France’s 2014 wine production is estimated at 4.6 billion litres, 12% more than in 2013 (4.1 bln litres), but still below 2011's record production of 5.1 bln litres.

Californian peach harvest in full swing

The harvest of peach late varieties is about to kick off, just as the harvest of Earlies nears completion.

Cranberry concentrate prices rise slightly

Prices achieved at the Ocean Spray cranberry juice concentrate auction on July 29 were slightly higher than at the last auction, but still remain historically very weak.

Walnut exporters ‘must’ find new markets

Developing new markets will be a necessary step for the Chilean walnut industry to maintain the steady pattern of growth in foreign trade in the coming years, local sources believe.

Steady trade seen in 2014 crop hazelnuts

There is very little of the 2014 Turkish hazelnut crop other than by products remaining in Turkey, a UK trader observed in a report today.

Mexico to increase pineapple plantations

Mexican southern state is growing its plantation of pineapple amid a new supply contracts with distribution companies.

DFN markets active despite holidays

Despite the holidays in western Europe, there is still a reasonable level of activity across the key dried fruit and nut sectors, Catz International o...

Health focus main driver for Chilean prune trade

The focus on the health benefits related to prune consumption is already showing positive results in some markets, according to the Chile Prunes Assoc...

Latvian fish canneries to export to China

China has given the green light to another 19 Latvian fish processing firms to export their products to China, The Baltic Course reports.

Argentina H1 lemon juice exports bounce back

Argentina exported 18,157 tonnes of lemon juice in January-June 2015, an 84% increase over the 9.834 tonnes exported in H1 last year.

Italy to raise its game against agricultural crime

New regulations are being drawn up in Italy to tackle criminal activity in the agricultural and food industry, where illicit profits rake up an estima...

Russia suspends canned fish imports from Latvia

Russia has banned imports from five Latvian suppliers - starting on August 1 -, despite domestic reports suggesting that canned fish may soon run shor...

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FOODNEWS Half Year Outlook supplement out

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Declining European fruit juice consumption

There was a 3.3% volume fall in consumption of fruit juices and nectars in the EU last year, according to the latest AIJN Liquid Fruit Report.

Chinese IQF strawberry prices lowest on record

China is back in the ring with offers for frozen strawberries that are at their lowest price since at least 2011 and finally in line with EU current prices, although trad...

Jamba implements refranchising programme

Jamba Juice, a well-known juice bar chain, has announced the completion of a refranchising agreement for 73 of its juice bars in California.

Skipjack tuna prices rise as fishing bans approach

The price for skipjack tuna in Bangkok (and Manta) has risen sharply in July.

UAE food, juice and dairy giant's H2 profits soar

Agthia Group has reported that its net profit for the first half of 2015 increased 20% from the same period in 2014 to AED125 million (USD34 mln), driven by hig...

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Ukraine's walnut crop shows good progress

Ukraine’s forthcoming walnut crop has been progressing very well so far, QFN Trading & Agency said in a report today.

EU aid for fruit/veg and dairy confirmed

EU emergency support schemes for fruit, vegetable and dairy farmers are to be extended into 2016, to help those worst affected by Russia’s ongoing import embarg...

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Frozen sour cherry prices up by 30% in a month

An expected smaller production of sour cherries in Serbia and Hungary is driving up prices of frozen product, sources confirmed to FOODNEWS today.

Fresh Del Monte produce raises earnings per share in Q2

Fresh Del Monte Produce reported earning per share of USD1.21 in Q2 of 2015, above the analysts' estimate of USD1.16 and six cents better than in Q2 of 2014.

Storms damage Italian fruit and vegetables

Heavy rain and storms damaged agricultural crops in various parts of Italy in the last few days, as the heatwave gives way to scattered episodes of sudden bad w...

Botulinus found in canned tomatoes sold in Russia

Traces of toxic bacterium botulinum were found in a line of canned tomatoes sold in Russia, according to reports from local authorities.

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...