GLOBAL OVERVIEW LIMES

A spell of good weather and the reopening of hotels, cafes and restaurants in many European countries has significantly boosted the demand for limes. The supply is currently predominantly coming to Europe from Brazil and Mexico, although the latter arrived later, as there were higher prices to be made on the North American…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW STONE FRUIT

Frosty conditions in orchards in many countries this year have led to a slower start to many stone fruit productions across the globe, with Spain and Italy being particularly hard hit. However, this situation has benefited sellers in import markets such as the Netherlands, as well as those unaffected by these weather conditions…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW PEPPERS

Poor weather conditions across the globe are affecting the supply of peppers in many markets. In North America, growers were hampered by poor weather during the production and harvest seasons, as well as by the lack of pallets for transporting. Meanwhile in Europe the cold start to spring initially slowed down production,…

GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW STRAWBERRIES

In Europe, the harvest of strawberries moves north, as Spain closes a bumpy season while other countries begin their production. The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and England face a slower start to their season, whilst Scotland is unaffected by the colder spells harrowing production in the other…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW MANGOES

The global mango market shows a varied picture across the board, as many importers transition from one origin to another. Some markets such as the Netherlands and Belgium struggling with low market prices, whilst Germany, in contrast, experiences high prices. Supply is limited to the North American markets, whilst the Asian…

OVERVIEW GLOBAL BLUEBERRY MARKET

European harvests of blueberries face issues in supply caused by cold spells of weather, whilst an excellent US harvest arrives to a market lacking in other berries, much to their advantage. Spain in particular predicted a 40/50% increase in harvest, which has failed to materialise. Demand and consumption remain good across the…

OVERVIEW GLOBAL ASPARAGUS MARKET

In many European countries, the demand for asparagus is greater than the supply, mostly due to the impact of the cold in April, which slowed down the production. The demand, however, is good, as more and more countries are allowing restaurants to reopen their doors. Also in the United States, the demand for asparagus is good,…

OVERVIEW GLOBAL AVOCADO MARKET

The avocado market is currently in a stalemate. Shortages are reported in Peru, the main supplying country, which results in an impact on prices. The ongoing corona crisis and the closure of food service establishments in many European countries are still an issue. Belgium: Substantial shortages in the avocado marketThere is a substantial…

OVERVIEW GLOBAL RASPBERRY, BLACKBERRY AND REDCURRANT MARKET

The raspberry market has gone through some difficult weeks. Prices had reached high levels, but after Easter they dropped due to increasing volumes. In the meantime, the first Dutch and Belgian raspberries have hit the market. The situation has also been difficult for blackberries due to substantial…

OVERVIEW GLOBAL TOMATO MARKET

In the Netherlands and Belgium, the unlighted tomato production is underway. Around Easter, prices were still at a high level, but increasing volumes may start to put pressure on the market. Italy also had a good week. There has been a great demand for tomatoes, especially from Germany. The Spanish season is coming to a close…

Compostable packaging to debut at Southern Exposure

Lipman Family Farms will showcase new compostable clamshell packaging at the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure conference this week, reinforcing the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainable practices across the supply chain. Carefully curated for Lipman’s Grown True organic grape tomatoes,…

OVERVIEW GLOBAL PINEAPPLE MARKET

In European countries, pineapple sales are going well. Many countries are still missing the demand from the hospitality industry, but the limited supply is keeping the market in balance. There is also a positive mood in the pineapple market in South Africa and the United States. Costa Rica produces pineapples all year round and…


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