May 28, 2015 / Week N° 22
May 8th, 2015
Profits fell by more than half for German produce company BayWa in the first quarter but the group is optimistic for the months ahead.
May 5th, 2015
Berlin police have seized 386kg of cocaine found in boxes of Colombian bananas that showed up in Aldi supermarkets.
April 22nd, 2015
A Spanish produce group with a strong focus on German-speaking markets has received a boost to its North African raspberry production.
Zespri has planned promotional activities in Berlin, Hamburg and Düsseldorf to spread the word about SunGold kiwifruit.
March 20th, 2015
Germany, Italy and Austria are the biggest beneficiaries in the latest EU School Fruit Scheme budget.
March 19th, 2015
Some 300kg of cocaine were reportedly found in a South American banana shipment in Germany.
March 6th, 2015
“Our greatest interest lies in resolving this matter completely and in punishing any misconduct to the fullest extent,” said BayWa CEO Klaus Lutz.
February 23rd, 2015
After making its name in dragonfruit, Colombia’s Asoppitaya plans to move into organic crops and other tropical fruits.
BayWa CEO Klaus Lutz says it is “ridiculous” that the EU does not have harmonized market access processes for fruit exporters in destination markets.
February 12th, 2015
A Spanish firm focused on the German-speaking market is testing a range of new fruit projects in Africa, the Middle East, South America and its own backyard.
February 3rd, 2015
Two German retailers have been awarded the Fruchthandel Magazine Retail Award 2015.
January 19th, 2015
Germany and Russia are willing to quickly boost agricultural trade if the two countries’ political problems can be solved.
January 13th, 2015
Hopes are high that talks between German and Russian ministers will help ease trade restrictions on food products.
Colombian growers were able to raise exports of a range of exotic fruit crops to the EU last year.
November 5th, 2014
An aggressive Lake Constance investment program comes as part of a new structure for apple company BayWa.
September 25th, 2014
Produce multinational Camposol is set to raise blueberry exports by 150% this year.
September 12th, 2014
CSAV and Hapag-Lloyd are now one step closer to forming the world’s fourth largest container shipping group.
August 14th, 2014
A U.S. pistachio grower says the Russian ban ‘won’t hurt us’, despite redirecting a shipment already on the water.
July 31st, 2014
Fall Creek’s Cort Brazelton looks at how northern blueberry markets are faring, what this means for upcoming foreign suppliers, and Morocco’s recent U.S. breakthrough.
July 25th, 2014
With a merger deal on the cards between CSAV and Hapag-Lloyd, another Valparaiso company is on track for a transaction with a multinational based in Hamburg.
July 1st, 2014
In the face of tough competition with summer fruit, many Spanish and Italian grape growers are shifting their varietal offerings to get ahead.
June 13th, 2014
IFORED now has two new members, with the first pre-commercial, red-flesh apple orchards set for planting in 2015.
May 26th, 2014
Two European organic produce experts say consumers are now more mindful of the stories behind their food, but upcoming EC regulations could make the category much tougher.
May 9th, 2014
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has given a well-needed publicity boost to the produce industry
March 21st, 2014
Two of the world’s leading shipping lines are one step closer to a game-changing partnership.
February 27th, 2014
With pilot trials now in South Africa and New Zealand, we take a look at the potential for Opal apples in Europe.
February 18th, 2014
Germany’s IPD and Switzerland’s SIPPO work with growers from diverse regions to access European buyers.
February 13th, 2014
T&G CEO Alastair Hulbert discuses operational expectations for kiwifruit, apples, grapes and blueberries.
BayWa CEO Klaus Lutz talks about international sourcing plans for three key fruits.
February 4th, 2014
German fruit consumption may be down, but a rise in imports last year bodes well for visitors at Fruit Logistica in Berlin.
February 3rd, 2014
A German company’s product has been a game changer in the global transport of bananas.
January 30th, 2014
Dole Fresh Fruit Europe has gained distribution rights for a Mozambique banana company.
January 8th, 2014
Aldi supermarket staff in Berlin were given a surprise this week when they found cocaine in banana boxes.
December 10th, 2013
A recent strawberry study has shown bee pollination has “higher economic importance than hitherto thought”.
November 22nd, 2013
ZIM Plant Technology claims it has reduced crop water needs significantly in arid climates.
November 7th, 2013
Kaufland will collect money from fair trade bananas sold next week for a project to improve Peruvian grower livelihoods.
On a good run from its purchase of Turners & Growers, Germany’s BayWa plans to buy a new fruit business in the coming months.
October 24th, 2013
BayWa’s Christiane Bell discusses lower German apple volumes, and the building of new and sustainable market access.
September 9th, 2013
Bayer CropScience is planning a US$500 million herbicide plant, which is its biggest single construction project to date.
August 23rd, 2013
A group of NZ kiwifruit growers is contesting BayWa’s takeover of Turners & Growers in the High Court of Wellington.
August 8th, 2013
A strong apple program combined with increased profits on stonefruit exports have helped boost results for Turners & Growers.
July 2nd, 2013
Budget cuts are the order of the day in Europe, but Freshfel is upbeat about a possible rise in funds for the School Fruit Scheme.
June 10th, 2013
Growers in Germany and Czech Republic detail flood damages, while other countries in the region have also been affected.
June 5th, 2013
Turners & Growers’ German owner BayWa expects increased profits this year.
May 15th, 2013
Germany has provided a welcome testing ground for mangoes from India’s Rapid Import and Exporters.
May 8th, 2013
An Irish produce company and a German branding agency concocted a fresh way to boost banana consumption – laser printed comics.
February 27th, 2013
Turners & Growers executives discuss strategy in a changing global apple industry.
February 18th, 2013
Driscoll’s’ Soren Bjorn discusses a wide range of berry trends affecting the European, Middle Eastern and Australian markets.
February 5th, 2013
Fruit Logistica kicked off in Berlin today with a call for the industry to stop focusing on prices.
December 19th, 2012
Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Süd could become one of the world’s largest shipping companies.
December 11th, 2012
Bayer Cropscience has responded to residue limit demands with more biologic options for growers.
October 5th, 2012
Peru’s Camu-camu exports have increased thanks to a growing appetite for dry extracts of the fruit.
September 28th, 2012
The Ecuadorian government has accused a German documentary on its banana industry as “conspiring against jobs”.
September 27th, 2012
Chilean avocado producers are increasing shipments to Europe at the expense of U.S. exports.
September 21st, 2012
German researchers have found two antioxidants common in fresh produce may help ward off Alzheimer’s disease.
September 13th, 2012
Strong exports for New Zealand company Turners & Growers helped raised profits in the first half.
August 31st, 2012
We cover a botanist’s journey to document exotic and wonderful tropical fruits from around the globe.
August 15th, 2012
The ClemenGold brand of Nardorcott mandarins is making its presence felt in Europe with a marketing blitz.
August 8th, 2012
More buyers and suppliers are getting on board with the Produce Traceability Initiative.
August 3rd, 2012
The acquisition of NZ company T&G helped drive sales growth for German fruit giant BayWa in the first half.
July 10th, 2012
A new financing model is needed for continued South African participation in key fruit trade events.
June 29th, 2012
Peru is devoting more farmland to table grapes in line with a 20% predicted growth in shipments.
June 26th, 2012
BerryBroad Juanita Gaglio looks at the U.S.-E.U. organic equivalency agreement.
June 25th, 2012
Pear prices in Europe have bounced back with demand for Packhams particularly strong.
June 22nd, 2012
Europe is experiencing a severe undersupply of lemons this summer, while wet weather has potentially impacted demand.
June 4th, 2012
Researchers from around the globe have put together a genome sequence for the common tomato.
May 17th, 2012
India increased its grape shipments to Europe by a whopping 63% this season.
May 14th, 2012
Bluewave’s Juan Pablo Hube talks direct bulk blueberry shipping and its impacts on grower profitability.
Zespri Europe GM Bert Barmans is upbeat for New Zealand’s kiwifruit prospects in Europe this year.
May 9th, 2012
Danish shipping line Maersk will finish up direct services from Peru and Chile to Northwest Europe.
May 2nd, 2012
Peru has sent some insufficiently ripe avocado shipments to the U.K. in a bid to capture higher prices.
April 5th, 2012
We take a look at how Chilean grapes have fared in Europe and the U.S.
April 4th, 2012
NZ fruit company Turners & Growers’ new CEO has experience in the irrigation, seafood and forestry industries.
April 3rd, 2012
South African apple exports are expected to increase this season while prices remain flat.
March 27th, 2012
Chilean raspberry exporters struggled to match returns last year due to tough conditions in Europe.
March 7th, 2012
T&G’s new focus under BayWa will be to expand fruit exports in Asian markets.
March 1st, 2012
Rick Carmont questions how New Zealand can promote a clean and green image without a government organic policy.
February 28th, 2012
Argentina’s blueberry charm offensive has paid dividends with increased European consumption.
February 17th, 2012
Europeans increased their citrus consumption in a bid to ward off illness during the recent coldsnap.
February 7th, 2012
Kenyan producers are optimistic exports will continue to grow despite having to use more expensive pesticides.
January 17th, 2012
Outgoing Pipfruit NZ CEO Peter Beaven discusses growing conditions and the market outlook in 2012.
January 16th, 2012
Chile’s walnut export industry crosed the US$200 million mark in 2011.
December 27th, 2011
Peru’s organic exports have skyrocketed as the country continues to look for new markets.
December 26th, 2011
Brazil’s apple industry suffered from hail and high exchange rates in 2011, but 2012 is looking brighter.
December 21st, 2011
Australia has the world’s fastest-growing almond industry, tapping into rising demand in Asia and elsewhere.
December 19th, 2011
The National Mango Board’s William Watson talks plans for improved export data and new market opportunities.
June 15th, 2011
Peru has launched its avocado marketing campaign in Paris, with an expansion into Germany planned this year.
June 9th, 2011
An Australian scientist says an E. coli treatment was developed in the 90’s but no one was interested in commercializing it.
May 30th, 2011
Peruvian horticultural exporter Camposol is confident with its position in European markets despite expectations for a strong German asparagus production season.
May 13th, 2011
Chile’s blueberry exports to the U.S., the Netherlands and Asia rose dramatically in 2010-11.
May 5th, 2011
International certification for Mozambican pineapple exports has been heralded as an ‘historic moment’ for development.
March 23rd, 2011
Kühne + Nagel has announced the purchase of a majority holding in New Zealand refrigerated container transport company Cooltainer.
March 11th, 2011
Strong currency and production costs have put pressure on South Africa’s pome fruit industry, but apple exports are expected to grow 10% this season.
March 9th, 2011
The Peruvian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced Peru’s fruit, vegetable and legume exports to Europe will likely rise by 50% after an FTA comes into effect.
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