Britvic, soft drinks, fruit drinks, fruit juices, fresh produce, UK, Ireland, results

Soft drinks manufacturer Britvic underwent sales and pre-tax profit growth in the last quarter of the financial year despite a drop in domestic sales.

Heinz supplies seeds to tomato farms

Alimentos Heinz, Heinz, Venezuela, tomato, tomato paste, agriculture, Heinz Kraft, seeds, crops Tomato producer Alimentos Heinz CA is providing seeds to growers in Venezuela as the country gears up to start planting operations for the new crop.

Nigeria to build tomato production facilities

tomatoes, tomato paste, processing tomato, Nigeria, investment, agriculture, fresh produce A facility for the production of tomato plantlets and a tomato processing factory are to be set up in Nigeria by a consortium of local and foreign investors.

TUF-Bumble Bee deal looks imminent

Thai Union’s chief executive Thirapong Chansari stated that the firm has prepared potential buyers for Chicken of the Sea if the US Department of Justice, expected to rule on December 18, approves the acquisiti...

Short canning season for Spanish mandarins

Prices for Spanish canned mandarins remain high, as manufacturers foresee the canning season will finish one month earlier, before Christmas.

Turkish hazelnut supply flow improves

Hazelnuts; DFN; nuts; Liquidity in the Turkish hazelnut market has improved with good quantities now arriving mainly from middlemen rather than farmers, a UK trader reported today.

Pinnacle Foods to buy Boulder Brands

US frozen food manufacturer Pinnacle Foods announced it is to buy Boulder Brands Inc for USD682 million, as it seeks to expand its presence in the glu...

France consistent on walnut exports

France has maintained a reasonable volume of walnut exports in the first eight months of this year.

Ukrainian grape harvest forecast 19% down

Grape production in Ukraine is forecast to drop 19% to 351,800 tonnes this year, according to the Association of Vinegrowers and Winemakers of Ukraine...

Washington raspberry crop down 28%

Raspberry production in the US state of Washington fell 28% this year against the previous season, according to latest data provided to FOODNEWS.

AMS campaign under way in Chinese main cities

The Australian Macadamia Society’s (AMS) campaign promoting the nut in China is being launched today in Shanghai with another launch to follow on Thur...

Singles’ Day nut sales smash China records

China’s largest e-commerce website selling nuts,, sold CNY266.0 million (USD41.59 million) worth of products during the 24-hour consumer ...

Mexican agri-food trade on the rise in 2015 to date

Mexican agri-food exports generated USD20.32 billion in revenues in the first nine months of the year, showing a 5.8% growth year-on-year.

Australians urged to increase nut intake

Research shows that Australian consumers are not eating enough nuts to fully benefit their health.

US tomato paste trade drops in September

US shipments of tomato paste dropped by one-quarter in the month of September year-on-year on the back of limited trade to Europe.

European frozen cherry market remains stable

Prices for European frozen sour cherries have been characterised by broad stability over the recent weeks, FOODNEWS understands.

Professional e-learning on Bourgogne wines

Professional e-learning on Bourgogne wines is now available to everyone, the Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) has announced.

Russia plans to make Crimea centre of fish canning

The Russian government plans to make Crimea a centre of domestic fish canning during the next several years, according to Ilya Shestakov, head of the Russian Fe...

Chinese demand for blueberries rising fast

Chinese demand for blueberries has been growing rapidly, fostering both higher imports and expansion of domestic farmland to the crop.


Hazelnut market stable despite low arrivals

The Turkish hazelnut market has held stable today even though the volume of material arriving has continued to decline.

Cargo freight ship and rail crane

EU agri-food exports up but trade surplus down

EU agri-food exports to the US and China increased by more than EUR2.50 billion (USD2.68 bln) each in the 12 months to August 2015, new European Commission data...

Millions of rows of trade data available to subscribers

Use our new Trade Dashboard to view millions of rows of trade data for processed food commodities - from AJC to tomato paste

frozen raspberries, Poland, Serbia

Frozen raspberry prices stabilise further

Price stability has characterised the frozen raspberry market, according to the latest information made available to FOODNEWS this week, although trading activi...

Freezing weather hit tree crops in Italy

Freezing temperatures have hit vegetable and tree crops in several areas of Italy, after a sharp weather change following a warmer-than-average autumn.

lycored, ingredient, tomato, tomato paste, tomato pulp, tomatoes

LycoRed launches new tomato pulp ingredient

Ingredients manufacturer LycoRed has developed a new dry tomato pulp ingredient as a replacement for tomato paste.

Agrana, results, bioethanol, biofuel, sugar, EBIT, profit

Agrana expects higher operating profit in 2015-16

Austrian-based commodity and food products supplier Agrana Group has edged up its operating profit forecast for the 2015-16 financial year.In a press statement ...

Editorial: news from the end of the world

It is once again that time of year when we are publishing our special supplement on Chile, the locomotive of the Latin American railway.