Highlights from the second quarter of 2019 - FreshFruitPortal.com

Highlights from the second quarter of 2019

As we prepare for 2020, FreshFruitPortal.com invites you to check out some of the highlights from 2019!

The editorial team would also like to take this opportunity to wish an excellent end of the year and happy holidays!

Please find below some of our most popular stories from April to June this year:

Sun World sells its farming operations
 
A sea change in the nature of the produce industry, Sun World announced that it will focus its resources on genetics, branding and licensing, while a Sun Pacific affiliate is set to acquire its growing operations.

 

U.S.: Avocado price spike 'largely the result of undersupply', suppliers say
 
Representatives from various companies along the supply chain in Mexico and the U.S. said the biggest price rise in a decade was heavily to do with the dynamics of supply and demand, rather than the threats to close the border.

 

U.S.: Kroger subsidiary ditches single-use plastic bags
 
QFC made good on its promise to be the first Kroger market to make this transition as part of the #ZeroHungerZeroWaste initiative. 

 

Fall Creek founder's insights into "changing" blueberry industry
 
The blueberry industry pioneer delved into valuable topics including horticultural practices, methods to extend shelf life, and the need for innovation.

 

Leading fruit breeders form alliance to fight rising IP infringement
 
Four of the world’s top fruit breeders joined forces to stop ongoing attempts to appropriate proprietary plant material and infringe their Intellectual Property rights, representatives of the firms announced at the inaugural Global Grape Summit.

 

Blueberries in Charts: Prices enter their jumpy phase
 
Agronometrics highlighted some of the particularities surrounding blueberries and gave some market predictions.