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Belgium: Greenyard Fresh and Carrefour agree to strengthen partnership

Greenyard says the agreement will lead to a significant rise in the volume of fresh fruits and vegetables that it supplies to Carrefour Belgium, financially benefiting all parties in the supply chain.
April 23 , 2019

USDA launches countrywide youth contest to reduce food waste

The competition, open to students aged 11-18, will promote various eco-friendly strategies, including recovering excess food, recycling food scraps, and raising awareness about food waste.
April 23 , 2019

Amazon boosts ties with French food retailer Casino

The move could reportedly reignite speculation that the U.S. e-commerce giant is looking to purchase a European retailer, following its acquisition of Whole Foods Market last year.
April 23 , 2019

Kiwifruit in Charts: With stocks at five-year high, how will prices fare for Chile?

Chile is forecasting lower production than last year, but with higher stocks of Italian fruit in the U.S. market at the moment it is likely the market will remain stable with lower year-on-year prices over the coming weeks.
April 23 , 2019

U.S.: California's blueberry crop to be "significantly larger" than last year's, says CBC

The head of the California Blueberry Commission Todd Sanders expects blueberry volumes to be up 30% from last year and 10-15% compared to a typical season in the state.
April 23 , 2019
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