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"Maersk Spot radically simplifies the buying experience for our customers"

Maersk has expanded its product offering with Maersk Spot. Fully digitally enabled, the new online product provides customers a cargo loading guarantee at a fixed price…

Walmart China takes on food safety with VeChainThor Blockchain technology

On June 25, in combination with Walmart China, China Chain-Store & Franchise Association (CCFA), PwC, Inner Mongolia Kerchin Co., Ltd., and VeChain, the Walmart China Blockchain Traceability Platform, built on the VeChainThor Blockchain, was announced at the 2019 China Products Safety Publicity Week…

"IoT technology is becoming more important in the fruit and veg sector"

In the fruit and vegetable industry, control of temperature is an important factor. Elitech is an American company focused on the real-time temperature monitoring in the food, medicine and fresh products industry. They see that: "The Internet of Things" (IoT) technology has become a recognized future…

New monitoring system for Hass avocado cultivation in Peru

The National Telecommunications Research and Training Institute of the National University of Engineering (Inictel-UNI) has developed an electronic system and a mobile…

Northwest producer pleased with software system move

Caruso Produce is a supplier of fruits and vegetables in the Oregon and Washington region. Since starting business in 1945, the Caruso family said it prides itself on…

Frigga is looking for retailers across the globe to work together for mutual benefit

China: Frigga announces assets management solution for real-time monitoring in a push for true AI

Frigga announced multi-lingual support for their real-time monitoring solutions last month, as well as the launch of their mobile app Frigga Track. These innovations were well-received in the Chinese market and overseas. Frigga came up with another important announcement this month. The company announced…

New Zealand research on AI for horticulture

A new research institute in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty will pool common expertise and apply artificial intelligence (AI) to solving industry challenges. PlantTech is a…

Uzbekistan a new frontier for Futura

"Uzbekistan is representing a new and increasingly interesting frontier for Futura, a company that manufactures small-medium sized sorting systems. Four new lines are about to be tested for a company growing peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers in greenhouses. Between 12th and 14th June 2019, Futura will take…

Updated online PrimusGFS3 Training launched

The Produce Nerd has launched an online PrimusGFS Version 3 Training. The company said this online training is garnered towards auditees that are: In need of a full PrimusGFS…

VDH

New generation fruit regulator on the market

The MC2-FC regulator is VDH's third generation fruit regulator. It has the latest technological and innovative features. Included here is a touchscreen for a comprehensive readout. There are also fast, efficient, accurate processors and ethernet. This ethernet is used for fast, stable communication. The…

Cognitive agriculture tool goes global

IBM launches Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture

IBM’s Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture aims to combine predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, weather data, and Internet of Things sensors to give farmers insights on ploughing, planting, spraying, and harvesting. IBM hopes that this platform will improve the future of food and crop years…

Christiaan Rijnhout, Roamler:

"New monitor gives weekly insight into Dutch, Belgian, German, and British hard discounters' fruit and veg sales"

Dutch information technology company, Roamler, has been offering a service to retailers and trading companies for years now. They provide these businesses with detailed information and photos. Roamler does this using a smartphone community. In this way, growers, exporter, and retailers are kept directly…

"Our tool allows you to collect your quality control data from grower to final customer"

"In this industry of constant progression it is hard to keep track of your workflow. You want to improve your position, while facing a growing demand for perfect production. Too many hours are going into recording data and informing your partners, leaving you with little time to establish a real…

The Colombian company expands its activity to Mexico and Brazil

Frubana expands its business

Frubana, the Colombian online platform for the sale of fruits and vegetables that seeks to connect the field directly with restaurants through technology, will soon expand to Mexico and Brazil. Fabian Gómez, its creator, spoke about how he grew up in a family of farmers who produced fruit in Usiacuri (Atlantico). There he…

FruitsApp gets three major upgrades

FruitsApp is a B2B marketplace for the fresh produce industry, giving the possibility to the producers and exporters of fruit and vegetable and the buyers and importers from…

Silvia Janssen, CEO Service2Fruit:

“Eventually we’d like to be the largest fresh produce E-platform in Europe”

Since she was appointed CEO of Service2Fruit earlier this year, the exploitation and continued professionalisation of the platform and the opportunities it offers has been one of the core tasks of Silvia Janssen-Voorbij. This will be focused on both the vertical and the horizontal broadening of the…

Smartphone App to help consumers make ethical purchases

Launched in April 2019, myLabel is a new mobile application that allows you to evaluate whether the products you buy are in line with your convictions. Several analytical…

New software system "ThermoDAN" will be presented at transport logistic

M3 software monitors the cold chain

Together with ESYS GmbH and under the name "ThermoDAN", the Dr. Malek Software company will be presenting a mobile data logger for recording temperature values ​​in transport containers at the transport logistic trade fair in Munich (June 4 to 7). The ThermoDAN complements the telematics solution M3…

US research and advisory company Gartner:

"Grocery retailers take lead on blockchain adoption"

According to US research and advisory company Gartner, 20% of the top ten global grocers will use blockchain for food safety and traceability by 2025. Joanne Joilet, Senior Research Director at Gartner: “Blockchain can help deliver confidence to their customers, and build and retain trust and loyalty.…

Radfords brings technology to the market floor

Radfords Software, a fresh produce software provider in New Zealand, has secured a contract with Australia's Red Rich Fruits which will see its proprietary FreshPack system…

Frigga real-time monitoring solutions supported in multiple languages

The Frigga real-time monitoring equipment B9-Series was one of the star products introduced during Fruit Logistica in Berlin last February. This product series has great price-quality ration and received positive feedback in Chinese and overseas markets. The team of Frigga added another layer to the…

Tzone Digital

Multi-use temperature and humidity dataloggers improve monitoring efficiency

In recent years, the worldwide import and export volumes have increased. According to Frank Liao from Tzone Digital Technology Co., Ltd. (hereafter referred to as “Tzone Digital”), the growth rate of import and export business volumes vary from region to region: “We are a professional temperature…

Supply chain of fruit vegetables mapped by data scientists

Vegetables, like every other product, follow a supply chain that moves produce from where it's grown to where it's used. That supply chain can be tracked through data, and…

Smart tech helps Indian farmers reduce foodwaste and boost income

Harnessing smartphone technology so that Indian farmers make better business decisions could help to tackle the sustainable cooling challenge facing India and the wider world,…

Tracking in Italy, France, China and Spain

Carrefour to use blockchain for tracking origin of products

In Italy, the use of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology continues to gain traction. Therefore French supermarket group Carrefour is strongly committed to technological innovation in tracking over 20 of its 300 branded products in its supply chain, and plans to achieve tracking of origin (place of…

Carrefour: ‘20% of all in-house products traceable via blockchain by the end of 2019’

Carrefour has implemented blockchain pilots in six countries, including France, Italy, Spain, and China. Customers can access information about the origin of the product…

Turkey: Industry 4.0 is the key to agricultural development

Hi-tech is increasingly becoming part of agriculture. The use of Industry 4.0 in agriculture increases productivity, quality and profits. It eases the analysis of data and automation in order to achieve the highest productivity. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in order to meet…

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,…


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