California's 2015 almond production is forecast at 1.80 billion meat pounds, down 3% from May's subjective forecast.

Poland's strawberry harvest improving

Strawberry harvesting in Poland is entering its final stage, with orchards in the north of the country still operating while southern and central areas have mostly finished picking.

Thai fishermen strike over fishing rules

Fishermen in Thailand have gone on strike over new government regulations aimed to clamp down on illegal fishing and avoid an EU ban on imports of Thai origin.

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.

FOODNEWS Half Year Outlook supplement out

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

EU court raises Fresh Del Monte cartel fine

The EU high court has imposed new fines on Fresh Del Monte Produce, relating to an alleged banana cartel with distributor Weichert in 2008.

Frozen cherry offers from Hungary and Serbia

Early offers for European frozen sour cherries are reaching customers these very weeks, and prices seem to be edging down somewhat.

Ukrainian strawberry crop up to one-third down

Ukraine has reportedly lost up to 30% of its strawberry crop this year due to drought, as fresh market prices are on the rise.

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...

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.

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...

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...

'Weaker' Q1 for Irish drinks maker C&C Group

Wet and cold weather in the early months of the year affected the performance of Irish drinks maker C&C Group in the first quarter, the company claims.

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.


Plan to certify Guinea-Bissau cashews at source

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

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.

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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 Bernardo Hees, cu...

Geoplasticpallet updates bulk container range

UK container manufacturer has launched an updated range of its bulk storage container that improves on the company’s existing line.

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...