Global tomato forecast cut by 2%

Global tomato production this year has been revised down by over 850,000 tonnes in light of latest difficulties in some growing areas, with total production now estimated at 41.3 million tonnes, according to the WPTC.

Polish apple harvest starts next week

The delayed harvest is reported to be due to the extremely dry weather that Poland has experienced this summer.

Cashew prices stable against slow demand

Buying interest in cashews is currently slow, but prices of the nut remain stable, Global Trading & Agency said in a September 3 report.

Frozen raspberry market in turmoil

The frozen raspberry market has been thrown into turmoil following the demise of the crop in Poland, prompting IQF prices to shoot up by as much as 50% against previous months in some cases.

Turkey set for first shipment of new crop figs

Following a meeting of the local Aegean exporters association in Turkey, the first Turkish fig shipment date has been set at October 2.

Döhler to develop drinks at UK university

Lee and Tretzel The University of Chester’s Institute of Food Science and Innovation has signed a research contract with Döhler Group, to develop formulations with enhanced performance and potential health benefits.

QFN hopeful for new crop pineapple core offers

Global buyers of Thai dried pineapple products are having to cope with a delayed raw material crop, due to a late start to the monsoon period, QFN Tra...

BC's blueberry output to match 2014 crop

The highbush blueberry crop in British Columbia is expected to be in line with the strong levels of last year, according to latest estimates.

Pistachio analysis: dealing with the unknown

At this stage of the year the global pistachio market looks to be entering a season of reduced overall availability with both the forthcoming US and I...

Italian tomato firms merge to form giant processor

Northern Italian tomato processors Consorzio Casalasco del Pomodoro and Agricoltori Riuniti Piacentini (ARP) have agreed to merge, to the create the c...

Macadamia growers hope for good pollination

With spring under way, a report on the Australian Macadamia Society’s (AMS) website noted that buzzing bees and fragrant flowering trees of pink and w...

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Raspberry market in turmoil

The frozen raspberry market has been thrown into turmoil following the demise of the crop in Poland, prompting IQF prices to shoot up by as much as 50% against previous m...

Spain extends safety net measure for fruit

Spain is increasing the amount of peaches and nectarines that can be withdrawn from the market for processing into fruit juice under a special quota designed to ease the ...

Sumol+Campol enjoys strong first half results

Portugal’s leading fruit juice manufacturer Sumol+Compal saw sales increase 7.5% to 199.3 million litres in H1 2015.

Chilean canned food exports hit new value high

Chile’s fruit and vegetable canning industry has reached a new peak in 2014 with the value of canned fruit and vegetable exports rising to an unprecedented USD4...

Azerbaijan investment in frozen French fries

A new production line for French fries has arrived from China for Bosnian potato processing company Srebrenicanka that will install the line in its new processi...

DFN

Walnut estimate still above 2014 but lower than expected

The US 2015 walnut crop is still expected to be higher than that of last year, but only marginally, according to the latest estimate from the USDA’s National Ag...

Russia ban one year on: Who are the winners and losers in the fresh fruit trade?

The EU was the key supplier of fresh fruit to the Russian market prior to the agri-food import ban that started one year ago in August 2014 and is set to contin...

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Spain extends safety net measure for fruit

Spain is increasing the amount of peaches and nectarines that can be withdrawn from the market for processing into fruit juice under a special quota designed to...

New growing areas lift blueberry production

Blueberry cultivation in Mexico has expanded to new fields in the central states of Puebla and Estado de México, in addition to the principal berry producers Mi...

California expects 4% increase in tomato production

Tomato production in California is forecast to increase 4% on last year and reach 14.5 million (short) tons of raw material for processing, or 13.2 mln tonnes, ...

Prodalim

Prodalim opens Spanish distribution centre

The new facility, Prodalim Iberia, in Alcasser, 18 kilometres from the port of Valencia, was inaugurated on July 15.

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