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Morrisons appoints Poundland's Higginson Chairman

1 hour 38 min ago
UK supermarket chain Wm Morrison has announced that it has appointed the Poundland chairman, Andrew Higginson, as its new chairman.The current chairman, Ian Gibson, will retire from Morrisons in 2015, while Higginson will join Morrisons' board at the start of October as non-executive deputy chairman and.....
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Tesco experiences record sales decline

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Tesco experienced a massive 3.8 per cent decline in sales for the 12 weeks ending July 20, according to Kantar Worldpanel data. The decline is the worst in two decades, since comparable records began in 1994.It again lost more of its UK market share, with a decrease of 1.4 per cent to 28.9 per cent. This is.....
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Greenhouse charged for mislabeling Canadian vegetables

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A Kingsville greenhouse operator has been charged with fraud for selling more than $1 million of non-Canadian – largely Mexican – vegetables that were falsely labelled as being from Canada to Ontario’s largest grocery chains, reports the Windsor Star.The charges were filed earlier this week by the Canadian.....
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Fresh Del Monte profit rises

3 hours 38 min ago
Fresh Del Monte Produce reported earnings per diluted share of $1.15 for the second quarter of 2014, compared with earnings per diluted share of $1.10 in the second quarter of 2013. Comparable earnings per diluted share were $1.19 in the second quarter of 2014, compared with comparable earnings per diluted.....
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Russia considers ban on EU fruit imports

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Russian veterinary and phytosanitary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor may ban fruit import from some EU countries within 1-2 weeks, said aid to the service’s chief Alexey Alexeyenko.“We consider limiting supplies from some countries such as Poland, Moldova and the Netherlands,” he told ITAR-TASS. Oriental fruit.....
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Exceptional returns for Chilean cherry growers

3 hours 38 min ago
Unprecedented returns for cherry growers in the past five seasons.An analysis from Fedefruta revealed that in the third week of the year cherry growers received US$ 7.15 per kilo from exporters; a much higher figure than last year, when growers received US$ 4.07 per kilo. The fruit’s shipments went to.....
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Chiquita and Fyffes plan to complete merger before end 2014.

3 hours 38 min ago
Chiquita Brands International and Fyffes today announced that the registration statement on Form S-4 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by ChiquitaFyffes Limited, was declared effective on Friday, July 25, 2014.The companies also announced that they have each scheduled shareholder.....
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Kiwifruit company at top of its game

3 hours 38 min ago
Western Bay of Plenty kiwifruit management company DMS has seen a substantial recovery in packing volumes for the 2013/14 season and has continued to increase its market share, as outlined in the company's latest annual report.The 2013/14 annual result announcement comes in the same month as DMS celebrates.....
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Six million Kenyans may lose jobs if EU bans fresh produce

3 hours 38 min ago
Local horticulture farmers risk losing access to the lucrative European Union (EU) market. This comes after threats from the EU that it would lock out Kenyan horticulture produce that has pesticide residues beyond recommended levels. Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Cabinet Secretary Felix Koskei last.....
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CSR and Sustainability in the apple and pear sector

3 hours 38 min ago
For the 38th edition of PROGNOSFRUIT, the European’s leading annual event for the apple and pear sector, the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA) and COPA-COGECA are joining forces with the Turkish Fruit Juice Industry Association (MEYED) to host the 2014 Prognosfruit Conference from the 6th to the 8th of.....
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Agricultural losses from Typhoon Matmo reach nearly US$20 million

3 hours 38 min ago
Taiwan's agriculture sector has suffered NT$594.9 million (US$19.73 million) in losses as of 5 p.m. Monday from the battering the island took from Typhoon Matmo on July 22, according to the latest Council of Agriculture figures.Citing statistics compiled by local governments, the council said eastern Taiwan.....
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Italy: After peaches and nectarines, are we looking at an apple crisis?

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"At the beginning of June I stated my concern for the peach campaign, as prices were very low due to the second choice produce on the market, the lack of alternative outlets and competition from Spain," explains Leonardo Odorizzi (in the photo) fromOdorizzi."Unfortunately, it was already quite late and the.....
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Costa Rica: Pineapple exports surpassed bananas between January and May

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Costa Rica's traditional export products, coffee and bananas, are losing ground to newer crops, especially pineapples, as revealed by recent and historical market statistics. Pineapples exports actually surpassed bananas during the first five months of 2014.According to data from the Foreign Trade Promoter.....
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Chinese ginger prices jump as output falls

3 hours 38 min ago
Ginger prices in China have been rising this year as output has fallen, prompting repeated calls for the building of a better information system to protect the interests of both farmers and consumers.According to information on the trading platform of agricultural products, ginger prices were quoted at.....
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Germans harvest almost 40% more cherries than last year

3 hours 38 min ago
Last year Germans consumed on average 2.1 kilograms of cherries per person, reports the German website Proplanta.de. Per person cherry consumption has been stable for the past few years (2012: 2.3kg, 2011: 2.1kg, 2010: 2.3 kg). In 2013 in Germany sweet cherries and sour cherries grew on 7,400 hectares of.....
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"Limited availability of reefers will lead to greater shortage of equipment"

3 hours 38 min ago
"Seasons come and go. It's often all or nothing. Many seasons have ended by now, while other seasons are just starting up again. In order to be able to guide all these seasons well, container shipping companies are working year-round to get the containers in the right positions, in order to service the flow.....
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Qatar Air aims to be among top five cargo operators

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Qatar Airway plans to expand its cargo arm to become one of the top five global operators by 2018 as it purchases freighter planes and adds space in the holds of passenger jets while expanding its Doha base.Qatar Air, ranked outside the top 10 last year by tonnes flown, has a freighter fleet of six Boeing.....
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Small is sometimes better in the vegetable world

3 hours 38 min ago
Truman Capote famously told friends that the very wealthy eat better vegetables — tiny ones. So there’s another plus for gardening: It’s easier to eat the way the super-rich do.Not that smaller is always better in the world of vegetables. A cucumber picked undersize does not taste better than one allowed to.....
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US (MI): Hard winter sets back sweet corn harvest

3 hours 38 min ago
For many area residents, the peak of summer is epitomized by beach days, warm nights and sweet corn from Hulett’s Farm Fresh Market and Greenhouse, otherwise known as the Corn Man.This summer, however, the Corn Man has yet to open his doors.“It’s weather related,” said Todd Hulett, the Corn Man. “It was the.....
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US (TN): Weather has small impact on Grainger County tomatoes

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One of the largest free festivals in the state of Tennessee is just days away. Most are wondering how this year's crop will turn out for the Grainger County Tomato Festival.Anthony Carver with the UT Extension helps out with the Grainger County Tomato Festival each year. "We got all kinds of things planned......
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