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Kenya: Fresh produce exporters demanding EU compensation

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Exporters of fresh produce to the European Union are demanding Sh1 billion in compensation from the union after Kenya was reinstated to preferential market access to Europe. The amount is a result of losses dealers are said to have lost through taxes imposed on fresh produce destined for the EU over a period.....
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More berries in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany

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In 2014 in the German state of North Rhine Westphalia 141 companies produced berries. The berries were grown in a total area of 641 acres, and yielded 4,658 tons of berries, reports the German website Proplanta.de. This makes 2014's yield 6.8% more than 2013's.With 600 of the acres being out in the open,.....
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Sri Lanka: Raids to locate US imported apples

57 min 11 sec ago
Officials begin raids to locate US-imported apples in Sri LankaThe Sri Lanka Public Health Inspectors Union says that it has commenced raids in the Lankan market to locate apples imported from the U.S.Union Chairman Upul Rohana says that the raids will be carried out island-wide on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27.The.....
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Sri Lanka: Spike in domestic fruit market

57 min 11 sec ago
The incessant rains that occurred in the recent past have resulted in a price spike for fruits in the domestic market.According to our correspondent, the prices of fruits at the Dambulla Economic Centre have seen a similar increase.The wholesale price of sweet melon was reported to be between Rs.120-140.....
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Italy: The perfect mix for successful cherries

57 min 11 sec ago
"If we consider the increasing foreign competition, we can see how the Italian cherry sector must necessarily focus on quality, using both varietal renovation and the most advanced agronomic techniques," explains Michelangelo Grandi, researcher for the Department of Agricultural Sciences at the University.....
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AU: State’s biosecurity image crucial

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Tasmanian exports are under threat because of the erosion of biosecurity standards, primary producers warn. The warning comes as the system faces the biggest changes in more than a century as the Federal Government considers biosecurity legislation.Cherry Growers Australia chief executive Simon Boughey said.....
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Market under pressure for Catalonia's pome fruit

57 min 11 sec ago
According to data provided by the Association of Fruit Businesses of Catalonia (Afrucat), Catalan apple and pear prices currently stand between 20 and 30% below those of previous campaigns, although the market dynamics are very different.The price drop is less pronounced for pears, with relatively smooth.....
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AU National Horticulture Convention announced

57 min 11 sec ago
Two of the heaviest hitters in Australian horticulture are set to unite, with confirmation that AUSVEG and Apple and Pear Australia Ltd (APAL) will host a joint National Horticulture Convention on the Gold Coast in 2015.The historic agreement will bring the most significant players in Australian horticulture.....
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Frosts in competitor countries boost lemon sales

57 min 12 sec ago
After years of low profitability in which the farmers were forced to abandon their fields, farmers are starting to feel hope again because of the spike in the domestic price of lemons over the past few weeks. According to citrus producers, this spike in prices is due to the bad weather in Turkey, their main.....
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US (CA): Demand good for navel oranges

57 min 12 sec ago
Good demand for navel oranges from California has made for a steady market. Export prices are good, but difficulties on west coast ports have slowed the rate at which orange suppliers can ship fruit overseas.“I'd say prices are pretty good,” said Mike Roberts, sales manager for Suntreat. “They're probably as.....
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Argentina: Mendoza to produce +100,000 tons of garlic

57 min 12 sec ago
According to the Institute of Rural Development's Harvest Estimate, Mendoza's production of dry and clean garlic, estimated up to February 2015, should slightly exceed the 100,000 tons.The report done by the IDR Horticultural Development's technical area stated that the production of red garlic amounted to.....
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Philippines: Former director denies garlic cartel raps

57 min 12 sec ago
Clarito Barron has denied the allegations of Lilybeth Valenzuela that he was involved in the alleged garlic smuggling cartel.Valenzuela’s allegations were the basis for the filing of criminal charges against Barron before the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of the Ombudsman.Barron said Valenzuela.....
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Small-scale organic way to feed the world

57 min 12 sec ago
Transformative changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade systems in order to increase diversity on farms, reduce our use of fertilizer and other inputs, support small-scale farmers and create strong local food systems, says a report of the UN Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).The.....
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India: PepsiCo, Walmart keen to invest in Andhra Pradesh

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PepsiCo has evinced interest to set up mango pulp units in Andhra Pradesh, apart from plans to procure mangoes in huge quantities from the state, said a statement from AP chief minister's office.The PepsiCo chairman and chief executive officer Indra Nooyi assured the Andhra Pradesh chief minister N......
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US: H-E-B exploring small-format stores

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H-E-B, San Antonio, plans to talk with executives at Sobeys about operating smaller-format stores, according to industry reports.Observers told SN several H-E-B executives plan to travel to Canada later this month, though they declined to indicate with whom they would meet.However, they said the company is.....
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Canada: Walmart to open 11 supercentres in 2015

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Walmart Canada announced it will open 11 new supercenters by Jan. 29, in time for the end of the current fiscal year. These locations will bring the country's total to 394 stores, including 280 supercenters and 114 discount stores.When the year began, Walmart pledged to 35 supercenter projects, which.....
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Online dashboard for loss prevention released

57 min 12 sec ago
Gatekeeper Systems, provider of Intelligent Cart Solutions has recently announced the release of GNet™ online dashboard designed to monitor Gatekeeper’s CartControl® shopping cart containment and purchek® loss prevention solutions any time, from anywhere. The GNet dashboard gives retailers greater access and.....
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Vietnam: supermarkets sell dubious veggies

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Vegetables delivered by Ba Chu Safe Vegetables Co., Ltd. have been removed from display racks at BigC, Metro and Lotte Mart, the three biggest supermarket chains in Ha Noi, following a scandal over their origin.Nong Nghiep Viet Nam (Viet Nam Agriculture) newspaper revealed on Tuesday that a truck owned by.....
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Ireland: BWG drives Irish convenience consolidation

57 min 12 sec ago
It has been announced that multi-platform wholesaler BWG, the parent of the SPAR brand in Ireland is to acquire the ADM Londis, adding another symbol network to its existing portfolio of retail brands, and enhancing its position as one of the two key players in the Irish convenience retailing alongside.....
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South-Korea: Shinsegae sets out to overtake Lotte

57 min 12 sec ago
Retail giant Shinsegae Group has unveiled a series of aggressive steps this month, including the biggest investment plan in its history, in pledging to improve employees' job security and opening the country's first wine-only department store.The moves are seen as evidence of its determination to challenge.....
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