grocery. At the 2019 Shoptalk retail conference in Las Vegas, Slyce is debuting how visual search is capable of solving a…

A software for the management of flows in fresh produce companies

There are many solutions available, but it is best to choose the right software to achieve better results, especially if you need to manage an entire chain. This is what Agronica offers in terms of IT platform. "Our better-known product is GIAS Fresh&Food for the management of the entire fresh…

To implement production software traceNET-Production & LiveApp

Pakstation Venlo / Weyers joins forces with activeIT

Pakstation Venlo / Weyers, operator of one of the largest packing stations for fruit and vegetables in Venlo (Holland), has decided to move into the future with the production…

Rotterdam and Maersk working together for Port Call Optimization

In a statement, the Port of Rotterdam has revealed that a pilot scheme of its online communication platform Pronto has significantly reduced the number vessels experiencing delays during bunkering activities. Pronto helps to prevent bottlenecks and enables the optimization of port calls at the Port of…

California marketing and design firm wins awards for work with produce companies

TMD Creative, an international marketing and design firm, announced the company has been honored by several award competitions for their work with companies in the fresh food and agriculture industries, including Ocean Mist Farms, Taylor Farms, the California Agriculture Leadership Foundation, Del Rey…

Computer program aids food safety experts with pathogen testing

Cornell scientists have developed a computer program, Environmental Monitoring With an Agent-Based Model of listeria (EnABLe), to simulate the most likely locations in a processing facility where the deadly food-borne pathogen listeria monocytogenes might be found. Food safety managers may then test…

Klaus Josef Lutz, BayWa AG:

"Lack of digital infrastructure endangers competitiveness of German farmers"

Klaus Josef Lutz, CEO of BayWa AG, is appealing to the German federal government to tackle the urgently needed digital infrastructure in with full force. On the occasion of…

Chilean blueberry farm where blockchain enters the food chain

Victor Edmundo Moller grows delicious blueberries in Chile. To produce and ship the best berries most efficiently, he has employed Naturipe, a farmer owned grower-shipper. The harvesters in Moller’s fields stick QR codes on crates of berries they’ve picked. While in the field, their crates are weighed…

Juan Gonzalez Pita:

“Salix Marketplace won't suffer from ‘empty restaurant syndrome’”

In recent years there have been various initiatives to further digitise trade but online platforms have had various negative results. Juan Gonzalez Pita, founder of Salix Fruit, has now accepted that challenge. Why does he think he can set up a successful trade platform where others have failed? Juan…

Technology for consumers to use smartphones to analyze nutritional data, ingredients and freshness of food

Osram Opto Semiconductors , one of the three leading companies in the global lighting sector, is currently the only one developing a technology that, thanks to near-infrared spectroscopy based on LED technology (the so-called NIRED), will enable consumers to use their smartphones to analyze the…

Arizona produce distributor implements software upgrade

Willie Itule Produce is a family-owned Arizona produce distributor that opened its warehouse doors in 1979. Now, with the changing needs of their customers, Willie Itule…

Colruyt develops an audio shopping list

Belgians have the habit of making a list of the products they need before going to the supermarket. Now, they will not need to carry around their piece of paper anymore, only…

Intel announces Connected Logistics Platform

Intel announced the Intel Connected Logistics Platform (Intel CLP), a cost-effective internet of things (IoT) solution enabling users to monitor the condition and location of assets in any environment throughout the supply chain. There is a strong need for transparency and integrity throughout the supply…

Greek kiwi grower launches cloud database

Zeus kiwi is proud to announce the launch of its new cloud database. zCore is a cloud-based software system developed in house by the Zeus IT department. It provides sophisticated data for every plot controlled by the PO. The software allows Zeus agronomists to organize, manage and monitor every Zeus…

Reducing give-away with smart software

In recent years there has been a development in the weighing of product. Growers are weighing less and less themselves, and the quantity of temporary labor is increasing by the year. Practice shows that control on labor and product is of paramount importance for many companies. However, LRE Weegtechniek…

Next generation FlashLink Real-Time Mini Loggers to be showcased in Berlin

DeltaTrak will be featuring the next generation FlashLink Real-Time Mini Loggers at Fruit Logistica 2019, Hall 23 / A-17, from February 6 to 8, 2019, at the Berlin ExpoCenter…


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