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Photo report Medfel 2015

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Tuesday 21st of April Medfel opened its doors. The show that is focussing on the Mediterranean, with mainly French exhibitors as it is held in Perpignan, shows a small growth every year in number of exhibitors. Click here for the photo reportClick here for the photo reportMany exhibitors say that this show.....
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Retail roots key for Canadawide

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Although Canadawide has grown into one of the largest fresh produce wholesalers in Montreal, its fresh produce operation was initially only meant to support the retail arm of the business. Since the 90's, they stopped their retail business and grew as a wholesaler. However the retail experience has made it.....
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UK: High avocado prices due to lack of supply

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The summer avocado campaign, which is expected to last until September, has recently kicked off for the British company Pacific Produce, which works with Israel in winter and markets its own fruit from Peru in summer. “We sell to a wide range of clients, including supermarkets and the wholesale. We started.....
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US (CA): Grape harvest could begin sooner this year

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A lack of wet, especially cold conditions this winter could push up California's table grape harvest this year. Though an early start would have California's crop competing more with the tail-end of the Chilean import season, light supplies from Chile aren't likely to impact California's season much.“On a.....
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Australian navel oranges in demand

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The forecast for Australian navel orange exports has taken a turn for the better, thanks to the difficult circumstances facing traditionally large supply markets such as California. The benefit will come from higher demand out of Asia, and demand for export into the US because drought stricken producers.....
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Spanish late, Washington early on cherry season

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The Spanish cherry season has started a couple of days late compared to last year, according to Jon Clark, of Total Cherry, “The very first Spanish fruits such as the Burlat, early Bigi, Earlise, are great for local sale but do not travel too well. This year we are also getting greater amounts of better.....
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"Apple prices finally on the rise"

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It wasn't looking great for the top fruit market in August. Few people expected a revival, but the season has taken a positive turn. According to a grower and trader from Belgium, it's even 'very good' for pears. "Apples are finally on the rise as well," he says. "The prices slowly started to rise at the.....
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First UK spring onions hit the shelves

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The first UK grown spring onions hit the shelves this week, volumes remain relatively small until the peak season in the next month or so. The season usually runs from now up until around the beginning of October. Import company Jacana Produce, had some of the first spring onions this week. Mark Stuart from.....
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US: Spring blueberry volumes heating up for Berry Fresh

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“From predominantly relying on the import of blueberries and blackberries, we are taking significant steps this year to continue solidifying our supply in the domestic market,” says Evan Pence with Berry Fresh. The company has formed new partnerships with growers and packers in Florida and Georgia,.....
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US: Banana market steady, some volumes light

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Prices for imported bananas have remained relatively steady despite some lighter supplies caused by color issues. With supplies of bananas with the best color more difficult to find, the best fruit is commanding good prices.“Volumes of bananas from Colombia and Costa Rica has actually been patchy, and there.....
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US (CA): Fruit processing machines for fresh-cut industry

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“During the past 15 years, we have noticed a shift in demand for fruit processing equipment,” says Alan Stender with Atlas Pacific Engineering Company, Inc. “Historically our Company has maintained a significant market share in equipment for the canned fruit industry, but during the past decade, growth has.....
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Spain selling most expensive cucumbers in the EU

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Taking into account the list of ten largest suppliers in 2014, Spain is the country selling the most expensive cucumbers in the European Union (EU), according to data from Euroestacom (ICEX -Eurostat) and processed by Hortoinfo.In 2014, Spain obtained 449.81 million Euro from the sale of cucumbers in the.....
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US (MA): Lueken’s touts eco-friendly greenhouse on Earth Day

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Staff at Root Value, Lueken’s Village Foods’ new aquaponics greenhouse, gave a tour of the state-of-the-art facility on Wednesday.The ultra-efficient greenhouse grows fruits and vegetables in water infused with the natural byproducts of 250 tilapia fish for nutrients, rather than soil and conventional.....
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Tru-Cape plants SA’s oldest pear in its heritage orchard

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To mark the picking of the first apples in the Cape on April 17, 353 years ago, Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, replanted a Winter Saffron Pear in its Heritage Orchard on Oak Valley Estate, Grabouw.Managing director Roelf Pienaar said that for Tru-Cape, remembering and restoring the early genetic material that.....
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Frisée seeing more price fluctuations than in the past

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Dirk Declercq from Gits, near Roeselare in Belgium, has been growing frisée or curly endive since 1993, following in his father’s footsteps. Dirk has an acreage of one hectare under glass and close to another hectare on the open field, making him the biggest grower of curly endive in Belgium. Dirk sees a.....
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Spain: White asparagus competing with Peruvian and Chinese

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White asparagus is in the spotlight for Aragon's agricultural sector these days. The harvest is expected to be "excellent", both in terms of quantity and quality. Integrated in the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) of Navarra, which covers nearly 1,000 hectares, the product is fighting to conquer.....
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Chili pepper chemical plays tricks on nerves

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The chemical that gives chili peppers their burn, capsaicin, is also a popular pain-reliever found in over-the-counter and prescription medications. New research clarifies how capsaicin works to calm painful nerves, muscles, and joints.In Science Signaling, Tibor Rohacs and a team of researchers from Rutgers.....
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"Best shipments are now released on reluctant carrot market"

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The high prices on the carrot market have caused some reluctance among buyers, says Robin Rustenburg of Arie Rustenburg & Zn. This family enterprise has had a wholesaler at the wholesale market in Amsterdam for over 70 years, led by his brother Michel. Robin is responsible for cultivating and packaging.....
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US (CA): Sprouts make the front page

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Like a hedge fund manager in an economic downturn, Coastside farmer John Giusti knows that seeing his particular commodity on the front page of the Wall Street Journal can mean trouble.The April 15 issue of the nation’s most widely circulated newspaper included a six-column photo of a Brussels sprout stalk.....
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Brakes on the harvest with clever foil management

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Two weeks ago the 2015 asparagus season in North Rhine Westphalia started. Now increasing quantities of German asparagus are delivered daily, and combined with a steadily growing demand, the sale in wholesale markets all over Germany keeps on growing. Johannes Laurenz, state certified farmer and owner of.....
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