Friday, September 29, 2017
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Peru: Avocado exports grew 26% through September

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OVERVIEW GLOBAL ONION MARKET
Miscellaneous reports from the onion sector make it impossible to summarise the situation in one sentence. Some countries expect shortages, although for a variety of reasons. The poor market last year is….. <http://www.freshplaza.com/article/182311/OVERVIEW-GLOBAL-ONION-MARKET>
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Mexico: Papaya summit to take place in Merida

<http://www.freshplaza.es/images/2017/papaya_poscosecha.jpg> Expert papaya producers from different parts of the world and from within the country will have their world congress in Merida from the 24th to the 27th of October, where they will expose the nutraceutical importance of this fruit and its new export opportunities.The official name of this “Papayeros summit” is…..

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Chile exported 30.5% more fruit from Puerto Coronel

<http://www.freshplaza.es/images/2017/exports.jpg> Biobío’s regional export of fresh fruit since the opening of the SAG/USDA sanitary inspection site in Cabrero has grown significantly. According to the Association of Fruit Exporters (Asoex), national shipments reached 5.6 million during the period from September 2016 to August 2017, where dispatches managed…..

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Peru: Avocado exports grew 26% through September

<http://www.freshplaza.es/images/2017/palta-1.jpg> The dynamism of avocado shipments has allowed the volume of exports to grow 26% through September this year, compared to 2016, as highlighted by Fresh Fruit Peru, an agency specialized in commercial intelligence for agro-exports.Fresh Fruit Peru reported that more than 80% of shipments were directed to,…..

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The banana industry must put more effort into offsetting oversupply

The banana industry should do more to promote fruit consumption, in addition to opening up new markets, as a way to offset an oversupply that may increase with anticipated EU imports changes.Both the managing director and the president of the board of the National Banana Corporation (Corbana) of Costa Rica,…..

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Peru: 54% growth in blueberry exports predicted

By the end of 2017, Peruvian exports of fresh blueberries would reach 40,000 tons, which would represent a 54% growth over the 26 thousand tons registered the previous year.This was pointed out by Sergio del Castillo Valderrama, general manager of the Association of Blueberries Producers of Peru…..

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Ecuador gets preferential rates in United Arab Emirates

The Exports and Investment Promotion Institute ProEcuador and Dubai Ports World (DP World) signed an agreement last September 14 that makes Ecuador the first Latin American nation to obtain preferential rates with this international port operator.The agreement aims to improve trade relations between the…..

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Spain largest importer of Peruvian Piquillo peppers

<http://www.freshplaza.es/images/2017/piquillos.JPG> The Peruvian Association of Exporters (ADEX) reported that between January and July 2017, national exports of Piquillo peppers generated a turnover of US$ 31 million 725 thousand; a 19% increase compared to the same period last year.According to the Commercial Intelligence System, ADEX Data Trade, Spain was…..

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India: Grape exporter warns of new MRLs for Chinese market

<http://www.freshplaza.com/2017/0929/grapes.jpg> In the last two years India’s grape exports to China have doubled. In the 2014/15 season, Indian exporters sent 484 tonnes into China and 1,141 tonnes to Hong Kong, this increased to 1123 tonnes (China) and 2095 tonnes (Hong Kong) in the 2016/17 season. Volumes for the coming season are expected to increase…..

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European kiwi forecast slightly down

The 36th edition of the IKO (International Kiwifruit Organization) meeting – a conference which CSO Italy attended together with a substantial Italian delegation made up of representatives of leading companies such as Jingold, Apoconerpo, Naturitalia, Agrintesa and Spreafico – was the perfect occasion to…..

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How sustainable will new apple varieties be into the future?

The SweeTango. The Breeze. The Jazz. Step aside Red Delicious and Macintosh because these are the new varieties in town. As the apple industry continues to experiment with new varieties of apples on the market, perhaps the question is: why is this happening? “It really relates to what consumers want in an…..

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Focus on hothouse mini sweet peppers and organic grape tomatoes

Despite recent earthquakes and with many operations in several states in Mexico, Group Alta has maintained steady production in its hothouses, located in Baja, Sinaloa, Nayarit and Jalisco. “All of our employees are accounted for,” says Carlos Bon, Fruit Category Manager.High brix grape tomatoesMain production…..
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Spain: Great price gap between large and small onions

The harvest and marketing of Spanish onions started prematurely in August in Castile-La Mancha, Spain’s main producing area, due to extreme temperatures in June and July. According to Procecam, the Association of Onion Producers of Castile-La Mancha, these high temperatures have not only caused the onions to…..

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Organic blackberries enjoy lengthy season in California

The blackberry season continues on in California, as other states begin to finish their summer harvest. Central West Produce, a company that exclusively produces organic blackberries, is one grower that is looking forward to an extended blackberry season.”We only grow organic blackberries in our California…..

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NZ: Kiwifruit Claim case hears from biosecurity officials

The government manager, tasked with the initial response to the Psa outbreak in New Zealand in 2010, has given evidence at the Kiwifruit Claim hearings at the High Court in Wellington.In week eight of proceedings, the defence are midway through presenting their case, which has featured testimony from David…..

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Bostock New Zealand branches further into Asian retail markets

One of New Zealand’s largest organic apple exporters is set to feed a growing consumer demand for its product in Asia, as a movement toward organic produce hits mainstream retail shelves.Since airfreighting a handful of pallets of organic apples to Singapore in 2007, Bostock New Zealand now supplies nine Asian…..

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“In three years there’ll be an abundant supply of avocado’s”

The rise of ready-to-eat fruit is the most important development on the exotics market, according to Ralph Fischer from Inter Weichert. In the past, unripe fruit was offered on occasion, which resulted in disappointed consumers. The largest product in the assortment of the German importer, however, is the…..

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Italy: Harvesting of golden kiwis ten days early

<http://www.freshplaza.it/images/2017/0929/KiwiGialloRosso1.jpg> According to an operator, the harvesting of golden kiwis (SunGold-G3, Soreli, Jintao etc.) started 10 days earlier than 2016.Volumes should be higher than last year due to the fact that new orchards have entered into production. Average grades, however, are slightly smaller than 2016.CommercialisationSoreli…..

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Indian company goes deep into value added pomegranate products

Pomegranate awareness has increased tremendously over the years and today it is considered as a super fruit, given its varied health benefits. Over the years, many new players, including the addition of new geographies, have led to a wider market for the fruit globally. Companies have also developed value…..

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How Amish and Mennonite growers supply their produce

Even with all of the modern conveniences available to growers these days, one can appreciate the old-fashioned types of methods long-time growers have used. At Four Seasons Produce in Lancaster County, PA., what’s old is still new for some of its suppliers. Four Seasons is in fact located near Ephrata, a…..

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The Dolci Navel orange was discovered in 2010 by a fruit picker picking Washington Navels on the farm of the Nardi boys (Frank, Mick and Joe) in Leeton, New South Wales. He noticed a branch with three or four pieces of fruit with brown skin so Frank Mercuri and the Nardi boys at Pacific Fresh went to take a…..

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Holly Brown appointed Zespri GM Greater China

<http://www.freshplaza.com/2017/0929/zesprinew.jpg> Long-serving Zespri executive Holly Brown has been appointed to the new role of GM Greater China, with executive-level accountability for the territory of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.Zespri Chief Executive Dan Mathieson says Ms Brown’s background in culture development, people leadership and organisational…..

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Cuties® named parents most preferred produce brand

Cuties are now parents’ most preferred mandarin and their favorite healthy snack brand, according to the 2017 Brand Love Study, released by youth research firm, Smarty Pants. Cuties posted a 43-point increase from the 2016 study, placing it at number 13 on the list of top 50 parent-preferred brands and ahead…..

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Ambrosia™ apple crop harvest underway with production up 20%

With harvest running nearly four weeks later than last year, CMI Orchards has been flooded with consumer inquiries about when new-crop Ambrosia apples will be available. The good news, they say is that Ambrosia™ harvest is officially underway.According to George Harter, Vice President of Marketing for CMI…..

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CMR obtains Fairtrade and IFS certifications for banana marketing

The companies of the CMR Infinita group, CMR Holland and the parent company, Fruits CMR, have been awarded the FAIRTRADE certification for the marketing of bananas. This social and development certification has the highest reputation and worldwide recognition and guarantees that products coming from developing…..

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STK to host GLOBALG.A.P. Tour in Israel

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Panalpina expands Perishables Network into Germany

Following on from yesterday’s announcement regarding Panalpina’s acquisition in the Netherlands, the international freight forwarding and logistics company is now also expanding its Perishables Network into Germany.Panalpina has entered into an agreement with the Cool Chain Group, Germany (CCG), taking over…..

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World’s top 10 largest fruit & vegetable producing countries

<http://www.freshplaza.com/2017/0929/world.jpg> The world’s population keeps growing, while its resources are dwindling, so the largest fruit and vegetable producing countries in the world are becoming more and more important.It has become increasingly important over the past few decades that we increase production of vegetables, fruits and anything else us…..

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AC Goatham & sons buys eight farms and cold storage across UK

<http://www.freshplaza.com/2017/0929/acgoath.jpg> A fruit grower which supplies more than one in every five apples sold in the UK has taken over eight farms in the county.AC Goatham & Son, which processes crops at a packing facility near Hoo, confirmed the sites are in Medway and Swale.It has also acquired the East Kent Storage facilty in Faversham, a…..

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Researchers develop edible temperature sensor for fruit shipments

<http://www.freshplaza.com/2017/0929/apples.jpg> Making sure fresh food is kept at the right temperature during transit is a harder problem than one might think — but the Swiss are on the job. A research team has created a biodegradable temperature sensor that sticks to food all the way from its starting point to the inside of your mouth.The issue in an…..

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Irma’s impact on Florida’s citrus unlikely to affect California growers

<http://www.freshplaza.com/2017/0929/oranges.jpg> The further devastation of Florida’s citrus industry by Hurricane Irma might increase prices for California fruit that’s diverted to juice, but its overall impact will be minimal, an industry insider says.That’s because the prices that growers in the Golden State receive for their fresh oranges, lemons and…..

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AU: Foodland and Aldi beat Woolies and Coles

Foodland and Aldi beat Woolies and Coles in AU supermarket customer satisfaction ranksWoolworths and Coles may dominate the local supermarket space, however when it comes to customer satisfaction Foodland and Aldi win out, according to a new report from Roy Morgan Research. Among the big five supermarkets,…..

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