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Salvi ready for new kiwi season

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
Family company Salvi from the Italian Ferrara has existed for over 100 years. Now the Salvi group controls the entire chain from cultivation to sales. The company is now even developing its own varieties through research bureau C.I.V. and is researching better cultivation methods. 1000 people work in the.....
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Envy makes believers out of apple fans

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
With the Washington Envy harvest now underway, the sweet, red apple enters the season inviting consumers to “Bite and Believe.”The integrated Envy marketing campaign that leverages touch points inside and outside of the store will launch at Fresh Summit. “Bite and Believe” is backed by significant consumer.....
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Canada: Blueberry yield up by 2.3M kg

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
P.E.I. had a record blueberry harvest this year. There were about nine million kilograms produced this year, said P.E.I. Wild Blueberry Association president David MacNearney, up from 6.8 million kg last year. Production over the past decade has averaged about 4.5 millions kg per year. MacNearney said the.....
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Acclaimed UK chef slates NZ apples as flavourless

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
Kiwi apples have been slated by an acclaimed British-based chef as flavourless and full of sugar. Raymond Blanc, who has received two Michelin stars for his Oxfordshire restaurant Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, said New Zealand apple varieties including Gala, Braeburn and Jazz were only tasty because of.....
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2014-2015 California citrus crop could be mixed bag

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
California’s all-orange forecast for 2014-15 is projected to be 101 million cartons of fruit, a 1 percent improvement over last season’s revised final utilization.The all-orange crop includes 81 million cartons of Navel and 20 million cartons of Valencia. The Valencia numbers are forecast to be 9 percent.....
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Taiwan, Colombia seek bilateral market access for exotic fruits

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
Representatives from Taiwan and the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) have met in order to speed up the establishment of phytosanitary protocols for trade of various exotic fruits both ways between the two countries. Taiwan is hoping to export fresh lychees to Colombia, while the South American country.....
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US (NY): Hospital to start handing out prescriptions for fruit and veg

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
Visits to the farmer’s market could soon replace trips to the pharmacy for some patients.Elmhurst Hospital is the latest city hospital to adopt the Wholesome Wave Fruit and Vegetable Prescription program targeted to overweight or obese children.Doctors write fruit and vegetable “prescriptions” for their.....
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Irradiated Australian produce likely to be in stores soon

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
Irradiated fruit and vegetables from Australia are likely to go on sale here as early as next year. Importers have welcomed the move but growers say the products could be used in fruit drinks without consumers' knowledge.Queensland's Department of Agriculture has applied for permission to irradiate 11 fruits.....
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US (CA): Walnut prices remain strong

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
Strong demand from abroad and healthy demand at home is fuelling good prices for walnuts in California. The states growers are currently finishing the latter half of this season's harvest.“Harvest will be over by the end of the month,” said Bill Carriere, President of Carriere Family Farms. “We're at the.....
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Mexico: Chihuahua produces 65% of national nut production

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
Nogamex is a group of Pecan producers that have associated to buy and sell their products, thereby avoiding middlemen and achieving better prices.The company's functions include using their economic resources to grant producers direct loans, AVIO, secured and simple loans.The company offers agricultural.....
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Stemilt taps into juicing and smoothie trend with the launch of Fresh Blenders

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
Stemilt Growers is tapping into the growing crowd of people that juice and blend their fruits and vegetables with the launch of Fresh Blenders™, a product line of 5lb. pouch bags for both sweet and tart apple varieties. According to NPD Group data from May 2013, blenders, juicers, and food processors are the.....
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Apple Pay coming to Wegmans Lehigh Valley stores

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
Wegmans Food Markets Inc. will be one of the first supermarkets in the nation where customers can pay with Apple Pay.Apple Pay is a new mobile service that Wegmans customers will be able to use starting Oct. 20 – a convenient way to pay for groceries and pharmacy items. Wegmans has three stores in the.....
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Whole Foods to launch first national ad campaign amid high competition

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
Whole Foods Market is preparing to launch its first national marketing campaign as the chain battles for market share — and fights against its "Whole Paycheck" image among some shoppers.Despite the grocer's impressive growth and highly loyal clientele, analysts say the Austin, Texas-based company faces.....
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Costco seeks China path that avoids Wal-Mart's potholes

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
By selling directly to Chinese consumers on Alibaba's platform, a move announced Tuesday, Costco Wholesale Corp. aims to employ local knowledge and a low-cost structure to avoid missteps that caused even the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., to stumble.Many global retailers opening in China.....
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US: AmazonFresh same-day delivery is about much more than groceries

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
Amazon.com Inc. is extending its AmazonFresh grocery delivery program to New York. It will first offer its same-day and morning grocery delivery in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with more areas to follow, it says.Amazon is moving into a competitive area where even existing supermarket chains are having trouble.....
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Russia: X5 Retail Group launches new Perekrestok store concept

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
X5 Retail Group has launched a new Perekrestok supermarket concept in Moscow and acquired a local chain in the Samara region.New supermarket conceptAfter a successful relaunch of Pyaterochka discount store concept, X5 Retail Group has launched a new Perekrestok supermarket concept in Moscow. The store.....
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Retailer Okay opened first store in Orenburg

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
Russian fast moving consumer goods retailer Okay opened the first store in Orenburg. According to the representatives of the company, the hypermarket is located in the shopping mall “Kit”, occupies an area of 11,630 square metres with sales area of 7,600 sq. m. The range of the goods accounts for more than.....
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Canada: Sobeys Inc. launches Better Food Fund

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
Sobeys is proud to today unveil the Sobeys Inc. Better Food Fund, which aligns its community investment activities to the Company's mission of helping Canadians Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better.The next step in Sobeys' better food journey that kicked off last fall with a partnership with Jamie Oliver,.....
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AEON Malaysia targets RM250,000 sales in Japan

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
Aeon Co (M) Bhd is targeting to achieve RM250,000 sales for 158 products made in Malaysia in conjunction with the Best of Malaysia (BEM) programme 2014.Its Senior Manager, Corporate Communications and Branding, Nor Laila Mohd Samin said the fourth edition of the programme which started Friday until October.....
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Germany: Metro Group posts reported sales of €63 bln in FY 2013/14

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:29
German department store operator Metro Group's reported sales came in at 63.0 billion Euro during the financial year 2013/14. Adjusted for the disposal of company operations, mainly Real's complete Eastern European business, sales were down by 1.1% year-over-year. Further, exchange rates moved in a.....
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