Fruitnet Daily News: Chile kicks off blueberry campaign; More Chilean cherries heading for South Korea; SunMoon ‘digitalises’ Fuji apples

Chile kicks off blueberry campaign
Export volume expected to contract slightly this season according to Chilean Blueberry Committee

More Chilean cherries heading for South Korea
SunMoon ‘digitalises’ Fuji apples

Industry is seeking alternative markets to reduce its heavy reliance on China

Distributor-marketer applies blockchain technology to Fuji apples from Chinese packer to make each piece of fruit ‘a traceable digital asset’

Revenue up, EBIT down at BayWa
Australian cherry crop sizes up well

Forecast is positive for Q4 with BayWa expecting a «significant jump» in earnings due to the sale of solar parks and wind farms

Early forecasts point to solid national crop, with mainland growers sending directly to China via airfreight

New protocol for Chile and China
Latin America sets out stall at CIIE

During Chile Week in Beijing, a number of agreements were signed and updated, strengthening cooperation

The first China International Import Expo drew fresh produce companies from across Central and South America

Budgens flies plastic-free flag
Pakistan encourages China export

Thornton’s Budgens has become the first UK retailer to introduce Plastic Free Zones and urges others to follow its lead

The country’s produce association patron in chief sees opportunity under the Belt and Road initiative

Hot weather drives Sainsbury’s sales
US likely to lose market share in China

Sales and profits see solid growth as Sainsbury’s rethinks its store layouts and the role of managers

The supply gap is expected to be filled by further imports, instead of domestic production

Brazilian artist redesigns Chiquita label
Markets present plan to European Parliament

Romero Britto’s new series of stickers will appear on fruit in Europe and North America from mid-November

More than 120 fresh fruit and vegetable wholesale markets from across the EU say they will collaborate more in future

EFSA streamlines food donation rules
Strong sales at Ahold Delhaize

Simplified approach is designed to make food donations from retailers, restaurants and distribution centres easier

European retailer reports on improved sales across the board and positive operating income growth

Fontestad edges closer to year-round production
RSA grape exports underway

The Valencia-based citrus giant has made significant investments in late-season orange varieties

Growers in the northern region of South Africa have started packing their first grapes of the new season

Madagascar shows off Horeb system
Air cargo growth slows in September

Madagascan lychee exporters were in France and Belgium last month to present their sustainable growing practices to prospective European buyers

Weakening order books and longer delivery times slow September global airfreight market growth

MCI’s Sekstant launch a «significant breakthrough»
FLIA 2019 open for applications

Company will launch new global guidance system in 2019, providing reporting data to container operators wherever the reefers are located

Exhibitors at Fruit Logistica in Berlin are being encouraged to put their innovative products and services in the spotlight

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