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The heart of Melbourne wholesale market

32 min 57 sec ago
While on recent visit to Melbourne, FreshPlaza was invited by Karipis Bros to visit Melbourne wholesale market. This was a great opportunity as soon the old market will be closing its doors and the tenants will move to a brand new state of the art, custom built premises on the outskirts of the city. Steve.....
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Egypt: Grape season kicks off with higher quality, smaller volumes

32 min 57 sec ago
Egypt’s grape season kicked off in the third week of May and so far the results and prospects for the Egyptian companies involved in this market remain favourable.Taher Trade, a firm devoted to the export of fresh fruit and vegetables, started with white seedless varieties, and within ten days it will also.....
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US (CA): Kale plentiful, prices remain low

32 min 57 sec ago
With kale coming out of several regions, supplies are such that the market remains cool. With no signs that supplies will dip in the coming weeks, prices are expected to remain at their current levels in the near future.“There's plenty of kale coming from the Salinas Valley, and there's also some coming out.....
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Distribution agreement for Village Farms, Great Northern Hydroponics

32 min 57 sec ago
Village Farms International Inc. and Great Northern Hydroponics (Great Northern) located in Kingsville, Ontario have announced an exclusive distribution agreement between the two companies. According to Michael A. DeGiglio, President & CEO of Village Farms, “We are happy to be able to extend our.....
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“Focus on core activity and chain cooperation”

32 min 57 sec ago
Nine months ago, Ton Wortel joined The Greenery as its new CEO. With a background in retail, he ‘entered the sector fresh’, at an organization in the middle of a reorganization. Now he has found his niche within the cooperative and the sector.Ton Wortel, CEO The Greenery.The Greenery is in the middle of a.....
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Driving consumption: one of the biggest concerns in global food industry

32 min 57 sec ago
As the first stand-alone global affiliate of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) since October 2009, PMA Australia + New Zealand, with its own board of directors, staff and charter with the Government of Australia, operates as an entity with branding rights and access to the same benefits as other global.....
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Fruit and veg trendsetter in development food concepts

32 min 57 sec ago
New food concepts are popping up everywhere. In various places in Europe and the US, shops are emerging with a different look and feel than in the past. The Netherlands and Belgium are not lagging behind either. We have Marqt, the Foodhallen, Bilder & De Clercq and the Markthal in the Netherlands. CRU,.....
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Freshfel research exposes deceptive food products

32 min 58 sec ago
Freshfel Europe, the European association representing the interest of the fresh fruit and vegetables sector in Europe, is revealing in a study entitled “Where is the fruit?” that the image and name of fresh fruit is very often being misused by other food sectors.The research, commissioned to an Irish.....
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Greece: Challenging market for banana importers

32 min 58 sec ago
Papastamakis is a Greek company devoted to the ripening of bananas, importing from Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador and Cyprus and acting as representative for Del Monte in Greece. It also represents Cypriote growers and is in charge of distribution to all big supermarkets, including Vassilopolous, Lidl,.....
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Italy: Dutch tomato and pepper season at Cherry Passion

32 min 58 sec ago
"In late April-early May we started importing Dutch red vine tomatoes and California peppers once again. Volumes are good and the produce is destined mainly to Northern Italy," explained Stefano Pezzo, sales manager forCherry Passion Srl, an import-export firm located in Verona."Cuori Rossi" vine tomatoes.....
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Spain: Net profit from melon cultivation up 122%

32 min 58 sec ago
In the 2013/2014 campaign, Galia melon producers in the province of Almeria increased their net profit from this fruit's cultivation by 122% compared to the previous season, according to calculations made by Hortoinfo based on data from the Prices and Markets Observatory of the Andalusian Government.These.....
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The success of the sweetest melons in Spain

32 min 58 sec ago
The Trigo brothers come from the municipality of Villaconejos, the place where Spain's sweetest and juiciest melons are grown. They established a farm in El Burrero, in Ingenio (Canary Islands), after the success of their first harvest, which amounted to 300,000 kilos. They hope for a repeat next Christmas.....
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China: Garlic prices still on the rise

32 min 58 sec ago
According to Monica Gao, of the export department of the Chinese company Luscious Fresh, the situation for garlic in this Asian market is currently positive. “More plants are purchasing fresh garlic from growers compared with last year; volumes are greater and prices for new crops are more expensive.” She.....
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Gaza Strip achieves watermelon self-sufficiency

32 min 58 sec ago
The head of the vegetable department in the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture in the Gaza Strip, Hussam Abu Saada, said that "despite the frost and low temperatures registered in March and April, as well as the marked reduction in the acreage, we expect the local watermelon production in 2015 to reach.....
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Will traditional red, yellow, green bell pepper pack still exist in ten years?

32 min 58 sec ago
The Dutch bell pepper season got off to an interesting start. Not because of the acreage, because that was virtually unchanged from last year, but because of the cold spring weather; which caused production to start much later than in previous years. "The interesting thing was that the Spanish season ended.....
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Peru overtaking China as top asparagus producer?

32 min 58 sec ago
Despite asparagus’ celebrated status in Europe, the country producing the most of it is China, with Peru coming in second. According to the 2012 trade numbers, the most recent released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, China produced more than seven million tons of asparagus in 2012, but exported.....
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Vietnam: Cabinet looks to ease agriculture woes

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Viet Nam's socio-economic situation improved in May and the first five months of this year, but agriculture still faces difficulties, attendees of a regular Cabinet meeting said yesterday.Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat reported that the prolonged drought in the central and Central.....
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Canada: Woman finds blister beetle in greens

32 min 58 sec ago
As she was making dinner, Darcy Parenteau says she was shocked to find a large, brightly coloured beetle in her baby spinach. "When I parted the greens, I shrieked," Parenteau said. "I think the whole neighbourhood heard me."Parenteau believes the bug, roughly as long as a toonie, was an iron cross blister.....
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"Spanish and domestic Chinese cabbage overlapped"

32 min 58 sec ago
The Dutch Chinese cabbage season has recently kicked off for the company Vogel AGF. For this product, the open ground vegetable specialist collaborates with a grower in the south of the country. "Twenty years ago there were also Chinese cabbage growers in the north of the Netherlands, but those crops are now.....
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Zimbabwe: Polish firm seeks banana imports

32 min 58 sec ago
Polish company, Citronex, is seeking to import bananas from the country, with talks already underway with the country's major producer Matanuska.Citronex is one of the largest distributor and importer of bananas in eastern Europe. It currently imports the bulk of its bananas from Ecuador in South America.....
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