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Judge throws out lawsuits alleging Chiquita funded Colombian massacres

The judge reportedly said that the families can't definitively link their loved ones' deaths to the paramilitary group or Chiquita.
September 17 , 2019

U.S.: Target makes biggest private-label bet on grocery

Target, which only entered into the grocery space a little over a decade ago, is hoping to capitalize on the excellent growth it has been seeing in the division.
September 17 , 2019

Pears in Charts: USA Pears CEO on two interesting factors this season

USA Pears CEO Kevin Moffitt provides some interesting insights about production dynamics in Oregon and Washington, as well as competition with California grapes
September 17 , 2019

U.S.: $35M tomato greenhouse to be built in Iowa

An Owatonna-based grower of year-round tomatoes in Minnesota is expanding with a new 50-acre greenhouse and campus in Mason City, Iowa.
September 16 , 2019

U.S.: Online grocery sales have grown by 15% this year

Several factors are driving the growth of the US online grocery market in 2019, including a rise in household penetration and order values.
September 14 , 2019
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U.K. frozen plant-based food brand to expand in U.S. with $18M investment Founded in Ireland, Strong Roots claims to be the fastest-growing food and beverage brand in the U.K., where its products are stocked by all major retailers. 

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Mr Apple finishes ‘active’ 2019 season PRESS RELEASE Mr Apple has finished a strong 2019 apple shipping season. Sales Manager Ben McLeod advised: “2019 was a great season for Mr Apple. We had excellent support from our retail partners and sales were up across the board.” The brand was very active in China, with record volumes of the fruit going to […]

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FDA: Papaya-linked Salmonella outbreak now over The case came to light in June and relates to papayas imported from Mexico and sold by New York-based Agroson's under the Cavi brand. 

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Ecuadorian bananas: Total exports rise but EU, U.S. take smaller share While until recently around 90% was shipped to the U.S. and European markets, this year only around 40% has been sent to those two destinations.

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U.S.: Lidl and Aldi open stores in same town on same day The mile-long-stretch on Route 9 has become ground zero for a new wave of supermarket competition in Ocean County.

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