Bonduelle might scale back on plans for expansion in Russia

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The financial crisis in the country, which has resulted in a significant fall in demand for canned foods, is forcing Bonduelle to reconsider its strategy.

Sockeye market improving despite low prices

Inventories of Alaskan canned salmon are winding down faster this year in connection with lower prices than in 2014 coupled with USDA purchases, according to a recent report.

Malaysia plans to increase pineapple output

Pile of pineapples The Malaysia Pineapple Industry Board (MPIB) has announced its intention to expand the country’s pineapple cultivation areas to 15,000 hectares

Terrorism can also impact DFN trading

Mixed dried fruit; DFN; dried fruit; nuts; tropicals; apricots; prunes; walnuts; Terrorism and political turmoil will definitely have impacts on the trading of dried fruit and nut products, Rotterdam trader Catz International observed in its latest report on the sector.

Trident, Ocean Beauty, Peter Pan win tender

The USDA has announced the winners of a USD5.3 million tender worth of canned wild Alaska pink salmon for the 2016 food assistance programmes.

Turkish DFN traders warily watching Russia

Apricots dried; DFN; dried fruit; Russia; Turkish exporters of dried fruits and nuts are carefully monitoring developments on Russia’s announcement that it will be restricting imports of Turkish agri-food produce.

Vietnam running low on cashew nut stocks

Stocks of raw cashew nuts in Vietnam are becoming limited, with Vietnamese processors buying West African product from India at the moment, Global Tra...

Walnut prices look set to slide lower in January

The international walnut market will show rapid changes now, Global Trading & Agency noted in its latest market report.

AFK Systema plans to lead fruit supply to Russia

Russian financial conglomerate AFK Systema plans to start massive purchases of fruit orchards in Russia, with the aim of fruits’ supplies for the need...

Chinese tomato sellers push prices down

Offers for Chinese triple concentrate tomato paste have dropped below the USD800 per tonne mark in a few cases, driven by smaller sellers trying to un...

Thailand to export to Chile duty-free

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Chile and Thailand has come into effect, granting immediate preferential access to more than 90% of bilateral t...

Spanish firm Tomcoex files for bankruptcy

Spain’s tomato processing industry Tomcoex has reportedly filed for voluntary bankruptcy.

MCDonald’s Spain adds MSC Tuna in menu

McDonald’s Spain has announced that it will use MSC-certified Pacifical skipjack tuna on its ‘Mediterranean tuna salad’ offered in its Spanish menu.

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...

Manta skipjack prices slump as Bangkok’s holding up

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 quo...

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.

USDA forecasts increase in SA apple output

South African production should increase by 2% in 2015/16 to 865,000 tonnes, said the USDA in a recent report.

Low orders unsettle Chinese mandarin canners

Chinese canners are facing a hard season with short crop, high raw material prices and few orders.

Frozen berries may be linked to Hep A cases in NZ

A number of cases of Hepatitis A recorded recently in New Zealand may be linked to frozen berry consumption, local authorities warned.


US peanut harvesting approaching end

Harvesting of US peanuts is nearly complete in most producing states.

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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

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.

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Bad weather affected Bulgarian cherry output

Cherry production in Bulgaria has been well below expectations this year due to unfavourable weather conditions.

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US tomato firm Morning Star faces million-dollar fine

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.

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Select Harvests reports strong financial results

Australia-based Select Harvests has recorded a third consecutive year of stronger financial performance.

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.