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17 April 2015Moño Azul seeks funds to solve labour crisis

The GF Group’s Argentinean subsidiary has asked the Neuquén Provincial Bank for ARS11m (US1.2m) to help solve a conflict with its workforce.

17 April 2015Del Monte secures US$800m credit facility

The multinational says the funds will be used for general corporate purposes, which may include the funding of possible acquisitions.

17 April 2015Tru-Cape inaugurates City Deep facility

South Africa’s largest topfruit distributor says its new distribution centre will enable it to further expand its cross-border business into Africa and the Middle East.

17 April 2015Funds found for TR4 battle

Queensland’s emergency response efforts to the deadly Panama Disease have been bolstered after receiving A$230,000 in federal government funding.

17 April 2015PFVA demands packaging change

Shippers warn that major markets the UAE and Oman are likely to ban imports from Pakistan because of the use of wooden crates.

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16 April 2015Record table grape exports for Peru

This season’s 21% increase in volume means Peru has now overtaken South Africa to become the southern hemisphere’s second largest table grape shipper.

16 April 2015Port of Antwerp boosted by container traffic

However the port noted a steep decline in throughput of fruit volumes, which contracted by 37.7% to 173,321 tonnes.

16 April 2015British cherry growers eye second successive record crop

Britain has enjoyed the sunniest winter since records began with a total of 196 hours, beating the previous record of 189 hours set in 2001.

16 April 2015Indian pear imports 'soar'

Rising domestic demand for pears has seen a growth in imports from the United States, South Africa and China.

16 April 2015Peruvian mango exports fall 31%

An alternate bearing ‘off year’ is blamed for the reduction in mango volumes from 6,152 reefer containers to 4,223.

15 April 2015India struggles under weight of apple imports

The reports of severe crop losses due to floods and hailstorms in Himachal Pradesh, which encouraged higher imports have proved to be inaccurate.

15 April 2015Yellow Dragon burns Asian Citrus

China’s largest orange producer has warned that its winter harvest will be hit hard following an outbreak of citrus greening disease at its Xinfeng Plantation.

15 April 2015Ruble recovery brings Russians relief

The gradual appreciation of the Ruble against the US$ since the start of February has led to a 10-20% reduction in the price of oranges and bananas.

15 April 2015Coles signals support for fruit industry

The Australian retailer says it wants to make more investments to reduce the amount of time domestically produced popular fresh produce is out of season.

15 April 2015Banana prices hit 30-year high

The latest food price index published by Statistics New Zealand shows the retail price of bananas at all time record high.