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South Africa citrus: Caution urged over more late mandarin plantings

The Citrus Growers’ Association Cultivar Company warning comes with soft citrus hectarage on the verge of overtaking Navels.
December 13 , 2019

Spanish ag ministry urged to remove 10,000 hectares of stonefruit orchards

Catalan stonefruit grower' association Afrucat said peach and nectarine orchards should be ripped out from around the country to relieve market pressure.
December 13 , 2019

Global grocery market to increase US$2.2 trillion in sales by 2024

Asia will account for 50% of sales growth in upcoming years as online grocery booms in both Asia and North America, predicts IGD.
December 13 , 2019

Walmart, Flipkart invest in Indian supply chain startup Ninjacart

Walmart and its Indian online grocery platform Flipkart haven't announced the value of the investment but say it will broaden Ninjacart's customer base.
December 12 , 2019

NZ's biggest fruit exporter cuts haulage costs by 30%

In the past, the exporter used side loaders and skeletal trailers to haul its cargo but its integration of a new system provides more efficiency.
December 12 , 2019
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