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

FCOJ futures see highest surge in years

Orange juice futures have posted the biggest three-day rally in 16 years, mostly due to concerns over the Florida crop.

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.

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 the country, the firm told FOODNEWS at IFE 2015.

Russia ban: Call for more aid for EU growers

Additional support for fruit and vegetable producers hard hit by Russia’s ban on EU agricultural products is needed, as the situation is “critical”, umbrella farm union Copa-Cogeca has said.

Flood damage will hit new season lemons

More information is coming in about the heavy rain in Tucumán, which is affecting the current season’s lemon harvesting. More inclement weather appears to be on the way.

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...

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...

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).

PCP buys Seneca’s Californian cannery

PCP will pay USD175 million for the 2.12 million sq.ft plant in Modesto, California, according to documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange...

California raisins take centre stage at IFE

California Raisins took an innovative approach to highlighting the versatility of US raisins from its stand display at the IFE show in London.

Frozen foods help Britain hit security targets

The growing use of frozen foods is believed to be among the key drivers to meet food security targets set by the UK government and the FAO, research f...

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...

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.

Açaí tax dodge scheme busted in Brazil

Brazilian authorities seized a 21-tonne shipment of frozen açaí pulp because of unpaid state taxes during a routine traffic inspection by tax inspectors of the ...

Peru limits anchovy fishing

The maximum total allowable catch limit for capture in the south zone for indirect human consumption was set at 375,000 tonnes, the Ministry of Production (Prod...

Unusual weather alters US berry crop patterns

Unseasonal weather conditions are pushing towards an early start of the strawberry crop in California, while blueberry farms in Georgia are hit by late frost.


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

Ecuador increases import tariffs up to 45%

Imports of consumer products, including juices, fruits and processed tomatoes will have an additional duty of up to 45%, the Ecuadorian government has announced...

Sterling lures vegetable producers to UK market

Turkey-based Sibas, which packs tomatoes, peppers and capers, is eyeing the UK market to avoid selling below cost in euro, Derman Akin, sales and marketing exec...

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...

Moscow juice producer to build giant new factory

Aqualife, a leading Russian fruit juice producer, plans to invest about RUB2.0 billion (USD40 million) in the establishment of a new juice factory in Novosibirs...

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...