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Italy prepares for new kiwi season

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Zespri is about to start the new season in Italy. The harvest will start around the end of October/beginning of November. The Italian regions of Emilia-Romagna and Lazio have the highest number of kiwi growers. In these regions the climate is suitable for growing kiwis. During a visit to the kiwi farms, in.....
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Spain: Fresh & Life symposium a great success

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During the opening of the congress, held in the framework of the sixth edition of Fruit Attraction, Freshuelva president Alberto Garrocho defended the nutritional values, new technologies and the application of innovation in the industry as "the way forward to promote the marketing of berries in new markets,.....
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Italy: Autore increases land dedicated to basil and aromatic herbs

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"From the three hectares of basil we used to have, we now have five in order to comply better with demand from the domestic and foreign market (Germany, England, France and Holland)," explains Giombattista Autore.The company has recently updated itswebsitefor both clients and consumers."In this part of.....
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Brazil remains largest supplier of lime

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Traditionally, the demand for limes is highest in summer because people tend to consume more tropical drinks and cocktails, both typically containing limes. With winter coming, demand for limes are noticeably smaller. Joey Deen of Denimpex explains.From Brazil, limes are basically available throughout the.....
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AU: Citrus growers to vote on size of industry levy next week

27 min 31 sec ago
Australian citrus growers will head to the polls next week to decide on the level of levy investment in their industry. The vote is part of the National Citrus Growers’ Levy 2014 Ballot. The ballot will start at 9am next Wednesday (October 29) and will remain open for a month.Citrus Australia chief executive.....
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Vietnam: Ben Tre’s longan ready for US market

27 min 31 sec ago
Longan fruit from the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre have officially been authorised to enter the United States’ market.The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) under the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued an import permit for longan fruit grown in Tam Hiep commune, Binh Dai district.....
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Italy: The Russian ban is a stimulus to find new markets

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Early variety Green Light is ready to give way to Hayward kiwis. But the Russian ban is still a problem."Green Light early kiwis are finishing and is now time for the Hayward variety," explains Mario Tartari from Eurofruit. Harvesting in Northern Italy should start in week 44.Eurofrut's stand at the Centro.....
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Italy: Hayward kiwifruit ripening in line with last year

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Checks carried out during week 42 have so far confirmed that the ripening process of the Hayward kiwifruit is substantially similar to that of last year.Northern ItalyThe parameters measured in the different growing areas in the north of Italy during week 42 (starting from 13th October) gave values of sugar.....
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The 2014 Nergi® season comes to an end

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This summer’s particularly favourable weather conditions made it possible for Nergi to launch the sales season a fortnight early.A sustained programme of in-store animations with partner retail networks, backed up by active communication on the NERGI® Facebook page, helped boost sales for more than 7 weeks......
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Report on opportunity in the Indian processed potato industry

27 min 31 sec ago
ASDReports has released a report giving insight into the Opportunity in Indian Processed Potato Industry current scenario, structure, and practicesIn depth market scenario includes;Current market size estimates, including domestic market, imports, and exportsMarket size by players – Top CompaniesMarket size.....
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With 98% cashew apple going to waste, traders look for alternative use

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The Karnataka Cashew Manufacturers’ Association (KCMA) has said that it is ready accept the challenge posed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the better utilisation of the cashew apple. It has requested the Prime Minister to constitute a task force with members from industry and research bodies to find.....
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Freezers left out in the cold as younger shoppers shun food ‘graveyards’

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Freezers across the UK are ‘neglected’, ‘under-used’ and ‘under-appreciated’, with younger shoppers dubbing them ‘graveyards’ for food that is soon to go off, according to the latest consumer research from IGD ShopperVista.Eighteen to 34-year-olds are twice as likely to agree that they don’t like eating food.....
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QUAFETY Scientists validate the ELISA-based detection of fresh-cut vegetables pathogens

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Most of leafy vegetables used for fresh-cut industry are grown in soil and bacteria contamination from Escherichia coli O157 and Listeria monocytogenes can easily occur.Washing practices during minimal processing are able to reduce the bacterial load and allow to preserve the fresh-cut leafy vegetables for.....
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Pakistan: Sale of dry fruit on peak with the start of winter season

27 min 32 sec ago
With the advent of winter season, demand of dry fruit has surged in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad where vendors and dry fruits shops displayed fresh supply of variety of dry fruits.In winter dry fruits are an essential part of diet as they offers more advantages over fresh fruits including a longer.....
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UK: Makro contributes to Booker sales hike

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Wellingborough-based cash-and-carry wholesaler Booker Group has increased half-year sales by almost 2 per cent to £2.3bn as Makro started to make a "real contribution.Like-for-like sales for the 24 weeks to 12 September 2014, excluding Makro, were also up by 2.4 per cent, with non-tobacco revenue rising 3.4.....
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British retailers to enjoy sales of £240 mln this Halloween

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New research from Mintel reveals that retail sales of Halloween products reached £230 million in 2013 and are expected to grow to around £240 million this year.In 2013, more than two fifths (43%) of Brits joined in the Halloween festivities by spending on products or services for the occasion, with younger.....
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France shows UK grocers how to beat discounters at own game

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The success of French retailers in stopping the advance of discounters in the last five years shows a way out of the crisis embroiling Britain's "big four" grocers. Their simple formula: fewer complex promotions and big price cuts across the board.In Britain, Tesco, Wal-Mart's Asda, Sainsbury and.....
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UK: Waitrose launches first tube station click & collect lockers

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Waitrose has opened its first two sets of click & Collect lockers at non-Waitrose sites, as it steps up its multichannel strategy.Metropolitan line chosen for first lockersThe first two locations at Chorleywood and Ickenham London Underground stations have now opened and are part of a 10 location trial.....
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Food and grocery market dynamics, retail trends,competitive landscape in Americas

27 min 32 sec ago
The Food and Grocery Retailing in the Americas, 2013-2018 report, published by Conlumino, provides an analysis of current and forecast market data of retail sales in the food and grocery categories across different channels in Americas. Also provides, food and grocery data by categories food, drinks,.....
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No longer “average shopper” in today’s retail environment

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There is no longer an “average shopper” in today’s retail environment, according to Information Resources, Inc. How consumers shop, where they shop and when they shop is changing, because consumers have so many options from which to choose.“Following years of economic trials, the ‘golden ring’ of C.P.G......
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