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New Resource Helps Retailers Assess Fresh Options

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As more convenience stores consider expanding their fresh produce offer in stores, a new resource has been published to help them examine what they need to consider to have success with a fresh produce program.“Are You Fit for Fresh?” a simple 10-point checklist developed by the National Association of.....
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Ghana urges exporters to focus on quality

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Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), has called on exporters to avoid taking short-cut in meeting their exports orders and work to improve standard and quality of products.Speaking at the 76th National Exporters’ forum in Accra, Mr Gideon Quarcoo, Chief Executive Officer of GEPA, said exporters must shun.....
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‘National Nutrition Week 2015’

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New Zealand (PMA A-NZ) and Nutrition Australia are proud to announce the start of a fresh new era promoting consumer health awareness. PMA A-NZ and Nutrition Australia are joining forces in this year’s National Nutrition Week (11-17 October) to help people choose to live healthier lifestyles. “Our.....
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Qatar, Philippines trade totals $652mn in 2014

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Bilateral merchandise trade between Qatar and the Philippines reached $652mn in 2014, Philippine Ambassador Wilfredo Santos told Gulf Times.Despite a drop in the total trade worth the $1.047bn recorded in 2013, Santos said exports in 2014 saw a 10.25% growth to $22.6mn from $20.5mn over the same period last.....
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Renewed trade agreement between Israel and Canada

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Negotiations on a renewal of the trade agreement between Israel and Canada have concluded this week, with the countries agreeing to expand the scope of their previous pact. Since the current agreement was signed in 1997, overall trade between the two countries rose by half a billion USD, and now stands at.....
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NZ Unions oppose Recognised Seasonal Employer expansion

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Unions in New Zealand say they oppose any expansion of the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme.The RSE allows Pacific workers into New Zealand on short term visas to work in the horticulture sector.The criticism from New Zealand's Council of Trade Unions comes as talks on the PACER Plus regional trade deal.....
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CaroTrans announces Duffy Books in Homes USA golf outing

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CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces Duffy Books in Homes USA 2nd Annual Golf Outing. As a founding sponsor of Duffy Books in Homes USA, Inc., CaroTrans supports the not-for-profit corporation’s mission to provide children in.....
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New population forecasts point to a new world order in 2050

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New population forecasts from the United Nations point to a new world order in 2050. The number of people will grow from 7.3 billion to 9.7 billion in 2050, 100m more than was estimated in the UN's last report two years ago. More than half of this growth comes from Africa, where the population is set to.....
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Turkish researchers develop new melon variety for dry climates

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Cukurova University Research and development scientists performing studies against the potential harm of climate change, have developed a new melon variety that can be grown in limited to no water conditions. Western Mediterranean Agricultural Research Institute (BATEM) in work with partners,.....
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Melon season opens in Moscow

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Melon season has officially started in Moscow with the opening of more than 200 stands around the city, news website Moskva24 reported Monday.Watermelons and dinya — a yellow-fleshed sweet melon — from the southern regions of Dagestan, Rostov and Astrakhan and countries including Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan,.....
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US (ME): Blueberry harvest delayed Down East

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The beginning of the blueberry harvest has been delayed in the Cherryfield area, which could mean a lower than average harvest for the year.Harvesting, originally scheduled to start Monday, won’t begin until the end of the week or possibly next week, according to Dr. David Yarborough, wild blueberry.....
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Gooseberries lead a berry surge as bakers seek out traditional recipes

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Supermarket Waitrose saw demand rise 24 per cent in 2014 and expects that success to be repeated this year.The two types of gooseberry, tart greens for cooking and plumper, mellow dessert ones for eating, thrive best in a climate like Britain’s with its frosty spells and mild springs.Almost all are.....
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NZ apples held at Spanish port

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Several shipping containers of New Zealand apples are being held-up at a port in Spain because of issues involving pre-export inspections.But Pipfruit New Zealand chief executive Alan Pollard expects the issue to be resolved without putting the apples at risk.He said the matter is being handled by Ministry.....
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US (ME): Kennebec County apple orchards damaged to the core

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It lasted less than two minutes. But in that time, a combination of hail and strong winds battered much of Lakeside Orchards’ crop, bruising and slicing apples across the Manchester farm’s 50 acres of trees.The orchard wasn’t the only farm in the area hit by Saturday afternoon’s storm, which brought gusts up.....
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Different arugula varieties offered at start of season

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The upcoming fall season marks the start of another growing cycle for arugula, also known as wild rocket, and Tozer Seeds America (Tozer) offers an attractive selection of arugula with great benefits to both growers and retailers.Tozer’s arugula varieties offer growers a more vigorous, slower bolting plant.....
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International operators will be the key players at Macfrut

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From Italy to Saudi Arabia and from Spain to South Korea, Macfrut, the international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable supply chain, scheduled to be held at the Rimini Expo Centre (Italy) from 23 to 25 September, has already received confirmation of participation from many international importers,.....
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3 Appointments: Florida Citrus Commission Gets a New Member

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Gov. Rick Scott appointed one new member to the Florida Citrus Commission and re-appointed two incumbents.The new member is Aedan Dowling, the senior director of global fruit procurement for Tropicana Products Inc., the largest orange juice processor in Florida. He was appointed to a three-year term through.....
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US: Huge citrus losses tied to offshore pickets

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This spring and early summer’s floating picket lines outside the ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Oakland, Calif. which inflicted severe damage on Central California’s citrus, walnut, and cotton industries underscored the need for better labor relations in America.Hundreds of tons of tasty, ripe, and.....
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China: 50-percent growth in Fruit exports to Japan, South Korea

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Exports of Taiwanese lychees, mangoes and dragon fruit to Japan and South Korea more than doubled this year, thanks to relaxations in those countries' qualification requirements, according to the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine.The number grew from last year's 1,817 metric tons to.....
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Māori kiwifruit growers set up trade deals in Asia

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As TPPA trade talks falter, a group of Māori kiwifruit growers are setting up their own trade deals within the Asian region.There are definitely some similarities between the Japanese and Māori cultures, like the importance of looking after guests and doing business face-to-face.That is why a.....
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