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30 March 2015Tilbury builds giant coldstore

The ‘unique’ GBP£20m distribution centre east of London will be one of the largest refrigerated quayside facilities in Europe.

30 March 2015Orsero Group recapitalises

A debt restructuring agreement with creditor banks guarantees the Group’s re-launch following the difficulties linked to diversification into non-core business.

30 March 2015South Africa to ship less citrus

Citrus Growers Association CEO Justin Chadwick says the decline in value of the Ruble is likely to result in less citrus shipped this season.

30 March 2015Dole extends Gulfport lease

The new lease provides the multinational with terminal space in the Mississippi port for up to 23 years, or through to 2038.

30 March 2015Zespri forecasts strong growth

The marketer is expecting a record volume of Gold kiwifruit less than four years after Psa-V decimated the Hort16A cultivar.

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30 March 2015Record season for Californian table grapes

Despite an ongoing drought and a strong US$, the Californian table grape crop set a new record for value at $1.76bn.

30 March 2015Strong year for Anecoop

Despite the impact of the Russian ban on imports, sales revenue for Spain’s largest produce exporter exceeded €500m for the third time.

27 March 2015Flooding damages Chilean grapes

Up to 6.5m cartons of late season grapes, the majority of which are Red Globe have been affected by the worst flooding in northern Chile for 80 years.

27 March 2015Australia posts record fruit imports

Although Australia’s fruit imports grew by more than 30% year-on-year in 2014, they accounted for less than 10% of total consumption in value terms.

27 March 2015Argentina pleads for lifting of topfruit ban

Under threat is the trade that in 2014 saw Argentina ship 137K MT of pears and 49K MT of apples to Brazil.

27 March 2015Driscoll’s leads Portuguese raspberry industry

The raspberry was the second most important Portuguese fruit export by value in 2014, attaining export revenues of €64m.

27 March 2015Scales beats IPO target

New Zealand's largest apple exporter said it had benefited from higher-than-expected apple volumes and prices for the full year to December result.

26 March 2015Chiquita posts full year loss

In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, the multinational reveals costs of US$51m relating to the failed merger with Fyffes.

26 March 2015Ripplemead secures revitalization funding

Citrus producers in the Eastern Cape’s capital of Bhisho are to receive a SAR21m (US$1.8m) cash injection from the government for infrastructure support.

26 March 2015Flat year for Canary Island bananas

Despite adverse weather conditions the EU’s largest banana producer recorded a crop of 364K MT in 2014, in line with an historical average of 375K MT.