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China imports record banana volume

As China's domestic banana crops suffer from Panama Disease, the nation is becoming more reliant on supplies from Southeast Asia and South America.
June 24 , 2019

Bayer and AlphaBio Control join forces to distribute new biological pest control

The pesticide, called Flipper, is safe for users, selective for crops and pollinators, and is already registered in many EU countries, says Bayer.
June 24 , 2019

Fresh Del Monte Produce short interest up 31% from April

As of May 31st, Fresh Del Monte Produce's short interest totaled 781,500 shares, compared with the April 30th total of 595,700 shares.
June 21 , 2019

How Amazon sparked change in grocery industry

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods two years ago motivated some of the largest grocers to amp up their online services, Digital Commerce 360 explains.
June 21 , 2019

U.K. trade: Key dates, including Brexit, looming to maintain frictionless produce imports

At London Produce Show seminar, experts remind industry leaders to be wary of timelines on regulations for new pests, new import requirements for products and the EU plant health mandate.
June 21 , 2019
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Argentina's citrus crop still "paralyzed", light export volumes forecasted "Surely there will be smaller volumes because much of the crop can no longer be recovered. The fruit biologically has a period, which, if passed, no longer can meet export quality," said the president of Federcitrus.

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Ag industry discusses keys to adapting to climate change A significant consideration for adapting to climate change is how to use water and technologies most effectively to allow for more efficient processes, emphasized agronomist Marjorie Menard.

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Colombia: Citrus crops ravaged by yellow dragon According to Mayor Félix Fontalvo, the disease has cost two municipalities' citrus harvesters about US$36 million a day in production profits.

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Q&A: Reynolds executive development chef provides insights on plant-based movement Diane Camp discusses the opportunities for distributors to convey menu ideas to their customers during the London Produce Show's Foodservice Forum.

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Peru's blueberry export volume to increase 60% over last year Peru's blueberry exports are also set to reach a value of US$830 million in 2019, up 51% from its 2018 campaign, according to a report by Scotiabank.

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EU's citrus production set to rise 8% over last year The increase is due to an expected rebound in Spanish production, the EU’s main citrus producer, which saw favorable growing conditions, says the USDA.

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Opinion: Produce and politics When politics in produce goes beyond policy regarding food production and consumption, it's up to the industry to point out the long-term consequences, says Oster & Associates president Bev Oster.

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State of the Market - Week 24, 2019 The price of table grapes rose in Asia this week due to lower supplies from Chile and Australia. Meanwhile, kiwifruit and apple prices in Latin America were up.

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Wealmoor develops plant-based snack range, targets growth for understated papaya The move forms part of Wealmoor’s intention to gain independent recognition for its brands and the high quality, responsibly-sourced produce they represent.

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Three challenges for the Colombian avocado sector Colombia is one of the most attractive supplies of Hass avocado in the world due to its almost year-round availability, but some key challenges remain.

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