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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 company told FOODNEWS today at Biofach.

Early Easter spurs demand for vine fruits

Raisins; DFN; nuts; vine fruits; Dried Fruit report; This year Easter falls earlier, so importers have reported an early increase in sales of all types of vine fruits.

Cold may affect Mexican lemon flowering

Mexican producers estimate that unfavourable weather could hamper 20% of the flowering, and hence, diminish output.

Coca-Cola closes three Indian bottling plants

India, HCCB, Coca-Cola, plant closures Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages (HCCB) has stopped operations at its plants in Kaladera near Jaipur (Rajasthan), Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and Brynihat (Meghalaya), as part of what looks like a consolidatio...

Mother Dairy to build frozen and purée plant

Mother Dairy, Panchi, frozen fruits, purée 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.

Warm weather assists US almond bloom

Almond blossom; almonds; DFN; nuts; Blue Diamond Almonds; 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.

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 t...

EU distributors sought for organic juice

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

China a consistent peanut exporter

China exported a considerable quantity of peanuts last year although the bulk of its output continues to be consumed domestically.

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, compared with the year before.

Organic retail IQF fruits showcased at Biofach

German frozen processor Natural Cool has added two new ranges of organic IQF fruit to its existing retail line, as it expands its frozen consumer port...

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.

USDA/NASS leaves Florida forecast unchanged

The predicted harvest of 69 million boxes (36 mln boxes of early/midseasons and 33 mln boxes of Valencias) is 29% less than last year's production.

Camposol hits record profits

Higher volume sales of blueberries, tangerines, mangoes, prawns and other seafood products boosted Composol’s earnings in the fourth quarter of 2015 as well as ...

Raspberries in demand but suppliers short

There is still demand in Europe for IQF raspberries, both conventional and organic, but most suppliers are unable to fulfil any requests, FOODNEWS was told toda...


Cashew market looks to be mostly subdued

Most interested parties have contracted their needs before the start of the Tet Festival in Vietnam, Aldebaran Commodities said in a report today.

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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Organic, global organic, Organic Monitor

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 rele...

HLB, huanglongbing, greening, Florida citrus

USDA pours more millions into greening research

The USDA has announced a further tranche of USD20.1 million in funding into research to fight citrus greening (HLB).

Tomato puree, tomato paste, ketchup, Byodo

Big demand for organic foodservice tomato lines

German-based organic fruit and vegetable processor Byodo is seeking to expand its share of production for export, with the aim of exporting 10% of output in the...

Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak on course for environmental targets

The Swedish packaging company reckons it will sell 100 million of its new recyclable Tetra Rex beverage packs this year.

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.