Cambodian farmers want to grow more cashews but doubts have been raised over the potential for achieving this.

Huge slump in Russian fruit juice imports

Russian fruit juice imports for the January-May period (the most recent for which data is available) are down by nearly 40%.

Italy halves fresh apple stocks in one month

Italy, which was holding some 257,000 tonnes of fresh apples from last year's harvest on 1 June 1, has managed to cut this to just under 138,000 tonnes as at July 1, according to the latest WAPA figures.

Ecuador mango production set to slump

Hot weather has jeopardised mango production in the country, and production is likely to drop by about on-third, according to a recent statement by Fundacion Mango, which represents the industry in the country.

US sweet corn production value plunges

Amid an early processing sweet corn harvest start in some states, USDA data on 2014 processing sweet corn production (canned and frozen) shows a steep decline in value compared with 2013.

Good season for Argentine peanut crops

The Argentine 2014/15 peanut season has ended up being the best seen for a number of years, Georgalos Peanut World observed in an August 4 report.

Pineapple growers eye Middle East markets

Luis Ampudia, ProMexico director in Veracruz said that there are specific investment projects to export pineapples grown in the region to the Middle E...

US peanut crop still in good shape

The US peanut crop continues to show positive development with none of the peanuts graded as in very poor condition and limited amounts indicated as i...

Canned vegetable manufacturer HAK for sale

Dutch canned vegetables manufacturer HAK has been put up for sale, according to sources within the market quoted by Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

Innocent launches range of juice/water blends

Innocent Light & Juicy is a new range of juice blends that combine our finest fruit, some water and a dash of coconut water to make a drink that is na...

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.

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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...

Thailand's PJC exports down by a quarter

Thailand's January-June PJC exports were just 47,725 tonnes, according to the latest GTIS and Customs statistics.

Eastern Pacific Ocean tuna catches 19% up

Total tuna catches in the Eastern Pacific Ocean increased by almost one-fifth to 295,378 tonnes during the first five months of 2015, year-on-year.

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...


Israel on track for good dates crops

Israel’s forthcoming date crops look promising, according to Avi Dagul, founder and chief executive of Field Produce Marketing.

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.

Peru: coca crops to be reconverted into pineapple plantations

The Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MINAGRI) is investing some PEN75 million (USD23.5 mln) to replace plantations of coca with legal crops such...

New tomato research centre planned for Portugal

A lease agreement has been signed in Portugal for the new Centre of Competence for the Industrial Tomato Sector (CCTI) in Cartaxo municipality in Santarém distr...

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.

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...