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New leaders bring big changes for Walmart, Sam's

January 24 , 2020

U.S.: Changes in lunch program may impact fruit industry

Rolling back Michelle Obama's lunch program, the USDA's new proposal which supposedly cuts food waste means less fruit and vegetables and more fried items.
January 24 , 2020

U.K.: Morrisons cuts thousands of management jobs in major shake-up

The U.K.'s big four supermarkets, including Morrisons, are all making changes to try to stem the flow of shoppers switching allegiance to discount stores.
January 24 , 2020

New red-fleshed apples sell out quickly in Europe

Italian Red Moon apples hit shelves two and a half months ago and the variety is now sold out, despite the fact that harvest was 50% up from last year.
January 24 , 2020

Spain: Valencia estimates €46M citrus losses from devastating storm Gloria

The weather front crashed into eastern Spain at the start of this week, bringing heavy winds, heavy rains, snowfall and huge waves.
January 23 , 2020

Fostering collaboration in agricultural robotics, Naïo Tech outlines the unexpected

Providing autonomous mechanical weeding, a French startup tells us about its unexpectedly collaborative platform and how it solves the labor shortage issue.
January 23 , 2020

South African Flash Gala shipments to reach Far East

After the variety's discovery nine years ago, the first shipment of South African Flash Gala apples - known for their color - will arrive to the Far East.
January 22 , 2020

Colombia's Pacific Fruits acquired by Irsaeli conglomerate

Pacific Fruits, a leading Colombian avocado exporter, was acquired by Managro, a conglomerate founded by Israeli businessmen in 2014.
January 22 , 2020

North American greenhouse growers in legal dispute over tomato trademark

An Illinois-based greenhouse grower is suing Mastronardi Produce over its use of the term “mighty” in its branding.
January 22 , 2020

Mexican bananas exported to China for first time

The 39-metric-ton shipment of Mexican bananas left from the state of Colima on Tuesday, according to Agriculture Minister Víctor Villalobos.
January 22 , 2020