10 March 2014Fyffes and Chiquita to merge
The agreement creates a global banana and other fresh produce company with approximately $4.6bn in annual revenues.
10 March 2014Fyffes hits target in ‘satisfactory’ year
The increase in turnover in the year has been driven by the Group’s banana and melon categories, combined with price inflation in bananas and pineapples.
10 March 2014Saudis seize Israeli fruit
Saudi authorities have confiscated fruit produced in Israel in line with the Gulf kingdom’s policy to ban the entry of any product from the Jewish nation.
10 March 2014India to implement pesticide watch on fresh imports
For the first time, imported fruits and vegetables are set to come under pesticide watch following the recommendations from a Supreme Court appointed committee.
10 March 2014Mexico to clear path for US potatoes
The United States potato industry expects an announcement today that it will be granted access to Mexican fresh potato markets.
10 March 2014Pakistan bullish on mango exports
If Pakistan is successful in opening the South African and New Zealand markets, export volumes should rise to 160K MT.
07 March 2014Morocco braced for Ruble devaluation
The Russian market has absorbed between 55-60% of Moroccan citrus exports, which have increased 43% in volume terms season-to-date.
07 March 2014Russia 'poised to resume EU potato imports'
Russia has banned EU exports of seed and ware potatoes and also horticultural, ornamental and forest ornamental planting material since July 2013.
07 March 2014California anticipates ‘normal’ avocado crop
The California Avocado Commission estimates crop volume to be down 40% on 2013 and ‘more in line with historical averages’.
The Association of Banana Producers blames the Dos Bocas Port Authority for the reduction in containerized shipments from the State of Tabasco so far this year.
06 March 2014Capespan Group delivers strong 2013
The logistics division was the Group’s star performer, matching the operating profit of its fruit operations, which are 10 times larger in terms of revenue.
06 March 2014Drought concern for Californian avocado industry
Scientists predict climate change will bring hotter weather and cause a 40% drop in California avocado production over the next three decades.
06 March 2014Peru grapes claim China record
Season-to-date table grape shipments put Peru on course to achieve a 25% increase in volumes over last year’s record.
06 March 2014Calavo posts Q1 record
Strong sales gains in each of its three principal business units paced top-line growth, said the global avocado-industry leader.
06 March 2014Huge cocaine find in DomRep bananas
French police say the have recovered approximately 64kgs of the Class A narcotic worth an estimated US$2m in a banana shipment from the Caribbean.