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Kroger sees 30% sales surge

After announcing "hero worker" wages on the frontlines of the pandemic, Kroger experienced a 30% sales surge and borrows US$1bn to mitigate future losses.
April 02 , 2020

Covid-19's impact on Latin American ports, China's fruit pricing and global trade

A new report details the global impact of Covid-19 on fresh produce trade, highlighting Latin America's container shortage and Italy's canceled orders.
April 02 , 2020

Fresh produce foodservice demand has "virtually stopped" in Europe, NA - Rabobank

However, Rabobank said in a report that overall sales volumes of fresh produce are expected to remain at pre-pandemic levels or even to increase.
April 02 , 2020

Australian banana group urges visa extensions amid labor shortage fears

The Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) says retaining current staff on bananas farms was "imperative" to protect the continuity of supply of bananas to Australian consumers, and keep banana growers in business. 
April 02 , 2020

Check out the launch video of the Agricultural Water Summit

The first-ever Agricultural Water Summit will take place in Chile on August 26, 2020, addressing the water crisis that's affecting the industry throughout the world.
April 02 , 2020

U.K. grocery sales grows by fastest rate in decade

Lidl, Sainsbury's and Tesco have all reported jumps in sales as March broke the record for the month with the highest grocery sales.
April 01 , 2020

Opinion: Lessons and challenges of cooperation in times of Covid-19

Manuel Otero of the Interamerican Agricultural Cooperation Institute stresses the importance of local agriculture in times of crisis as critical to food security.
April 01 , 2020

EC urges member states to open borders to seasonal farm workers

The executive branch of the economic bloc said countries should establish simple and fast procedures to ensure smooth passage for essential workers with proportionate health screenings.
March 31 , 2020

Dozens of produce organizations urge USDA to develop market stabilization plan

The letter comes as the industry suffers from economic consequences related to the Covid-19 pandemic, which United Fresh previously estimated would cost it at least US$5bn plus US$1bn per week in lost sales.
March 31 , 2020

USDA proposes opening all ports of entry to South African citrus

Currently, fresh citrus from South Africa must be cold treated and imports are restricted to Newark, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, Wilmington, DE, and Houston, TX due to pest concerns.
March 31 , 2020