Grape crush report, grape juice, wine crush, wine, California

The California Agricultural Statistics Service's annual Preliminary Grape Crush Report puts the size of the 2015 crush at 3.862 million (short) tons, compared with 4.145 mln tons in 2014,

South American prunes hit by poor weather

Prunes; dried fruit; DFN; El Nino; A few weeks ago the prune crops in Chile and Argentina were looking quite reasonable but this has now changed, QFN Trading & Agency warned in a market report today.

Polish fresh apple stocks at historic high

Apples, fresh apples, apple juice, AJC, WAPA, Poland While the European AJC price languishes below one euro per kilo, there are still no signs of buying activity and Poland has over 1.3 million tonnes of apples in store.

US almond shipments gaining momentum

Almonds; DFN; nuts; US almond shipments recorded a strong January with overall volumes for the month 12% up from those of a year ago, led by exports, which offset a year-on-year decline in domestic sales.

Organic bulk tomato products demand rises

Demand for organic and biodynamic bulk tomato products has been on a steady rise in recent years, prompting companies in the sector to expand their output.

Link between honey bees and almond bloom

Almond blossom; almonds; DFN; nuts; Honey bees are a vital element in the progress of the California almond bloom over the coming weeks, the Almond Board of California (ABC) noted in an article on its website.

Canned artichokes sale price slumps

Export revenue of Peruvian canned artichokes plunges by 28%, in a year-on-year comparison, Agrodata Peru reported.

Hazelnut market reverts to lack of offers mode

One UK trader noted in a report that both farmers and manaves (middlemen) are absent following demonstrations, against falling prices, earlier in the ...

Canned tuna sales slow despite falling prices

Latest customs data shows that demand for canned tuna has not taken off despite cheaper prices from all origins.

LiQberry tests Europes appetite for berry paste

Ukrainian firm LiQberry is seeking to expand sales of its trademark berry paste to European markets following good domestic reception, the company tol...

Spanish tomato firm's new winter gazpacho

Spanish organic processor Biosabor has launched a new range of ‘winter gazpacho’ for European markets, on display this week at the Biofach trade show ...

Indian FMCG giant plans move into frozen foods

ITC Ltd is already involved in frozen shrimps, and wants to expand into packed frozen products, including fish, fruits and vegetables.

Dutch processor launches berry and nut bars

Dutch frozen organic processor Boogaard has launched a new range of berry and nuts based snacks this week at the Biofach organic food fair in Germany.

Tigernuts and barberries on show at Biofach

German organic DFN supplier Bode Naturkost is showcasing two new lines or tigernuts and dried barberries at this week’s organic food trade show Biofac...

US remains world's largest organic market by far

In 2014 (the most recent year for which data is available), the US market was worth EUR27.0 billion (USD30.3 bln), according to the Organic Monitor report released at th...

Skipjack tuna prices moving upward

Skipjack tuna prices in both Manta and Bangkok are rising again.

Private equity firm buys coconut water maker

KarpReilly LLC has acquired San Francisco-based Zola, a maker of coconut water drinks, açaí juice, and chocolate covered fruit, for an undisclosed sum.

SA canned peach sales hit six-year high

South African exports of canned peaches soared by 38% in 2015, fostered by price declines of 23% per unit tonne, compared with the year before.

Bberri seeks EU distributors for organic juice

Chilean berry processor Bberri is looking for European distributors to market its 100% blueberry juice to specialised organic stores, particularly in Germany, B...

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Warm weather assists almond bloom in California

California’s almond bloom has benefited from warm weather in each of the main growing regions, a report from Blue Diamond Almonds Ingredients Division observed....

Kantar Worldpanel, frozen foods, convenience foods, ready meals, retailers, grocery shopping, BFFF,

Convenience foods responsible for UK frozen growth

The frozen food market in the UK recorded additional growth last year, driven by consumer demand for convenience and ready-to-eat options, latest statistics by ...

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tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomate industrial, trade, ketchup

Tomato sauce exports in EU origins on the rise

European trade of ketchup and other tomato sauces was characterised by sustained levels of demand from some of the main origins during 2015.

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TB Fruit will process Ukrainian produce in 2016

Ukrainian fruit and vegetable processor TB Fruit will source part of its raw material in Ukraine through its own orchards and contracted farmers in 2016, the co...

Rispoli, tomato paste, passata, organic, investment, Biofach

Italian tomato firm’s shift towards organic

Italian tomato processor Industria Conserviera Rispoli has changed its business from a predominantly conventional production to an organic operation that now ex...

Mother Dairy, Panchi, frozen fruits, purée

Mother Dairy to build new freezing and purée plant

The new INR 750 million (USD11 mln) facility in Ranchi will be the company's second fruit and vegetable processing plant, and its first in eastern India.

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.