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02 September 2014Fyffes hits back at Cutrale/Safra

An investor presentation corrects inaccurate information regarding ‘misleading statements’ made in connection with the company's proposed merger with Chiquita.

02 September 2014‘Virtual lab’ created for joint kiwifruit research

New Zealand and China are to work together in research, particularly in studying diseases such as Psa, under an agreement signed by two government agencies.

02 September 2014Total Produce posts ‘robust’ H1

More is less for the Irish multinational as average prices decrease on continued volume growth in the first half of 2014.

02 September 2014Tanger Med wins US$10m coldstore deal

One of the fastest growing ports in recent world rankings, the Moroccan port is to invest US$10m in a state-of-the-art cold store, Atlas Cold Port.

02 September 2014Renar forecasts better H2

Brazil’s largest integrated apple producer reported reduced losses in the first half of 2014 and says that the favourable climate has improved crop yields.

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02 September 2014Chiquita may litigate over ‘deceptive’ allegations

The multinational is considering whether to sue a Seattle-based NGO that has issued a lawsuit over the banana supplier's alleged false marketing claims.

01 September 2014AgroAmerica announces One Banana launch

Guatemala’s largest independent banana producer is to start supplying customers in the US and EU direct from November.

01 September 2014Ceará sees fruit exports plummet

The shortage of rainfall for the third consecutive year has left little water for crop irrigation and fruit production has fallen as a result.

01 September 2014Energy cuts threaten Mexican apple industry

Producers in Chihuahua say that the decision by the Federal Electricity Commission to cut the supply of electricity means there will be no cold storage for fruit.

01 September 2014Judge dismisses Ozburn-Hessey Logistics lawsuit

Ozburn-Hessey, one of the US's leading 3PL companies for perishables, sued when 10 employees left to start a rival brokerage in Philadelphia.

01 September 2014Mixed year forecast for Costa Rican exotics

After a stellar first six months of 2014 for its bananas and pineapples, unusual rainfall patterns are already having an impact on export volumes.

29 August 2014Scales H1 hit by lower apple prices

New Zealand's largest apple exporter said first-half profit fell 22% from a year earlier, reflecting lower apple prices and the one-off costs of its NZX listing.

29 August 2014APHIS invites comment on China citrus proposal

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has published a proposed rule that would allow the importation of fresh citrus from China into the continental U.S.

29 August 2014Lawsuit questions Chiquita’s eco-friendly credentials

A Consumer Protection Act lawsuit has been filed against the multinational in Seattle, alleging unfair and deceptive marketing practices.

29 August 2014Bangladesh advised to build cold storage capacity

Russian Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander Nikolaev has proposed constructing a cold store in Chittagong to export disease-free potatoes to Russia.