It is currently very difficult to obtain any offers out of South Africa on peanuts, Aldebaran Commodities reports.

Ecuador facing tuna glut and low prices

Ecuador’s tuna industry is staring at lower prices, due to over-supply, reportedly driven by overfishing, says a new report from the USDA.

Hazelnut arrivals slow despite better weather

The weather is improving in the Akcakoca region of Turkey but remains wet in the Black Sea regions, a UK trader reported today in connection with the country’s current hazelnut crop.

Vegetable canner increases its fresh output

Asparagus factory Peruvian fruit and vegetable processor DanPer is increasing its fresh fruit and vegetable production due to soaring demand for fresh produce and a stagnant canned market.

Mozambican firm plans new cashew factory

Mozambican company Beira-Boi plans to build a cashew processing unit in the Nhamatanda district of Sofala province in the next few years, reports the Maputo daily Notícias.

Besana links with Croatian hazelnut growers

Besana Group, a leading European producer and processor of nuts and dried fruits, is coming to Croatia with the aim of establishing hazelnut production on 500 hectares by collaborating with domestic growers.

Sumol+Campol's Angolan factory opens soon

The fruit juices and soft drinks bottling plant will open in the third quarter of this year.

Civil action case issued against Cutrale

Brazil’s public labour ministry (MPT) in Bauru entered a public civil action (case nº 0011967-03.2015.5.15.0025) worth BRL5 million (USD1.39 mln) agai...

Oregon on track for rise in hazelnut output

Oregon’s hazelnut crop is projected to hit 39,000 tonnes this autumn, an 8% increase over 2014, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statisti...

Azerbaijan investment in frozen French fries

A new production line for French fries has arrived from China for Bosnian potato processing company Srebrenicanka that will install the line in its ne...

Ostrc has chance to finalise purchase of beverage firm

Six months after paying a HRK1 million (USD149,615) deposit for Split-based beverage company Dalmacijavino, Zagreb-based wholesale trader Ostrc will f...

Rise in Brazilian sales of powdered drinks

Leading powdered juice manufacturers in Brazil – Mondelēz International, Ajinomoto and General Brands – have reported a double-digit rise in sales of ...

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Spain extends safety net measure for fruit

Spain is increasing the amount of peaches and nectarines that can be withdrawn from the market for processing into fruit juice under a special quota designed to ease the ...

EU tomato market stable in mid-harvest stage

Tomato producers in Europe fear an early end of the season, due to weather patterns and bunching at plants, as prices have moved only marginally and most production has b...

Rwandan drinks maker secures expansion loan

Brasserie et Limonaderies du Rwanda (Bralirwa) has won a USD25 million loan from the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Greek processed peach prospects poorer

Canners and purée manufacturers (frequently one and the same, in Greece) are still grappling with scanty raw material deliveries and high prices, as processing ...

Chilean frozen berry industry faces challenges

Chile’s stagnating frozen berry industry faces three critical problems it needs to address – excessive processing capacity at a time of raw material shortages, ...


Uncertainty over Turkish sultana and raisin prices

Continued ambiguity dominates this year’s Turkish sultana and raisin crop which in turn is impacting prices.

Russia ban one year on: Who are the winners and losers in the fresh fruit trade?

The EU was the key supplier of fresh fruit to the Russian market prior to the agri-food import ban that started one year ago in August 2014 and is set to contin...

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Spain extends safety net measure for fruit

Spain is increasing the amount of peaches and nectarines that can be withdrawn from the market for processing into fruit juice under a special quota designed to...

São Paulo orange forecast cut by 0.9%

Orange growers in the state will harvest 288.0 million boxes (40.8kg) of oranges in the current production season, compared with 291.2 mln boxes harvested in th...


Tomato derivative launched as natural colouring

Lycored has developed a range of vibrant natural red, orange and yellow food colours from lycopene, the tomato ingredient.

TV advertising campaign focuses on 'Sunny Raisin'

UK supplier of dried fruit, nuts and seeds Whitworths has announced the launch of its first television advertising campaign.

UK's FDF calls for food and drink manufacturing council

A dedicated, industry and government-led food and drink manufacturing council would unlock huge shared value for this world-leading industrial sector, society a...