Pistachios; DFN; nuts; Iran;

Iranian pistachio exports declined sharply this October from those of the same month in 2014, but industry sources are cautiously optimistic that the country should be able to achieve a decent overall volume over the course of the whole season.

Steady vine fruit sales for South Africa

Raisins; DFN; dried fruit; South Africa has seen steady sales of vine fruits this year with some buyers switching from Turkish raisins to South African Choice Thompsons. 

Morning Star faces million-dollar fine

morning star, tomatoes, tomato paste, canned tomato, ketchup, tomato farming, california, usda, agriculture, water US tomato processor Morning Star is facing a fine of up to USD1.5 million for alleged violations of water treatment operations at one of its plants.

Dole’s export revenue highest in the region

Dole Philippines is the largest exporter by revenue of South Central Mindanao region.

Manta skipjack prices fall substantially

Prices of skipjack tuna landings in Manta to be delivered in December have dropped dramatically, falling behind Bangkok's, which have set at a price as low as April’s quotes.

US pecan carry-in higher than anticipated

Pecans; DFN; nuts; Young Pecan; The US carry-in volume of pecans into the 2015/16 season is much higher than anticipated earlier and this is indicative of a number of factors, such as a slower harvest, Young Pecan/National Pecan noted in a No...

Spain's sauce maker Ikofa expands packing output

Spanish sauce manufacturer Ikofa has expanded its plastic cubes packing capacity by 133% as of November, thanks to the installation of a new packing l...

Conesa's Portuguese plant upped processing

Conesa’s tomato processing plant in Portugal’s central municipality of Mora processed 150,000 tonnes of tomatoes in the latest crop, up from 110,000 t...

Polish frozen strawberry trade going strongly

Polish exports of frozen strawberries in the first eight months of this year totalled 88,877 tonnes, 38% above the same period in 2014.

Russia to restrict imports of Turkish agri-food

Russia is to ‘strengthen controls’ on imports of Turkish agri-food products in the wake of the downing of ones of its fighter jets in Syria earlier th...

Spain to export stone fruit to China

Following the trade agreement Spain could start shipping peaches and plums to China as early as next season.

Lidl plans major investment in Croatia

Lidl Croatia plans investments worth EUR40 million (USD42.48 mln) in the Croatian market in 2016,

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.

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.

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.

Ukraine setting up apple processing plant

A plant for apple processing is being built in Ukraine’s Ternopil region, through investment worth EUR10 million (USD10.63 mln).

TUF-Bumble Bee deal to be announced in December

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, expec...

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 supply flow improves

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

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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

European frozen cherry market remains stable

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

greening, orange, citrus, florida, UF/IFAS, IFAS, HLB

Florida researchers advance battle against greening

Researchers from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) announced what could represent a major breakthrough for the s...

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Heinz provides seeds to Venezuelan tomato farms

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.

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Britvic's profits grow amid falling sales

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.

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.