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Hot Pepper King pepper nursery

DIY Sambal pack introduced

Fruit Logistica was recently held in Berlin, Germany. Here, Hot Pepper King presented a new DIY Sambal pack. They are one of the Dutch association, Van Nature's, growers. Hot Pepper King or HPK is a pepper nursery, based in Pijnacker-Nootdorp, the Netherlands. HPK specializes in cultivating a wide range of hot peppers. These include varieties such…

Launch of new cold-pressed, holistic juice line

Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company announced the launch of a new line of cold-pressed juices with new functional and holistic properties. The three new juices represent the next generation of Natalie’s juices and were brought to market after six months of development. According to the company, the…

Frozen Bimi® launched on European market

Bimi® announced the launch of frozen Bimi® to the European market at this year's Fruit Logistica This decade-long innovation has been developed using a technique of freezing the hand-picked crop as individually-frozen stems, delivering it to consumers in premium condition. The European launch comes after…

Strong Roots

Irish root vegetable innovator makes US debut

Strong Roots is an innovative and award-winning line of premium root vegetables, veggie burgers and bites founded in Dublin, Ireland. The company is breaking many sales records at home and in the UK, with more than 500 percent sales growth year-on-year. Strong Roots addresses fast-rising demand for healthy foods that…

Israel: Futuristic snack reminiscent of space age

Strauss Group Inc. is an Israeli food and beverage manufacturer. It is currently testing a futuristic new snack that is made with the same technology used by NASA to develop food for astronauts. The new snack is a  nutritional cube made from freeze-dried and pressed vegetables, fruits, and grains. It indeed looks like something…

Investments worth EGP 350 million

Egypt: IFCG plans to establish frozen vegetables factory

The International Food and Consumable Goods Company (IFCG) is planning to establish a new factory for the production of frozen vegetables, investments some EGP 350 million…

Conagra Brands

Birds Eye plans expansion in Wisconsin

US food company Conagra Brands, owner of frozen vegetables brand Birds Eye, is expanding operations at its facility in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. The project expected to create…

New potato processing facility underway

Egypt: Nile Food Industries Company awaits potato factory licenses

The Egyptian Nile Food Industries Company is planning to invest EGP 10 million (€503,000) in a new potato processing factory next year. Production capacity at the factory is expected to reach 1,000 tons annually. Mahmoud Hendy, the CEO of the company, said that the company is waiting for the licenses. He added that…

TecnoFrutta develops two types of dryers for the fresh produce and canning industry

"Over the first few years we focused on the creation of systems for the processing of fennel, broccoli and artichokes, then there was an evolution that enabled us to become a leading business in the manufacturing of dyers for fruit and vegetables," explains Antonio Ferragonio, sales manager for…

Convenience company vitasafe GmbH expects further growth of the to-go concept

"Current German ready-to-eat fruit market is ripe for extension of the assortment"

For more than 10 years, vitasafe, based in Hof/Saale, has been delivering pre-cut fruit in appealing to-go packaging. Due to the acceptance of the basic article by the customer as well as the steady growth of the convenience business, it was possible to introduce more articles into the assortment. Among…

Hot water treatments for longer shelf life of fresh-cut apples

Demand for ready-to-eat products is growing steadily. With the help of a hot water treatment at 55 o and for a period of 30 to 60 seconds, apples for fresh fruit salads can in future be so sanitized that consumers are offered an increased shelf life and reduced microbial load. New washing system for fresh-cut apples The…

New veggie-based snack to be launched at Natural Products Expo West

Calbee North America, known for their Harvest Snaps, will announce the launch of Popper Duos at this year’s Natural Products Expo West Booth N744. Popper Duos will be the first product unveiled under their brand, Honestly Veggie, which promises: "the first ingredient will always be vegetables, no…

Kenya: State acquires mango processor to serve 30,000 coastal farmers

Yesterday, the Kenyan government announced plans to revive a mango processing factory in readiness for the region's harvesting season. The revival of the plant is expected to…

North American producer sees higher demand for ready-to-eat beets

Beets are in season in North America, with a good supply of product available at the moment. Producers say that the winter months also tend to see a spike in demand for the red colored root vegetable, as consumers look for healthier meal options.  "In 2019, the demand in the market for more healthy and functional foods is…

Condifresco presents fermented onions and shallots

A combination of organic fermented garlic, shallots and onions (from Montoro) will be officially presented at Biofach in Nuremberg by Condifresco. The packaging of Tris Nero is made of recyclable recycled plastic.  The three black products have balsamic, sugary and liquorice notes as well as hints of underbush and porcini mushrooms, they are…

Beet-inspired campaign to celebrate heart health month

Love Beets, the creators of ready-to-eat beets, will celebrate National Heart Health Month with their “Love Your Heart-BEET” campaign during the month of February. The campaign will span both in-store efforts and digital activations across the Love Beets social platforms with the goal of educating…

Eating sauerkraut to fight breast cancer

Doctors claim there is no anti-cancer diet, but some products, like the sauerkraut, can however reduce the risk of breast cancer. The sauerkraut, chopped cabbage fermented…

US: Indian River Transport starts new Cordele terminal

The Indian River Transport Company announced Monday that it plans to build a new trucking terminal in Cordele, off Interstate 75 at Exit 102. The Cordele terminal will be its sixth satellite…

Spain: Canary banana flour suitable for those with coeliac disease

Scientists from the Canary Institute of Agricultural Research have managed to develop a flour from green Canary bananas. This product can be consumed by diabetics and those…

US: Healthy and snack food trend continues to drive new products

The movement of consumers towards snacking and healthy foods is driving companies to innovate and come up with new products. This is also the case for companies that have been around for generations, like Del Monte Foods. Del Monte has been introducing new products in different sections of stores to…

Boise metropolitan area - Idaho

McCain Foods again eyes property in Caldwell

After plans to build a large facility in Caldwell fell through last year, McCain Foods USA, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of frozen potato products, is again eyeing property in the city of Caldwell in Idaho. Caldwell is considered part of the Boise metropolitan area. McCain Foods was considering a 17-acre…

Western Canada: Fresh Attitude Prewashed Baby Lettuces and Salad Kits now available

Canadian, family-owned company Vegpro International is introducing their most popular products to Western Canada. Fresh Attitude prewashed baby lettuces and salad kits have officially made their debut in the produce sections of Western Canada's grocery stores, and can be found in major retailers such as…

Jamaican government targets expansion of agro-processing

Jamaica’s Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Mr Audley Shaw, recently stated that his government is looking to expand agro-processing for local consumption and export. He noted that four distinct markets are being targeted – CARICOM, the Jamaican Diaspora, hotels, and the school food programme.…

Just under 4,000 hectares of acreage affected by current trade stop

Austria: Domestic frozen vegetables in danger?

The Lower Austrian Chamber of Agriculture and producer organization Frozen Vegetables ETG are raising the alarm. Since frozen vegetables' sales have been falling for years,…

A start up of two young girls is also betting on fourth range and juices

Recipes for extracts, a growing sector

Ten recipes for extracts: how to transform fresh fruit and vegetables into ready-to-drink extracts. This is just one of the proposals of the Alima company that also has another peculiarity: the owners are two young sisters, Domenica and Rosa Reggio. The company participated in the recent MARCA fair in…

Cambodian farmers urged to boost production

Cambodians consumed an average of 540 tonnes of vegetables a day last year, while the country was only able to produce just 400 tonnes of vegetables a day in 2018 according to a recent report from the Ministry of Agriculture, who urged farmers to boost production to meet rapidly growing domestic demand. Veng…

Erik Waterman, Waterman Onions:

"Europe wants Dutch onions"

Challenging - this is how Erik Waterman of Waterman Onions describes the current onion season. He also, however, sees enough positive things about the market. "It is often quickly said in other countries that we, here in the Netherlands, always have too many onions. They say this means onions can no longer fetch good prices. This year, however,…

IQF, strong growth in consumption in 2018: +5.9% in value terms

2018 has been a banner year for the IQF sector, for which truly remarkable sales performances have been recorded. According to the market surveys updated to 30/12/2018*, the growth trend recorded in 2017 is not only confirmed but even improved, with a growth in value of +5.9% (+5.2% in 2017). Excluding changes in purchasing trends due…

Packaged salad grower expands customer base

BrightFarms, a brand featuring locally grown packaged salads, is expanding its customer base to new stores and markets around the country. The company grows salad greens and herbs in hydroponic greenhouses to supply consumers with year-round local produce. BrightFarms produce will now be available at…

Good feedback for pomegranate juice at Sigep

A quick transformation into tasty juice is what is needed to promote pomegranate consumption and WellnessFruit seems to have achieved just that, thanks to automatic juicers for bars and restaurants and manual juicers for use at home. "We have displayed our equipment and products at Sigep and feedback was very positive. Pomegranate juice…

Are nectars and fruit juices healthy?

It is important to highlight the distinction between consuming a whole fruit versus a derivative: drinking a glass of fruit juice and eating a fruit compote do not have the…

Italian company will market its frozen pulp in Japan and USA as well

More than 40 references, including an organic line, new markets and the improvement of processing lines. 2018 ended in the best way possible for the Frozen branch of the Mazzoni Group. Similarly, 2019 has kicked off very positively as the company participated in the Sigep fair in Rimini (19-23 January,…

China: “Demand surges for fresh garlic cloves in the European market"

Garlic cloves are obtained after a series of processes such as cutting, peeling, washing and disinfecting. The cloves are crystal clear with great color and taste. They have been very popular in domestic and foreign markets for many years and are a good channel for adding value to garlic processing.   “In recent years, with the…

Spain: Avomix expands its facilities in Vélez-Málaga

The multinational Avomix, specialized in the production of refrigerated, preservative-free guacamole and fresh avocado and mango fruit drinks, has expanded its facilities in the Costa del Sol-Axarquía Tecnoalimentario Park, in Vélez-Málaga, with the purchase of a new plot. The mayor of Vélez-Málaga, Antonio Moreno Ferrer,…

Project for a cabbage-broccoli juice chain

"We're studying an innovative product derived from the extraction of cabbage-broccoli ( Brassicacia Oleracea ) juice as part of a Community project on the transfer of innovation in the agricultural sector envisaged by the Europe 2020 strategy." "I grew up in Puglia where this crop has to deal with the well-known difficulties of…

Under its brand Jardin d'Orante

Reitzel promoting the pickle industry in France since 2016

The 2018 harvest was particularly good: Jardin d’Orante succeeded in doubling its volumes of French pickles intended for the general public (about 621,845 jars). Part of the…

Spain: Galician potato chips arrive in Australia

Galician exporters closed 2018 with record figures, mainly due to the boost of the automotive industry. However, with the start of the New Year, another product, namely Galician potatoes, could also contribute their bit to a statistic that serves to measure the health of the region's economy, but this…

Corneel Martens, Fruit Layer:

“Large apples that retail doesn’t want are suitable for our apple chips”

“Our apple chips have been on the market since September. It’s quite a different product than the apple chips already on the market. We have a completely different drying method, so that the flavour and colour of the apple are better retained,” says Corneel Martens of Fruit Layer. “We mostly work with…

New system for cold-extracted fruit and vegetable juices launched

JBT Corporation has announced the launch of a new system for cold-extracted fruit and vegetable juices, which they said is designed to overcome complications with traditional bag presses. Capable of processing a variety of fruits and vegetables, the READYGo FVP™ offers juice extraction at up to five tons…

Spain: Self-heating food containers with natural additives

The Valencian Agency for Innovation (AVI) is funding two projects developed by AIMPLAS which will make it possible to create new innovative self-heating food packaging with built-in natural additives to extend the shelf life of the food they contain. Through the HEAT FOOD project, the prototype of a self-heating food container…

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…

An initiative by the Tabanelli Luciana company

Italy: Dehydrated garlic, gentler smell but stronger taste

Processing can be a solution to promote one’s garlic. This is what the Tabanelli Luciana company came up with. Starting with the fresh produce and then dehydrating it, the company is about to market 50-100gr packages of dehydrated garlic. They will be available from halfway through January 2019. Diego Capellini explains, “We…

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: Government to support processing of citrus into juice to tackle price crisis

The Government of Spain seems willing to take action to tackle the serious citrus crisis of this first part of the 2018/2019 campaign, which is the result of a lack of transactions, the massive imports of citrus fruits from South Africa into the European Union (EU) and the collapse of the prices of the…

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…

US producers warn of national collard greens shortage

WP Rawl, a grower, processor and shipper of leafy greens in the U.S. said it was greatly impacted by various weather related national disasters contributing to a shortage of collard greens for the upcoming holidays. The Southeast experienced heavy rains and winds over a three-week stretch from indirect impacts from…

Spain: A digestif made from mango

Trops, Spain's biggest mango marketer, is launching a digestif with which it aims to attract Spanish and European consumers. It is called Mangocello and is a mango liqueur, presented as a novel product, which will serve to promote Malaga as a tourist destination, as well as a leading area in 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…


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