Farmers are worried about peach and strawberry spring crops as impending freeze is forecast for this weekend, reported

Russia to subsidise domestic fruit and berry farming

The Russian government is to provide up to RUB 6 billion (USD100 million) of support to domestic producers of fruits and berries in 2015-16, according to a spokesman of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture.

Final week for Chilean blueberry crop

The Chilean blueberry harvest is coming to an end as production is expected to reach about 91,000 tonnes for the 2014/15 crop.

Analysis: Walnut market shows no signs of declining soon

Walnuts The world walnut market looks set for favourable supply this year but that does not mean that prices will come crashing down any time soon.

Iran remains in strong stocks position on pistachios

Pistachios Iran should have enough pistachio stocks to reach its 2015 crop despite achieving record export volumes over the season so far.

INTERVIEW: Frozen food will 'outperform' rest of the market

The outlook for the frozen food market in the UK is looking positive as economic conditions are improving and consumers’ perceptions are more in line with the offerings of frozen food suppliers. In conversatio...

Russian embargo six months on: SPECIAL

In conjunction with its sister journals Agra Europe, The Public Ledger and Dairy Markets, FOODNEWS will be spotlighting the still-current Russian emba...

Chicken of the Sea promotes canned wild salmon

The group launched a product line of processed wild salmon to encourage consumption.

Basque Anchovy fishery gets MSC-certified

The Cantabrian fishery is the first to earn a MSC certification in Europe.

Blue Diamond expands capacity at Salida plant

Blue Diamond Growers is boosting the warehouse capacity at its main almond receiving plant by 33%.

Sugal Chile completes tomato pulp processing

Sugal Chile produced 550,000 tonnes of tomato pulp in its two Chilean plants (Quinta de Tilcoco and Talca) in the latest season and 85% of the product...

Deal signed with world's biggest guava plantation

Guava growers in Brazil’s Dom Eliseu municipality, which hosts the largest contiguous guava plantation in the world, have signed an agreement to suppl...

Big suppliers cover UK tomato market at expense of small firms

Small and medium-sized tomato products companies trying to establish a presence in the UK are not succeeding due to market saturation and the weight o...

Another fruit processing plant destroyed by fire

The Fruit d'Or cranberry processing plant in Quebec, Canada, has burned down, with losses estimated at CAD15 million (USD12 mln).

Chinese tomato paste sellers slash their offers

Price offers of Chinese tomato paste have been decreasing in recent weeks, although some are doubtful over China’s actual ability to offset the negative impact of the cur...

Chinese forecast of zero AJC carry-over to next season

FOODNEWS has seen a recent Chinese internal assessment of this season’s AJC market in general, and in particular, how it relates to Chinese production, exports and (given...

Weak euro adds to French juice makers' costs

The French fruit juice makers association, Unijus, has warned of prices increases following the recent tumble in value of the euro.

US scrutinises Thai Union after labour scandal

AP’s report on forced labour in Thailand’s fishing industry has hit Thai Union Frozen Products, which is still awaiting approval for the acquisition of Californ...

Ukraine's frozen blueberry trade falling

Ukraine’s exports of frozen blueberries fell 14% between July-December 2014 against previous-year levels.


South American prunes reach stable phase

Prices for South American prunes remained stable over the past 10 days, QFN Trading & Agency noted in a March 27 report.

Analysis: China's food import boom - can it last?

China has become a major stimulant of the world’s agricultural export industries during the last decade. But with the slowing down of the country’s economic gro...

Millions of rows of trade data available to subscribers

Use our new Trade Dashboard to view millions of rows of trade data for processed food commodities - from AJC to tomato paste

Chilean IQF raspberry prices stable as crop near end

The raspberry harvest in Chile is coming to a close and frozen product prices from the country are generally stable.

Threat of Russian ban on Serbian apples recedes

The threat of a possible ban on Serbian apple exports to the Russian Federation has been removed, Serbia’s agriculture minister Snezana Bogosavljevic Boskovic a...

California revises further tomato crop forecasts

California has revised further its production intentions for this year’s processing tomato crop to a range of 13.9-14.3 million (short) tons, equivalent to 12.6...

Refresco Gerber raises USD600 million in IPO

The Dutch company sold 37.8 million shares at EUR14.50 (USD15.66) each, about 47% of the total, on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

Syriza Greek victory could inspire more anti-austerity groups

Greece has a new left-wing coalition government, led by Alexis Tsipras of Syriza, which is seeking extensive debt-relief from Brussels, having been resounding e...