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27 August 2015Fyffes posts stellar H1

Despite a currency headwind the multinational delivered a strong increase in earnings on a ‘very satisfactory’ performance in its core categories and reaffirmed guidance.

27 August 2015Scales Corp results boosted by Mr Apple

New Zealand’s largest apple exporter posted a 61% gain in H1 profit as Mr Apple performed better than expected, and affirmed guidance for stronger annual earnings.

27 August 2015Zespri to focus on health benefits

The New Zealand kiwifruit marketer says it has big plans as it sets to reinforce the health benefits of kiwifruit on the global marketplace.

27 August 2015Hapag-Lloyd downbeat despite profit

The German container line has reversed itself out of last year's net loss to post an H1 profit of €157.2m on on revenues of €4.96bn, an increase of 55% year-on-year.

27 August 2015Colombian avocadoes set for the US

Agricultural Institute ICA confirms that after a demanding 8-year certification process, the first Colombian avocadoes will be shipped to the US within 6 months.

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26 August 2015Apple returns spoil Chilean season

According to exporter association ASOEX figures, Chile shipped 604K MT of apples in 2014/15, 23% less than in the 2013/14 season.

26 August 2015Poor H1 for Panama pineapples

In the first six months of 2015 the value of Panamanian pineapple exports totaled US$23.3m compared to US$38.1m in the corresponding period in 2014.

26 August 2015Erika threatens the Dom Rep

The Tropical Storm is set to strengthen over the warm waters north of Hispaniola, possibly becoming a Category 1 hurricane.

26 August 2015SA CBS measures satisfy EU

Measures taken by South Africa to manage Citrus Black Spot at source meet European Union requirements.

26 August 2015Canapep puts industry losses at US$100m

Costa Rica’s National Chamber of Pineapple Producers says it expects pineapple exports to end the year 25m boxes down due to floods and extreme weather.

25 August 2015Florida citrus crop bottoming out

After seeing annual 8%-22% orange yield declines since 2012, growers are cautiously welcoming an unofficial projected 3.3% downturn in the 2015/16 crop.

25 August 2015Rewe ups Banana Fund contribution

The German retailer has launched a new campaign to promote sustainable banana production in South and Central America.

25 August 2015France welcomes larger apple crop

The 200K MT increase is the result of high temperatures at the start of the summer and the good health of the rootstock.

25 August 2015Australian cherry production and exports to rise

Cherry production for 2015-16 is forecast to recover to 16,000 MT, following a decline in 2014/15 due to adverse seasonal conditions.

25 August 2015India faces onion crisis

Although imported onions have started trickling into the country, prices are showing no signs of declining and have skyrocketed in several cities.