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Blueberries in Charts: Finding opportunities in the gaps

The choppiness of the U.S. market prices and volumes are reflective of the intense seasonality that marks the industry, leaving two distinctive commercial windows with high pricing right around April and October.
June 19 , 2018

'Prepare now' for U.K. access challenges, warns Fresh Produce Consortium's Nigel Jenney

Whether it’s Brexit or plant health regulations, change is coming to the U.K. market, meaning global fresh produce operators cannot ignore the trading challenges ahead.
June 19 , 2018

EC decision on Total Produce-Dole deal expected by mid-July

Total Produce's chief executive had voiced fears the EU competition watchdog could delay the US$300 million deal's consummation until the end of the year.
June 19 , 2018

U.S.: Del Monte recalls vegetable trays amid Cyclospora outbreak

The recalled products were distributed to several retailers across six states.
June 18 , 2018

Argentine pome fruit exports recover from downward trend

Argentine apple and pear exports from January through April managed to notch a year-on-year increase, bucking a downward trend that both had been on for four years.
June 18 , 2018
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Colombia boosts 2018 avocado export forecast Shipments from January through April were up nearly three-fold year-on-year.

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South Africa: DAFF clarifies U.S. citrus rule not yet final The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries had said earlier this week that a U.S. rule allowing citrus imports from CBS areas in South Africa had been published, but on Friday it said that the rule was not yet final.

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Maersk closes Chilean container factory after just three years The company attributed the decision to an overproduction of containers in the world and ongoing difficulties with producing them in Chile.

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Plant-based here to stay, say experts at LPS18 Foodservice Forum Plant-based eating in all its guises has developed into a firm fixture that is here to stay on eating-out menus across the U.K., driven by consumer conscience for their own health as well as global sustainability.

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State of the Market - Week 23, 2018 The opening prices of Chilean lemons in the U.S. market were not as attractive as last year, although in Japan they were higher.

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U.S.: 2018 cherry crop forecast down by a quarter With Washington, California and Oregon all forecast with lower crops, Michigan is the only top-four production state expecting an increase.

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U.S.: Wonderful Co. emerges as fastest growing CPG company The Wonderful Company has positioned itself as the number-one growth leader among all multibillion-dollar consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, as well as the growth leader in produce in 2017.

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Two leading blueberry companies merge The U.S. and European organizations are family-owned and long-time friends and industry allies.

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U.S. proposes market access for Ecuadorian avocados Although Ecuador is wedged in between avocado industry powerhouse Peru and up-and-comer Colombia, the country's Hass avocado sector is still relatively young.

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Chilean walnut industry takes collateral damage from U.S.-India trade spat India may have implemented a higher tariff rate in retaliation for increased U.S. duties on steel and aluminum, but Chilean shippers will also pay the price.

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