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OVERVIEW GLOBAL GRAPEFRUIT MARKET
Dunkirk and Calais strike continues
Hauliers now refusing to send trucks to UK
Egyptian onions in demand thanks to European shortage
Raffaele Bucella from Granfrutta Zani
Italy: Slow kiwi and pear market, livelier apple demand
J.A. García: "We don't want to blame other countries for the current campaign"
Ambitious project for Spanish lemon and grapefruit
“On the French market, we must offer tomatoes of excellent taste quality”
María Dolores Pelegrín, of Apemar:
"Turkish competition is increasingly tougher for Spanish grapefruit"
Andreas Schindler sees a yearning for authenticity
"Increasing demand for sincerity in a world which so often seems fake"
UK: Warm February brings asparagus back on track
Jan Preiss, Preiss Agrar, Handel & Beratung e.K.
"Consumers prefer citrus fruits from the EU compared other, third countries"
Special Australia / New Zealand
NZ: Mr Apple's new varieties pass consumer tests as production prepares to ramp up
Global Focus Grapes
"The quality of our Chinese grapes is guaranteed by adherence to organic standards throughout the production process"
Estimate is 30% down, but massive expansion and new growing regions exert upward pressure
South Africa: Heatwave reduces Hass, but avo crop could still surprise
The focus of Lab Innova's programme of this year: fruit and vegetables (in collaboration with Macfrut)
Stronger relationship between Italy and African countries
Also in Battipaglia the situation is positive, while in Puglia cultivations are being damaged by frost
Artichokes are now being harvested in Marche at a very good price
Gottfried Kreimer, Kreimer Obst & Gemüsehandelsgmbh Wien:
"Constant sales of Austrian edible flowers"
Sustainable packaging solution presented for the first time at Biofach 2019
"Robust cotton nets, use again and again"
Quantities of Sardinian artichokes should increase in one or two weeks' time
Consistent increase in quotations during February at the Lusia Fresh Produce Market
Survey: Campaign for the outermost region labels and consumer motivation
Del Monte Pacific turns $2.6 million profit compared to $38 million net loss last year
Agrargenossenschaft Heringen separates from fruit-growing division
"With a heavy heart, we decided to stop fruit production"
Hall 10 – Stand H58
Schoeller Allibert: Latest innovations on show at the CFIA 2019 in Rennes, France
Calavo Growers’ income stabilized in First Fiscal-Quarter 2019
The Gariguette strawberries arrive on French market stalls
Sapros GmbH presents new snack salad cups
"Handmade snacks have a place on all To Go shelves"
Spain is the only country able to guarantee a stable, year-round pepper supply
Fruit and veg exports to the UK rise slightly
Unió de Llauradors:
Spain: "Only 39% of the expected citrus volume has been withdrawn for juicing"
McDonald’s signs agreement with Florette
Netherlands: Exports to Britain dropping for second year in a row
3rd National Stone Fruit Congress
Murcia is the second largest stone fruit producer in Spain
CMA CGM updates its Europe / Indian Ocean and Australia offering by upgrading NEMO service
Spain: Hortofrutícola Mabe invests 25 M€ in its new facilities
Avocado Love restaurant opens in Madrid
Economy of Turkey: Grim outlook for 2019
"Pumpkins increasingly popular on the Chinese market"
NZ: The Kiwifruit Claim preparing to enter the appeals stage
Strong growth of the group is reflected in this new milestone
Aldi opens its 200th branch in Switzerland
Flowers wilt faster when near fruit
Steady plantain imports meet good demand
Challenging start to purple asparagus trial
Japan imports record volume of frozen vegetables, China supplies 50%
Cherries take the leaad
Growing sales volume of imported fruit in China
Driscoll's expands Fair Trade Certified™ farms in Baja, Mexico
Produce importer/exporter opens tropical fruit division in Colombia
National Mango Board’s frozen mango amendment referendum
Valley of Rio Negro and Neuquen
Argentine pear and apple exports dropped by 16%
APAL officials visit growers of new variety in Tasmania
MSC enhances Australia Express service
Evolution of bird scaring tactics
New Zealand: Marlborough vineyards scare birds with drones
This March: Ratification process Peru - CPTPP
Rwanda: Horticulture exports grow by 80 percent
Organic Trade Association launches Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions program
Shipments of southern hemisphere premium Honeycrisp underway
Exports of citrus fruits from Uruguay decreased significantly
Global potato exports in dollar value
Median age in Europe
Summer Ice Extent 1970 - 2100
Waitrose & Partners: higher sales and a recovery in operating profits in FY 2018
ICA: 42% growth in online sales in FY 2018