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Cencosud to develop shopping centres in Colombia from 2016

1 hour 6 min ago
German Cerrato, director of the holding Cencosud's Shopping Centres Unit for Colombia, revealed that Cencosud will start to develop shopping centres in Colombia in 2016. He also noted that the holding currently has two shopping centres which were inherited when they bought Carrefour in 2012.According to the.....
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Demand for regional foods increases in Czech Republic

1 hour 6 min ago
The Czechs value food from domestic production. The success of the farmers markets, which attract tens of thousands of customers in Prague every weekend, prove this impressively. Here the demand for fruit and vegetables is larger than the supply, research by Czech television shows. The domestic production.....
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China and Turkey main suppliers of garlic in Senegal

1 hour 6 min ago
The Director General of Agroseed, Moctar Fall, announced that China and Turkey supply most of the garlic consumed in Senegal. ''In Senegal, we consume 10,000 tons of garlic per year, according to official figures. We import because we do not produce it,'' he indicated, ''Senegal could produce garlic for its.....
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Tesco's announces preliminary results 2013/2014

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Tesco has announced its preliminary results today on its website.Tesco CEO stated, "Our results today have to be seen in the context of what’s happening in the overall retail market. Two things are happening: customers are still feeling the effects of the consumer recession, although the overall economy is.....
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Ahold USA appoints Amy Hahn as senior VP of marketing

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Ahold USA announced that Amy Hahn has been appointed to the newly created position of senior vice president of marketing, effective April 28.In this role, which will be based in Carlisle, PA, Hahn will lead and drive critical initiatives of strategic marketing, market insights and analytics, advertising,.....
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Organic Alexander Lucas pears coming to market in April

9 hours 6 min ago
Organic Alexander Lucas pears are back this spring, brought to the North American market by Viva Tierra Organic, Inc. This little-known heirloom variety has a dedicated following among pear connoisseurs who look forward to its brief season. The Alexander Lucas, known as Alex Lucas among friends, is a.....
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Craftsmanship & specialisation: keys to success in the tomato business

9 hours 6 min ago
Houweling's Tomatoes is a family owned, world-renowned greenhouse tomato grower with facilities in Camarillo, California and Delta, British Columbia. It controls its entire production chain, from seed to planting, growing, packing and shipping, which ensures maximum control over the product’s quality. David.....
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Philippine banana export to UAE jumped 87% in 2013

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Banana exports to the UAE from the Philippines jumped 87 per cent in 2013 despite major supply disruptions caused by a string of tropical storms that battered the archipelago. The far-east Asian country shipped $79 million worth bananas to the UAE in 2013, from $42.2 million in 2012, according to a senior.....
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"Smooth sales for New Zealand onions"

9 hours 6 min ago
New Zealand onions are selling well. So says Gerard Hoekman from Mulder Onions in Kerkrade. Howeverstatisticsshow that volumes have never been this big in the run up to week 18 and there are few supplies on the market. "The big difference to the same period last year, is that everything is being sold.....
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US (WA): Strong cherry crop possible

9 hours 6 min ago
Though official crop volume estimation numbers won’t be available until mid-May, the Washington State Fruit Commission is gearing up for a strong cherry crop in 2014. Trees are healthy from winter dormancy and early indications point to a robust crop, which could be anywhere between 20 to 25 million boxes—if.....
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Harsh winter weather in US opens market for B.C. farmers and distributors

9 hours 6 min ago
Harsh winter weather throughout the Americas has combined with the rising U.S. dollar to push up local fruit prices – a situation that helps bottom lines for B.C. farmers and fruit distributors but forces grocers and consumers to pay more.The Canadian dollar dropped 6.4% against the U.S. dollar in 2013 and.....
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UK: Longest and largest cherry season ever after warm winter

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Britain is set for a bumper cherry crop this year – with growers predicting the longest and largest season ever recorded.The boom has been sparked by the fifth warmest winter since records began, meaning blossom has already begun appearing on trees.It is thought the first harvest of the season will come a.....
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Spain: 70,000 tonne seedless watermelon harvest expected by Grupo Fashion

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Asociación Grupo Fashion (AGF), a conglomerate of 18 horticultural companies, expects its black seedless watermelon harvest to grow by 10% this year. The group, based in Adra, plans to start the harvest and trading of its flagship product on 25th April and aims to reach a total production of 70 million.....
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Portugal is Fruit Logistica 2015 Partner Country

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Portugal is the official partner country for FRUIT LOGISTICA 2015 taking place in Berlin on 4-6 February.Portugal is making its largest appearance ever at the leading international trade fair for fresh produce marketing. The country is looking forward to attracting even more international buyers and further.....
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Citrus ready for Chinese boom

9 hours 6 min ago
Riverland citrus growers have plenty of reasons to smile, with exports to China likely to double this year, according to Citrus Australia market development manager Andrew Harty."In order to send fruit to China, growers have to register and be certified under our KCT - standing for Korea, China, Thailand -.....
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Vegetable greenhouses in China leading farmers to riches

9 hours 6 min ago
In the small town of Yaha, in Kuche County of Xinjiang Province, villagers grow cucumbers in greenhouses, under the guidance Mayinuer, the town agricultural technology station technician.With help from the town government, the village started greenhouse vegetable cultivation back in early 2004. Each year the.....
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Aussie grapes bound for South Korean tables

9 hours 6 min ago
The first ever shipment of Australian table grapes to South Korea has been sent from Robinvale, marking a significant new milestone for Victoria’s table grape industry.Minister for Agriculture and Food Security Peter Walsh said the table grapes had been grown, packed and exported by Robinvale company.....
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Italy: Agrieuropa invests in leaf spinach

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"This year we decided to invest in leaf spinach, a new product introduced in October 2013 on 2.5 ha.Things are going well so far and we plan to reach 40 hectares next year," explained Alberto Nocera, chairman of Agrieuropa.Agrieuropa is a cooperative specialised in the production, processing and packaging of.....
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Netherlands: "For this money no one can grow Leeks"

9 hours 6 min ago
The leek season has not been great these last few months and seems to have fizzled out. "It looks like the season is going to end like this too. Making it a year to quickly forget. And that is very tough", ascertains Frank Jensen vanGebr. Jansen Teelt- en Verpakkingsbedrijf uit Etten-Leur.The warm winter.....
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Idaho® potatoes perfect gluten-free solution for foodservice

9 hours 6 min ago
Health issues have become hot button foodservice topic as consumer lifestyle concerns continue to grow. In particular, consumer awareness of gluten as a trigger for autoimmune and other conditions has rocketed to prominence, creating both a new industry of gluten-free products and a new gluten-free menu.....
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