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Photo Gallery: The Amsterdam Produce Summit 2018

Check out photos from the omni-channel-focused produce industry conference that took place in the Dutch capital last week and featured a stellar line-up of expert speakers.
November 19 , 2018

South Africa: Record season for citrus across the board

In total, 135.2 million cartons of citrus fruit have been packed and passed for export compared to 123 million last year.
November 19 , 2018

Peru: Avocado, blueberry returns fail to keep up with volume surge

This 2018 avocado season has been described as the worst on record due to low prices, while for blueberries the value of exports rose by only half the rate of volume growth.
November 19 , 2018

New Zealand's largest cocaine bust found in banana shipment

The cocaine, which had arrived in August and was destined to be distributed in Australia, was replaced with an inert substance so that police could control the delivery.
November 17 , 2018

Chilean citrus exports soar by 32% in 2018

All the major citrus categories saw double-digit growth this season, which was described by an industry body as one "of great contrasts."
November 16 , 2018
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Sorma Group brings major innovations to Interpoma From the pages of Produce Business UK The thing that I take for granted that I forget from a foreign perspective is end delivery is 30 minutes, which is quite remarkable,” says Richard McKenzie, partner in retail and consumer goods, Asia Pacific, at consultancy Oliver Wyman. The retail expert estimates that in the microcosm of […]

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U.S.: Sheehan Genetics to start licensing grape varieties directly The owner of the Sheegene collection of grape varieties has announced that its long-standing U.S. exclusivity agreement with Williams Nurseries has expired.

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Chile expects slightly lower fresh blueberry exports, strong frozen market conditions An industry representative says that volumes are expected to ramp up this month and commented that while some plantations have been affected by the recent hail the full impact is yet unclear.

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Study: Risk of scale insects being exported with Colombian avocados is limited Writing on behalf of the World Avocado Congress taking place in Colombia next year, Takumasa Kondo and Jasmín Adriana Muñoz talk about a recent study they carried out looking into scale insects.

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Australia: Costa enters deal to acquire NCF farms The deal will help the country's leading integrated grower consolidate its position in Australia's two leading fruit export crops - citrus and table grapes.

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Fruitday co-founder Loren Zhao presented with Trailblazer Award at Amsterdam Produce Summit The Trailblazer Award recognizes 'discovery, courage, innovation and execution of an idea that advances the fruit and vegetable industry.

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State of the Market - Week 45, 2018 Blueberry prices fell in the U.S. in week 45 on the back of rising Southern Hemisphere supplies.

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Jupiter Group expanding in South Africa From the pages of Produce Business UK The thing that I take for granted that I forget from a foreign perspective is end delivery is 30 minutes, which is quite remarkable,” says Richard McKenzie, partner in retail and consumer goods, Asia Pacific, at consultancy Oliver Wyman. The retail expert estimates that in the microcosm of […]

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Cool Fresh International launches new garlic solution for culinary consumers BonAjo Single Garlic Cloves is a premium retail and foodservice market offering with freshness, quality, convenience, consistency and food safety in mind.

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China: Fruit retailer Pagoda achieves record orders for Singles Day This year was the first time Pagoda took part in a full omnichannel Singles Day campaign, selling across different channels both online and offline.

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