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PMA and United Fresh to hold member vote on merger plans

The Boards of Directors of the PMA and United Fresh will each host a member vote-seeking consent in support of the proposed merger between the two leading U.S. produce organizations.
April 16 , 2021

U.S. retail produce sales report berries with robust increases in March

The notable exception to decreasing sales is berries as in addition to being the biggest seller, still managed robust sales increases both in comparison to 2019 pre-pandemic normal with over a 28 percent increase and year-on-year at more than a nine percent increase.
April 16 , 2021

SanLucar ships citrus from Spain to Germany via rail transport for first time

For the first time in its history, SanLucar is transporting its products by rail from Spain to Germany using Transfesa Logistics' refrigerated rail express service.
April 16 , 2021

French frosts "greatest agricultural catastrophe of 21st century" - ag minister

At least a third of French wine production worth almost €2 billion in sales will be lost this year after rare freezing temperatures devastated many vines and fruit crops across France.
April 16 , 2021

100 days post Brexit, what are the impacts on the produce sector?

John Giles of Promar International says: "They always say Rome wasn’t built in a day – but neither has the full impact of Brexit been seen in the UK after 100 – yet."
April 16 , 2021

New sustainable packaging project to extend guacamole's shelf life

This project will help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and focuses on the reduction of food waste and the use of synthetic preservatives.
April 15 , 2021

USDA invests over $330M to promote food supply chain recovery

"We launched USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers to respond in a broader, fairer way to the pandemic’s impact across food and agriculture, and we are following through on our promise,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
April 15 , 2021

Zeder share price surges as it considers Capespan sale - report

South African-based agricultural investment company and Capespan owner Zeder said it had received approaches from third parties regarding some of its portfolio of investments.
April 15 , 2021

Colombia aims for 10 percent growth in banana exports in 2021

Colombia hopes to boost its banana exports by 10 percent this year, which would bring in $1 billion in income for the world's fifth-largest producer of the fruit.
April 15 , 2021

Organic fresh produce sales up 9 percent in Q1, driven by berries and salad

Packaged salads remain the single largest driver of organic dollars, accounting for 17 percent of all organic sales, with berries, fresh herbs and lettuce also showing a strong performance.
April 15 , 2021