• Belgian coop invests 18 million euro in new top fruit sorting and packaging warehouse

    The Belgian cooperative, BelOrta is building a new sorting and packaging warehouse. It should be ready in September 2022. The new building will be constructed adjacent to the existing packaging plant. That was put to use in 2019. According to director Philippe Appeltans, BelOrta is spending €18 million…

    The most powerful tomato family in the Canary Islands chooses to allocate its land to the tourism business

    Tomas Rodriguez Quintana started La Aldea's industrial tomato packaging business in 1950 with the purchase of 168 bushels. In 1966, the company exported 1.7 million kilos of…

    USDA cites Texas shipper with PACA violations

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has imposed sanctions on Fresh Produce Inc. (Fresh Produce), Dallas, Texas, for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act…

    PMA welcomes representative in Chile

    Produce Marketing Association has hired Iván Correa as the country representative in Chile. Correa will serve as a resource and in-country support for PMA members and the…

    UglyFood in talks to raise up to US$1M seed funding, looks to close the round by August

    UglyFood, a food waste management company based in Singapore, is in discussion with three investors to raise seed financing of up to US$1 million, a top company executive said. The capital being raised will go into the foodtech startup’s marketing and outreach efforts, mainly for its games section.?“We…

    Trading arm progression for Jupiter Group

    JLM Produce Ltd, in whom Jupiter have had a majority share since 2016, will now also progress to managing the trading arm of the business, continuing on from historically…

    Acquisition of Combinex Holding B.V.

    C.H. Robinson further expands its European road transportation presence

    C.H. Robinson further expands its European road transportation presence with the announcement of the acquisition of Combinex Holding B.V. Combinex is one of the fastest…

    Russ Davis Wholesale announces leadership changes

    Russ Davis Wholesale announced the expansion of its leadership team with the goal of positioning the organization to meet the needs created by a growing demand for fresh food.…

    Tech company forms partnership with fig grower to extend shelf-life

    Hazel Technologies Inc. announces a new partnership with Specialty Crop Co., a fig grower and producer of pistachios, almonds, pomegranates, citrus, kiwi and persimmons. Hazel Technologies has formed a partnership with Specialty Crop Co., a fig grower and producer of pistachios, almonds and more. Specialty…

    San Miguel expects to increase citrus exports

    San Miguel plan to keep expanding their business programmes and increasing the exports to reach ever more consumers in different markets worldwide. With the campaign in full…

    Shanghai and Shenyang are the first to welcome the new arrival

    All new Dole fruit cup arrives on Chinese stage

    Dole recently introduced their all new fruit cup to the Chinese market. The fruit cup was an immediate hit in Shanghai and Shenyang. Dole is the largest fruit and processed fruit product company in the world, and together with Chinese fruit giant Joy Wing Mau, they introduced the Dole fruit cup. Both…

    4th generation family member returns to Tanimura & Antle

    Grower shipper Tanimura & Antle welcomes back a fourth generation family member, Brian Antle, as the company’s executive vice-president of sales. Antle will oversee the sales department and business development for the company’s fresh produce. ? “I'm excited to return full time to Tanimura & Antle and look forward…

    Expanding into imaging technology

    Apeel makes first acquisition

    Apeel announced its acquisition of ImpactVision for an undisclosed amount. ImpactVision’s hyperspectral imaging technology is soon to be integrated into Apeel application systems at supplier locations around the world —adding a new layer of insights to help fresh food suppliers and retailers further reduce food waste. Apeel’s…

    Tramper Technology

    South African division of Tramper Technology increases local and international presence

    Multinational manufacturing company Tramper Technology from the Netherlands markets, manufactures and services a broad range of customized packaging machines, as well as complete production lines for the food and packaging industry. According to Metal Working News, the company established its South…

    Kuehne+Nagel completes acquisition of Apex - becoming market leader on the transpacific route

    Kuehne+Nagel has completed the acquisition of Apex International Corporation, following the satisfaction of all closing conditions, including the receipt of unconditional regulatory approvals from the competent authorities. Apex is one of Asia’s leading freight forwarders, especially on the transpacific…

    J.O. Sims explore dates growth

    As a UK fruit business, J.O. Sims have seen imports of dates grow by over 300% over the last 10 years and have announced two new supply sources in the last three months alone, in order to keep up…

    HHLA reports strong start into 2021

    Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) started the 2021 financial year off strongly. Despite the continued influence of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting global imbalances in transport flows, HHLA achieved a year-on-year increase of 26.4 percent in its Group operating result (EBIT) to €?46.3…

    Hapag-Lloyd with a strong start to the year in first quarter

    Hapag-Lloyd has concluded the first quarter of 2021 with earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of roughly USD 1.9 billion (approximately EUR 1.6 billion). Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose to roughly USD 1.5 billion (approximately EUR 1.3 billion). The Group…

    Tomra also announced appointment of Regional Sales Director for Latin America

    New CEO announced for Tomra

    Norway-headquartered, global sustainable technology company, Tomra Systems ASA has said that current president and CEO, Stefan Ranstrand, will be replaced by Tove Andersen by November 1 this year at…

    Coveris closes next strategic deal with acquisition of Four04 Packaging

    Coveris Group continues its strategic expansion and acquires UK based flexible packaging manufacturing and trading business Four 04 Packaging, based in Norwich. Coveris…

    Dirk Veldhuis over new Dutch transport business:

    "Grown to 18 trailers in just over a year"

    In 2017, Dirk Veldhuis sold his Agri Logistiek shares to HZ Logistics. That was after a long career in the fruit and vegetable transportation sector in the Netherlands. He'd worked at In't Veen-Visbeen, Frisch Logistiek Holland and Agri Logistiek. Dirk's been diagnosed with a terminal disease. That led…

    Brand advocates build awareness of California avocados

    Bloggers, chefs, dietitians and other personalities are valued communicators for the California avocado marketing program. They work with the California Avocado Commission consumer public relations programs, health and wellness initiatives, social media outreach, website content development and other…

    Eden Research’s Cedroz pesticide gets approval from Italian regulators

    According to a spokesperson from Eden Research PLC, its commercial collaborator, Eastman Chemical Company, has received authorization from Italian regulators to sell its…

    Potato supplier R.S. Cockerill still growing, together with Aldi

    Yorkshire potato farm R.S. Cockerill is celebrating 30 years of a successful partnership with Aldi. The Dunnington-based farm started supplying potatoes to the supermarket…

    Dutch Wiscomex's been exporting onions, potatoes, garlic for more than a year

    "With a super-efficient IT set-up, you can do a lot of solo trading"

    There aren't many new businesses in the Dutch onion trade. But, Rinus Wisse has been running Wiscomex as an export office for more than a year now. Its slogan is 'Connecting Commodities'. "I concentrate primarily on trading onions, potatoes, and garlic, in that order. And with a focus on overseas…

    NL: Hessing takes over The Greenery's fresh packs

    In the Netherlands, Hessing Supervers has taken over The Greenery's fresh packs. In doing so, Hessing adds a new component to its range. It can respond even better to consumers' growing need for convenience, inspiration, and healthy foods. "Automated processes equal stable quality"Hessing has been…

    Oppy mourns passing of Cal Tribiano

    Calvin Tribiano, a veteran Oppy sales executive, passed away on May 6 following a brief illness. He was 71. Tribiano joined Oppy’s East Coast sales team in 1988. In the…

    Kloosterboer acquires Columbus Spedition GmbH in Bremerhaven, Germany

    On 30 April 2021, Kloosterboer acquired Columbus Spedition GmbH, a leading forwarding company specialized in temperature-controlled food logistics located in the fishing port…

    Seeka welcomed to ōpōtiki following amalgamation with OPAC

    Seeka Limited was officially welcomed to ōpōtiki to celebrate the amalgamation with ōpōtiki Packing and Cool Storage (OPAC).?Over 150 people attended the event at Seeka OPAC after the $59m settlement, which had overwhelming shareholder support from both companies. Local Opotiki hapū, Ngāti Ira led the…

    Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging

    Bioactive paper coatings to replace plastic for packaging foods

    The amount of plastic waste increases every year. Some of this waste is due to plastic packaging used to protect food. As part of the “BioActiveMaterials” project, researchers at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have developed an eco-friendly coating for paper packaging. With this, not only is plastic saved,…

    Belgian Coop Federation had record year in 2020, despite COVID-19 pandemic

    To say 2020 was an exceptional year is an understatement. That's what the Belgian Horticultural Cooperatives Federation (VBT) says in its annual report. Despite the unusual circumstances, the producer organizations in this federation could withstand tough challenges. Those were due to the highly volatile market…

    Dr. Lippert Digital: e-Campus as a digital training platform

    "Flexible, modern tools for continuing education and quality control"

    The daily handling of fruit and vegetables as well as the constantly growing demands on quality and preparation of the goods regularly present employees in all areas of the fruit trade with major challenges. How must a defect be assessed? What does the standard say and what does the customer say? How is…

    Apple committee announces 2021 research funding

    The Michigan Apple Committee board approved funding for 2021 industry research projects at its March board meeting. Research funding is a part of MAC’s mission to serve…

    Evergreen Marine Corporation back in the black in Q1 2021

    The Evergreen Marine Corporation achieved a US$ 567.13 million net profit for Q1 2021, reversing the US$ 24.24 million net loss in Q1 2020. According to preliminary unaudited…

    The Yield announces appointment of new CFO to support business growth

    The Yield Technology Solutions Pty Ltd today announced the appointment of Patrick Maguire as Chief Financial Officer, who will play a key role in the company’s expansion plans…

    "We have always met the sustainability goals that we have set for ourselves"

    Smurfit Kappa announces its goal of reaching zero net emissions by 2050

    Smurfit Kappa, an industry leader in sustainable corrugated paper and cardboard packaging, is the first company in this sector to work towards achieving zero net emissions by…

    Ilip presents its CSR policies and a new corporate sustainability plan for 2020–2022

    Ilip continues to renew its commitment to sustainability. Since 2002, the Ilpa group company has intensified its environmental policies based on reducing their environmental…

    Pistachio processor builds on sponsorship with pro boxer Jose Ramirez

    Wonderful? Pistachios, long-time supporter of championship boxer Jose Ramirez, is sponsoring him in the ring once again as he faces Josh Taylor on May 22 for the junior welterweight unification title. If victorious, Ramirez would become the first Mexican American junior welterweight boxing champion and…

    Agronomist Daniel Caldiz new Restrain consultant in Latin America

    Restrain, the well-known manufacturer of anti-sprouting systems for potatoes, is expanding its business in Latin America. Since April 1, the company has been receiving…

    Julia Kay

    Australian couple markets world first compostable potato-based cling wrap, pallet wrap

    After being disheartened by the sheer amount of waste products in their respective industries, Julia and Jordy Kay have decided to produce the world’s first compostable cling wrap and pallet wrap. This wrap is made out of potato waste. The Melbourne couple sold more than $30,000 of ‘Great Wrap‘ in their…

    Substantial increase in the first quarter

    BayWa continues excellent business performance

    With a substantial increase in the first quarter of 2021, BayWa AG seamlessly continued the successful business performance seen in the previous year and generated revenues of…

    Fresh Del Monte teams up with Disney to give healthy produce a fresh new look

    Through a recently announced collaboration with The Walt Disney Company, Fresh Del Monte will be giving some of its produce a fresh look. From fruit to fresh juice, the new…

    Hwy haul raises $10 million Series A to reimagine fresh produce supply chain

    Hwy Haul, a produce supply chain logistics company started by former Walmart executives, has raised a $10 million Series A round to further its mission to transform the way fresh produce is shipped and delivered. Eileses Capital led the round with BluePointe Ventures as the co-lead. Additional investors…

    Plaquemines Port in Louisiana and APM Terminals announce future port collaboration

    Plaquemines Port and APM Terminals have announced an agreement to work together to discuss the future design of the Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District (PPHTD), including the consideration of APM Terminals as the future terminal operator. The facility is in the early stages of development as a…

    Direct Source International embraces CO? Correct initiative

    A few months ago, the CO? Correct quality mark was launched based on the idea of making sustainability accessible to the fruit and vegetable industry. Organizations that want to improve their sustainable impact are guided by CO? Correct to a more sustainable future. The first step is to remove the total…

    Berry Gardens

    Jessica Ennis-Hill teams up with Berry Gardens to promote health benefits of soft fruits

    Olympic champion Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill has teamed up with Berry Gardens for the own-label supplier’s biggest-ever campaign, promoting the health benefits of soft fruits. Ennis-Hill, the face of 2012 Olympics, Olympic Champion, triple World Champion, sports commentator and entrepreneur, will be the…

    Produce from field to doorstep in 6 hours

    Tmall launches Shanghai Fresh Foods Warehouse

    It is reported that Tmall has officially launched its Shanghai Fresh Foods Warehouse. After this logistics hob is put into use, fresh fruits and vegetables can be transported there immediately after harvest before being delivered to the consumer by a Tmall courier. In the past, it took at least 24 hours…

    First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

    Fresh Del Monte gross profit up 53 percent

    Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. today reported financial results for the first quarter ended April 2, 2021. Financial highlights for the first quarter of 2021: Gross profit was $105.0 million for the first quarter of 2021, which represents an increase of 53%, compared with the prior year period, and gross profit…

    Ocean Mist brings on new sales commodity manager

    Ocean Mist Farms (OMF), a grower and marketer of fresh artichokes in the U.S., is pleased to announce the hiring of John Georgalos as sales commodity manager. Georgalos will…

    Pop up grocery concept features club apple brands

    Pop Up Grocer, a traveling pop-up grocery store, has made its Chicago debut and will run through May 30th in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Yes! Apples, a woman-owned and New York-grown apple brand is one of 100+ select brands showcased. With the belief that food is an expression of who we are, Pop…

    A tripartite partnership for eco-designed 100% cardboard packaging

    DS Smith and Solarenn : a zero plastic partnership

    “Eco-design is a business approach that requires investments and time in the long term,” explains the president of Solarenn, Christophe Rousse. A joint effort from three actors of the fruit and vegetable sector - the Solarenn cooperative, DS Smith as? global supplier of sustainable packaging and ETpack mechanizer…

    Jesus Berdusan is the new president of the DO regulatory council

    Fuentes de Ebro may produce nearly 5 million kilos of onions this season

    The regulatory council of the Denomination of Origin Cebolla de Fuentes de Ebro has renewed its presidency by appointing Jesus Berdusan as their new president. Berdusan, who…

    "Sustainability is important to us" - more than just a phrase for soft fruit propagator

    Anyone driving into the parking lot at Van der Avoird Trayplant in Bavel in Brabant will immediately see a lot of green. Looks nice and fresh, you might think - but for the producer of strawberry and raspberry youngplants, it's more than that. "It's important that this is a nice place to work but the…

    Sales transaction with the State of Florida for approximately 5,734 acres

    Alico, Inc. announces financial results

    Alico, Inc. has announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2021 and the six months ended March 31, 2021. These are the highlights: Market prices per pound solids have increased in fiscal year 2021, driven by increase in not-from-concentrate orange juice consumption and tighter citrus…

    Sipo

    Online platform to purchase vegetables destined to wholesalers, shop-owners and operators

    Sipo has launched its new on-line shop to make its vegetables available to shops, restaurants, wholesales and distributors in Italy and Europe. Just access?www.sipo.it, go to the Shop page, select the various vegetables and proceed with the purchase by registering on the portal.? Massimiliano Ceccarini, manager…

    Sysco France: opening of the Rungis site

    A big new step for Sysco France was marked by the opening of a bi-temperature Hub in Rungis (94) on Monday, May 3rd. These 8,400m2 of total operating area are excellent news for the company’s recovery. More than a logistics tool, it will also be an exceptional business tool. On the same site, many events…

    Social programs elevated in preparing for busy Mexican grape season

    As the Sonora, Mexico grape season is just a few weeks away, grower/shipper Divine Flavor will quickly turn their attention to the upcoming grape deal, relying on their work force to prepare for one the busiest times of the year. “With an expected 30 percent volume increase from 2020 to 2021 (roughly 5…

    Produce companies top Canada’s Best Managed Companies list

    Oppy, Mastronardi Produce, Red Sun Farms, Fresh Direct Produce and Crawford Packaging have been chosen as one of Canada’s Best Managed companies again. Applicants for this prestigious award are analyzed by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors and guest judges.…

    Vanguard welcomes two new team members

    Vanguard International has added new talent to their team with the hiring of Ignacio Ugarte in Chile and Fanny Robles in Peru. Ignacio Ugarte is an agronomist with years of produce industry experience. Ignacio’s past roles includes quality controller with Decofrut, as well as the operations manager at…

    iTradeNetwork adds sales leaders to executive and operations staff

    iTradeNetwork, a global provider of supply chain management solutions for the food and beverage industry, announces two new key additions to its team. Theresa Trees was named executive vice-president of commercial sales and Amy Mi was appointed vice-president of sales operations. “Theresa and Amy bring…

    Greenfood Group announces development of new facility in Helsingborg

    Interest in plant-based foods based on fruit and vegetables is increasing. To meet the large demand, strengthen the customer offering and manage planned growth, Greenfood and Skanska have now agreed on the development of a new super plant in Helsingborg. When completed, the new building will be 44,000…

    InVivo Group acquires Soufflet Group

    The signing of an agreement between the two parties concludes the exclusive negotiations started last January. This acquisition remains subject to the authorization of…

    May 6

    Pace International LLC to host its International, Annual Postharvest Academy Virtually

    Pace International, a provider of sustainable postharvest solutions and technologies for the fresh produce industry, will be hosting its annual Postharvest Academy virtually…

    University of South Australia

    Machine vision system for almond grading and safety

    Researchers at UniSA have developed a world-first automated technique for simultaneously grading almond quality and detecting potentially serious mycotoxin contamination in kernels. In 2019-2020, Australia’s almond crop was worth just over $1 billion, and the value of the sector is expected to expand to…

    Zespri switches to mostly charter refrigerated container ships

    Rather than relying on normal scheduled ships, this year, Zespri has switched to using mostly charter refrigerated container ships in order to get its kiwifruit to major…

    Encouraging UK and Ireland to eat more fungi

    Made with Mushrooms reveals partnership with Melissa Hemsley

    The UK and Ireland Mushrooms Producers is launching a new campaign to support their Made With Mushrooms platform, which inspires the nation to cook new and flavourful food that highlights the versatility of mushrooms in recipes. Today, the company has announced its first collaboration with the…

    Q1 2021

    Continued growth, high profit and additional share buy backs from A.P. Moller - Maersk

    A.P. Moller - Maersk had an exceptionally strong start to the year, with strong earnings and growth momentum across all our businesses in ocean, port services and logistics. The company benefitted from strong demand in a market still influenced by the pandemic and significant disruptions in global supply…

    New company will operate under Country Fresh moniker

    Country Fresh, Sun Rich assets acquired by Stellex Capital Management

    Country Fresh and Sun Rich USA, two divisions previously part of the Fresh Food Group, will now operate as a standalone company under the Country Fresh name following the…

    Procurant signs Merchants Distributors LLC

    Procurant, a cloud-based software company transforming the global food supply chain, today announced the signing of Merchants Distributors LLC (MDI), a North Carolina-based…

    Hazel Tech hires director of retail business development

    Hazel Technologies Inc. announces Tommy Caruana has joined the company as director of business development--retail. With more than 10 years of experience in the perishable…

    Sue Hellen Uriarte Orozco is appointed president of Costa Rica's Association of Banana Producers

    The Board of Directors of the Association of Banana Producers (Aproban) unanimously elected Sue Hellen Uriarte Orozco as president of the association, the first woman to hold…

    "Wholesale markets benefit from trending regionality"

    Frankfurt family business, Lindner Ltd, celebrates 40th anniversary

    Lindner Ltd, based at Frankfurt's wholesale market, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The roots of today's company lie in the parental business, which was founded in the early 1950s as a potato trade. It was here that today's managing director Wolfgang Lindner was taught early on what it…

    Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board announces new executive director

    The Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board (MAAB) has named Jamie Clover Adams as its new executive director, effective May 10. Clover Adams brings more than 25 years of state and…

    New digital and social campaigns for pistachios

    Wonderful? Pistachios takes a fresh approach to snack marketing in a dedicated new campaign to bring its Wonderful Pistachios No Shells BBQ and Sea Salt & Vinegar flavors to life. The highly tailored digital and social campaign is designed to reach consumers who love great flavors, no matter their…

    Registration open for new United Fresh program

    Registration is now available for United Fresh’s Reimagine Conversations, which will take place throughout the month of June. The 25-session series kicks off June 1 with five…

    Tanimura & Antle names senior harvest director

    Employee-owned Tanimura & Antle announced yesterday the promotion of Brett Champlin to senior director of harvest operations. In his new role, Champlin will oversee day-to-day…

    Susan Noritake promoted to Head of Sales North America for Zespri

    Susan Noritake has been promoted to Head of Sales North America as Zespri continues its expansion plans to meet the demands as the #1 largest kiwifruit brand. “Noritake brings…

    “Internet + Agriculture” initiative connects small-scale farmers with consumers

    Pinduoduo Inc. became the largest online marketplace in China last year, after amassing 788 million customers, or more than the total population of Europe. The Nasdaq-listed company developed an “Internet + Agriculture” initiative to help facilitate direct sales between small-scale farmers and consumers.…

    Andrew Priest to take the helm as the company implements growth plans

    New Zealand Frost Fans appoints new CEO

    New Zealand Frost Fans announced today that Andrew Priest has been appointed new CEO of the company. An experienced business leader, Andrew will succeed Steve Haslett and…

    Jamaica Producers Group Ltd invests in plantain farm

    Jamaica Producers Group Ltd is investing $100 million into a plantain farm on lands adjoining its banana and pineapple operations in St Mary. JP’s initial plan is first to…

    The latest novelties of La Grande Bellezza Italiana

    Brassicas, over 100 hectares for an Italian branded product

    The Italian company La Grande Bellezza Italiana is investing also in brassicas. There are more than 100 hectares in Apulia, including cauliflower and broccoli, cultivated in collaboration with some specialized producers. "We decided to invest together with the growers so that even the risks would be…

    Orsero presented 2020 sustainability report

    Orsero S.p.A, a Mediterranean company for the import and distribution of fresh fruit and vegetables and listed on the Star market of Borsa Italiana, presented its 2020…

    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

    AirAsia's B2B fresh produce platform to set up warehouse in Sabah state capital

    AirAsia's fresh produce e-commerce platform, airasia farm, is intending to set up a 557m2 warehouse in the city of Kota Kinabalu, the second quarter of this year. The…

    Bonduelle Quarter 3 FY 2020-2021 Revenue

    Bonduelle Group's Q3 revenue at € 674.6 million, a year-on-year change of -11.4%

    The Bonduelle Group's revenue stands for Q3 of financial year 2020-2021 at € 674.6 million, a year-on-year change of -11.4% on reported figures and -6.-% on a like for like…

    Omnivore is setting up $150 million fund to boost rural Indian agritech

    Omnivore, an agritech venture capital firm, has announced it is setting up a new $150 million fund to be invested in tech-driven, predictive crop insights that can help…

    Nadine Tunley is HortNZ’s new Chief Executive

    Nadine Tunley has been announced as Horticulture New Zealand’s new Chief Executive.? ‘We are very pleased to have been able to appoint a candidate of Nadine’s calibre, with her…

    Domingo Martin Ortega is re-elected as president of Asprocan

    Domingo Martin Ortega has been re-elected as president of the Association of Organizations of Producers of Bananas of the Canary Islands (Asprocan) by the entity's Ordinary…

    Frank Costa has passed

    "Costa Group is saddened to learn of the passing of Frank Costa AO. Frank was a great Australian who through his leadership and vision helped build the Costa Group into the global leading fresh produce business that it is today. Frank was a people champion and he lived by the mantra of “hire for character, train for skill”. He…

    Piet van Vugt runs herb business with his four kids and son-in-law

    "Diversified client base proved vital last year"

    Van Vugt Kruiden has many clients in the hospitality industry. This Dutch company was, therefore, greatly affected by the corona crisis last year. "But fortunately we have a good spread of customers. The hospitality sector took considerably less, of course. However, our retail customers in Europe sold considerably more,"…

    France: RibéPrim commits to plastic-free packaging

    Promoting more virtuous food has been part of RibéPrim’s identity from the beginning. For many years, the company has been reflecting deeply on the impact of its activities, especially when it comes to the management of packaging. The teams have backed up their words with action and they have worked…

    Place UK’s new boss plans exciting new growth phase

    Place UK, based at Tunstead near North Walsham, has appointed Pieter van Egmond as its new managing director. His predecessor, Tim Place, decided to step back to concentrate…

    San Miguel Corporation

    'We started a new avocado campaign'

    From Peru, it is expected to export more than 9,000 tons of Hass avocados, the most demanded in the market. In addition, this year other varieties have been added to complement its marketing channel. As it happens at the beginning of autumn every year in the Southern hemisphere, a new avocado campaign…

    Oji Fibre Solutions

    New Zealand: New $100 million site for Christchurch packager

    Christchurch packaging manufacturer Oji Fibre Solutions is building a new $100 million automated facility. The new site is just 1km from its existing, earthquake-damaged…

    More than 43,000 school children from 250 schools have enjoyed the workshops

    Sakata's project that promotes healthy eating in schools wins Spain's Naos award

    La Pandi and her entire team are celebrating. The Government of Spain has awarded the Business Initiative Naos Strategy Award to Sakata Seed Iberica's educational project La Pandi, which promotes the consumption of fruit and vegetables among schoolchildren. These awards, which are intended to recognize and give greater visibility to those programs that promote h…

    Brighter Bites welcomes new manager of sourcing

    Brighter Bites, a Houston-based nonprofit that delivers fresh fruits, vegetables and nutrition education resources directly into students and families' hands, is pleased to…

    United Fresh releases statement on immigration reform for agriculture

    United Fresh Produce Association has released a statement following President Joe Biden’s comments on immigration reform for agriculture. “United Fresh Produce Association and…

    Dagab establishes a new national warehouse for fruit and vegetables in Landskrona, Sweden

    The Axfood Group's purchasing and logistics company Dagab has signed a long-term lease agreement with the real estate company NREP Logicenters for a completely new national…

    Largest annual and quarterly revenues and gross profit in history

    Organto announces record fiscal 2020 and fourth quarter financial results

    Organto Foods Inc., an integrated provider of organic and value-added organic fruits and vegetables today announced financial results for the year and quarter ended December…

    Fresón de Palos launches its own online store

    The renowned berry brand Fresón de Palos has launched its own online store; a virtual space that will allow consumers to order and receive exclusive assortments of strawberries…

    Camposol Holding PLC reports fourth quarter and audited full year 2020 financial results

    CSOL Holding's 2020 EBITDA from continuing operations amounted to USD 116.8 million and the corresponding EBITDA margin was 34.0%. Sales amounted to USD 343.2 million, up 5.1%…

    Integrated Farm Assurance Standard applied to Walmart pollinator commitments

    Over the past year, The Sustainability Consortium has hosted a working group to harmonize criteria for Responsible Pest Management (RPM) best practices in agriculture. This…

    New video ads tap into consumers' love of blueberries

    U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council’s new strategic positioning and call-to-action, Grab a Boost of Blue, taps into consumers’ passion for blueberries and motivates them to enjoy…

    Al Dahra BayWa once again harvests tomatoes in the desert

    New beginning for UAE greenhouse following natural disaster

    Al Dahra BayWa in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has harvested its first tomatoes at its climate-controlled greenhouse, just over a year after it was destroyed in a natural disaster. This first harvest, following the facility’s reconstruction, marks a new beginning, having been built on the proverbial…

    Greenyard Fresh UK signs agreement with Produce Logistics

    Greenyard Fresh UK and logistics and fresh produce packing specialists, Produce Logistics, have signed an agreement which launches a closer collaboration between the two companies. Produce Logistics are now operating directly from the Greenyard Fresh UK distribution centre, and benefit from Greenyard…

    New edible coating uses nano emulsion technology to maximize produce freshness

    AgroFresh launches “Life Ultra” edible coating as it expands its VitaFresh? Botanicals Plant-based platform

    AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. announced the launch of VitaFresh? Botanicals – Life Ultra, a plant-based, edible coating to keep produce fresh and reduce food loss and waste. Life…

    "Chinese fruit imports in Jiaxing Market increased by 15% despite pandemic"

    The Jiaxing Fruit Market was established in 1992. After more than 20 years of development, it is already the largest domestic fruit distribution center in east China. More recently the market has also expanded its volume of imported fruits. The Jiaxing Market team hopes to attract even more significant…

    Four fresh produce applications where retail-ready packaging is gaining ground

    A new Freedonia Group analysis projects retail-ready boxes to be one of the fastest growing packaging types used in the?fresh produce industry?through 2024, with the strongest…

    Dutch wholesaler and Belgian cooperative introduce new TOV packaging

    Dutch wholesaler De Groot Fruit & Vegetables will begin selling Cuisinesse TOVs today. Tomeco grows these flavor tomatoes in Belgium for Co?peratie Hoogstraten. De Groot and Co?peratie Hoogstraten have developed new, co-branded packaging. That's to market these vine tomatoes. De Groot will sell these…

    Grower-shipper partnership allows for first foray into California avocados

    Marking a year of striving toward and strengthening synergies since Oppy acquired a 65 percent stake in Eco Farms last spring, the duo is now bringing California avocados — branded in the new Eco Farms label — to the market. This celebrates the unification of the two companies. Oppy's partnership with…

    Tobi Seeobst builds new berry center in Egnach

    "Eight plants for sorting, packing and labeling of berries and pome fruits"

    Swiss fruit marketer Tobi Seeobst is building a brand-new competence center for the processing of berry and pome fruit in Egnach. Guido Br?gger reveals in an interview which success factors Tobi paid attention to and which sticking points had to be solved during the construction phase. He is a member of…

    iTradeNetwork brings on new CTO

    iTradeNetwork, a global provider of supply chain management solutions for the food and beverage industry, announced Rick Haggart as its new chief technology officer.? ? Rick comes to iTradeNetwork with more than…

    PEI Potato board launches “Spudchat” podcast

    The Prince Edward Island Potato Board is excited to share with potato farmers and industry partners the launch of a new podcast, Spudchat.? This weekly podcast is hosted by Ryan…

    Spring Policy Summit 2021 kicks off monthly webinar series

    The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) held its annual Spring Policy Summit on April 21st -23rd. The selection of panelists covered some of the most important…

    Fruit industry tycoons team up

    Joy Wing Mau and Dole establish strategic cooperation

    Dole, one of the largest fruit and processed fruit product companies in the world, and the Joy Wing Mau Corporation Limited (Joy Wing Mau), one of China’s leading fruit companies, have established a strategic cooperation for the first time. Together they will pour their efforts into new projects that…

    British Standards Institution

    BSI joins Innovate UK consortium to help digitize UK fresh produce supply chains

    Business improvement and standards company British Standards Institution, has joined a new Innovate UK project as a consortium partner to help digitize the UK’s fresh produce…

    Branston site, Lincolnshire

    Work starts on £6 mln UK potato protein extraction facility

    At the Branston site in Lincolnshire, work has started on a new £6 mln facility, which will be used to extract high grade plant protein from potatoes. Branston is working alongside B-hive Innovations as part of a collaborative project to improve potato crop utilization. The factory is the first of its…

    Financial results Q1 2021

    Strong truckload business drives profit growth for C.H. Robinson

    C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. First Quarter Key Metrics: Total revenues increased 26.3 percent to $4.8 billion. Gross profits increased 23.7 percent to $697.7 million. Adjusted gross profits(1) increased 23.7 percent to $702.4 million.…

    “We are striving to start the British season earlier, without using gas fuelled greenhouses”

    As one of the biggest soft fruit producers in the United Kingdom, the team at Hall Hunter is always looking for new ways of growing and innovations that grow their market and sustain their business. Heating their tunnels with a river source heat pump matches these goals perfectly. “This heat exchange has…

    Four orchards join foreign investors in Goulburn Valley agreement

    Four family-owned orchard businesses in Victoria's Goulburn Valley are merging into one company, backed by foreign investments. The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is a…

    France: Compagnie Fruitière is relocating

    Fruits help us grow, we all know that. And when we grow, it is normal to feel a little cramped sometimes. To support its growth, Compagnie Fruitière moved into brand-new facilities last January, at the heart of the MIN market of Rungis. Besides its highly strategic location, this new site of 7,000 m2 has…

    Grower association in Ontario coordinates vaccination clinic

    Over the past week, just over 90 percent of the Holland Marsh’s ag workers were vaccinated through pop-up clinics and appointments. Organized by the Holland Marsh Growers’ Association (HMGA), in collaboration with the Simcoe—Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU), York Region Health Unit and local…

    Apple brand partners with media outlet for virtual brunch event

    Envy? apples are joining the food and lifestyle media outlet Kitchn in celebrating the best of brunch as part of Kitchn’s first-ever Brunch Fest virtual event. Kitchn established Brunch Fest as “one big (virtual) brunch party” culminating in an all-day takeover on May 2 of its Instagram channel,…

    Healthy life and premium fruit go hand in hand

    Zespri and Pagoda promote new red kiwi fruit in Chinese market

    Zespri and Pagoda have jointly organized a festive ceremony to celebrate the introduction of Zespri's new red kiwi fruit onto the Chinese market. The ceremony took place on the 26th of April and its theme was "healthy life and premium fruit go hand in hand". Zespri introduced their new red kiwi fruit…

    Apple grower’s products available on Amazon Fresh

    Okanagan Specialty?Fruits??(OSF), developer and grower behind the Arctic??apple, is pleased to announce 5 oz. and 10 oz. packages of Arctic? Granny and Arctic? Golden fresh…

    Oregon asparagus farm TikTok video goes viral

    Being faced with labor shortage during the asparagus season, Oregon produce company Owyhee Produce decided to make a video on the popular video-sharing app TikTok. The idea was to create awareness about the subject of labor shortage in the agricultural industry and what it means for a produce company…

    Temasek co-leads US$30 mln funding in EAVision agricultural drone startup

    Agricultural drone startup EAVision Technologies has raised US$30 million in a Series C funding round led by Temasek, Chinese state-sponsored fund Citic and venture capital…

    Stewarts of Tayside

    Perthshire produce farm obtains six-figure HSBC UK funding

    Stewarts of Tayside - based in Perth - is one of the UK’s largest growers and packers of swede. Its new advanced vegetable handling machinery will see a 25% increase in the…

    Northern Territory

    License for 40 gigalitres of free irrigation water under fire

    Plans to transform an outback cattle station into one of Australia's biggest horticulture developments seem to be under fire right now. The owners have asked the Northern…


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