California sets tomato base price

The California Tomato Growers Association (CTGA) has reached an agreement with processors and set the base price for this year’s tomato crop at USD80 per (short) ton.

Canned peach players wait for final prices

The canned peach market is partially on hold as the Greek referendum on EU bailout terms is due this Sunday.

Moroccan frozen strawberry prices stable

Morocco has completed its strawberry processing while prices for frozen product remain stable.

UPDATED: Spain and Portugal expect early tomato harvest

Tomato harvesting in Spain and Portugal is set to start earlier than usual, as heat waves and dry weather persist in both origins.

New Zealand could start importing peaches

New Zealand’s government is considering scrapping anti-dumping regulation that protects its domestic canning peach production by restricting imports.

Raspberry forecasts differ again in Serbia

raspberries Serbia’s raspberry production is set to rise 7.2% to 66,176 tonnes, according to the latest forecast released by the Statistical Office of Serbia in (RZS) Belgrade.

FOODNEWS Half Year Outlook supplement out

The FOODNEWS Half Year Outlook supplement is now online and available for download.

Spain to catch 600 tonnes more of anchovies

Spain increases its anchovy quota by 600 tonnes after reaching an agreement with Portugal.

Merger completed for the Kraft Heinz Company

The merger between HJ Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group has been completed, the newly-formed food giant announced last night in a statement to the p...

Growing opportunities for blueberries in China

China harbours a strong potential as a growing market for processed blueberry sellers, it has been claimed.

Poland's strawberry harvest improving

Strawberry harvesting in Poland is entering its final stage, with orchards in the north of the country still operating while southern and central area...

Californian almond crop forecast down

California's 2015 almond production is forecast at 1.80 billion meat pounds, down 3% from May's subjective forecast.

EU court raises Fresh Del Monte cartel fine

The EU high court has imposed new fines on Fresh Del Monte Produce, relating to an alleged banana cartel with distributor Weichert in 2008.

Frozen cherry offers from Hungary and Serbia

Early offers for European frozen sour cherries are reaching customers these very weeks, and prices seem to be edging down somewhat.

Sysco terminates planned takeover of US Foods

Sysco has announced that it is terminating its planned USD3.5 billion takeover of US Foods, after the US federal court blocked the deal.

EU farmers want extension of fruit/veg measures

Struggling EU fruit and vegetable producers need an extension of support measures, now that Russia has prolonged its ban on agricultural products from the bloc to the end...

'Weaker' Q1 for Irish drinks maker C&C Group

Wet and cold weather in the early months of the year affected the performance of Irish drinks maker C&C Group in the first quarter, the company claims.

Thai fishermen strike over illegal fishing rules

Fishermen in Thailand have gone on strike over new government regulations aimed to clamp down on illegal fishing and avoid an EU ban on imports of Thai origin.

Ukrainian strawberry crop down one-third

Ukraine has reportedly lost up to 30% of its strawberry crop this year due to drought, as fresh market prices are on the rise.


Plan to certify Guinea-Bissau cashews at source

A strategic project for the certification of cashew nuts harvested in Guinea-Bissau has received support from the exporters’ association of the Community of Por...

China's tomato sector remains scattered

The weak cotton market and changes to government subsidies has pushed at least one Chinese cotton processor to move into tomato processing.

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

EU agri-food trade down 4% since Russian ban

While EU exports of agri-food products to third countries have risen since the start of the Russian ban on Western agricultural products, intra-EU agri-food tra...

Last-gasp Polish apple crushing for NFC juice

FOODNEWS has heard that some suppliers in Poland are still offering NFC apple juice at EUR0.28 (USD0.31) per kilo ex-works.

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Heinz executives to head Heinz Kraft's top team

The soon-to-be-formed Kraft Heinz Company has announced the list of executives composing its senior leadership team, headed by chief executive Bernardo Hees, cu...

Geoplasticpallet updates bulk container range

UK container manufacturer has launched an updated range of its bulk storage container that improves on the company’s existing line.

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...