Last Polish apple crushing for NFC

FOODNEWS has heard that some suppliers in Poland are still offering NFC apple juice at EUR0.28 (USD0.31) per kilo ex-works.

Century Pacific Food planning EU expansion

Philippine’s largest canned food manufacturer Century Pacific Food is poised to grow sales between 10-15%, the company announced.

Large origins still dominate raspberry market

Global raspberry production remains safely anchored on a bunch of major origins, although smaller producers are expanding their output.

Big shortfall in Sicilian lemon juice production

The Italian (Sicilian) 2014/15 lemon processing season has now effectively ended, and sources in Sicily say that production of juice and essential oil will be at least one-third down on a normal crop.

Rainfall and weak real strengthens cashew

The cashew nut processing industry in Brazil’s Ceará state, the country’s largest grower of cashew nuts, expects production to stabilise in 2015, following four consecutive dry seasons.

N Italy fears 10% of tomato crop lost to hail

The recent spate of bad weather may have affected up to 10% of the tomato crop in northern Italy, local associations fear.

FOODNEWS Half Year Outlook supplement out

The FOODNEWS Half Year Outlook supplement is now online and available for download.

Sri Lanka’s seafood exports down 41%

Earnings from seafood exports declined by 41% to USD14.1 million in April 2015, compared with the same month the year before, Central Bank of Sri Lank...

European bank finances Moroccan citrus juice

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has helped a Moroccan juice producer, Citruma, expand its product range and reach new mark...

Andalusia closes 2015 orange and lemon crop

Prices for fresh Valencia oranges remain stable while lemons have increased slightly, as the sales period from fields reaches an end, the Government o...

Commissioner hails food labelling effort

Italy’s effort to introduce country-of-origin labelling for all food products has been hailed by European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Devel...

Heinz executives to head Heinz Kraft's top team

The soon-to-be-formed Kraft Heinz Company has announced the list of executives composing its senior leadership team, headed by chief executive Bernard...

Plan to certify Guinea-Bissau cashews

A strategic project for the certification of cashew nuts harvested in Guinea-Bissau has received support from the exporters’ association of the Commun...

Indonesian pineapple industry may get state aid

The Indonesian industry minister Saleh Husin has announced potential tax breaks coupled with other non-fiscal incentives to support agro-industries in...

Sysco terminates planned takeover of US Foods

Sysco has announced that it is terminating its planned USD3.5 billion takeover of US Foods, after the US federal court blocked the deal.

EU farmers want extension of fruit/veg measures

Struggling EU fruit and vegetable producers need an extension of support measures, now that Russia has prolonged its ban on agricultural products from the bloc to the end...

Early offers for Serbian sour cherry juice

Serbia is processing its sour cherries, roughly two weeks behind schedule.

Skipjack tuna prices moving further up

Prices for skipjack tuna in Bangkok seem to be increasing, industry sources told FOODNEWS.

Merko Europe granted BRC Agents certification

UK-based frozen fruit, vegetable and tomato importer Merko Europe Ltd has been granted the BRC Agents and Brokers certification for its products.


NS raisin deliveries down by 60,000 tonnes

For the period of June 14-20, according to the Raisin Administrative Committee and California Raisin Marketing Board,1,320 (short) tons of natural (sun-dried) s...

China's tomato sector remains scattered

The weak cotton market and changes to government subsidies has pushed at least one Chinese cotton processor to move into tomato processing.

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

EU agri-food trade down 4% since Russian ban

While EU exports of agri-food products to third countries have risen since the start of the Russian ban on Western agricultural products, intra-EU agri-food tra...

Europe shows high demand for Spanish red fruit

Higher demand from European markets led to an increase in exports of red fruit from Spain’s southern region of Andalusia this growing season to date.

China and Italy shipped half of Q1 tomato paste

China and Italy accounted for almost half of the global tomato paste trade in the first quarter of the year, with a combined 265,000 tonnes of product exported.

Del Monte Pacific posts USD14 million loss in Q4

Del Monte Pacific (DMP) posted a net loss of USD14.1 mln for Q4 ended in April, primarily due to non-recurring expenses.

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...