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Sanifruit goes for new brand image

"After recovering from the emotions and meetings with friends and collaborators at Fruit Attraction, at Sanifruit we are pleased to introduce one of the most exciting news we…

2M Alliance reschedules European services due to congestion problems

2M Alliance has decided to change the rotation of several services in Europe, due to port congestions and supply chain issues. In particular, the alliance, which comprises…

Cargo volume exceeds 903,000 TEUS

Record September at Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles processed 903,865 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in September, the busiest September ever in the Port’s 114-year history.  Year to date, overall cargo…

Kenyan company sees great options in supplying fries to international fast-food chains

Although raw potatoes are grown across Africa, many of the most established foreign restaurants there still source frozen produce from Europe and elsewhere. This is a huge…

Port Manatee and Del Monte extend import hub relationship

Port Manatee and Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. have reached an agreement to keep the company’s fruit imports coming into the fast-growing seaport until at least 2026, with options through 2036. “Continuing our decades-long partnership with Del Monte is good for Del Monte, good for Port Manatee and…

Fresh fruit importer/exporter returns to in-person events

Two years after the last appointment, those who make up the market of exporting and importing companies, food producers and customers, met again in person at Fruit Attraction 2021, which took place in Madrid on October 5th, 6th and 7th and ANUGA, held in Cologne, Germany, from October 9th to 13th.For the…

October 28, 2021

PMA and United Fresh to announce new association live

Chief executives representing the new association being formed by the Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association, Cathy Burns and Tom Stenzel, will…

Grupo Agrotecnología is granted Spanish patent for its Promicell technology

After more than two years of study, the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (OEPM) granted  Grupo Agrotecnología (a Spanish biotechnology company that belongs to the Rovensa Group…

Miguel Padilla was appointed as the new secretary-general of the COAG

The XV general assembly of the COAG agrarian organization elected Miguel Padilla, an agrarian unionist from Murcia, as their new general secretary in replacement of Miguel…

International food producers to visit soon

Lan Handling to throw its doors open

Lan Handling Technologies will soon welcome dozens of representatives from international food industry companies. That will be on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 November. During this two-day event, various renowned players from the food chain will take to the podium. They will discuss the latest insights,…

Dutch coop to get new director

The directorship of the Dutch Coöperatieve Tuinbouwveiling Zaltbommel en Omstreken B.A. will change hands in early 2022. Gerard van den Anker will succeed the current director Bart Dijkhuis. He is retiring. Van den Anker is looking forward to his new position. "I want to optimize this cooperative further. I will do so with…

Les Herbes Gourmandes: $11.7M in financing from BDC and FCC to double production area

Fresh herb producers Les Herbes Gourmandes (Serres Coulombe) of Saint-Norbert, Quebec received $11.7 million in non-dilutive financing from BDC and Farm Credit Canada (FCC).…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates,

DP World launches CARGOES Logistics

DP World, a leading provider of smart supply chain solutions, today announced the launch of its new digital logistics platform, CARGOES Logistics. The platform provides…

G-Berries and Dole PLC: a partnership for Mexico

Molari Berries & Breeding launched G-Berries at the beginning of 2021. The newly established company is focused on breeding, applied research, and IP Management. It's a fully independent company, with a dedicated investment plan and clear and ambitious objectives for the future years to come. Luca…

Hamburg Süd making changes to WCSA, Caribbean and Central America services

Hamburg Süd will implement changes to its West Coast South America, Caribbean and Central America markets to and from Northern Europe, to be initiated in January 2022. The…

Double L Global promotes Byron Duffin to president

Double L Global (Manufacturing), is pleased to announce the promotion of Byron Duffin to Brand President. Grant Flaharty, CEO of Double L stated, “Byron’s involvement with…

Bobalu Berries expands sales team

Bobby and RC Jones, managing partners of Bobalu Berries, announce a new addition to its sales team as it continues to position the company on a growth track. Ryan Baird has joined the sales team led by Anthony Gallino, vice-president of sales. Baird has been in the produce industry for 20 years on the…

James Cornies joins North American seed company

Van den Bosch Seeds announces James Cornies as new crop specialist for Ontario. James Cornies will be responsible for customer relations in his home province of Ontario, and his role will include product and variety technical support to greenhouse vegetable growers. For thirty years, James owned and…

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG raises forecast for financial year 2021

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG is raising its forecast for revenue and EBIT in the current fiscal year based on preliminary figures for the company’s performance during the…

Seeka upgrades market guidance

Seeka Limited advises that it has upgraded its financial guidance for the 2021 financial year.  Existing operational full year net profit before tax range $13.5m to $16.0m. Upgraded operational full year net…

Ericsson and du partner with Pure Harvest Smart Farms to collaborate on 5G solutions for farms

Ericsson has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), and Pure Harvest Smart Farms to deploy innovative 5G smart farming solutions across agricultural sites in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The 5G solutions deployed will leverage…

In port assets investment and related upstream and downstream businesses

Cosco Shipping Ports and Silk Road Fund agreed to establish cooperative strategic relationship

Cosco Shipping Ports Limited, a leading ports operator, is pleased to announce that, based on the good business relationship between the Company and Silk Road Fund, as well as…

National Mango Board unveils refreshed brand and website

The National Mango Board (NMB) officially launched its updated website along with refreshed branding. Through a process that took more than a year from conception to…

Sebastian Dörmann, Frische Logistik Ltd:

"Retailers must be able to count on a sensible logistics company"

Sebastian Dörmann from Frische Logistik Ltd in Bielefeld/Herfeld emphasizes that quick reactions have played a major role recently: "This year in particular, it was extremely important to be able to count on a logistics company that responds sensibly, so that special requests from retailers can be…

Port Sudan: South Quay lockdown end of voyage for all cargo

According to MSC press release, the terminals at Port Sudan have ceased operations creating uncertainty on the berthing prospects of their vessels and causing substantial…

In collaboration with leading California academic institution

Save Foods completes multiple pre-harvest application trials on citrus fruits

Save Foods, an Israeli-based agrifood tech company focused on developing and selling eco-friendly products specifically designed to extend the shelf life and ensure the safety…

CEO Varun Khurana:

‘Otipy focuses on-demand harvesting’

According to the company founder and CEO, Otipy focuses on technology-driven, on-demand harvesting to keep food wastage to a minimum. Founded in June 2020, Otipy is a…

Onato

Onato gains seed funding to digitalize fruit & vegetable supply chain India

Onato is a Bengaluru-based B2B online platform for fresh produce that has raised $2.2 million in seed funding. The round was led by Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India - an affiliate of Singaporean sovereign fund Temasek - with participation from local agrifood tech VC firm Omnivore. The startup said…

Alex Augustine joins WayCool Foods as Chief People Officer

WayCool Foods, India's fastest growing agri-commerce company, has brought onboard Alex Augustine as its Chief People Officer (CPO). Alex is a business leader with over…

Morrisons named stone fruit retailer of the year 2020/21 by HortGro

Morrisons has been awarded the Stone Fruit Retailer of the Year for the 2020/21 season due to their strong category performance and support for South African produce this…

UPL announces long-term cooperation with Chr. Hansen Dreamstime

Microbial solutions for sustainable agriculture

UPL Ltd, a global leader in sustainable agriculture and OpenAg(TM), has announced a long-term strategic collaboration with Chr. Hansen, a global bioscience company, to develop…

Port of Rotterdam throughput rises substantially again in Q3

Container volume back above pre-corona level, large increase in throughput of oil products, iron ore, coal and biomass Goods throughput in the port of Rotterdam rose to 118.5 million tonnes in the third quarter, 14.6% more than in the same period last year. Throughput was 350.1 million tonnes through to…

Kuehne+Nagel Group

Excellent business performance continues in Q3 2021

The Kuehne+Nagel Group once again reported an excellent business performance in the third quarter of 2021. All business units were able to exceed their prior-year results, in some cases significantly. At CHF 21.8 billion, the Group's net turnover in the first nine months of 2021 was almost 50% higher…

JO Sims Holdings, UK

Turnover moves towards 100 mln at historic fruit growing company

Turnover during its latest financial year is moving to the £100 mln mark at a historic UK fruit growing company. JO Sims was founded by Josiah Oliver Sims in London's Pudding…

The second-grade cooperative made its membership official at the last edition of Fruit Attraction

Anecoop joins the United Nations Global Compact

Anecoop has joined the United Nations Global Compact as a partner, which entails a higher level of commitment in its participation within the organization. The second-degree cooperative made it official at the latest edition of Fruit Attraction and was part of the family photo of the adhering entities. "For…

Plant & Food Research

Taking dragon fruit to the next level

In 2013, Plant & Food Research began the New Premium Fruit Variety Development Project (NPFVD) between partners in Vietnam and New Zealand agriculture and agribusiness…

Allard Castelein president of the Port of Rotterdam Authority until summer of 2023

The shareholders of the Port of Rotterdam Authority - consisting of the Municipality of Rotterdam and the Dutch State - have appointed Allard Castelein for a third term on the recommendation of the Supervisory Board. Castelein will remain president of the Port of Rotterdam Authority until the summer of…

Colorado indoor organic farm Spring Born announces two new hires

Spring Born, a 2.5-acre organic greenhouse in Colorado, welcomes Danielle Davis, the new director of marketing and sales, and Josh Budka, the new head grower, to the team. Davis is a food systems, marketing, and sales expert with more than a decade of experience within fresh produce, meat, and seafood.…

Hortifrut acquires Spain-based berry grower

Hortifrut, a global business platform in breeding, growing and marketing fresh and frozen berries, has reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Atlantic Blue. Atlantic Blue is a company working in variety development, growing and sales of berries in Europe and Northern Africa and is based in…

Del Monte demands Sh37 million from Kenya Railways for spoilt pineapple shipment

Fruit processing company Del Monte wants Kenya Railways to pay it Sh37.6 million (US$339,000) as compensation for a consignment of pineapples damaged following a train…

Irritec shows products at EIMA and appoints new "SDG Pioneer 2021 for sustainable water manager"

"We are happy to be back and meet in person at EIMA. This edition is even more valuable, as it represents an occasion to talk to clients and all other people part of the food and agricultural chain after the 'forced' stop of the last period," explains Philippe Lejeune (right), Sales Manager at Irritec.…

Egypt

Hassan Allam Holding to pump Nile water to irrigate New Valley

Egyptian authorities are choosing Hassan Allam Holding to build new facilities to pump Nile water from Mostakbal Misr. This step will allow the revival of a project aiming at…

Bünting

Autonomous shopping option enables late-night supermarket shopping

Bünting opens innovative Combi City store in Emden

Imagine that, your way home, you can quickly do a little shopping for supplies in the city center or pick up a snack for the break. From October 14 onward, this will be possible in the new 500 m2-plus Combi City store in the city center of Emden, the Bünting Group reports. What is special about this…

USDA lifts PACA reparation sanctions on California produce business

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that Espirit Trading Inc. satisfied a reparation order in the amount of $26,990 issued under the Perishable Agricultural…

Carrefour and Lidl have grown strongly, Mercadona has stagnated, and DIA has declined in 2021

Data from the Spanish distribution sector collected by the Kantar consulting firm and recently published reveal that Carrefour and Lidl were the two supermarket chains that…

Terra Mia Italia - the business network promoting top-quality Italian products

High-quality, the excellence of producer companies, product traceability, safe transactions, the protection of Italian products, direct dialogue between producers and the big retail chains, services for members - this is the best that can be offered to consumers looking for high-quality products.   Terra Mia Italia…

Creating a new business In specialty ingredients, developed from fruit side-streams

Dole Sunshine Company partners with Singapore Economic Development Board

Dole Sunshine Company is partnering the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) for its new corporate venture, Dole Specialty Ingredients (DSI). This new venture will focus…

CMA CGM and BigCommerce: a partnership to develop online solutions

BigCommerce, an open SaaS (Software as a Service) platform offering its services to growing companies as well as already established brands, the CMA CGM Group, specialized in…

Verdeflor, the Peruvian packaging company, expands its facilities for the blueberry, avocado, and citrus campaigns

"We have the capacity to process 1200 kilos/hour, which means we can have one container ready per shift"

Peru's blueberry export campaign has already started and the opening of new markets, such as India and Malaysia, starting this year offer producers better prospects, as they now have more than 31 destinations where they can ship their product. Starting October, the Indian market will be open for Peruvian…

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Agriculture 4.0 also in the field of sprayers

"My father Claudio, an engineer, was among the first researchers in the field of electrostatic charging and low volumes for sprayers 40 years ago. Even in the 1980s he was thinking about what we now call zero residue. We are now continuing on this path, applying all the latest technologies, including…

Ugandan growers and Agricycle announce partnership to access global markets

Ugandan growers and Agricycle have announced a partnership for growers to access global markets through Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU). In excess of 9,400 young…

Aiming to create predictive model for food freshness and remaining shelf-life

Maersk participates in food waste project with Wageningen University and customers

Every year, 13% of the global fresh produce is lost in the cold supply chain, between harvest and retailer. An accurate, real-time prediction of remaining shelf-life of a…

To provide organically pasteurized dried onions

Olam Food Ingredients and Agri-Neo form industry-first partnership

Olam Food Ingredients (OFI), a global player in natural and sustainable ingredients and solutions, has announced that its spices business is entering into a strategic…

Longvine Growing Co announces executive leadership changes

After nearly 7 years of leading the business, Kevin Doran is moving to the Longvine Growing Co Board of Directors, vacating the CEO position. Over the past several weeks the…

Sun World Promotes Melillo to Vice President of Grower Support Services

Sun World International LLC has appointed Michele Melillo to the new position of Vice President of Grower Support Services. Melillo recently managed the company’s agronomic…

Foodiverse strengthens management structure within framework of new strategic plan

Foodiverse, a multinational player in the preparation of fresh and healthy food, announced today, within the framework of the implementation of its new strategic plan…

Plastic-free packaging wins innovation award

AFC Packaging is pleased to announce the acceptance of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) 2021 Innovation Award in Food Waste Prevention for its NOW No Waste Technology for fresh produce. Left to right: Stefano Giusti, Chris Lewis, Paul Smith, Mike Baker. NOW No Waste Technology plastic-free…

Specialty mushroom company secures $25 million in Series A funding

Smallhold, a Brooklyn-based specialty mushroom company on a mission to shorten the distance between consumers and sustainably-grown food, has announced a $25 million Series A…

Diamondback Acres, Lake Chelan

Washington farm takes on plastic packaging problem

Diamondback Acres, based in Lake Chelan, Washington, has been farming organic produce since 1991. Farm owners Bill and Angell Clark have put sustainability at the core of the…

For CAD $0.75 per share - in all cash deal

AgJunction Enters into arrangement agreement to be acquired by KUBOTA Corporation

AgJunction Inc., a global provider of advanced guidance, autosteering, and autonomy solutions for precision agriculture applications, today announced that it has entered into…

Deal expands FreshEdge’s Michigan footprint

Vine Line joins FreshEdge

FreshEdge, a family of produce and specialty food companies backed by Rotunda Capital Partners, acquired Vine Line, a fresh produce distributor located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Vine Line operates…

To fuel development of AI in agriculture

Ceres Imaging secures $23 mln in Series C funding

Ceres Imaging, the precision farming provider that uses aerial imagery and data analytics to help growers improve their farming practices, today announced that it has raised…

Post-secondary scholarships offered by grape growers

Three types of university/college scholarships are now available to students in the table grape growing regions of California. Two types of scholarships are offered for field…

Love Beets USA announces expanded portfolio under new name

Value-added beet company, Love Beets USA, has launched their new venture, Offshoot Brands. The evolution reflects their expanding portfolio of exclusive healthy lifestyle brands of not only Love Beets, but further brands including Genuine Coconut, Veggie*Confetti, and The Happy Snack Company. Offshoot…

Brighter Bites announces partnership with new marketing agency

Brighter Bites, a nonprofit organization that delivers fresh fruits, vegetables and nutrition education resources directly into families’ hands, announces DMA Solutions, a…

Roamler acquires Mobeye and expands its field marketing services in the French market

Roamler, through its Retail division, has acquired Mobeye , one of its strongest competitors in crowd-supported field marketing services for businesses, in the French market.…

Ghana: EOS Data Analytics partners with Complete Farmer to boost agritech

EOS Data Analytics is a global provider of AI-powered satellite imagery analytics. The company has announced a partnership with Complete Farmer, a Ghana-based demand-driven…

WayCool Foods gets $13 million as part of largest agri-tech funding in India

Chennai-based WayCool Foods and Products Pvt. has raised $13 million in the second tranche of a Series D round. "The main uses of the funds will be towards technology…

To develop and commercialize agri solutions to address climate change

Invaio Sciences secures $50 mln debt financing

Invaio Sciences,Inc., a Flagship Pioneering company unlocking the potential of natural systems to accelerate the transition to sustainable agriculture to urgently address…

Intello Labs launches Praman, an AI-powered agriculture produce trade exchange platform

Intello Labs, a global AI-powered quality assaying startup, formally announced the launch of their Praman business today, which has been in stealth mode over the past few months. Praman is a agriculture produce trade exchange platform, with integrated quality assessment. It currently facilitates…

Gladstone Land acquires nut orchard and option to purchase stored water in California

Gladstone Land Corporation announced that it has acquired 1,284 gross acres of farmland, including over 1,200 planted acres of pistachios and almonds (a portion of which is…

Greenhouse lettuce grower acquires East Coast operation

North AmericaPR greenhouse lettuce grower Revol Greens has acquired BJ’s Produce Inc., operating under the widely recognized Living Fresh brand, in Athens, GA. This establishes its first East Coast greenhouse operation. The deal, completed on October 12, 2021, entails the purchase of the existing…

Giddings Berries USA continues expansion with key hires

Giddings Berries USA, the Monterey, CA-based subsidiary of Giddings Fruit and global supplier of conventional and organic berries, cherries and more, has strengthened its management team as it aggressively grows its presence and support to United States customers. Neftaly Vargas joined Giddings Berries…

Industry veteran Bryan Barsness joins GrubMarket

GrubMarket, Inc. announced that Bryan Barsness, former co-founder and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ProduceIQ, will join its software team as Head of Software…

The Spanish firm plans to open other points of sales in Europe in 2022

Calconut opens its first store in the world in Lima

The Spanish company Calconut has opened its first physical point of sale in the world in the capital of Peru. The firm, which this year has launched its online store, is thus…

Design-builder environmentally controlled facilities expands to US

Environmentally controlled facilities design-builder Coldbox is opening a US office in Atlanta, Georgia, and announces the immediate appointment of KC Williams as President of…

The Bread and Butter Thing announces new partnership with Worldwide Fruit Ltd

The Bread and Butter Thing (TBBT) has announced a new redistribution partnership with one of the world’s leading fruit distributors, Lincolnshire-based Worldwide Fruit Ltd.…

France: the Sica of Saint-Pol-de-Léon inaugurates its new Vilar Gren platform

After 10 months of operation, on Saturday October 9th, the Sica (Society of Common Agricultural Interest) of Saint-Pol-de-Léon officially inaugurated its Vilar-Gren station in front of more than 1,600 people. An event that coincided with the cooperative’s 60th anniversary. In January, the agricultural cooperative…

Spreafico not in administration and not accused of illegal recruitment

Fake and misleading news has spread regarding an alleged involvement of Spreafico in criminal proceedings for illegal recruitment and on the company going into administration.…

Kronen:

"The first ever Online Customer Days proved to be a success"

The first-ever virtual Customer Days have been a success for Kronen GmbH. Eleven workshops with subsequent question and answer sessions and over 60 open as well as individual live machine demonstrations were held. Of the over 270 participants from around 40 countries who registered for the Customer Days,…

Trops consolidates its position in mango and avocado with 148 million euro in sales

The Trops cooperative has managed to stand out and place the avocado as one of the new benchmarks in Andalusian agriculture. In fact, this firm from Malaga, has a 45% national…

NutryFarm International secures large durian order

Yesterday, Hong Kong holding company NutryFarm International announced that it has secured a sales order of some RMB65 million (€8.54 mln) from Anhui Dingguan Supply…

COSCO Shipping Lines launches express alternatives to US West Coast

COSCO Shipping Lines is launching Transpacific BCO Express Line this week. It encompasses the Prince Rupert express line (CEN-EXPRESS) and the Los Angeles express line…

Updates Fiscal Year 2022 outlook

Lamb Weston reports fiscal First Quarter 2022 results;

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. announced today its fiscal first quarter 2022 results. “Our first quarter sales results reflect the ongoing broad recovery within the frozen potato category, with overall demand in North America near pre-pandemic levels, and our shipments improving in each of our core…

Llusar and Naranjas Torres merge to create the largest Spanish group of premium citrus

Llusar, the company that specializes in premium citrus fruits, and Naranjas Torres, a producer of high-end citrus fruits, have reached an agreement to integrate and create the…

Orient Overseas (International) Ltd

OOIL announces Operational Update for Q3 2021

Orient Overseas (International) Ltd sees total revenues increase 125.3% year-on-year

For the third quarter ended 30th September 2021, total revenues increased by 125.3% to US Dollars 4,313.7 million, as compared to the same period in 2020. This record result was achieved despite severe congestion around the network, which drove down liftings by 7.2% and loadable capacity by 7.6%. The…

New cold storage warehouse partnership in Ontario, California

RLS Logistics, a leading third party cold chain 3PL, through its affiliate RLS Partners, recently welcomed Partners Alliance Cold Storage, Ontario, CA, as a warehouse partner…

Technico reshapes Indian potato value chain

Technico Agri Sciences Ltd, which is (a 100% subsidiary of ITC Ltd., is an Agri-Biotech Company involved in the business of producing and selling 'Early Generation' high vigor…

Second annual “People Day” for carrot grower-shipper

Bolthouse Farms honored more than 100 top-performing Frontline employees during its second annual “People Day” on Friday, September 24, 2021, at the Bakersfield, CA facility. These essential employees have continued to go above and beyond in this unprecedented year to help grow the business, keep it…

Berry companies consolidate and build on strengths

GEM-Pack Berries, LLC and Red Blossom Sales, Inc. are combining forces to capitalize on tangible synergies that translate directly to customer benefits. GEM-Pack and Red Blossom build on more than 150 years of berry farming experience and collective acreage of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and…

Pakistan

Fresh produce platform Tazah raises $2m as tech gains traction

Tazah is a B2B agriculture marketplace in Pakistan. It has raised $2 million in a pre-seed round led by Global Founders Capital and co-led by Zayn Capital. “Financing is…

Abu Dhabi

Conglomerate IHC buys 41% share of food business NRTC

Abu Dhabi conglomerate International Holding Co has committed to buy a 41% stake in the Nassar Al Refaee Trading Company, a fruit and vegetable import-export business, in…

Alessandro Giunghi from For (Cesena)

Italian markets should follow the example of the Madrid market

What distinguishes the Madrid wholesale market from any of the  leading the Italian ones? The fact that the Madrid market was studied and set up to become a hub for the whole nation. A role favored by the capital's position at the center of a country with a regular geographical shape. The Italian delegation…

Dutch company working on an apple picking robot, the Pluk-o-trak

Technology companies across the globe are in a race. Who will bring the first apple picking robot to market? The Netherlands, too, is taking part in that race. On Sunday, Han Smits of Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators presented a picking robot prototype. His company is working on it. That was on Nieuwsuur,…

Port Everglades signs MOU with the Honduras National Port Authority

Broward County’s Port Everglades has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Honduras National Port Authority (Empresa Nacional Portuaria de Honduras), as…

Valenciaport presents its services for frozen products in Vigo

The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) is presenting its services for the traffic of perishable products at the 23rd edition of the International Frozen Seafood Products Fair…

Filipino food program helps potato farmers raise yields

A new project, initiated by Universal Robina Corp. (URC) in collaboration with the Filipino government, will allow the nation’s potato growers to thrive during the current…

Chilean project seeks to revolutionize fruit packaging market

Juan Carlos Carrasco, owner of the Chilean Zeaplast company that operates in the Coronel industrial park, explained that it is about to offer a new product for sustainable…

First trade credit insurance policy for fresh fruit and vegetable industry

EFCIS Limited in corporation, in conjunction with one of the leading Underwriters, Coface, are very happy to announce the launch of a Trade Credit Insurance policy that is…

Rockitapple.com

China: Rockit sales up 94% during Mid-Autumn Festival

For the Mid-Autumn Festival sales period, sales of Rockit™ apple sales were up 94% in Mainland China. According to Rockit General Manager Global Sales, Mark Pay, it was phenomenal to see retail partners deliver over 3,800 in-store POS displays and hand out thousands of samples to promote a healthy…

Scott Marboe retires from Starr Ranch Growers

This October marks not only the start of Starr Ranch Growers harvest season but also brings the announcement of the retirement of long-time director of marketing, Scott Marboe. For 35 years Marboe has been an intricate part of the team that helped steer Starr Ranch into the company it is today. His…

Lineage Logistics completes acquisition of Kloosterboer Group

Lineage Logistics LLC, a global temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, has completed its acquisition of Kloosterboer Group, a Netherlands-based, family-owned cold storage company with a strong global footprint. The companies combine to create an enhanced facility network…

Investment holding company Zeder Investments Ltd back ‘in the black’

Investment holding company Zeder Investments Ltd - which holds stakes in fruit company Capespan, the agriculture trade group Kaap Agri, as well as other agribusinesses - is…

Strengthening International competitiveness of Japanese agriculture

GreenCollar begins developing table grape varieties with sights set on a royalty business

GreenCollar Inc. recently announced that it will enter the field of table grape breeding with a view to establishing a breeding royalty business in collaboration with Hayashi…

Apple industry appoints new board director

NZ Apples and Pears Inc appointed John Allen as director to its board

NZ Apples and Pears Inc (NZAPI) has appointed John Allen as a director to its board.  Allen replaces Karen Morrish, who resigned from the NZAPI board in August. He will serve as…

Translink Express

Potential drivers show interest as UK haulage firm offers free HGV training

As Brexit forced thousands of European drivers to leave the country, and Covid got in the way of around 30,000 tests for potential new drivers last year, organizations such as…

JBT opens manufacturing facility with Research and Technology center in Spain

JBT Corporation, a technology solutions provider to the global food and beverage industry, announces European expansion with a brand new facility under its Diversified Food…

Iran's Nobar Sabz Frozen fruits and vegetables

Exporting IQF fruits and vegetables to five continents

The Nobar Sabz agro-industrial Company, which is known to be the leading exporter of frozen fruits and vegetables to five different continents in the world, displayed its various high-quality products in the 2021 Agrofood fair in Tehran, such as frozen fried Sabzi Ghormeh, frozen Sabzi Kuku, frozen soup…

Juice company founder makes Inc.’s 2021 Female Founders 100 List

Natalie’s Orchid Island Juices announced that founder and CEO Marygrace Sexton has been included in Inc. Magazine’s 2021 Female Founders 100, a list honoring a trailblazing…

ProEx Food announces Matt Dwyer as their new Western US representative

ProEx Food is growing, and expanding their reach with more on-site representation across their markets. In doing so, they have brought Matt Dwyer onboard. Matt is an…

Back on track to have all staff Covid vaccinated

Fruit producer SPC cleared in Australian-first investigation

Fruit producer SPC has been cleared of any wrongdoing by WorkSafe Victoria after the company decided to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for its staff. Worksafe has stated it made…

13th annual Cool Logistics Global to take place online

MSC sponsors Cool Logistics Global 2021

MSC has issued a press release stating it is pleased to be attending and sponsoring this year’s Cool Logistics Global, the flagship event for the perishables trade, logistics,…

Australis provides commercial update

Alps enters into initial $1.4 million engagement with Pure Harvest Smart Farms

Terry Booth, CEO, has announced that Australis Capital Inc.'s majority owned subsidiary ALPS has entered into an agreement with Pure Harvest Smart Farms, a pioneer in…

Calpine Containers acquires JS Ag Packaging

Rainier Partners, a private equity firm based in Seattle, WA, announced the acquisition of JS Ag Packaging by Calpine Containers, a Rainier portfolio company. Headquartered in…

Hapag-Lloyd Supervisory Board extends contract of COO Dr Maximilian Rothkopf

The Supervisory Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG has extended the contract of Dr Maximilian Rothkopf, its Chief Operating Officer, by five years, until 30 April 2027. Rothkopf was…

Texas produce industry mourns the loss of longtime leader

On Saturday, October 2nd, 2021, John McClung, former president and CEO of the Texas Produce Association (predecessor to TIPA), passed away in the late hours of the evening in…

California Avocado Commission promotes Angela Fraser

The California Avocado Commission has promoted Angela Fraser to director of trade and legal affairs. Fraser, who has worked for the Commission for 21 years, will provide…

EFC announces merger to strengthen performance and brands

EFC C.V. and its subsidiary GKE N.V. have announced the merger of the two businesses. EFC CEO, Ilse Hayen will head up the new organisation. She explains the reason behind the…

Koos Timmermans appointed as commissioner of the Port of Rotterdam Authority

With effect from 1 October 2021, on the recommendation of the Supervisory Board, the shareholders have appointed Koos Timmermans as commissioner of the Port of Rotterdam…

Hnos. Fernandez Lopez

"One of our goals is to continue to stand out with our multiproduct profile"

Hnos. Fernandez Lopez has exhibited their products at Fruit Attraction since the first edition. This year, the company will be back at the fair at stand 10A01, in Hall 10,…

Reboot announced

Produce Republic buys In2Food out of receivership

Produce Republic has bought In2Food out of receivership, claiming to be preparing to immediately resume relationships with suppliers and growers. In2Food sources fresh fruit…

Fruit and vegetable business becomes an independent brand

BayWa AG embeds fresh produce business in subsidiary BayWa Global Produce Ltd

Around ten years after launching its internationalization strategy regarding the fruit business, BayWa AG is embedding its fresh produce business in the wholly owned…

Vittoria fresh produce market now officially part of Italmercati

Mercato Ortofrutticolo di Vittoria is now officially part of Italmercati, a business network that gathers, among others, the 18 leading Italian markets. Vittoria is the second producer market in Italy, through which large quantities of produce pass to reach Italian tables every day. The market regularly…

Grupo Cañamás and IOland sign collaboration agreement

"Today it is necessary to take maximum advantage of technology to optimize and better manage plantations"

The family group Cañamás, which has been producing high quality citrus fruits since 1929, and the technology company IOland, which develops agricultural management tools, have signed an agreement for the implementation of all IOland solutions in the management of Cañamás fields. IOland's Agroclimatic Irrigation…

Since the launch on June 30th 2021

“Zero Pesticide Residue” passes 100 million UVC marketed

Popular among consumers and valued by retailers, the label “Zero Pesticide Residue” continues to grow. As a symbol of the transformation of French agriculture, it is now found in 6 departments of the French retail sector.  It continues to grow, with a 13% increase in value during the 1st semester of 2021 (vs.…

Biovegen will concentrate on fruit and vegetable R&D offer in the Biotech Attraction space

Biovegen, the biotechnological platform dedicated to connecting the advances of agricultural research centers with the needs of companies, will take a further leap in its involvement with Fruit Attraction - where it has always participated - and, in this edition, it will act as a catalyst for the fruit…

Cuna de Platero presents the Cupla, its first own variety of blueberries

Cuna de Platero's firm commitment to R&D has resulted in the cooperative's first variety of blueberries: Cupla. It is a variety characterized by its earliness, production efficiency, size and good taste. Cuna de Platero works in this line, with its own variety development programs and participating in…

Government of Ghana to support largest potato exporter

Minister for Food and Agriculture dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has pledged his government’s support for Maphlix Trust Farms Limited, Ghana’s largest exporter of potatoes. Felix…


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