Fable Food closes in on third fundraising round

Australian start-up Fable Food is close to securing up to $25 million in fresh funding, as the alternative meat sector continues to find favor with consumers everywhere. The…

45-year Canadian produce veteran hangs up his hat at Oppy

After three and a half decades, Oppy’s vice-president of Canadian sales Walt Breeden is off on his next adventure: retirement. Joining Oppy from Vancouver-based retailer Woodward’s to sell California-grown produce to Western Canadian customers in 1987, Breeden’s role grew as he added New Zealand apples,…

First selective asparagus harvest's developer files for suspension of payments

More than a year ago, in a Dutch asparagus field, Cerescon proudly presented its 0 series of the Sparter to the press. This was the first selective asparagus harvest in the world. Yesterday the company, which employs 13 people, filed for suspension of payments. "A confluence of circumstances" is how…

Zim quarterly profits nearly triple to $1.7 billion as freight rates double

Zim is the world’s tenth largest container shipping line. Yesterday, the company posted the best quarterly results in its history. It increased its full-year guidance and now…

Greenyard signs a real estate transaction, with a view to long-term refinancing and room for growth

Greenyard announces it has reached an agreement with a real estate investor on the lease-and-lease-back of its facility of the Greenyard Prepared division in Bree, Belgium,…

HarvestEye will showcase innovative technology tool at World Potato Congress event

HarvestEye – a machine-learning driven crop insights tool – is heading to the World Potato Congress at the end of May, as it continues to showcase on the global agricultural…

France: wholesaler Jacob gains strength by acquiring Primeurs de Saint-Malo

The French company Jacob in Paimpol (22) has recently acquired Primeurs de Saint-Malo, a branch of the fresh produce wholesaler Ame Haslé, based in Melesse (35) and Paimpol (22). The exporter and shipper of fruit and vegetables confirms its desire to develop its fruit and vegetable offer.  Based in Paimpol…

ASOEX announces retirement of Mr. Ronald Bown Fernández

"The Board of Directors of the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association A.G. (ASOEX) announces that Mr. Ronald Bown Fernández has initiated his retirement process. Consequently, he…

AgriFORCE Growing Systems completes acquisition of food production & processing IP from Manna Nutritional Group

AgriFORCE Growing Systems Ltd., an intellectual property-focused AgTech company dedicated to advancing sustainable cultivation and crop processing across multiple verticals,…

Sabina Farms

Guyanese farm to reach out to multi-billion export market

Sabina Farms, a Guyanese company, is hoping to be able to enter the multi-billion dollar vegetable market in Guyana and abroad. Sabina Farms’ President David Aparisio said his…

Italy

Four million euros earmarked for the Vittoria Market in Sicily

"This is an important historical moment, one that we have been waiting for in recent weeks and have been watching with interest. The next steps are those that will lead the designer, in agreement with the authorities, to address the necessary interventions to improve the facility, in agreement with the…

Signing a major long-term strategic partnership in global air cargo

Air France-KLM and CMA CGM join forces

Air France-KLM Group and the CMA CGM Group have announced that they have signed a long-term strategic partnership in the air cargo market. This exclusive partnership will see…

Interview with Omar Papi from Futura

Russian market not viable for technologies

This is not an easy period for fruit sorter manufacturers. Between the cost of raw materials, the difficulty in sourcing materials and components, Covid and the war, there is not a moment of truce. FreshPlaza has talked about it with Omar Papi, manager of Cesena Futura srl. FreshPlaza (FP) How has the…

Romanian Grup Serban Holding invests €3 million in vegetable packaging plant

Romanian agriculture entrepreneurial company Grup Serban Holding plans to invest €3 million in the development of its vegetable packaging facility. Grup Serban Holding…

Shane Halpin, Welgro Produce:

"At the end of the day, everyone has to pay a higher price for the gas”

Even in the Northernmost part of the European Union, growers are feeling the effects of the global energy and fertilizers crisis. We have seen how some greenhouses in the neighboring UK did not even plant because of skyrocketing gas prices. For Irish cucumber grower, Welgro Produce too, the season…

The Flavorite brand turns a new marketing leaf

After nearly 30 years, Australian fresh produce company Flavorite, is set to take on a brand-new look. Flavorite's Marketing & Communications Manager Tom Millis reflects on when Flavorite founders Warren Nichol and Mark Millis were on a mission to put the flavor back into tomatoes in the early 90s. Soon…

Company initiates process to sell its Russian business

McDonald’s to exit from Russia

After more than 30 years of operations in the country, McDonald’s Corporation announced it will exit the Russian market and has initiated a process to sell its Russian business. This follows…

Celebrating 10 years of California Avocado Month

Ten years ago, the California Avocado Commission first observed June officially as California Avocado Month and is enthusiastically promoting this long-standing tradition. As an ode to the past 10 years, the Commission has enlisted the culinary talents of Southern California-native, Chef Nyesha Arrington…

Fall Creek brings on new commercial manager for Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador

Julio Zavala Muñoz has joined Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc. as commercial manager for Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador. Zavala is responsible for establishing and developing…

To support Kenya’s Regional transportation Hub concept to neighboring countries

DHL Global Forwarding opens new transit warehouse in Mombasa

DHL Global Forwarding (DGF), an international air, ocean, and road freight specialist provider, has opened a new transit warehouse in Mombasa, Kenya. The new 7,500 square meter (m²) warehouse is designed to support DGF’s Regional distribution network in Kenya. Strategically located between the Mombasa…

Naspers Foundry leads R83 million ($5.1 million) equity round in Agritech company Nile

Naspers, through its early-stage tech investment vehicle, Naspers Foundry, announced a R40 million ($2.5 million) investment in Nile, an agritech company that connects farmers to buyers of fresh produce. The investment is part of a R83 million equity round led by Naspers Foundry, alongside new investors,…

To empower smallholder farmers with digitalized farm to fork visibility & financing services

DiMuto launches farm management application DiMuto Farm Management

DiMuto, a global AgriFood Trade Solutions company, launches DiMuto Farm Management, the latest feature in its all-in-one Trade Platform. DiMuto Farm Management digitalizes smallholder farm operations and achieves upstream supply chain visibility. The DiMuto Farm Management application connects growing,…

New cargo and bus maintenance facilities will create 100 jobs at Erbil International Airport

dnata boosts Erbil operations with over US$ 17 million invested in advanced facilities

dnata, a leading a global air and travel services provider, has announced a significant expansion of its operations in Erbil, Iraq. The company opened a new, advanced cool chain facility and a bus maintenance facility for its state-of-the-art bussing fleets at Erbil International Airport (EBL), which…

McDonald's Taiwan temporarily stops serving french fries

Yesterday, McDonald's Taiwan announced that its restaurants across Taiwan would stop serving french fries as they are running out of stock because of global shipping issues.…

Parcel THRIVE, Inc.

Kubota invests in US-based agtech startup

Kubota Corporation has invested in Parcel THRIVE Inc., a US startup company. Parcel, a Silicon Valley headquartered startup, provides a collaboration platform to offer a wide…

Maersk to open integrated cold chain facility in New Zealand

Maersk continues to integrate end-to-end cold chains with the announcement of a new 45,000 sqm cold chain facility in the Waikato District, the fourth largest region in New Zealand. By integrating the state-of-the-art cold store with the depot and intermodal connections, Maersk will provide better…

Cream Of The Crop strikes ripe partnership with Fyffes

Zero waste foods brand Cream Of The Crop has announced an official sustainability-focused partnership with Fyffes – one of the world’s leading distributors of tropical produce, and currently Europe’s largest importer of Fairtrade bananas. Fyffes has set itself a global target of reducing food waste by as…

Soil & More Ethiopia: receives award and an important visitor

In 2010, Soil & More International started a company in Ethiopia. It is a joint venture with its local partner, Hussen Ahmed. They set up a large-scale compost production site on 18 hectares of land. It solves two problems: getting rid of rose growers' organic waste and addressing a soil fertility issue…

Solynta and incotec announce partnership to optimize performance of hybrid true potato seeds

Hybrid potato innovator Solynta and seed enhancement company Incotec announced at the International Seed Federation (ISF) congress today they have entered in a collaboration agreement. By combining forces, the group will bring world class seed technology and elite genetics to potato farmers worldwide.…

Eden Prairie, Minnesota

SunOpta starts seeing turnaround in fruit business

Since Joe Ennen took the helm of Eden Prairie-based SunOpta in 2019, the fruit side of the company's plant-based food business has been a drag on the bottom line. This week…

USHBC and NABC add new director of business intelligence

Joe Vargas has been hired as the director of business intelligence for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) and North American Blueberry Council (NABC). In this newly…

New Grapa CEO Shiko Domovitz: “Excited about table grape opportunities”

Early ARRA varieties kick off Israeli table grape season

The Israeli table grape season has just started last week with the ARRA Honey Pop harvest, while the ARRA Sugar Drop will follow this week. This also marks the fifth month as CEO of Grapa for Shiko Domovitz, who is “excited about table grape opportunities.” Chen Salomon with ARRA Honey Pop Chen Salomon, owner…

Sicily's NTB services for the fruit and vegetable sector

When trust becomes a working tool

"The period of the pandemic paradoxically helped NTB to be more appreciated for its services. Since it was impossible to visit the productions on site, the commissioners relied on Next To Business. Trust is essential, but it was obviously supported by technology, like video calls. A key service for some…

Hazel Tech® brings on business development manager - Pacific Northwest

Hazel Technologies, Inc. announces the addition of Tyson Cutforth to the company as business development manager--Pacific Northwest. Cutforth joins the Hazel Tech team with…

Xianfeng Fruit is elected into the list of branded fruit

It is the sixth "Brand Day of China" on May 10, 2022. The industry revealed the "Fruit Enterprise Independent Brand Reputation List 2021", "Consumer Favorite Fruit Brand List…

Hortgro Board welcomes Unati Speirs as new director

Hortgro, the deciduous fruit industry body of South Africa, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Unati Speirs as a new board director. She will be taking over the…

North Yorkshire potato grower Tim Rooke elected chair of NFU Potato Forum

NFU Potato Forum presents new chair and vice chair

North Yorkshire potato grower Tim Rooke has been elected chair of the NFU Potato Forum. Tim, who farms 240 hectares of potatoes, also grows crops on 400 hectares of his farm.…

Alexander Piutti from SPRK.global and Robert Leuendorf from mirontell fein & frisch AG

Sustainable fruit salads against surpluses and food waste in the supply chain

Every year, some 2.5 billion tons of food are thrown away worldwide, which not only entails a large cost, but also causes around 2.5kg of CO2 equivalents per kilo. For this reason, Alexander Piutti founded SPRK.global in Berlin in 2020, whose goal is to offer a sustainable and efficient solution to the…

Regional Portuguese food products producer Manuel Patrício Produtos Alimentares invests in Körber’s technologies

Portuguese food company builds automated warehouse with Körber

Körber Supply Chain is proud to announce a new project with Manuel Patrício Produtos Alimentares. Körber will provide automated logistical technologies to increase storage capacity and the company productivity in Portugal. These solutions include Körber’s Automatic Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) in…

HB RTS announces the acquisition of CC European Retail

HB RTS (HB) announces today that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of CC European Retail (CCER), a rental and pooling provider of returnable transport items (“RTIs”) in…

Agrovision closes major funding, continues growth trajectory

Agro Vision Corp. has successfully closed a $210 million syndicated financing that will fund the next phases of its ambitious global growth plan. The arrangement comes with an…

Vegetable grower puts education at the forefront

Ocean Mist Farms, a grower and marketer of fresh artichokes in the U.S., continues to emphasize education for  students, media and influencers as a pillar of the company’s marketing efforts. Remaining true to the company’s purpose of fueling health and happiness through foods that matter, experiencing a vegetable…

Seipasa will invest 4 million euros in the new facilities of its industrial complex in L’Alcúdia

Seipasa, a Spanish company specializing in the development, formulation, and manufacture of bioinsecticides, biofungicides, biostimulants, and fertilizers, has started…

Spanish seed house Intersemillas begins research into medical cannabis

The research, development and improvement company Inveseed, technological partner of the Intersemillas group, has been authorized by the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) to carry out research on medical cannabis. The firm is being advised by the company CBD Therapy S.L. The main…

Belgian wholesaler to relocate

"We can centralize everything, which greatly advances efficiency"

Next week, Fruit Vandepoel will have a new home in Sint-Katelijne-Waver. This Belgian wholesaler is leaving the Brussels early market after many years. "We decided to move to improve our services' quality," explains Guy Claessens. "We'll have our own building in a great spot. It's right next to BelOrta,…

Located in Forlì, the cooperative processes 10 thousand tons of fruit, with 25% in exports

A new plant for the Italian cooperative Sapore di Romagna

The new headquarters of the Sapore di Romagna cooperative was inaugurated in Forlì last week during the opening day of Macfrut in Rimini. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by President Luca Canonici, Forlì Mayor Gian Luca Zattini and about 350 members, operators, employees and friends. The…

Woolworths Group partners with Retail Supply Chain Alliance to support horticulture workers

Horticulture industry employees will benefit from a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Woolworths Group and the Retail Supply Chain Alliance this week which will…

Revenues rose to USD 9.0 billion

Hapag-Lloyd with extraordinarily strong start to the year in first quarter

Hapag-Lloyd has concluded the first quarter of 2022 with an EBITDA of USD 5.3 billion (EUR 4.7 billion). The EBIT rose to USD 4.8 billion (EUR 4.3 billion), and the Group…

New avocado partnership offers smoother supply from Mexico

A unique opportunity to keep shelves stocked with high quality Mexican avocados has arrived, thanks to the addition of AvoWorks to the Oppy-Eco Farms go-to-market strategy. Adeac's packing plant.  Avoworks, a recently formed consortium featuring Michoacán grower-packers Adeac, AvoHit and La Viña and featuring…

Deal expands FreshEdge’s footprint south

City Produce joins FreshEdge

FreshEdge, a family of produce and specialty food companies backed by Rotunda Capital Partners, acquired City Produce, a fresh food distributor headquartered in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. For many…

Adriëlle Dankier to succeed Fred van Heyningen as Nature's Pride CEO

Fred van Heyningen has decided to step down from his role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nature’s Pride. Fred has been leading the company for the past six years and on…

Maui Fresh International prepares for summer to ensure partners have access to quality produce

Maui Fresh International, a wholesaler and distributor of fruits and vegetables for local and national customers since 2004, yesterday announced its plans for summer to ensure…

Cherry market yield data to be compiled

Bee Vectoring Technologies announces first stone fruit trial in the US Pacific Northwest

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. has announced the Company’s first US demonstration trial on stone fruit, with a conventional cherry grower in Washington. The trial began during the mid-April bloom period and will continue through summer harvest. The United States is the world’s…

Grower announces transition as co-founders retire

Prime Time International, grower and marketer of colored bell peppers, asparagus and other seasonal fruits and vegetables, announces the retirement of founders and managing partners Carl Sam Maggio and Mark Nickerson. “Carl Sam, Mark and the late Chuck Hodges founded our company in 1992 and are true…

B2B marketplace accelerates expansion with new hires and additional funding

Full Harvest, the business-to-business marketplace specializing in surplus and imperfect produce, announced multiple milestones as it successfully scales its operations to…

Mountain View Fruit Sales announce premium table grape program

Mountain View Fruit Sales is proud to announce George Matoian will be joining the company as the Director of the Grape Division.Mountain View Fruit Sales was established in…

AgroFresh Solutions reports results for First Quarter of 2022

Net sales for first quarter of 2022 increased 2.3% to $39.9 million

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc., a global AgTech player providing a range of solutions, digital technologies and services to enhance the quality and extend the shelf life of fresh…

Financial year 2022 starts successfully for HHLA in challenging times

The revenue and earnings of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) recorded a strong performance in the first three months of the year. Revenue in the HHLA Group rose by 10.7 percent to € 386.2 million (previous year: € 348.7 million). While all of the Group’s segments contributed to the positive revenue…

Intersur Group creates Intersur Portugal LDA.

"Our project in Portugal will allow us to develop common production policies and continuity between Spain, France, and Portugal"

“As part of our continued multi-location policy to provide our customers with global supply solutions twelve months a year, we've announced the creation of Intersur Portugal…

Gerrit van Gelder, Van Gelder Groente & Fruit:

"Finally, we can use our entire building"

Gerrit van Gelder could not be happier. His story is all too familiar: In 2020, the hospitality supplier just moved into their new premises in the Netherlands. It has an automated warehouse and Experience Center. Then COVID-19 struck, and sales lagged considerably for a long time. "Now we can finally use…

South Africa potato production receives added protection with Corteva’s new generation fungicide

Corteva Agriscience has launched Zorvec®  Encantia®, a new fungicide that specifically targets late blight, a detrimental pathogen currently compromising local potato growth. The…

The company is on track to achieve zero net emissions by 2050

Smurfit Kappa reduced its CO₂ emissions in 2021 by more than 40% over 2005

Smurfit Kappa, one of the world's largest integrated manufacturers of paper-based packaging with operations in Europe and the Americas, continues to make significant progress in achieving its sustainability goals. According to its 15th Sustainable Development Report (SDR), an externally audited report…

Progressing Mondi’s €125 million investment programme in Finland

Cornerstone laid at Kuopio mill

Mondi, a global player in sustainable packaging and paper, continues to make progress on its previously announced €125 million investment to expand and upgrade its Kuopio mill in Finland with expected start-up by the fourth quarter of 2023. This morning, regional and local officials joined Mondi’s Group CEO and other senior…

Successful start for the e-commerce site of the Rungis market for professionals

More than three months after its launch, rungismarket.com is experiencing a successful start and is already seeing promising results. Designed in partnership with Califrais,…

Dawie Scholtz – Maputo Port Fruit Terminal

Long-awaited breakthrough as citrus is loaded from Maputo

A significant volume of South Africa’s citrus is produced in the north-eastern parts of the country, located much closer to Mozambique (Maputo) than to Durban where the congestion grows yearly. Indeed, Maputo had until six years ago been an established port for loading conventional and container vessels…

Shawn Coetzee & Waheed Mahomed – South African Plant Improvement Organization (SAPO) Trust

South African plant improvement body plays the long game amid challenges

The SAPO Trust organisation was set up in 1974 with the aim of enhancing plant improvement within the deciduous fruit industry (the pome and stone fruit), the table grape industry, the raisin industry, and the canning industry.Shawn Coetzee, CEO of SAPO Trust, says: “South African farmers are very…

"World’s first eco-industrial park for agribusiness"

Zero-waste, circular economy and carbon offsetting are the buzz phrases that resound across the sustainability spectrum, particularly within the global agriculture industry. While many still contemplate their future actions, Parkactive is stepping forward with a new eco-industrial park concept in…

Brighter Bites announces new program launch in Bakersfield, California

Brighter Bites, a national nonprofit that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families’ hands, has launched its ninth location in Bakersfield, California. The…

Produce supplier joins U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions

Pete Pappas & Sons Inc proudly announces acceptance to the EPA/USDA Food Loss and Waste Champions 2030 program through a commitment to track, report and reduce food waste. “As…

New account and event manager for New York Apple Association

Nathaniel Foster joins the New York Apple Association as account and event manager. He brings 20 years of experience in the grocery industry in retail purchasing and store…

Global fresh produce coalition calls for change in supply chain and cost crisis

The global fresh produce industries unite in a call to national and regional public authorities and multilateral bodies, such as WTO, FAO, UNCTAD, OECD, and others, to respond urgently to the current significant hikes in costs and an overall shortage of labor which is jeopardizing the economic viability…

Kaap Agri financial results

Fresh fruit exports may be under pressure this year due to additional supply chain related costs and lower market prices

South African company Kaap Agri have published their financial results for the six months ended 31 March 2022.  Revenue increased by 26.7% to R7.2 billion, up from R5.7 billion…

Sales at 43.5 million and 26 million in shareholder cash settlement

Positive 2021 balance sheet for the Italian seed cooperative CAC

The year 2021 turned out to be a very good year for the Cesena-based seed cooperative CAC. On Sunday, 8 May 2022, the members' meeting approved the balance sheet with €43.5 million in sales, €1.4 million in profits, and €26 million in shareholder cash settlement. A moment of the assembly of 8 May 2022 "The…

AFPA Board appoints new CEO to lead industry growth

Today the Australian Fresh Produce Alliance (AFPA) Board has appointed Claire McClelland as CEO of the AFPA to deliver improvements in export market access, sustainability,…

Oppy stands out among Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Oppy has been chosen as one of Canada’s Best Managed companies yet again. With this recognition, the grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce celebrates cultural and…

USDA PACA updates

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that Fong Shing International Corp. satisfied a reparation order in the amount of $53,540 issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act…

Produce companies make Canada’s Best Managed Companies list

Oppy, Mastronardi Produce, Red Sun Farms, and Fresh Direct Produce have been included in the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies list. Canada’s Best Managed Companies program recognizes excellence in private Canadian-owned companies and elevates the entrepreneurial spirit, determination, and…

Fall Creek promotes two employees to leadership team

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, an international blueberry breeding and nursery company has announced the promotions of two long-tenured employees to its executive leadership team, further strengthening the company’s breeding, variety development, and production quality assurance functions. Paul Sandefur has…

Alico announces net income of $30.8 million

Alico, Inc. announces financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2022 and the six months ended March 31, 2022, the highlights which are as follows: Box production…

Fresh Del Monte’s Network Shipping Ltd. offers cargo solutions to wider audience amid ongoing supply chain issues

Network Shipping (NWS), Fresh Del Monte’s ocean logistics arm, continues to drive growth for Fresh Del Monte’s third-party services by further enhancing its platform through a…

Photo report of celebration with business relations

Dutch potato wholesaler turns 100

This weekend's weather was perfect for Dutch potato wholesaler, Landjuweel's 100th-anniversary celebration. Although a little off the beaten track, many people from the potato world were present on Friday to join in the festivities. On Saturday, a day of celebration for staff, family, and neighbors…

Camposol

Camposol Holding PLC reports fourth quarter and audited full year 2021 financial results

CSOL Holding's 2021 EBITDA from continuing operations amounted to USD 113.4 million and the corresponding EBITDA margin was 29.4%. Sales amounted to USD 385.8 million, up 12.4% compared to 2020, explained mainly due to increases in blueberries volumes, and also due to more hectares in medium and high…

Fruit importer/exporter celebrates showing at Fruit Logistica

Salix Fruits, an importer and exporter of fresh fruits, successfully completed its participation in Fruit Logistica Berlin last month.  The team from Salix Fruits at the recent Fruit Logistica. After a one-year, pandemic-induced break, the show brought together more than 40,000 quality buyers and trade visitors…

Photo-report: Mustafa Baklan, Managing Director of Suntat from Mannheim:

"Wholesale market turnover is estimated to have fallen by about 60% in the last ten years"

Family business Suntat from Mannheim-Neckarau was founded in 1986 by the five brothers Halil, Mustafa, Muharrem, Ali and Kadir of the Baklan family. With its 1800 employees worldwide, 100 of whom work in Mannheim alone, Suntat sells its products in over 50 countries. Mustafa Baklan, managing director of…

Freshlogic continues Strategic Partnership with AUSVEG

AUSVEG is pleased to announce that leading food market research organization Freshlogic will continue to be closely aligned with the Australian vegetable and potato industries…

DP World bolsters Europe-Asia connection with new multimodal terminal

DP World has announced the construction of a new multimodal terminal connecting Romania’s industrial heartland to European and Asian trade hubs. According to a statement released by DP World, the Aiud intermodal terminal will boast a static storage capacity of 3,000 TEU and is expected to become…

Regional carrier Sinokor Merchant Marine shows no anti-Russia attitude

Contrary to the trend of liner operators suspending services to Russia in the wake of the latter's invasion of Ukraine, South Korean regional carrier Sinokor Merchant Marine…

Fresh Express celebrates National Salad Month

Fresh Express® is celebrating National Salad Month with a series of promotional activities throughout the month of May, anchored by an online and social contest that provides…

HZPC keeps profit expectations intact

Despite the fact that the conflict in Ukraine is affecting HZPC's sales, HZPC is keeping its profit forecast intact after three quarters in the 2021-2022 financial year. HZPC…

Hortifrut and IG Berries join forces to create a new partnership in India

The new partnership between Hortifrut and IG Berries is set for significant growth with a US$20 million investment commitment by Hortifrut, world leader in berries production…

AGCO Agriculture Foundation donates to farmer-focused initiative "BORSCH" in Ukraine

The AGCO Agriculture Foundation, a private foundation intent on preventing and relieving hunger through sustainable agricultural development, today announced a $50,000…

Tap O' Noth

Scottish eco-farm celebrates its tenth anniversary

A Scottish farming duo is celebrating 10 years of combining sustainable farming and social media; James Reid and Rosa Bevan have been using their online influence to highlight…

StraBerry founder will face trial for exploitation in Milan area

StraBerry is a start-up with photovoltaic greenhouses near Italy's northern city of Milan. Guglielmo Stagno d'Alcontres, the founder of the StraBerry start-up, will face trial…

Acquisition expected to reduce supply chain risk and reduce costs

B&G Foods acquires frozen vegetable manufacturing operations of Growers Express

B&G Foods, Inc. announced that effective today it has acquired the frozen vegetable manufacturing operations of Growers Express, LLC. Growers Express is an industry innovator…

UK crisp maker appeals as fruit farm proposal is squashed

A crisp and gin-making farmer has launched a planning appeal after his bid to convert a farm to large-scale soft fruit production was turned down by planners. Two Farmers…

New three-pound mesh bags for Mountain King baby golds and reds

MountainKing has introduced new, three-pound mesh bags of its popular baby-sized Red and Gold potatoes designed to generate a higher ring for retail grocers while providing…

AGCO reports first quarter results

'Record first quarter sales and earnings as healthy farm economics continue to support robust global demand'

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and solutions, reported its results for the first quarter ended March 31,…

A.P. Moller - Maersk reports record Q1 results while further developing customer relationships

A.P. Moller - Maersk delivered record results for Q1 2022 across its businesses, driven by higher rates and strong long-term partnerships with customers seeking end-to-end supply chain support. Revenue was up 55pct. to USD 19.3bn, EBITDA more than doubled to USD 9.1bn and free cash flow increased to USD…

Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. reports Q1 2022 financial results

During Q1, net sales increased by $49 million compared with the prior-year period

Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. has reported the financial results for the first quarter ended April 1, 2022. "During the first quarter, our net sales increased by $49 million…

Lake Wales, Florida Citrusindustry.net

Hunt Bros. citrus packinghouse will be closing

The Hunt Bros. citrus packinghouse in Lake Wales will close for good at the end of this season, primarily due to the impacts of Hurricane Irma on company groves in 2017. The…

A Danish delegation visits Frutas Esther's facilities in Cartaya

Leaders of the City of Copenhagen (Denmark) and the ‘Business & Human Rights Resource Centre' NGO, accompanied by representatives of the city council of Cartaya, visited the…

Hortifrut strengthens its position as a global company and creates a Hub in Ireland

Hortifrut, a global business platform in the production and marketing of fresh and frozen berries, is taking a new step in its international consolidation plan that it has…

Seasonal Solutions Co-operative

Shaun Fogarty new CEO of Central Otago horticulture co-op

Former Royal New Zealand Navy Captain Shaun Fogarty is taking on a new horticulture role in Alexandra. He resigned from the military, a year early to take up the role of chief…

Strong presence for Haith at the World Potato Congress

UK designer and manufacturer of vegetable handling solutions will have a strong presence at the eleventh World Potato Congress in Dublin (30 May – 2 June). As well as having its own trade stand, visitors to the convention will see Haith’s Rota-Tip in operation and have an opportunity to see Haith’s…

Maersk ceases all operations in Russia and Belarus

Maersk has announced the closure of its operations in Russia and Belarus due to the ongoing war in Ukraine. The Danish company has already stopped all vessel operations in…

Lineage Logistics acquires Mandai Link Logistics for major expansion into Singapore

Lineage Logistics, LLC. a prominent innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, today announced it has acquired Mandai Link Logistics,…

BayWa makes a strong start to the year

BayWa AG more than tripled its earnings year on year in the first quarter of 2022. The company is reporting revenues of €6.3 billion for the first three months of the current…

Connecting greens to the zodiac for National Salad Month

Dole Food Company Inc. has added another selection criteria to the 12 recipes featured during its “Healthier by Dole” recipe series in May. The alignment of the stars. In honor of National Salad Month in May, and in the spirit of encouraging more Americans to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables on the…

Olivier Hirel, Perle du Nord

France: new brand for vegetables from Hauts-de-France

From September 2022, the group of cooperatives Perle Union (as well as endive producers under the Perle du Nord brand) will launch “Maraîchers des Hauts-de-France”, the brand under which the group will sell its 35,000 tons of fruit and vegetables. This wide range includes over 30 different varieties…

The Yield is using AI to help feed the world

The Yield is a prominent Australian tech business that uses data and artificial intelligence (AI) to help its corporate customers to grow, distribute and sell more…

Organto announces record fiscal 2021 and fourth quarter financial results and provides Q-1 2022 sales estimates

Year-end balance sheet strongest in company's history

Organto Foods Inc., an integrated provider of organic and value-added organic fruit and vegetable products today announced financial results for the year and quarter ended…

Sole Source Capital portfolio company Worldwide Produce acquires Chef’s Choice Produce

Sole Source Capital LLC, an industrial-focused private equity firm, today announced that its portfolio company, Worldwide Produce, one of the largest fresh produce and dairy…

The Fresh Factory reports record year end results

Record billed revenue of US$13.5 mln for 2021 - increase of 57% y-o-y

The Fresh Factory B.C. Ltd., a mission-driven company for fresh and better-for-you food and beverage brands, reports financial results for the year ending December 31, 2021.…

Instructional video program launches to help industry new hires

Blue Book recently launched New Hire Academy 2.0, a refreshed suite of online instructional videos to help industry new hires. “Sourcing, selling, and transporting fresh…

Grower’s office dances it off

“We work hard, and we play hard. We wanted to have a little fun and, of course, see who has the best (or worst!) dance moves on the team! I think we should end every sales meeting with an office-wide dance party,” said Blake Belknap, VP of sales for Rainier.   For more information:Rainier Fruit Companyhttps://rainierfruit.com/ 

NatureSweet Tomatoes announces new chief scientific officer

NatureSweet® Tomatoes appointed seasoned consumer R&D and product strategy executive Martin C. Ruebelt, Ph.D., to its newly created position of chief scientific officer. The…

Mission Produce appoints new President & Chief Operating Officer

Mission Produce, Inc., a prominent global company in sourcing, producing and distributing fresh Hass avocados with additional offerings in mangos, has announced that it has…

AGCO acquires JCA Industries

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, announced it has acquired JCA Industries, Inc., d/b/a JCA Technologies,…

Citrus committee seeks new members

The Texas Valley Citrus Committee (TVCC) is currently seeking producer and handler nominees. “The TVCC plays an important role in ensuring producers and handlers get the best…

Arnaud Morinet, MGD Group:

“Valrevel is in full development and will continue to invest in production”

MGD Group brings together five companies that share a strong regional identity. “The objective really is to have companies that are as close as possible to production, and then to have a very diversified presence on the market, in shipments and in supermarkets,” explains Arnaud Morinet, CEO of MGD Group.…

Preston-based vegetable wholesaler Huntapac Produce receives funds for expansion

Preston-based vegetable wholesaler, Huntapac Produce, has received financial backing from Lombard, part of the NatWest Group. The £800,000 funding has enabled a fourth-generation Lancashire business to continue with its expansion plans. It led to the purchase of two new Prinoth Panther dumpers, used in…

Oppy makes first-ever tech investment

Initiating their partnership at the beginning of 2021, Bloomfield Robotics and Oppy commenced tech trials in its California grape vineyards which revealed quick success. Just one year later, Oppy is investing in its first-ever technology venture. The Oppy team testing the Bloomfield Robotics technology.  Bloomfield…

Canadian potato shipper charts a new future

Peak of the Market Ltd. is proud to announce its new direction for the future. With the recent changes in legislation, Peak of the Market has been reestablished as a for-profit company and will now be known as Peak of the Market Ltd. All Manitoba table potato and root crop growers are unified and looking…

France: Agromousquetaires wants to buy St Mamet

Agromousquetaires, the French food conglomerate Groupement Les Mousquetaires, has announced that it is in exclusive negotiation with Hivest Capital Partners to acquire the…

Bonduelle - Q3 FY2021-2022 Revenue:

Activity growth in line with annual guidance

The Bonduelle Group's revenue stands for the 3rd quarter of FY 2021-2022 at € 725.9 million, a change from the previous financial year of +7.6% based on reported figures and +4.-% on like for like basis* after taking into account currency fluctuations, mainly the strengthening of the US and Canadian…

A.P. Moller - Maersk completes acquisition of Pilot Freight Services

A.P. Moller-Maersk has announced the completion of its acquisition of Pilot Freight Services, a leading U.S.-based international and domestic supply chain provider with cross-border solutions into Canada and Mexico. Pilot Freight Services will be rebranded to Pilot – A Maersk Company. The strategic and…

Fossa Eugenia celebrates its silver anniversary

On Friday, Fossa Eugenia celebrated its 25th anniversary in style. Ton Holthuijsen, the Dutch growers' association's figurehead, handed over the chairmanship to Peter van Dijck and was himself crowned honorary chairman. The association is grateful to Ton Holthuijsen for all his work in the past…

Turatti acquires Tecnoceam

Turatti have announced the finalization of the acquisition of Tecnoceam, a historic society from the Parma province that has been a partner of leading international producers since 1979, supplying machines and customized plants for the processing of fresh produce.  Enrico Gribaudo and Luca Spiaggiari Enrico Gribaudo, Ceo of Turatti,…


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