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South African citrus volumes rebound
14 March 2017

The CGA pre-season estimate reveals a return to 2015 levels for grapefruit and Valencias, similar year-on-year totals for soft citrus and navels but a large rise in lemons.

Wet weather delays NZ kiwifruit harvest
14 March 2017

Picking is expected to begin in the next few days in the Bay of Plenty where around 80% of New Zealand’s kiwifruit is grown.

INTTRA acquires Avantida
14 March 2017

The U.S. shipping technology company has agreed to buy European container tracking firm Avantida to reduce costs by coordinating land and ocean container movements.

Fresca signs JV with Cartama
14 March 2017

One of the largest UK produce distributors has formalized an 8-year old trading relationship with Colombia’s largest avocado producer/shipper.

US potato exports reach record levels
14 March 2017

For calendar year 2016, the value of total U.S. potato exports was up 4% year-on-year to US$1.73bn, according to a statistical summary of Potatoes USA.

UK declines EU free fruit offer
14 March 2017

Children across 26 EU countries are to benefit from free fruit, vegetables and milk thanks to €250m in EU funding for the 2017/18 school year.

Strawberries top ‘dirty dozen’
14 March 2017

Pears and potatoes were new additions to the top ten in 2016, displacing cherry tomatoes and cucumbers from the US Environmental Working Group list.

Algeria re-opens to bananas
13 March 2017

The annual import quota released by the Government is 10% lower than the volume imported in 2016 and 27% lower than the total in 2015.

Founder sells up as Rockit takes off
13 March 2017

The New Zealand Rockit apple business has a new name and chief executive after brand founder Phil Alison was bought out by two equity investors.

Citrus Australia warns of mandarin shortage
13 March 2017

The industry body claims Australia’s citrus industry will be faced with insufficient stocks of the popular fruit in future years if current plantings do not increase.

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