Australian almond producer Select Harvests is seeking investors for new almond orchards.

US tomato industry still to set base price

The Californian tomato industry has yet to agree to a base price for raw material for the oncoming tomato crop in the country, FOODNEWS sources confirm.

Chinese discount US AJC while Europe waits

China is trying to take advantage of a brief window of opportunity while European AJC supplies have stalled.

Chile's blueberry trade high as crop near end

Shipments of fresh and frozen Chilean blueberries continue at high levels as the crop enters its closing month.

Thai pineapple prices up as demand surges

Prices for fresh and canned pineapple could increase even further as Thailand’s estimated total production for this year falls short.

Raspberry plants sold out in central Serbia

Serbia’s Fruit Research Institute (FRI) in the central Serbian town of Cacak produced more than 250,000 raspberry plantlets in its nurseries last year and are all sold out, announced officials from the institut...

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...

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Princes acquires Mauritius tuna processor

UK-based food and drink group Princes struck a merger deal with Thon des Mascareignes to enlarge tuna processing operations in the Indian Ocean region...

Açaí processors seek to guarantee product safety

The açaí industry in Pará state, Brazil’s largest açaí berry producer, is working to ensure a superior quality of its superfruit exports by minimisin...

Coldstores clash with farms on raspberry price

No deal was reached between cold storage firms and growers on raspberry farmgate prices for the next season’s crop, in a meeting held in the Serbian m...

Low euro could benefit UK vine fruit buyers

The continuing weakness of the euro has had an effect on global sales of dried fruits to European markets, particularly Germany and Holland, and, to a...

Sparkling wine sales overtake champagne

Italian exports of sparkling wine rose a further 20% last year, and overtook sales of French champagne, marking a record performance for the country.

Currency volatility worries Chinese tomato exporters

China’s tomato paste trade remained strong in early 2015, stemming concerns from local exporters who fear a downturn in exports prompted by currency alterations.

Russian embargo six months on: TIMELINE

Click on the links below to the analysis of the impact of the Russian ban on imports on certain products from the EU, the US and other countries.

Fruit purée in pouches makes Brazilian debut

Maguary, the absolute leader in Brazil’s domestic concentrated juice market, has entered a new market niche with the launch of its fruit purée product Maguary P...

Peru’s anchovy fishing season to start in late March

The first anchovy catch season will start on March 26 in the southern region of the Peruvian coast, Peru’s Ministry of Production has announced.The date has sti...

Australia looks into stricter labelling after berry scare

Australia may impose stricter country-of-origin labelling requirements for food products following the latest food scare linked to frozen berries packed in Chin...


South African macadamia industry shows strong growth

The South African macadamia industry continues to show strong growth, with a crop of 46,950 tonnes of nut-in-shell (1.5% kernel moisture) forecast for 2015, whi...

Trilateral talks with Russia planned on EU-Ukraine trade deal

The EU, Russia and Ukraine are set to hold trilateral talks over Russian concerns on the economic impact of an EU-Ukraine trade agreement.

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Currency volatility worries Chinese tomato exporters

China’s tomato paste trade remained strong in early 2015, stemming concerns from local exporters who fear a downturn in exports prompted by currency alterations...

Illinois’ peach and apple crops threatened by snowstorms

Farmers in southern Illinois fear that the heavy levels of snow falling in March could kill their crops.

Chilli Sauce adds to Heinz's spicy range

Heinz is reaching further into the hot sauces sector with the launching of Fiery Sriracha Chilli Sauce, soon after the market debut of a new type of spicy ketch...

Revenues down for Irish dairy giant in 2014

Kerry Group reported a drop in revenues in 2014, although traded volumes were higher and trading profits increased.

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...