EU importers fear IQF mango supply issues here to stay

Securing frozen mango products has been an issue for European importers over the last few months, due to crop difficulties in Latin American producing countries and higher pricing.

Natural food colours market to be worth USD1.6 bln by 2020

According to estimates, the global food colours market will be worth over USD2.0 billion by that date, which means natural colours will hold the lion's share.

Bolton Group buys Spanish canner Conservas Garavilla

Italian food giant Bolton Group, which already owns 40% of Grupo Calvo, has bought a majority stake of Conservas Garavilla, known for its Isabel canned tuna brand, marketed in Europe, Latin America and North Af...

Sultana growers try to assess extent of frost damage

Turkish sultanas after frost The news coming from Turkey’s sultana growing areas is not favourable, Yasin Durmus, managing director of Turkish supplier Sunrose, reports.

Passion fruit juice price rises again after brief fall

Passion fruit The recent peak season for Ecuadorian passion fruit has come and gone, and according to a FOODNEWS source in the country, the results, while not bad, were not as good as hoped for.

UAE Capri-Sun bottler increases profits by one-fifth

Agthia Group has reported that net profit for Q1 2015 increased 22% from the same period in 2014 to AED59.2 million (USD16.1 mln),

Frosts seen as having little impact on Turkish hazelnut crop

Last week’s frosts in Turkish hazelnut growing areas are expected to have had little effect on the new crop but it will not be possible to know anythi...

Guinea-Bissau takes steps to combat cashew smuggling

Cashew nut farmgate prices in Guinea-Bissau this upcoming season will be set at XOF300 (USD0.50) per kilo, government officials in the country have sa...

Hormel Foods builds canned meat facility in China

Hormel Foods, with global sales of USD9.3 bln and EBIT of USD914 mln in 2014, is building a new meat processing plant in China with a registered capit...

McCain announces surprise closure of US factory

McCain Foods USA Inc will close its plant in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.

Higher attendance for second edition of FrozenB2B trade talks

Global players in the frozen fruit and vegetable industry have come together this week in Barcelona, Spain, for the second edition of the Polaris trad...

China cuts AJC prices again while Poland dithers

Sources in the US say that Chinese AJC is presently being offered for as little as USD6.30 per gallon (equivalent to USD1,240 per tonne), ex-dock Newa...

Market potential for infused dried wild blueberries

Customer demand for sweetened dried wild blueberries is “taking off” in the north American market and may soon expand in Europe, according to a Canadi...

Tuna market: production, price and trends

Supply of tuna is increasing by 100,000 tonnes per year, said Gorjan Nikolik, senior industry analyst at Rabobank International at the fifth European tuna conference in B...

Moroccan IQF strawberries come to market as stocks remain

Moroccan frozen strawberries are coming to market as prices seem to be broadly trending on similar levels to those of last year, although the industry fears contractions ...

São Paulo state orange forecast revised downwards

Orange production in Brazil’s São Paulo state is expected to fall to 284.38 million boxes in 2015/16, down 2.17% from the 291.2 mln boxes harvested in the previ...

Clavo Food launched canned ready meals range

Spain-based Clavo Food has launched a full range of canned ready meals from roasted ham, to hock stew and canned paella, Ales Lara told FOODNEWS at Seafood Expo...

Moroccan frozen strawberry prices to rise in 2015

Morocco’s strawberry season is likely to stretch until June, frozen fruit processors at the Polaris trade event in Barcelona told FOODNEWS today.


Brazilian cashew prices show further strong gains

Brazil’s market for cashew nuts remains heated at the end of the first quarter, with year-on-year farmgate prices up by 37% in Ceará, 16.5% in Piauí and 49.1% i...

Bruussels Tuna 2015

Sustainability and technology lead fifth European Tuna Conference

The tuna industry is facing closer consumer scrutiny of its products, especially canned tuna. From eco-labels, to technology and scientific research and to poli...

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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 ...

Greek apricot crop affected by weather conditions

Small regional frosts, especially in small areas in North Greece and the Peloponnese could drag production down.

Spain delivers less canned tomatoes in January

Spanish shipments of canned tomatoes decreased 2.4% in the first month of this year, as a number of EU destinations lowered their off-take.

Cutrale loses appeal in working conditions case

Sucocítrico Cutrale, one of Brazil’s OJ majors, has lost an appeal in front of the labour court of appeals (TRT) in Campinas against a first instance ruling in ...

Greece tries its hand with Moscow as EU issues remain

It is little surprise that the Syriza leaders in Greece are avid followers of Game of Thrones. To caricature this government as communist in their febrile rappr...