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Processed fruit and vegetables

Fresh take on sauerkraut

While the condiment category has long offered jars of pickled sauerkraut a home, at least one manufacturer is counting on a newer approach to the product. Launching in 2014 (though 2015 into retail), Cleveland Kraut…

New single serve salad line launched in Canada

Bonduelle Fresh Americas, formerly Ready Pac Foods, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle (BON.PA), today announced it is launching Bonduelle Fresh Picked™ salads in…

Spain: Murcia exporting 26% more juice

There are three products in which Murcia stands out from the rest of Spain: lemons, peppers and juice. The latter has been in great demand overseas this year. The…

In Sicily, pomegranate orchards are multiplying

Italy: pomegranate juices are increasingly successful

A positive economic balance for the Sicilian Agrumi-Gel. Although the processed red-orange is still the company’s flagship product, the results of the pomegranate juice are especially good. Antonio Imbesi is the owner and marketing manager of the Agrumi-Gel. He told to FreshPlaza, “The Sicilian pomegranate juice is really something unique.…

Conserve Italia devotes 800 hectares for the production of fruit juices

Italy: the supply chain behind the most famous juice brands

Conserve Italia is the most important Italian processing industry with the brands Valfrutta, Yoga, Derby Blue and Jolly Colombiani – the company’s holds 40% of market share within the Horeca. Although everyone knows these famous brands, few are aware of the supply chain behind every single bottle of…

"These products have little rotation, but are well located in the supermarket"

New range of artisan V products

Persicum Fresh has just created a new range of the artisan V range products, following the growing trend for healthy and ready-to-eat convenience products. "The manufacturer of this new range is committed to the recovery of traditional flavors and the demand for quality raw materials. They are made under strict artisan criteria, as they…

Fashion watermelons to be marketed all year round thanks to 100% natural juice

Grupo AGF Fashion is launching a new product: a 100% natural juice made from Fashion watermelons. The product is the result of a co-branding agreement with Murcia's Cool Vega Company. Both companies tested the new product at Fruit Attraction. The plan is to start selling the juice in early 2019 and to introduce it in…

China: Is concentrated apple juice export "frozen"?

Concentrated apple juice is the main product of China's apple processing industry. About 67% of the apples purchased for processing end up as concentrated apple juice.…

First highly specialized pear-processing plant built

July 16th 2018 saw the opening of the new 18-lane plant equipped with UNITEC Uni 9.0 Pear technology with Pears Sort 3 system to sort different pear grades. It is the first plant in the world highly specialised in pear processing and grading. David Garcia, president of Diamond Fruit Growers, clarified their reasons: "The…

Aviko to close German factory

Aviko, a Royal Cosun company, has decided to terminate operations at its factory in Oberdolling (Germany). The Amberger factory will be closed before the end of the year. Aviko acquired the Amberger factory in…

Black garlic puree has no E-numbers

For almost ten years now, Dutch produce wholesaler, Kuperus Foods has been supplying black garlic. They offer this product in whole heads, peeled cloves, and powder. "We now have many ambassadors who simply cannot do without black garlic. They use it in all their dishes. It is a natural flavor enhancer.…

Celery juice - the new super hero among juices?

From Pharrell Williams to the average blogger - it looks like every healthy 'Instagrammer' is drinking celery juice at the moment. Celery juice seems to be the new wonder drink that is a cure-all for the drinker. Lisa Young, a professor of nutritional science at NYU does not believe in the hype. "One vegetable is not…

Ready-made salad producer offers lighter Thanksgiving dinner option

Overindulging on holiday flavors this season just got a reprieve with Ready Pac Foods Limited Edition Bistro® Smoked Turkey & Pomegranate Vinaigrette Bistro® salad.…

Portugal: “Quality and Safety of Fresh-cut Produce” course brings experts together

The 9th edition of the European short-course on the “Quality and Safety of Fresh-cut Produce” was held in Porto (Portugal) 10-12 October, thanks to the collaboration between the Universidade Catolica Portuguesa (UCP) and the Università di Foggia (Italy). As with the other editions (in Italy, Spain, Germany, UK, and…

Bonnysa celebrates 10 years of participation at Fruit Attraction

Home-made gazpacho, hummus and guacamole at thematic and interactive stand

It has been 10 years since Bonnysa Agroalimentaria chose to participate at Fruit Attraction and helped turn it into a flagship international event for the sector. It knew perfectly well what its potential was, with Spain being one of the world's largest fruit and vegetable exporters. As pointed out by…

Green Giant™ Fresh debuts new line of vegetable meal bowls

Green Giant™ Fresh, a leading innovator in value-added fresh produce, has expanded its fresh vegetable offerings with a delicious take on convenient meal bowls. Featuring a growing variety of authentic global flavors, Vegetable Meal Bowls are available in the refrigerated produce section at grocers…

Spain: The "Cook it yourself" concept arrives in Anecoop

Anecoop will be present at the upcoming edition of Fruit Attraction, which will be held in Madrid from 23 to 25 October. The cooperative will be showcasing its range of fruit and vegetables in three stands. During the event, Anecoop, together with its subsidiary Janus Fruit, will present its new project…

Russia: Price of apples for processing continues to fall

According to EastFruit analysts, the prices paid for apples intended for processing into apple juice and concentrate have fallen significantly this week. As the harvest has…

Big hit in Japan: Black garlic molasses

In recent years, Japan's government has increased its funding to producers of black garlic. The main reason for this is the assumption, bolstered by scientific studies, that garlic can help ward off cognitive diseases. All this has led to a growing number of products, including a black garlic glaze, now for sale…

Spain: Experts from eight countries analyze fruit preserves market

Food industry experts from eight different countries will meet in Murcia to analyze the development of the fruit canning market and the latest technologies to improve the quality of these products, while studying alternatives to reduce the costs of the disposal of waste and brines. They will do this in the framework…

Organic specialty salad producer to launch new products at PMA

Misionero will unveil its new salad kits, bowls, and washed-and-trimmed lettuces at PMA Fresh Summit. The brand will showcase all of its innovations at the show including items such as…

New plant-based dip product line launched

Good Foods has announced the launch of its plant-based dip line featuring five new products. Designed to be an extension to its recent plant-based dressings, the company said…

One pot vegetable kits on display at PMA

Renaissance Food Group, a fresh food company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Calavo Growers, Inc., will feature one of their newest innovations items, Garden Highway One Pot Kits at the upcoming PMA Fresh Summit. The company said the product line was created as a solution to easy-to-prepare meal…

Taylor Farms launches grilled chicken chopped salad kits

Taylor Farms has developed a line of chopped salad kits with what they say is a higher level of protein within salad kits. According to the company, salad kit sales are seeing…


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