July 01, 2015 / Week N° 27

Posts Tagged Germany

EU Court of Justice imposes greater fines on Del Monte, Weichert

June 26th, 2015

A Fresh Del Monte appeal over a banana pricing cartel case has backfired.

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Lower German fruit prices bite into BayWa profits in Q1

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.

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Germany: Record drug bust in Berlin banana boxes

May 5th, 2015

Berlin police have seized 386kg of cocaine found in boxes of Colombian bananas that showed up in Aldi supermarkets.

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SanLucar receives €4M loan to develop Tunisian raspberries

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.

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NZ: Zespri plans SunGold kiwifruit splash in Germany

April 22nd, 2015

Zespri has planned promotional activities in Berlin, Hamburg and Düsseldorf to spread the word about SunGold kiwifruit.

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European School Fruit Scheme safe for now with funding allocated

March 20th, 2015

Germany, Italy and Austria are the biggest beneficiaries in the latest EU School Fruit Scheme budget.

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Germany: €20M of cocaine found in banana shipment

March 19th, 2015

Some 300kg of cocaine were reportedly found in a South American banana shipment in Germany.

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Germany: BayWa supports antitrust authorities in clearing up accusations

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.

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Colombia: Asoppitaya to expand crop offering

February 23rd, 2015

After making its name in dragonfruit, Colombia’s Asoppitaya plans to move into organic crops and other tropical fruits.

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German apple grower eyes Chinese, South Korean market openings

February 23rd, 2015

BayWa CEO Klaus Lutz says it is “ridiculous” that the EU does not have harmonized market access processes for fruit exporters in destination markets.

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SanLucar pioneers new fruits in Tunisia, Ecuador

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.

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Germany: Edeka and Globus awarded retail prizes for fresh produce

February 3rd, 2015

Two German retailers have been awarded the Fruchthandel Magazine Retail Award 2015.

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Russian-EU deals to take a dive at International Green Week Berlin

January 19th, 2015

Germany and Russia are willing to quickly boost agricultural trade if the two countries’ political problems can be solved.

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German and Russian ag ministers to meet in Berlin

January 13th, 2015

Hopes are high that talks between German and Russian ministers will help ease trade restrictions on food products.

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EU bumped up Colombian fruit imports in 2014

January 13th, 2015

Colombian growers were able to raise exports of a range of exotic fruit crops to the EU last year.

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BayWa restructures German fruit business

November 5th, 2014

An aggressive Lake Constance investment program comes as part of a new structure for apple company BayWa.

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Peru: Camposol to hold blueberry tastings in Germany, U.K.

September 25th, 2014

Produce multinational Camposol is set to raise blueberry exports by 150% this year.

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European Commission approves German-Chilean container shipping merger

September 12th, 2014

CSAV and Hapag-Lloyd are now one step closer to forming the world’s fourth largest container shipping group.

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U.S. pistachio exporter unfazed about redirecting Russia-bound shipment

August 14th, 2014

A U.S. pistachio grower says the Russian ban ‘won’t hurt us’, despite redirecting a shipment already on the water.

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North America sees huge price ranges for blueberries

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.

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Fresh German-Chilean shipping line acquisition deal in the works

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.

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Challenging outlook for Mediterranean grapes

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.

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NZ, German companies join red-flesh apple association

June 13th, 2014

IFORED now has two new members, with the first pre-commercial, red-flesh apple orchards set for planting in 2015.

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Demand high, laws tightening for EU organic market

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.

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Fruit and veggies put German leader in better shape

May 9th, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has given a well-needed publicity boost to the produce industry

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Chile: CSAV shareholders show approval for Hapag-Lloyd merger

March 21st, 2014

Two of the world’s leading shipping lines are one step closer to a game-changing partnership.

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Golden, not yellow: a new category for Opal apples in Europe

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.

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‘Holding growers’ hands’ to reach the European fruit market

February 18th, 2014

Germany’s IPD and Switzerland’s SIPPO work with growers from diverse regions to access European buyers.

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NZ: T&G to make first Enza Red commercial shipment to Australia

February 13th, 2014

T&G CEO Alastair Hulbert discuses operational expectations for kiwifruit, apples, grapes and blueberries.

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Germany: BayWa plans South American grape JV

February 13th, 2014

BayWa CEO Klaus Lutz talks about international sourcing plans for three key fruits.


Fruit Logistica to kick off in Berlin

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.

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IFCO Systems takes banana transport “gold standard” to task

February 3rd, 2014

A German company’s product has been a game changer in the global transport of bananas.

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Dole announces Mozambique partnership

January 30th, 2014

Dole Fresh Fruit Europe has gained distribution rights for a Mozambique banana company.

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Cocaine found in Berlin banana boxes

January 8th, 2014

Aldi supermarket staff in Berlin were given a surprise this week when they found cocaine in banana boxes.

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German study finds bee pollination improves yield, color and shelf life

December 10th, 2013

A recent strawberry study has shown bee pollination has “higher economic importance than hitherto thought”.

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German sensor company addresses crop water demands

November 22nd, 2013

ZIM Plant Technology claims it has reduced crop water needs significantly in arid climates.

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German retailer to raise fair trade banana money for Peruvian project

November 7th, 2013

Kaufland will collect money from fair trade bananas sold next week for a project to improve Peruvian grower livelihoods.

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Germany: BayWa on the hunt for new fruit company acquisitions

November 7th, 2013

On a good run from its purchase of Turners & Growers, Germany’s BayWa plans to buy a new fruit business in the coming months.

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Q&A: from low apple stocks to new markets for German growers

October 24th, 2013

BayWa’s Christiane Bell discusses lower German apple volumes, and the building of new and sustainable market access.

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Bayer CropScience announces major sales, investment goals

September 9th, 2013

Bayer CropScience is planning a US$500 million herbicide plant, which is its biggest single construction project to date.

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NZ: Overseas Investment Office in court over T&G clearout

August 23rd, 2013

A group of NZ kiwifruit growers is contesting BayWa’s takeover of Turners & Growers in the High Court of Wellington.

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NZ: sharp rise in profit for T&G in H1

August 8th, 2013

A strong apple program combined with increased profits on stonefruit exports have helped boost results for Turners & Growers.

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Europe’s School Fruit Scheme makes big impact on kids and families

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.

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Flooding hits Central European veggies

June 10th, 2013

Growers in Germany and Czech Republic detail flood damages, while other countries in the region have also been affected.

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Germany: BayWa expects profit rise in 2013

June 5th, 2013

Turners & Growers’ German owner BayWa expects increased profits this year.

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Indian mango exporter finds market in Germany

May 15th, 2013

Germany has provided a welcome testing ground for mangoes from India’s Rapid Import and Exporters.


European companies bring bananas to life through comics

May 8th, 2013

An Irish produce company and a German branding agency concocted a fresh way to boost banana consumption – laser printed comics.

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NZ: Turners & Growers ‘changing the way it ships to market’

February 27th, 2013

Turners & Growers executives discuss strategy in a changing global apple industry.


Berries to become top category “one country at a time”, says Bjorn

February 18th, 2013

Driscoll’s’ Soren Bjorn discusses a wide range of berry trends affecting the European, Middle Eastern and Australian markets.

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Germany in danger of ‘losing importance’ in fruit trade, says Krauss

February 5th, 2013

Fruit Logistica kicked off in Berlin today with a call for the industry to stop focusing on prices.

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Germany: Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Süd consider merger

December 19th, 2012

Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Süd could become one of the world’s largest shipping companies.

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Bayer Cropscience joins biologics boom

December 11th, 2012

Bayer Cropscience has responded to residue limit demands with more biologic options for growers.

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Peru sees Camu-camu exports soar thanks to U.S. demand

October 5th, 2012

Peru’s Camu-camu exports have increased thanks to a growing appetite for dry extracts of the fruit.

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Ecuadorian govt takes aim at German banana documentary

September 28th, 2012

The Ecuadorian government has accused a German documentary on its banana industry as “conspiring against jobs”.

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Chile to step up avocado exports to Europe

September 27th, 2012

Chilean avocado producers are increasing shipments to Europe at the expense of U.S. exports.

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Vitamin C and beta-carotene may protect brain health

September 21st, 2012

German researchers have found two antioxidants common in fresh produce may help ward off Alzheimer’s disease.

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NZ: slight rise in T&G profits in H1

September 13th, 2012

Strong exports for New Zealand company Turners & Growers helped raised profits in the first half.

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Tropical fruit fanatic to publish comprehensive book

August 31st, 2012

We cover a botanist’s journey to document exotic and wonderful tropical fruits from around the globe.

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ClemenGold steps up European shipments and marketing drive

August 15th, 2012

The ClemenGold brand of Nardorcott mandarins is making its presence felt in Europe with a marketing blitz.

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U.S. fresh produce suppliers under pressure to track stock

August 8th, 2012

More buyers and suppliers are getting on board with the Produce Traceability Initiative.

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Germany: BayWa fruit revenue rises 167% in H1

August 3rd, 2012

The acquisition of NZ company T&G helped drive sales growth for German fruit giant BayWa in the first half.

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SA fruit industry to press ahead with key export trade fairs

July 10th, 2012

A new financing model is needed for continued South African participation in key fruit trade events.

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Peru increases grape farmland by 20%

June 29th, 2012

Peru is devoting more farmland to table grapes in line with a 20% predicted growth in shipments.


Opinion: new organic agreement to bring U.S. and E.U. closer together

June 26th, 2012

BerryBroad Juanita Gaglio looks at the U.S.-E.U. organic equivalency agreement.

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European shortage of Packham pears fuels Abate appetite

June 25th, 2012

Pear prices in Europe have bounced back with demand for Packhams particularly strong.

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Europe’s summer of lemon scarcity

June 22nd, 2012

Europe is experiencing a severe undersupply of lemons this summer, while wet weather has potentially impacted demand.

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International group sequences tomato genome

June 4th, 2012

Researchers from around the globe have put together a genome sequence for the common tomato.

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India posts record European grape export figures

May 17th, 2012

India increased its grape shipments to Europe by a whopping 63% this season.

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Direct exports raising Chilean blueberry grower returns, says Bluewave

May 14th, 2012

Bluewave’s Juan Pablo Hube talks direct bulk blueberry shipping and its impacts on grower profitability.

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Italian overhang unlikely to impact kiwifruit sales, says Zespri Europe

May 14th, 2012

Zespri Europe GM Bert Barmans is upbeat for New Zealand’s kiwifruit prospects in Europe this year.

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Maersk culls Andean-Europe service

May 9th, 2012

Danish shipping line Maersk will finish up direct services from Peru and Chile to Northwest Europe.

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European avocado prices drop as SH supply takes off

May 2nd, 2012

Peru has sent some insufficiently ripe avocado shipments to the U.K. in a bid to capture higher prices.

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Chilean grape issues in Europe pave the way for India

April 5th, 2012

We take a look at how Chilean grapes have fared in Europe and the U.S.

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NZ: T&G announces management shake-up

April 4th, 2012

NZ fruit company Turners & Growers’ new CEO has experience in the irrigation, seafood and forestry industries.

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South African apple exports forecast to rise 4.4%

April 3rd, 2012

South African apple exports are expected to increase this season while prices remain flat.

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Chile’s frozen raspberry volumes rose, values fell in 2011

March 27th, 2012

Chilean raspberry exporters struggled to match returns last year due to tough conditions in Europe.

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NZ: BayWa takeover of T&G gets regulatory approval

March 7th, 2012

T&G’s new focus under BayWa will be to expand fruit exports in Asian markets.

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NZ govt should follow USDA lead on organics, says industry association

March 1st, 2012

Rick Carmont questions how New Zealand can promote a clean and green image without a government organic policy.

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Argentine blueberry exports to Europe grew 18% in 2011/12

February 28th, 2012

Argentina’s blueberry charm offensive has paid dividends with increased European consumption.

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Cold spell boosts European appetite for oranges and lemons

February 17th, 2012

Europeans increased their citrus consumption in a bid to ward off illness during the recent coldsnap.

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Kenyan growers upbeat on exports despite dimethoate ban

February 7th, 2012

Kenyan producers are optimistic exports will continue to grow despite having to use more expensive pesticides.

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Pipfruit NZ forecasts growth in India, Australia this year

January 17th, 2012

Outgoing Pipfruit NZ CEO Peter Beaven discusses growing conditions and the market outlook in 2012.

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Chile’s walnut exports increase in value by more than a quarter

January 16th, 2012

Chile’s walnut export industry crosed the US$200 million mark in 2011.

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Peru’s organic exports double over four years

December 27th, 2011

Peru’s organic exports have skyrocketed as the country continues to look for new markets.

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Brazil on track for historic quality apple crop

December 26th, 2011

Brazil’s apple industry suffered from hail and high exchange rates in 2011, but 2012 is looking brighter.

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Aussie almond industry to crack greater global market share

December 21st, 2011

Australia has the world’s fastest-growing almond industry, tapping into rising demand in Asia and elsewhere.

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U.S. National Mango Board rallies support for global forum proposal

December 19th, 2011

The National Mango Board’s William Watson talks plans for improved export data and new market opportunities.

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Peru launches Hass avocado campaign in Europe

June 15th, 2011

Peru has launched its avocado marketing campaign in Paris, with an expansion into Germany planned this year.

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Australian treatment could have saved Europe’s E. coli victims

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.

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Camposol unfazed by German asparagus rise

May 30th, 2011

Peruvian horticultural exporter Camposol is confident with its position in European markets despite expectations for a strong German asparagus production season.

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Chile: blueberry export growth highest to U.S. West Coast and Netherlands

May 13th, 2011

Chile’s blueberry exports to the U.S., the Netherlands and Asia rose dramatically in 2010-11.

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Mozambican pineapples approved for European export

May 5th, 2011

International certification for Mozambican pineapple exports has been heralded as an ‘historic moment’ for development.

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German company buys 75% stake in NZ reefer operator

March 23rd, 2011

Kühne + Nagel has announced the purchase of a majority holding in New Zealand refrigerated container transport company Cooltainer.

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SA apple exports to grow 10% in 2011

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.

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Peru’s horticulture industry could raise European exports by 50% after FTA

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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