Russia stops buying Chinese AJC

The latest data shows that Chinese AJC exports to the US fell by more than 45% in February 2015, to 10,450 tonnes.

INTERVIEW: Frozen food will 'outperform' rest of the market

The outlook for the frozen food market in the UK is looking positive as economic conditions are improving and consumers’ perceptions are more in line with the offerings of frozen food suppliers. In conversatio...

US scrutinises Thai Union after labour scandal

AP’s report on forced labour in Thailand’s fishing industry has hit Thai Union Frozen Products, which is still awaiting approval for the acquisition of California-based Bumble Bee by US antitrust authorities.

California revises further tomato forecasts

California has revised further its production intentions for this year’s processing tomato crop to a range of 13.9-14.3 million (short) tons, equivalent to 12.6-13.0 mln tonnes.

Argentine peanut harvest in 'good' shape

Peanuts Heavy rains have hampered Argentine peanut harvesting operations in recent weeks, agricultural experts have reported.

Heinz and Kraft enter merger agreement

Heinz logo Two of the major US food groups, HJ Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group, have agreed to merge into a new company that will have combined revenues worth a total USD28 billion.

Russian embargo six months on: SPECIAL

In conjunction with its sister journals Agra Europe, The Public Ledger and Dairy Markets, FOODNEWS will be spotlighting the still-current Russian emba...

Spanish pomegranate juice enters UK market

VitanGrana is a new name in the UK juice market. The company showcased its pomegranate juice, and other products, at the London IFE show.

Coca-Cola plans South American investment

In spite of Brazil’s latest economic woes, Coca-Cola and its bottlers in Brazil are set to invest an unprecedented BRL2.7 billion (USD844.7 million) i...

Deal signed with world's biggest guava plantation

Guava growers in Brazil’s Dom Eliseu municipality, which hosts the largest contiguous guava plantation in the world, have signed an agreement to suppl...

Big suppliers cover UK tomato market at expense of small firms

Small and medium-sized tomato products companies trying to establish a presence in the UK are not succeeding due to market saturation and the weight o...

JMD eyes UK retail for tomato brand Guloso

Portuguese tomato products exporter Jerónimo Martins Distribuição is looking to expand UK sales by establishing contacts with the main retailers in th...

Primex sees further slide in US almond prices

The US almond market has weakened slightly over the last month, Primex International Trading Corporation observed in its latest report on the sector.

Another fruit processing plant destroyed by fire

The Fruit d'Or cranberry processing plant in Quebec, Canada, has burned down, with losses estimated at CAD15 million (USD12 mln).

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 of the cur...

Chinese forecast of zero AJC carry-over to next season

FOODNEWS has seen a recent Chinese internal assessment of this season’s AJC market in general, and in particular, how it relates to Chinese production, exports and (given...

Weak euro adds to French juice makers' costs

The French fruit juice makers association, Unijus, has warned of prices increases following the recent tumble in value of the euro.

Spanish canned seafood sales decrease

Spain’s canned seafood production dropped 2.2% to EUR1.49 billion (USD1.62 bln) in value in 2014, down from the EUR1.53 bln recorded in the previous year.

Ukraine's frozen blueberry trade falling

Ukraine’s exports of frozen blueberries fell 14% between July-December 2014 against previous-year levels.


Turkish sultana crop relatively unscathed after frost

Moderate frost in the sultana and raisin growing areas last weekend, caused some damage to the buds but as it is still relatively early the vines do have the ca...

Analysis: China's food import boom - can it last?

China has become a major stimulant of the world’s agricultural export industries during the last decade. But with the slowing down of the country’s economic gro...

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

Chilean IQF raspberry prices stable as crop near end

The raspberry harvest in Chile is coming to a close and frozen product prices from the country are generally stable.

Threat of Russian ban on Serbian apples recedes

The threat of a possible ban on Serbian apple exports to the Russian Federation has been removed, Serbia’s agriculture minister Snezana Bogosavljevic Boskovic a...

Portugal eyes lead in Japan's tomato market

Portugal aims to become Japan’s largest supplier of processed tomato products, a goal that Portugal’s Tomato Industry Association (AIT) believes is reachable, e...

Refresco Gerber raises USD600 million in IPO

The Dutch company sold 37.8 million shares at EUR14.50 (USD15.66) each, about 47% of the total, on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

Syriza Greek victory could inspire more anti-austerity groups

Greece has a new left-wing coalition government, led by Alexis Tsipras of Syriza, which is seeking extensive debt-relief from Brussels, having been resounding e...