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Spanish citrus should create brand

By | July 13th, 2019|Global Industry News|

According to Guillermo Edo, citrus fruits are still perceived as a generic product for which the sector has failed to create a brand. "In Spain, the current overproduction added to the pressure from imports (Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, etc.) are causing a crisis. The chains are looking for competitive prices and offers for the whole year, [...]

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Africa Free Trade Accord Unveiled As a Work in Progress

By | July 9th, 2019|Global Industry News|

This pact has been a long time coming. Talks began back in 2002 in an effort to find African solutions to African problems. Phase 1, tariffs The AfCTA zone will eliminate customs duties on 90 percent of goods. Seven per cent of goods are considered "sensitive", and not part of the deal, though their tariffs [...]

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Florida citrus production continues downward trend

By | June 13th, 2019|Global Industry News|

The 2018–19 Florida all-orange forecast released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on June 11 is 71.4 million boxes. The total includes 30.4 million boxes of non-Valencia oranges (early, mid-season and Navel varieties) and 41 million boxes of Valencia oranges. The June forecast for non-Valencia production is unchanged from the May forecast. Harvest is [...]

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Quick working capital a gap in the market

By | June 13th, 2019|Global Industry News|

A few years ago, Maersk, the largest shipper of containers globally, decided to start focusing on their core activities: shipping and transporting goods, according to Edwin Visser, Trade & Commodity Finance Executive, and Wouter van den Bosch, Trade Finance Sales Executive for Maersk. The transport and logistics company asked itself the question: ‘What are our [...]

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Good post-harvest hygiene essential to limit fruit fly

By | June 6th, 2019|Global Industry News|

Prioritising post-harvest hygiene strategies over Autumn is critical in protecting next season’s crops from Queensland Fruit Fly (Qfly) and other pests. Effective post-harvest hygiene ensures fruit fly eggs, larvae, pupae or adult flies do not remain on the landscape following the harvest of crops. The collection and destruction of susceptible fruit is essential in ensuring [...]

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Cold storage is hot item in US real estate investment

By | June 6th, 2019|Global Industry News|

Thanks to new food delivery services such as Peapod by Giant, Amazon Fresh and Blue Apron, cold storage warehouses and distribution centers are suddenly in high demand. Spencer Levy, senior economic advisor for CBRE research: “It is very niche. About 2% or 3% of all goods on groceries are bought online, and we expect the [...]

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Partnership with NBA to introduce consumers to new kind of table grape

By | June 6th, 2019|Global Industry News|

A family of grape growers in California has partnered with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to introduce consumers to a new variety of the healthy snack food. The Campbell and Middleton families, owners of Blanc Vineyards in Bakersfield, have entered the company into a multi-year licensing deal with the NBA that will see official league [...]

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Primofiore lemons still being processed

By | May 22nd, 2019|Global Industry News|

"Production is in full swing and will go on like this until June/July. We are still packaging and commercializing a lot of good-quality produce from Sicily and are working mainly with Primofiore, as Bianchetto volumes are low this year and there should also be very few Verdello lemons," explains Ferdinando Vinaccia from "La Costiera", one [...]

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More rail/boat transport to avoid traffic jams

By | May 22nd, 2019|Global Industry News|

From the road to rail or sea - this is a trend that aims to make the transportation of goods more efficient. It will also reduce CO2 emissions. Last week a direct rail connection between the Dutch city of Rotterdam and southern Spain was started. It is used to transport fruit. This week the Flemish [...]

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Climate change affects citrus in Mexico

By | May 8th, 2019|Global Industry News|

According to producers from the state of Tamaulipas, there will be a drop in citrus production, especially of oranges, in the next harvest due to climate change and the lack of rainfall in the region. Javier Ibarra Echartea, a spokesman for the Union of Citrus growers, said that global warming was affecting the region causing [...]

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