04 March 2015Panama Disease strikes in Australia
The fungal disease has the potential to wipe out the A$600m North Queensland Banana industry.
04 March 2015Univeg IPO one step closer
A possible combination of Greenyard Foods, Peatinvest and Univeg would see combined annual sales in excess of €3.7bn.
04 March 2015Off year confirmed for Peruvian mangoes
To the end of February Peru had shipped 78K MT of mangoes, a 35% drop year-on-year according to industry association APEM.
04 March 2015SA table grapes on course for record
According to industry representative body SATI statistics, South Africa has shipped almost 40% more this season to date than it did in 2013/14.
04 March 2015El Niño more likely in 2015
Australia's weather bureau says the chance of an El Niño developing this year had risen to about 50% after signs of renewed warming in tropical Pacific Ocean.
03 March 2015Less is more for NZ pipfruit industry
Despite a 25% reduction in the area dedicated to apple production since 2002, this season growers will pick 550K MT of apples, the largest crop since 2004.
03 March 2015Total Produce performance 'robust'
On a 1.4% dip in sales revenue, pre-tax profits for 2014 fell by 8.1% against 2013 to €44.3m, while operating profit was steady at €47m.
03 March 2015CEPIBO to focus on the United States
Peru’s Central Piurana Association of Organic Banana Producers is to divert its fruit away from the European Union this year.
03 March 2015Maersk Line considers switching coasts
The carrier says it is prepared to adjust its network in response to demands for more US east coast services after months of congestion at west coast ports.
03 March 2015MG Marketing claims banana shortage
The company, which has a 45% share of the New Zealand market, said its supply from the Philippines had dipped, forcing it to source fruit from South America.
02 March 2015ZGS on course for record season
Zespri’s Gold volumes from Europe are up from 260K trays last season to around 600K trays this season and on course to increase significantly.
02 March 2015Intrexon acquires Okanagan Specialty Fruits
The British Columbia firm that engineered apples not to turn brown after they’ve been bruised or sliced has been bought by a U.S. company for $41m.
02 March 2015Scales beats forecast
New Zealand’s largest apple exporter has reported a 9.8% drop in annual profit after better-than-expected apple volumes drove up earnings in its horticulture division.
02 March 2015MyFarm moves into kiwifruit
MyFarm director Andrew Watters said the success of the kiwifruit industry since the establishment of Zespri as a single desk exporter made it a ‘compelling proposition’.
02 March 2015Seeka profit rises 38%
New Zealand's largest kiwifruit grower and second largest packer after EastPack, produces 7.2m trays of fruit a year and packs 21m trays.