Grupo Calvo eyes markets outside the EU

The Salvador-based branch of Grupo Calvo, the world’s fourth largest tuna processing company, intends to export canned tuna to Russia, China and Vietnam. The company produces 1.5 million cans of tuna per day.

Russian retailers tighten belts as inflation bites

Up to one-third of retailers in the country could go under, according to a new report from the USDA.

US supply of dried fruit and nuts will improve, but slowly

It could take up to two months before supplies of dried fruit and nuts from California return to normal following the end of the slowdown in the West Coast ports, Rotterdam trader Catz International noted in a ...

Russian fresh apple imports slump as embargo bites

Russia imported less than 66,000 tonnes fresh apples in December 2014, compared with over 116,000 tonnes in the same month of 2013.

Tight supply of Spanish canned mandarins pushes prices up

Higher than expected demand for foodservice canned mandarins moves prices up, as this year’s Spanish total canned production is now believed to be 20,000 tonnes short.

Spanish orange growers may pull out

Farmers are threatening to uproot or abandon orange plantations because their fruit is being sold at below cost.

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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Zambian plant will process local mango into juice

A mango juice processing plant is to be commissioned in Mongu, Zambia, this year with an initial investment of over ZMW650,000 (USSD93,000).

Turkish sultana and raisin sales surging ahead

Sales of Turkish sultanas and raisins have continued to forge ahead with 233,429 tonnes of raw material registered between September 1 2014 and the en...

Russian tomato paste market growing in 2014

Russia stepped up significantly its tomato paste demand from China and other origins in 2014, with total imports at a six year high.

Dangote launches tomato processing factory in Nigeria

Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote, backed by the Nigerian government, plans to install a tomato processing factory that will process up to 1,200 ton...

Florida continues to reduce its FCOJ stocks

Florida's inventory is now down to 286.37 million pounds, an 8.3% decline from 312.40 mln lbs at the same point last season, according to the latest F...

Grape juice exports shrink to four-year low

Argentine exports of grape juice concentrate have fallen for the third year in succession.

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.

Chinese frozen strawberry exports slashed

China’s frozen strawberry trade fell by one-fourth last year, as the country’s industry was hit by a lethal combination of low supply and lower international demand.

New drink concepts aim to tap into mood adjustment

Sensient Flavors' German operation has developed a range of new beverage concepts "for emotional wellbeing".

Croatian fish cannery files for bankruptcy

Croatia’s fish cannery Adria – renowned for its Eva, Skim and Adria canned seafood brands – has entered bankruptcy protection, according to a decision issued by...

Australia orders 100% Chinese frozen berry testing

Following the hepatitis outbreak linked to imports of frozen berries packed in China, the Australian government has implemented testing of all shipments from fa...


US almond prices likely to hold firm despite good bloom

A perfect US almond bloom so far and disappointing shipments in the last few months should have caused the price fall every buyer has been waiting for, but this...

Don't count on Russia lifting import embargo soon

There is growing speculation among food and agricultural policy analysts that Russia could soon lift some or all of the sanctions imposed six months ago on the ...

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Billions in profits each year for Italy's agricultural mafia

Criminal activity in the agriculture and food industries in Italy moved over EUR15.0 billion in 2014, as organised crime networks have embraced fully the opport...

Official confirmation of HLB vector in Spain

The arrival of the African citrus psyllid (Trioza erytreae), a vector of the dangerous HLB disease (greening) in citrus plants, was officially confirmed by the ...

Tomato sauce sales concluded under 2015 TRQs

Unilever de Centroamérica from Panama purchased 1,100 tonnes of tomato sauce with dry tomato extract content equal to or above 5% from UL Costa Rica for USD3.88...

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Campbell's announces premium vegetable juices

Campbell's Soup Co is launching a new range of organic cold-pressed vegetable/fruit juice blends in the US.

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...