Monthly Archives: January 2018

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Agro-food trends in SA

By | January 18th, 2018|SA Industry News|

Below is a summary of major trends in the global and local agro-food system: Consumers have increased power with regard to what they will buy, where they will buy it, and what they will pay for it. Globally and locally there has been a shift away from starch-based diets to an animal-protein based diet. In addition, consumer [...]

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SA expects good citrus season

By | January 18th, 2018|SA Industry News|

The drought in the Western Cape has contributed somewhat to South Africa's production figures. For most products, the negative effect of the drought has been negated by larger cultivation acres. This means a good 2017/2018 market is expected for oranges, grapefruit and lemons. Mandarins are the only fruit that's acreage expansion cannot compensate for the [...]

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Florida grapefruit season “best forgotten”

By | January 18th, 2018|Global Industry News|

Cédric Geens of W. Jockheere, an import company in Brussels, Belgium, has called the Florida grapefruit season "a season to be best forgotten". Last year hurricane Irma ravaged the area in the US, causing massive damage. There was not a lot left of the grapefruits. "It is extremely difficult to find any grapefruits in Florida. [...]

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Tesco is growing

By | January 18th, 2018|Global Industry News|

In the week before Christmas, Tesco processed 58 million transactions and 770 000 online orders. This British supermarket chain can look back with satisfaction; not only on these last weeks of the year but also over the book year's third quarter, where they also reported positive figures. In the 19 weeks prior to 6 January [...]

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Vredendal table grape volumes down due to December heatwave

By | January 18th, 2018|SA Industry News|

According to Nico Greeff, chairman of the Olifants River Growers’ Association, Vredendal was the worst hit which temperatures exceeding 50°C on two consecutive days. The damage here was especially noticeable on mid-season cultivars, such as Red Globe and Krissy. “Mid-season cultivars have sustained about 50% sunburn damage throughout the area.” He added that the late-season [...]

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New packaging brings improved produce quality and shelf life

By | January 18th, 2018|Global Industry News|

Anacail provides a unique technology for improving the quality and shelf-life of fresh produce. The Anacail System uses plasma technology to convert a portion of the oxygen inside a food pack into ozone, a natural germicidal agent. The process shown is rapid and is applied to products in the their final retail packaging, making the [...]

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