Year Overview - December

After a couple of year's absence the New York Produce Show was back in December New York Produce Show with a better turnout than expected. The Shanghai International Fruit Expo also went ahead this month. The Belarusian government announced early in December that it would ban some food imports from Western countries in…

Year overview: November

More shipping news caught readers’ eyes in November with reports that even with the global shipping shortage slowly easing, supply chain delays are far from over. In fact, on the U.S. West Coast, ships calling at Los Angeles and Long Beach were told to queue 150 miles offshore. And on land, extreme supply chain problems were…

Year overview: October

More and more news about shipping and logistics emerged in October. Transnet Port Terminals reported handling 12 percent more export citrus this year after heavy infrastructure investment while the government in India announced it would tackle the container shortage. Logistics issues on both sea and land impacted mango…

Year overview: September

September means apples in many parts of the world which was reflected in many headlines this month. In Washington, as its apple season got underway, growers were contending with record high temperatures seen this summer. Signs of sunburn and bitter pit were reported to be bringing down Washington apple production On the other…

Year overview: July/August

Climate-related concerns topped headlines in July and August. In North America, the “heat dome” on the West Coast took its toll on crops quickly. One Idaho grower predicted that it would undoubtedly reduce crop yields. California almonds were estimated to be 10 percent lighter than last year thanks to both the heat but also the…

Year Overview - June

In June the European Commission granted its approval for Total Produce to combine with the Dole Food Company. In February, Total Produce announced the deal and also said it would move its listings from Dublin and London to the US. The company had agreed to buy a 45% stake in Dole Food Company, one of the world's biggest fresh…

Year Overview: May

The month of May would make it clear there was not going to be a Fruit Logistica in 2021. Instead the new edition would be held in February 2022, which we now know has been postponed to April of 2022. Costs of transport were ramping up all over the globe, affecting several seasons. Strawberry demand was strong in the run up to…

Year Overview: April

April saw temperatures plummet in Europe; In Italy from Piedmont to Tuscany, heavy losses of stone fruit and damages to kiwi and pome fruits. The extremely cold weather was also affecting growers in Germany and Austria, frost damaged the asparagus crops, one grower lost 80% of his kiwi berries, pears were also affected but some…

Year Overview: March

The month of March saw some significant events, for one the blockage of the Suez Canal. On top of that, Fruit Logistica would be canceled altogether, as the measures against the pandemic made such an event impossible. At the start of March, the first Tanzanian avocados found their way to the Dutch market. The rain that hit…

Year Overview: February

More than enough happened in February 2021, but one of the things that would not happen was the edition of Fruit Logistica. The event was postponed to May of the same year.  The Indian grape season was in full swing and export volumes were increasing every week. Meanwhile Fruit Logistica’s Madles Miserius had a sad message to share;…

Year Overview: January

The hope that 2021 would be pandemic-free quickly evaporated as the world is still dealing with the challenges. However, that’s not all that happened, and in the December special, we’ll be looking at the major events of every month. The weather did not play nice in various regions, as heavy rains damaged grape crops in South…

FreshPlaza December Special -Year overview

In December we are taking a look back at the big events, highs and lows of 2021 in year overview articles. MarketingWould you like to get some extra promotion for your produce and company? Interested in having your brand on our site during this Special? There are still marketing options available. We can…


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