Export prices of Chinese frozen strawberries are falling further as of the past week, as some sellers exploit the current low raw material costs and “crazily cheap” freight rates.

Brazilian YTD FCOJ exports up on 2014

January-April exports totalled 308,698 tonnes, an increase of nearly 12% over January-April 2014, when Brazil shipped 275,555 tonnes of FCOJ.

OJ decline slowdown looks like false dawn

Last month's slackening of the decline in US retail orange juice sales has been hammered by the latest monthly figures, which show a new steepening of the decline to 8.7%, according to the latest A C Nielsen fi...

Chilean frozen berries buck exports slide

Chilean exports of processed fruit and vegetables fell 5% in volume and 8% in value in the first four months of the year, with only frozen and dehydrated products recording an increase.

Serbian prune producers gaining ground

Serbia is gaining share in global prune exports, Aleksander Tomic of producer and packer Agranela said at the 15th International Prune Association (IPA) Congress in Sirmione, Italy, on Tuesday.

Prodalim plant to increase FCOJ output

Prodalim Group, the Israeli juice supplier and processor, is to double output at its new Brazilian citrus processing plant.

South Africa to increase prune acreage

South Africa is keen to introduce new areas of prune production over the coming years and thereby boost its annual volumes, but recognises that the mo...

Russian food safety watchdog warns of bans on canned fish

Russia is considering banning imports of Latvian and Estonian canned fish, LETO reported.

Australian prune industry aims for smooth growth

The Australian prune industry has set its sights on expansion in the years ahead and this growth will be achieved in a controlled, sustainable way, Gr...

EU bluefin tuna 2015 fishing season kicks off

European tuna fishing members are allowed to fish up to 9,372 tonnes of bluefin tuna this season, an 18% increase compared with last year’s quota.

Hail affects southern Italy's fruit crops

Growing areas in central and southern Italy have been hit by a latest wave of heavy rains, winds and hailstorms that affected local crops.

Raspberry crop price talks stalling in Serbia

An agreement has not been reached on an advance price for the 2015 raspberry crop in a meeting between representatives of raspberry growers’ associati...

Juice sector moves towards novel fruits

Juice manufacturers are expanding their offering away from standard fruit juices towards NFC, tropicals, superfruits and vegetables, as consumer deman...

Aggressive pricing for Chinese 2015 tomato paste

Chinese tomato processors are coming forward with aggressive early offerings for new crop tomato paste, slashing their prices compared with last season.

Southern hemisphere citrus exports flat despite bigger crops

Production of citrus in the southern hemisphere is set to grow by 18% to 7.1 million tonnes in 2015, while exports will increase just by 1.7% to 2.6 million tonnes.

Coca-Cola Russia plans to expand juice manufacture

Demand for carbonated soft drinks in Russia is steadily declining, in contrast to the juices segment , according to a Coca-Cola Russia official spokesman.

US imports of costly canned pineapple down

Total US imports of canned fruit dropped by 12% by volume and 15% by value during the January-March period year-on-year, the Food Institute reported.

Huelva fresh berry and fruit exports surge

Fresh berry and fruit exports from Spain’s southern district of Huelva generated EUR125.6 million (USD137.9 mln) between January-February, an increase of 31% on...


Chile sees benefits of 'beautiful' prune crop

Chile is expected to achieve a decent increase in prune output this year to 76,945 tonnes from an estimated 65,899 tonnes in 2014, Pedro Pablo Diaz of Sofruco s...

EU processors on issues of sourcing from developing countries

Unstable supply chains, lack of standards and reliability have been named as some of the main concerns of EU fruit and vegetable processors when sourcing from d...

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Chilean blueberry crop over as exports rise

Chilean blueberry exports in the recently-finalised season rose 22% on the previous year, with destination markets in Europe and Asia showing the largest increa...

Demand for Italian sparkling wine rises further

Sales of Italian sparkling wine rose 12% in the first two months of the year, driven by strong demand in the US, UK and China.

Quarterly revenues decline at Campbell

US canned soup and tomato manufacturer Campbell Soup reported a steady profit situation in the quarter ending May 03 2015, despite sluggishness in overall sales...

EU approves Greenyard Foods merger

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Greenyard Food by Deprez Holding, which plans to merge Greenyard with Univeg and Peatinvest.

No news alert on Monday May 25

FOODNEWS will not publish a daily news alert on Monday, May 25, owing to the May public holiday in the UK. Normal service, including the daily and weekly news alerts, will resume o...