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Processed fruit and vegetables

Tajikistan’s Sughd region achieves record fresh apricot exports

The fresh apricot export season in the Sughd region of the Republic of Tajikistan has come to a close with record figures. In the first six months of this year, more than 3.6…

Spain's biggest subtropical crop traders are based in the municipality of Velez-Malaga

Reyes Gutiérrez, one of Spain's main avocado and mango export companies, has expanded its facilities in the Parque Tecnoalimentario of the Costa del Sol-Axarquía, located in the municipality of Vélez-Málaga, with the acquisition of a new 3,174 square meter plot. This has required an investment of 411,480…

New snack line introduced by Naturipe Farms

Naturipe is introducing a line of snacks which pair berries and fruit with cheese and nuts. Health, convenience and snacking are three components that continue to grow rapidly in the produce business, the company said, adding that demand grows as consumers focus on healthier, convenient options. Naturipe…

Mexico's Melon Project will have a new location to process products

According to councillor Margarita Medina, the Melon Project cooperative society of the town of Matamoros, in the state of Coahuila, will have new facilities to manually…

Mann Packing details work on new Caulilini baby cauliflower line

Caulilini, the packaged baby cauliflower florets made its debut last June at the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2019 Convention & Expo in Chicago. However, the project started three and half years before, at a somewhat less auspicious gathering: A typical end-of-season barbecue in Salinas,…

Mr. Avocado cooperates with US Grimmway

Chinese Mr. Avocado promotes baby carrot snacks in China

Mr. Avocado is a pioneer in the Chinese avocado market and has a strategic cooperation agreement with one of the world's largest carrot producers and distributors: Grimmway Farm. The two parties will work together to promote baby carrot snacks in China. A product which already entered the Chinese market…

Les Rives de l’Aveyron: from the orchard to the bottle

In Albias, between Montauban and Monteil, Les Rives de l’Aveyron is settled among the orchards of apples, pears and kiwis. The small family business has come a long way since its creation, three generations earlier. Olivier Thibaut, expert in communication and graphic designer, joined his father Bertrand…

Packaging and formula updates for caramel apple products

Concord Foods has announced packaging and formula updates for the Concord Fresh Success Caramel Apple Wrap as well as the Caramel Apple Kit with M&M’S candies, both of which are currently available at retail stores. The company said it reformulated its Fresh Success Caramel Apple Wrap with a recipe…

San Miguel Produce moves to new facility

San Miguel Produce, Inc. has announced the move to a new state-of-the-art facility in Oxnard, CA, a few miles from their old facility/headquarter location. The 85,000 sq. ft. facility addresses the increasing demand and growth the company said it has experienced and allows for additional office and…

"We offered the first IQF Processing Line dedicated to IQF spinach in China"

The demand for IQF spinach and herbs has been increasing steadily over the past few years. The convenience of using the exact amount needed of ready-to-use, chopped leafy products which don’t need to be thawed, is appealing to both end-consumers as to restaurants, catering companies and ready-meals…

Brand Finance’s 2019 list:

Frito-Lay & McCain rated among most valuable food brands worldwide

Two potato processors rank in the top 10 of Brand Finance’s 2019 list of most valuable food brand’s in the world. Frito-Lay, owned by PepsiCo, ranked eighth on the list with a…

The CGC alerts of a great economic impact on the citrus producers and the environment

Tariffs on Brazilian orange juice will progressively disappear over ten years

Even though the EU treaty with Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Paraguay) was announced on June 28, the Commission and the Spanish government still haven't clarified the specific conditions it has set for the citrus sector. The Ministry of Agriculture of Brazil, however, has already done so:…

Turkish tomato producers aim for 1 billion USD worth of exports

Aegean Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Exporters Association's chairman, Hayrettin Ucak, announced that they aim to export 1 billion USD (around 890 million Euro) worth tomatoes…

Launch of first gluten and preservative-free guacamole in Spain

The supermarket chain Carrefour has launched the first guacamole without preservatives or gluten. The guacamole, made with 95% fruit, has been manufactured by the Malaga-based…

‘My Foodie’-line

Swedish company Veg of Lund brings potato-based drinks to UK

Swedish company Veg of Lund is bringing its My Foodie range of organic potato-based drinks to the UK, looking to serve the growing number of people with flexitarian and vegan diets. The three flavours contain a blend of potato, rapeseed oil and apple juice, as well as either blueberry, raspberry or sea…

Cuba's mango processing industry intensifies its activity

The increase in mango production in Cuba has favored the increase in activities of the processing industry, which is in charge of producing nectars, pulps, jams, and compotes of this fruit. Several installations of Ciego de Avila have intensified their processing work, particularly the Agribusiness…

Jam made from Fresón de Palos strawberries hits the shelves in Spain

The jam manufacturer Hero and Fresón de Palos have been working in a common project for three years with the aim of developing and launching a seasonal jam of the highest quality. The result of this is a jam made with the best Fresón de Palos strawberries with the traditional style that the Hero…

Italy: Fruit purees gain in popularity

On 26th June 2019, Natura Nuova opened up to the public during the 5th edition of the "Festival dell'industria e dei valori di impresa" organized by Confindustria Romagna to show people how the products found on supermarket shelves are made. Click here for the photos! Gabriele Longanesi, founder of…

A short clip showing how dried fruit is made

Jon Steinberg, President of News at Altice USA & Founder/CEO of Cheddar recently tweeted this short clip. Some of the images are beautiful, many of the reactions were about the workers not wearing gloves...

Ralph Barkmeijer: “Combination of fresh fruit and vegetables, without addition of dairy, means these ice creams are unique”

Vegetable ice creams conquer Dutch retail

Because temperatures are expected to surpass 30 degrees Celsius this week, the ice cream sales will once again take flight in the coming days. Various retailers provide the option of buying a healthy ice cream, made from fruit and vegetables. So far, strawberries, beetroot, fennel, mango, orange, carrot,…

UK first at Sainsbury's

Holy Moly’s 100% Pure Smashed Avocado

Holy Moly was the first brand in the UK to create fresh avocado-based products using High Pressure Processing (HPP). Now, this brand has announced the launch of a UK-first product into Sainsbury’s stores nationwide. Its goal is to “transform time-poor Brits’ relationship with their favourite fruit, the…

Union of Unions

The Spanish juice industry is threatened by Mercosur

The Union of Unions of Agricultural Producers and Ranchers has expressed its concern to the Cabinet of the Commissioner of Commerce of the European Commission about the signing of trade agreements with third countries. It has done so by presenting two reports, one on the active materials banned in the EU…

US: WinCo recalls frozen raspberries from 10 states because of norovirus test

WinCo Foods LLC is recalling frozen red raspberries because of potential contamination with the norovirus. The Food and Drug Administration found norovirus in a sample of WinCo brand raspberries and informed the Boise, ID, company, according to the recall notice. Rader Farms of Bellingham, WA, produced…

Prices and the margins of distributors, among the difficulties for the fresh cut sector

"We have managed to extend the shelf life of cut fruit to fifteen days"

There is an increasingly greater awareness about health issues. We want to eat healthy and tasty food, but we also want that food to be easy and quick to prepare. That is why the fresh cut fruit and vegetable segment is growing non-stop. In addition to the convenience of not having to peel or cut the…

Fermín Aldaz, commercial and marketing director of Florette Ibérica:

"The key is not to compete, but to promote habits"

"Fresh ready-to-eat products are perceived by the consumer as a healthy convenience with high added value. It is clearly a niche market. Even in times of crisis, their sales increase," says Fermín Aldaz, commercial and marketing director of Florette Ibérica. With a 50% market share, which puts it ahead…

Natura Buona healthy juices

"Natura Buona juices contain 100% fruit and are not made using concentrate raw material. This is a fundamental characteristic that sets us apart from the majority of juices available on supermarket shelves. Our main products are definitely blueberry and pomegranate juices, followed by turmeric and ginger. All our products have…

China: “Garlic prices continue to rise"

The circumstances for Chinese garlic this year are very different from other years. After Chinese New Year everyone expected that the garlic prices would come down, however the opposite happened. Since that time, the price has not fallen anymore but has only grown, as Mr. Ross from Rizhao Lvtuo Food Co.,…

Ben Messaoud:

“Exciting times on the free market”

Regional products, contract production and growers who take care of their own trade more and more often. Ben Messaoud, owner of Hortica from Andijk, the Netherlands, sees competition increasing on all fronts. Will the free market still have the right to exist in future, considering all the current…

Spain

Unica Group prepares record-breaking gazpacho

On Sunday, June 9, on the occasion of its tenth anniversary, the Spanish cooperative Unica Group has prepared the world's largest gazpacho in Almeria and beat a Guinness World Record. With this challenge, the cooperative has aimed to "showcase Almeria as what it really is: the capital of Spanish and…

Every second Polish strawberry is exported

In terms of strawberry production, Poland ranks second in Europe and eighth in the world, reports the Ministry of Agriculture. In 2018, the country produced approximately 196…

New value-added Brussels sprouts product available

This spring, Gold Coast Packing has added whole and halved Brussels sprouts to its line of specialty cut shredded Brussels sprouts to capitalize on what it sees as increased demand for the vegetable. In response to the increased purchasing of Brussels sprouts for Foodservice applications, the Gold Coast…

Bonnysa goes international with its fresh guacamole

Following several years of work and the development of a natural and fresh recipe, Bonnysa has obtained good results with the sale of its guacamole. Since January 2019, the product has been marketed under the Chef Select brand in all LIDL stores in Spain, and in recent months, the retailer has also…

Juice consumption in Spain has been reduced by 20%

On the occasion of the celebration of World Juice Day on May 30, the Spanish Association of Juice Manufacturers (Asozumos) prepared a report analyzing the sector's situation.…

Morocco one of the main canned food suppliers to the United States

An American study by IndexBox reveals Morocco to be the 9th most important exporter of canned fruits and vegetables to the United States. The Top 10 exporters account for 85%…

Natursnack starts its activity in this segment

Dehydrated fruit consolidates as the ideal healthy snack in Spain

Natursnack, a company specialized in healthy dehydrated fruit-based snacks made with local products and distributed in sustainable packaging, has started operating in the Spanish city of Valladolid. Entrepreneur Sandra de Blas. who is behind this project, said that "I found that there was a world to…

The Ministry of Agriculture aims to balance supply and demand

Withdrawal of 30,000 tons of stone fruit for processing into juice approved in Spain

The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has approved a 30,000 ton quota to transform withdrawn peaches, nectarines, Paraguayo peaches, platerinas and flat…


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