The latest trade data shows that Chinese AJC exports in the month of April fell by 26% to 29,666 tonnes, compared with 40,501 tonnes in April 2014.

Indian processed mango costlier than first expected

Buyers in Europe seem to have resigned themselves to the fact that the Indian mango harvest will be down on expectations, and prices for purée and concentrate will be higher than they were last year.

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.

Brazil forecasts large orange juice production drop this season

Brazil’s orange juice industry association (CitrusBR) said the country’s processors would produce almost 30% less OJ this season, if the latest 278.9 million box harvest estimate for 2015/16 announced by Brazil...

Extremadura to contract 24% more tomatoes

Spain’s processing tomato region of Extremadura is forecasting to contract 1.97 million tonnes of raw material in the oncoming crop, according to local associations.

EU firms on sourcing issues 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 developing countries.

Rhodes Food Group grows profits

Recently-listed Rhodes Food has announced hefty profit margin increases for the six months ending March 29, driven by higher sales in African markets,...

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 ove...

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.

Spanish tuna canner's sales increase 7%

Calvo, Spain's largest tuna canner by sales, celebrates its 75th anniversary announcing a revenue of EUR765 million (USD851mln) in 2014, 7.4% up compa...

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...

North West Cherry farms expect early crop

The Pacific North West cherry-growing district of the US is expecting to harvest a total of 197,550 (short) tons of cherries this year, equivalent to ...

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.

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.

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...

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Guinea-Bissau apprehends cashew nut smugglers

Guinea-Bissau’s fresh campaign against rampant cashew nut smuggling over the country’s land border with neighbouring Senegal has yielded its first results.

Californian drought has marginal impact on bumper crops

California is in the middle of yet another prolonged drought, with drastic emergency water-saving measures having been introduced in May.

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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...

Polish seasonal fresh apple exports tumble by 18%

At the mid-way point of the northern hemisphere fresh apple season, Polish fresh apple exports are just over 430,000 tonnes, compared with 525,300 tonnes in Sep...

Armenia’s canned food production up in Q1

Armenia’s canned food production output increased by 1.2% to 614.3 tonnes in the first quarter of the year, compared with the same period the previous year.

New drinks dispensing system starts up in Brazil

Latin America’s largest beverage company Ambev and home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool announced the start of their joint venture B.blend Máquinas e Bebidas o...

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...