December 16, 2014 / Week N° 51
December 16th, 2014
It’s time to reform the practices of ‘tiendas de raya’ on Mexican farms.
Growers in parts of the Mexican state of Michoacan will be able to access new markets after the national agricultural watchdog downgraded the prevalence level of fruit fly.
December 11th, 2014
Growers in the Mexican state of Chihuahua have filed a complaint alleging unfair trade practices from U.S. apple exporters.
November 27th, 2014
Mission Produce has raised its avocado sales in China by 15% since a partnership was reached with Lantao.
November 20th, 2014
Increased plantings will help offset some of the impacts of rain on papaya volumes in Colima.
November 18th, 2014
Central American Produce says volatile mango import volumes from Latin America mean buyers must act now.
November 14th, 2014
After tripling sales in the last year, Fruitday co-founder Loren Zhao looks ahead for fruit imports in 2014-15.
November 13th, 2014
AMHPAC president Juan Ariel Reyes discusses changing dynamics and key goals for the Mexican protected horticulture sector.
November 12th, 2014
After adding pineapples to its product mix in April, British-Ecuadorian group BanaBay is now trialing mango sales.
November 11th, 2014
South Korea has finally opened the door to Persian limes from Mexico, with table grapes next in line for approval.
November 4th, 2014
Almost 18 million metric tons of crops in Mexico are due to benefit from the country ridding itself of a specific Medfly.
October 30th, 2014
NatureSweet’s Michael Joergensen speaks candidly about why his company’s employment policy differs from the norm, and how that translates to better tomato flavor.
October 23rd, 2014
Mission Produce’s Ron Araiza points to changes in the avocado industry, including greater security measures, new facilities and the search for new growing regions.
An affiliate of Mexican grower Triple H plans to open a new in/out fruit processing facility in the U.S. next month.
October 21st, 2014
Mexican officials say they will work toward improving product traceability and creating a single-window system.
October 17th, 2014
A weekly service between Port Manatee and Veracruz in Mexico will ‘enhance delivery of fresher products’.
October 13th, 2014
As Chile’s frozen blueberry industry continues to grow, falling international prices could see its next-door neighbor focus far more attention on the sector in the ‘medium-term’.
September 23rd, 2014
A Mexico-specific distribution center will be built in Canada as part of plans to bolster the countries’ trade relationship.
September 16th, 2014
Mexico could start shipping several types of berry to China by the end of this year.
September 10th, 2014
Calavo has beaten the last quarter’s operating income and has also launched a new cloud technology project.
September 9th, 2014
Imalinx and the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council recently coordinated culinary workshops in Mexico City and Cancun aimed at incorporating blueberries in gastronomy.
August 22nd, 2014
Mexico and the U.S. could soon enjoy an organic equivalency agreement, with the first visit taking place this year.
August 19th, 2014
Like its avocados, Mexico’s lime exports saw substantial growth to key markets in the first half of this year.
August 15th, 2014
The INIFAP in Mexico has raised concerns the avocado sector is causing rapid deforestation in one state.
August 12th, 2014
Mexico’s avocado shipments to its three biggest importers increased by around a third from January to June.
Chiquita’s CEO discussed supply dynamics last week, as well as what Russia’s sanctions meant for banana markets.
August 11th, 2014
Two Russian importers claim most products lost from the ban on EU produce can be regained from other countries.
August 7th, 2014
A Pakistani mango exporter starting a U.S. deal argues his fruit is miles ahead of the Mexican competition in quality.
August 6th, 2014
Pomegranate producers from Mexico’s Mezquital Valley hope to expand upon an initial U.S.-bound shipment.
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 24th, 2014
A new deal between Mexico and the U.S. includes several measures aimed at increasing the safety of produce items traded between the two countries.
The share of Mexican bell peppers grown inside is set to rise by two percentage points this year.
July 17th, 2014
A new online service aims to make produce market dynamics easy to understand and visualize in context.
July 11th, 2014
Mexico has spent US$22 million on building and upgrading border facilities to prevent the entry of exotic pests and diseases.
July 8th, 2014
Two new zones in Mexico will now have more opportunities to move their avocados both nationally and abroad.
July 4th, 2014
Mexican mango shipments are down considerably this week compared to the same time last year.
July 3rd, 2014
Mexico is now the third Latin American country to accept Korean pears, after Chile and Peru.
June 16th, 2014
Mexican tomato growers shift towards more modern farming techniques while exports slip.
June 15th, 2014
U.S. authorities believe irradiation will help mitigate pest risks from the import of Mexican figs.
June 10th, 2014
While the “Guacapocalyspe” has not happened, prices look set to surge if Mexico doesn’t lift volumes significantly by Labor Day.
June 9th, 2014
Mexico’s SENASICA has reportedly closed the country’s doors to U.S. potatoes following complaints from local growers.
June 2nd, 2014
Avocados continue to be a safe bet on Wall Street, with Calavo shares rising 6.78% on a recent results announcement.
May 28th, 2014
Excellent mango quality in Mexico means growers are positive this season, despite some market issues.
May 27th, 2014
A U.S. marketing group is encouraging Mexican consumers to snack on apples with lime, chili and salt flavorings during the World Cup.
May 23rd, 2014
Labeling company Sinclair plans to open a new plant in Mexico to gain a competitive edge.
May 19th, 2014
As the Mexican economy becomes more independent of the U.S., growers will need to take more note of local consumption trends, including a greater focus on organics and healthier diets.
Industry leaders discussed the importance of PLU and DataBar technology at Fresh Connections: Mexico last week.
May 17th, 2014
A lack of staff training is making cold chains “deficient” in the eyes of GCCA Guatemala director Debbie Corado.
May 13th, 2014
Colima lime growers are up in arms as the government has not yet delivered the HLB support funds it promised.
May 7th, 2014
The Produce Marketing Association will bring together industry professionals this month in Queretaro, Mexico.
April 28th, 2014
A Chilean-American company is adapting to flexible retail needs for bulk blueberry sourcing.
April 24th, 2014
While Mexican growers have struggled to garner lime volumes, Brazil has recorded a sharp year-on-year uptick.
April 10th, 2014
The worst of Mexican lime prices could soon be in the past, but quality remains inconsistent.
March 25th, 2014
Mexico’s Ecofruit discusses the current mango season and prospects in Russia.
March 21st, 2014
Very Berry Korea Corp CEO Chaesup Rim talks about changing consumer attitudes to blueberries in Korea.
March 20th, 2014
SAGARPA has labeled the difference between lime grower returns and consumer prices as “unacceptable”.
March 19th, 2014
Agronometrics CEO Colin Fain looks at the “astounding” price hike seen for Mexican limes this year.
March 18th, 2014
Expanding into new areas has helped Giumarra fill watermelon supply gaps.
After last week’s IBO conference in Mexico, two experts revealed plans for building blueberry demand.
March 17th, 2014
Mexican developers hope to trial fruit and veggie production in a portable, fridge-like chamber in the Ukraine.
March 14th, 2014
Mexico’s president traveled to the country’s avocado heartland yesterday to take a firm stance against crime.
March 13th, 2014
A shift from land to maritime trade could improve commerce between Pennsylvania and Veracruz.
March 11th, 2014
Mexico’s berry industry has been hopeful for Chinese blackberry access in 2014, but raspberries could be in line too.
March 10th, 2014
A Mexican project to benefit diabetics has given rise to a smartphone app to measure fruit ripeness.
March 5th, 2014
The largest asparagus distributor in North America has teamed up with California-based FoodLink.
March 3rd, 2014
From Shanghai to Pretoria to Sao Paulo, two PMA execs cover a string of Fresh Connections events in the pipeline.
February 17th, 2014
From Colombian avocados to U.S. blueberries, Camposol is looking to new supplies to build its brand.
February 12th, 2014
Chinese authorities will be visiting Mexico very soon to inspect berry orchards as part of trade talks.
January 31st, 2014
Peruvian authorities expect to reach a mandarin export agreement with Brazil by April.
January 30th, 2014
Agronometrics CEO Colin Fain looks at market differences between the Mexican and U.S. avocado seasons.
January 22nd, 2014
Renovations to Mexico’s highway system will create a fast track for fresh produce to Texas.
January 21st, 2014
A Mexican cartel has suffered mass arrests, possibly returning power to local lime growers.
January 14th, 2014
The Adelita raspberry has been highlighted by marketers as a travel-durable variety.
January 7th, 2014
An impending South Korea lime deal is one of a raft of new market openings slated by the Mexican government.
December 13th, 2013
Researchers at Mexico’s Cinvestav are developing technology to help papaya growers better detect viruses.
December 10th, 2013
The United States, Mexico and Guatemala will continue joint efforts to eradicate the Mediterranean fruit fly.
December 3rd, 2013
The fourth International Blueberry Conference will bring a global perspective to Mexico’s growing industry.
December 2nd, 2013
A Vocativ.com story alleging drug cartel involvement in the Mexican avocado trade has gone viral.
If Mexican agriculture can satisfy U.S. demands, it can compete anywhere, argues VISER president Eric Viramontes.
November 28th, 2013
Safety is the main driver behind a USDA decision to temporarily halt avocado imports from a town in northern Mexico.
November 14th, 2013
Mexico’s Colima state will begin its watermelon harvest next month and provide fruit through May.
November 11th, 2013
Papaya producers can avoid high pesticide costs using a variety of biological control measures.
November 7th, 2013
Mission Produce has joined with China’s Lantao to get second-tier city consumers eating more avocados.
October 31st, 2013
Sirane Food Packaging has entered a deal with Mexico’s Jifkins to distribute its products in Central America.
October 30th, 2013
Produce company Giumarra will offer three fair trade squash varieties from Mexico in November.
October 28th, 2013
The Mexican government has introduced an organic certification in a bid to boost production and competitiveness.
October 25th, 2013
Florida Tomato Committee manager Reggie Brown hopes enforcement problems won’t arise under a new Mexican pricing agreement.
October 17th, 2013
Southern Specialties will be expanding its berry offering with the Adelita raspberry.
October 10th, 2013
Gerardo Cruz from Driscoll’s discusses plans to ramp up Mexican blackberry production with sweeter fruit.
October 2nd, 2013
California’s Sun World will now include Peru’s Camposol and Mexico’s Grupo Alta in its grape program.
September 30th, 2013
Parallel negotiations for bilateral trade have received a boost through U.S. recommendations to allow Mexican potato imports.
September 27th, 2013
In spite of inclement weather, Giumarra expects a strong showing for its Mexican asparagus seasons.
September 26th, 2013
Avocado expert Avi Crane discusses a “rain market” that surpasses anything experienced by the industry in the past.
September 23rd, 2013
Peru’s agriculture minister hopes to work with Mexico to strengthen a complementary global avocado trade.
September 19th, 2013
Mexican researchers have found certain fungi and bacteria to speed up fruit tree maturity by up to 40%.
September 17th, 2013
Mexico’s new marketing board, Avocados from Mexico, will be investing millions this year in winning over U.S. consumers.
September 6th, 2013
With Mexico’s U.S. tomato trade vulnerable to anti-dumping measures, the industry is actively evaluating other markets.
Calavo Growers outstripped the sales growth rate for the U.S. avocado industry as a whole in the third quarter.
September 5th, 2013
Growers in 10 Mexican municipalities will now be able to sell their guavas more easily thanks to a new phytosanitary status.
August 29th, 2013
Mexico’s Roger Gay discusses a need for better direct access to Europe and the prospects of better tasting irradiated mangoes.
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