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Speculation mounts over Dole corporate office move

One of the world's most well-known fresh produce companies may be scoping out opportunities to develop a new office in Charlotte, North Carolina.
March 20 , 2019

Australian veggie exports jump in 2018

Australian fresh vegetable exports rose by 11.4% last year with Singapore retaining its spot as the leading market, while high growth rates were seen for potatoes, onions, broccoli and cauliflower.
March 19 , 2019

Could early sweet apple 'Posy' herald rosy future for NZ growers?

In a launch that has been 20 years in the making, two New Zealand apple growers have made the first shipments of a new apple variety they hope will take the Chinese market by storm.
March 19 , 2019

Argentina leads the way in organic pome fruit exports to the EU

Argentine pome fruit growers are reaping the benefits of organic fruit demand in the European Union, positioning themselves as the leading suppliers outside the community.
March 18 , 2019

Spanish growers ring alarm bells over citrus greening

The Spanish citrus industry has demanded immediate steps to prevent the spread of an insect known to carry huanglongbing (HLB), a disease it claims could have "almost apocalyptic" impacts on the sector.
March 18 , 2019
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Aussie produce industry sets ambitious goals for sustainable packaging A new group representing Australia's leading fresh fruit and vegetable companies has set a goal to make produce packaging 100% recyclable.

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U.K.: Major industry players snap up the next generation of talent at The Fresh Careers Fair 2019 Some of the biggest names in fresh food and drink connected with hundreds of skilled job seekers at the annual recruitment event in London on Wednesday.

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Australia expecting best quality almond crop in a decade In addition, pundits believe the inventory at the end of the U.S. marketing year in August 2019 will be similar to that of 2018

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Greenyard to unlock "untapped potential" with transformation plan The plan, which comes in response to "continuing market pressure", is expected to deliver a REBITDA improvement of €20 million for 2019-20 but will likely result in job loses.

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Vienna's unpredictable vegetable orchestra This is Vienna’s Vegetable Orchestra: a 10-piece ensemble from the city of Beethoven, Brahms and Mozart that plays music with instruments made entirely from fresh produce.

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State of the Market - Week 10, 2019 Table grape prices fell almost across the board in the U.S. in week 10, while in Europe there were price increases for red and white seedless.

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T&G apple harvest underway amid expectations of bumper NZ crop Most apple exports have traditionally been sold into the U.K. and U.S., but that is changing as Asia and the Middle East emerge as key markets.

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Chile expecting U.S. to lift blueberry fumigation requirement by next season The end of restrictions on the entry of blueberries to the U.S. has been announced for years, but Chilean authorities and producers are confident that after five years the change will soon be realized

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Peruvian table grape exports set record and surpass forecasts An industry representative said the figure would mark a 51.5% rise over the previous season, which was severely affected by heavy rains and flooding at the start of 2017.

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U.S. table grape import season "interesting and unexpected", says Vanguard The Washington-based company also anticipates a "very strong" green market in the U.S. in April due to supply shortages and also says it will handle a rising proportion of Peruvian IP varieties in the North American country over the coming years.

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