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Guinness record for heaviest avocado in Hawaii

The Pokini family on the island of Maui grew the world record avocado that weighed 5.6 pounds (2.54 kilograms).
October 15 , 2019

U.S.: ALDI says study shows its stores are simpler and faster

An ALDI-commissioned Kantar study concluded 77% of the participants agree the store is "simpler to shop" compared to other grocery stores.
October 15 , 2019

Blueberries in Charts: A look at Chile's export forecast in turbulent waters

Chile's recent announcement of a record crop came amid very low prices in the U.S. market. What could we expect pricing to be like in January and February?
October 15 , 2019

Jupiter Group EU is born with Cool Fresh acquisition complete

Jupiter Group Europe has officially been formed following the finalization of the acquisition of former Netherlands-based produce marketer Cool Fresh International.
October 14 , 2019

U.S. regulators allow GM cotton to be used as food source

The development paves the way for a protein-packed new food source that its developers said could help tackle global malnutrition.
October 14 , 2019
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