Abdel Jalil Rakkaz from newly established IRIS Markt Ltd

"We offer a choice between Moroccan Hass and Fuerte avocados"

Direct imports from Southern Europe and North Africa form the core competence of recently founded company IRIS Ltd, based in Viersen. The products are imported from various countries - whether Spain, Morocco or Italy - and then sent on, fresh, inspected and packaged, explains Abdel Jalil Rakkaz, managing…

Jennifer Quintero, of Cooperativa Frontera: "After the Cabildo itself, we are one of the companies with the highest volume of business on the island"

"98% of the Canary tropical pineapple production comes from the island of El Hierro"

Pineapples are one of the fresh fruits that the European Union imports the most from non-EU destinations, only behind bananas and oranges, with volumes that in recent years have remained above 900,000 tons. However, Europe also has its own production, mostly concentrated in the southernmost island of the…

Italy's Jingold

Gift-wrapped kiwi fruits are selling like hot cakes

Italy's Jingold's kiwi gift packaging has been positively received. The Christmas packaging is showing to be popular and sales have increased. The packaging contains 7, 14 or 21 kiwis, one for each day of the week," said director Patrizio Neri.  The fruits are gift-wrapped in an eye-catching hand-packed package, and…

“Market demand for Chinese ginger remains strong”

The new harvest of Chinese ginger was already brought in between late October and early November. The harvest is now in storage where the ginger undergoes the suberization process. Some exporters have already begun to export preserved ginger, and the export of air-dried ginger will begin in late…

Christine Cortes, Biotropic:

“The demand for small organic exotic fruits is good”

For the past two years, given the growing demand for these references, Biotropic has developed a specific range of small exotic fruit. “This organic range has five niche products, including purple passion fruit, pitayas, physalis, maracujas, Ataulfo and Edward mangoes as well as papayas transported by…

“Market demand for Indonesian pineapples remains strong in the USA and China”

Lots of Asian consumers are familiar with pineapples from the Philippines and Taiwan, but many of them do not know that Indonesia also exports a huge volume of pineapples each year. Frozen Fruits is an Indonesian pineapple grower and exporter. The company is looking for more exporting opportunities in…

Edible flowers under LED lighting at Piet van Vugt:

"The customer asks for the same product all year round, so that is what we started to grow"

With the holidays approaching, it is also party time in the greenhouse at Van Vugt Kruiden. Yellow, purple and white pansies look as if spring has already sprung. And that is exactly what Piet van Vugt wants. "With the installation of the right LED lights, we can now supply high quality edible flowers to…

China: Fresh Hema ready-to-eat avocado sales double every year

On the eve of Double 12 Shopping Day, Hema released a "Consumption Report". The report shows that with people's continuous pursuit of higher quality and more convenient life, many small and fine products are being widely accepted. More exquisite consumption, healthier life, greener concepts, and newer…

CO2 supply problems trigger shortage of Spanish persimmons

The supply of Spanish persimmons may be compromised by the shortage of a fundamental component for the elimination of the fruit's astringency: CO2 gas. This problem adds to other issues, like the announced transport strike to take place at the end of the month, the shortage of labor, and the reduction of…

Mexican avocado growers-shippers welcome Jalisco decision

“It’s a game changer.” So says one shipper of avocados out of Mexico on the decision last week where Mexico’s Department of Agriculture and U.S. authorities agreed to allow avocados from a second Mexican state to be exported to the United States. For almost 25 years, Mexico has been allowed to export avocados…

Summarizing Kiwifruit Quality Summit

Implementing technological changes in shifting kiwifruit industry

“We’re living in challenging times.” This is what David Tanner, managing director at Start Afresh Ltd., said at yesterday’s final Quality Summit of 2021 focusing on the kiwifruit category and hosted by Hazel Technologies Inc. Tanner began the virtual summit outlining key challenges the kiwifruit industry…

"Colombia's geostrategic location will allow it to export fresh mangoes to both coasts of the United States"

Colombia, which already exported frozen or preserved mango to the United States, has finally succeeded in opening the US market to its fresh mangoes after working to achieve…

Kenya is top African avocado exporter

Last year, Kenya topped the list of Africa's avocado exporters; it was among the world's top 10 producers. Still, the country only exported 10 percent of its total avocado…

Niels van den Berg (Rungis): "Exclusive products like black and white truffles and Yuzu citrus popular in the run-up to Christmas"

"Dutch chefs more upbeat than during previous lockdowns"

With Christmas around the corner, restaurants are facing a challenging time. Yet, the overall mood is far more positive than during previous lockdowns. That is according to Niels van den Berg of Rungis. This is a Dutch fruit and vegetable wholesaler for the hospitality sector. "Chefs and restaurant…

The Kiwi Passion consortium presents the Spanish-produced Red Passion red-heart kiwifruit in Spain

Kiwi Passion, a consortium of kiwifruit producers and distributors, was launched in 2019 with the aim of offering consumers premium, excellent quality kiwifruit. It enjoys an outstanding presence in Italy, Greece, France and the United States and it is now presenting the first red kiwifruit in Spain,…

Guy Clessens, Fruit Vandepoel:

"Good demand for exotics and forgotten vegetables; wild mushroom sales lagging this season"

For now, it is business as usual at Belgian stores and eateries. "But given all the COVID-19 messages, I expect more consumers will soon stay home or get take-aways. That could be advantageous for retailers," says Guy Claessens of Fruit Vandepoel. This company is located at the Brussels wholesale market,…

December 9

Final Quality Summit of 2021 focuses on kiwifruit

Hazel Technologies, Inc. announces its final Quality Summit of 2021 featuring the kiwifruit category. A one-hour event will be held on Thursday December 9th (*December 10 NZDT). The summit will feature keynote speakers from across the industry amid the North American kiwifruit season and ahead of the…

FreshPlaza's November Global Focus is on tropical and exotic fruit and vegetables

FreshPlaza's November Global Focus is on tropical and exotic fruit and vegetables. It is always an interesting time in the exotics market so if you are an importer/exporter or supplier of exotics or tropical produce we would love to hear from you. You can contact us via info@freshplaza.com       MarketingWould you like to get some…


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