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Nergi, the mini kiwi grown in France

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29
The Nergi is a berry, original called Kiwaï or Siberian kiwi, measuring between 2-3cm. It is not GM and has existed for centuries in the wild in Asia. Due to its fragility it has been crossed to obtain a fruit that is more resistant to our climate. Following 3 years of research, the harvest is deemed.....
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Spanish kiwi season kicks off with prospect for 13,000 tonnes

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29
Unlike last season, when there was a historic delay in the start of the Spanish kiwi season due to heavy rains, the harvest has started normally this year, with production prospects of between 12,500 and 13,000 tonnes, slightly below last year's level due to milder winter temperatures, which resulted in a.....
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US: Restaurant chains fighting obesity with lower calorie menus

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29
Restaurants have been taking the initiative and providing lower calorie, fat, and sodium options for their food and drink menus in the last two years, and researchers believe this could be an effective way to stimulate a downward trend in the obesity epidemic plaguing Americans today. Researchers from the.....
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French website mon-marche.fr expects profitability by 2015

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29
Mon-marche.fr was one of the first French sites to deliver fresh produce, and it’s CEO now hopes to reach financial equilibrium in 2015. Created in 2007, they offer consumers fresh produce that they can order online, such as fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, bakery, cheese and wine) for next day home delivery......
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AU: Mildura Lamattina factory juices carrots for Japanese vending machines

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29
One of the country's biggest carrot growers is now juicing the vegetable for the Japanese drinks market.The Lamattina family grow about 65,000 tonnes of fresh carrots each year in Victoria.But company director Phillip Lamattina says a new juicing plant near Mildura can turn the seconds carrots into.....
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Belarus is reluctant to enhance phytosanitary border control

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29
Ministry of Agriculture of Belarus finds it unnecessary to organize a double quarantine phytosanitary control at the external border of the Customs Union, - Minister of Agriculture and Food Leonid Zayats announced Tuesday. In the end of September the Russian Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service.....
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Dollar anxiety seen in California walnuts

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29
For Don Barton, the dollar’s decade-long slide enabled his family’s 102-year-old walnut orchard in California to attract buyers from Japan to Turkey. Now, the currency’s rebound is starting to threaten exporters like him.The dollar’s advance this year against 29 of its 31 major peers isn’t only affecting.....
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Lidl modernizes Austrian branches and no longer wants to be a discount store

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29
This year Lidl invested more than 100 Euro to modernize one fifth of their 202 Austrian branches, reports the Austrian website nachrichten.at. Last week their store in Wels re-opened. This branch was so old that they did a complete renovation of the store - total cost was around 2.5 million Euro. The company.....
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South Africa's retailers accused on anti-competitive behaviour

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29
Property owners have asked the Competition Commission to make a definitive ruling on the anti-competitive effects of exclusivity clauses. South Africa’s large grocery retailers stand accused of anti-competitive behaviour.The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) has officially asked the.....
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Russia: Magnit opens a new distribution centre

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29
Russian food retailer Magnit has opened a new distribution centre in Novorossiysk, Krasnodar Territory, with the total area of the warehouses exceeding 25 thousand square metres. This centre is believed to improve the quality of service in the Southern region, - noted the company. Retail chain Magnit has 26.....
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Auchan opens new logistics platform in S.W. France

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29
The Auchan group, through their subsidiary Scofel, have opened a cold logistics platform of over 6,000m2, named Scofel Aquitaine in the Lot-et-Garonne in Samazan. The Bordeaux based company, Thalium, provided the platform which represented an estimated €8 million. Scofel Aquitaine signed a 12 year contract.....
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Ukraine: First People’s Supermarket in Luhansk

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29
It is planned to create a retail chain of stores People’s Supermarket to replace the Ukrainian retail network ATB. According to the Deputy Prime Minister of self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic Vasily Nikitin, this new supermarket is a “symbiosis of public and private shops”. The implementation of the.....
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Univerexport becomes largest domestically owned retailer in Serbia

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29
Novi Sad-based retailer Univerexport has become the largest domestically owned retailer in Serbia after receiving approval from the Competition Protection Commission to acquire Angropromet from Kikinda and Subotica-based Lurdy.A memorandum of understanding was signed on 15 August by Univerexport with the.....
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'Push shopper satisfaction deeper into the boardroom'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29
Food and grocery companies should be pushing shopper satisfaction deeper into the heart of the boardroom, according to the IGD.Speaking at the IGD’s 2014 Convention, IGD chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch, said: “We’ve seen remarkable growth for the UK economy this year, but food stores’ sales in the year.....
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Winners unveiled at IGD awards

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29
Tesco, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer (M&S) were among the winners at last night’s IGD Awards 2014, organised by the grocery industry think-tank.Tesco Watford Extra was named Innovative Store of the Year for creating a “unique shopping experience” including a range of new food concepts and a.....
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US: Hellman & Friedman completes Grocery Outlet acquisition

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29
Grocery Outlet, Inc., the largest “extreme-value” grocer in the U.S., today announced the successful completion of its acquisition by affiliates of Hellman & Friedman LLC and the Grocery Outlet senior management team from Berkshire Partners LLC.Grocery Outlet offers branded grocery products at.....
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Aldi unveils $700m assault on Western and South Australia

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29
Retailer Aldi has outlined plans to invest another $700 million building two distribution centres and as many as 130 stores in Western Australia and South Australia, but managing director Tom Daunt has hosed down fears of a Britain-style price war in the $85 billion grocery market.Mr Daunt said Aldi planned.....
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'Apple Pay will shake up Australian retail'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29
Apple’s move into the payment space could revolutionise Australia’s retail sector and turn mobile-based payments into the norm, says Woolworths CIO Clive Whincup.Talking to Business Spectator at the Youth ICT forum in Melbourne, Mr Whincup said Apple’s shift to introduce near-field communication technology.....
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Carrefour opens second Express store in Brazil

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29
Following the opening of Brazil’s first convenience store on 28 August, a second Express store has just opened in São Paulo. Located in Rua Pamplona – just a few roads from the famous Avenue Paulista – the store is in one of São Paulo’s major tourist and business districts, and services the needs of.....
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Asda says customers will 'see through' competitors' attempts to drive loyalty

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:29
Asda chief customer officer Steve Smith has brushed off Sainsbury's move to brand match against Asda, and says that despite attempts by the competition to neutralise on price through mechanics such as Morrisons' loyalty card, everyday low pricing is the winning strategy for the sector.Smith hit back at.....
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