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27 August 2014Fyffes post strong H1

The Irish multi-national sees adjusted pre-tax profit rise 40% year-on-year and raises its full year target to €38-€42m.

27 August 2014‘No evidence’ to back EU fears on CBS

The European Food Safety Authority EFSA is accused of ignoring scientific findings, raising suspicions that the EU is engaging in protectionism.

27 August 2014India reduces onion MEP

The decision to reduce the Minimum Export Price follows a softening of prices and increased availability of the vegetable in the domestic market.

27 August 2014Maersk offloads US HQ

The container line has relocated its North American headquarters after selling its site in Madison for US$53.3m.

27 August 2014Australian cherry production to continue rising

Cherry production for 2014-15 is forecast to increase to 18,000 MT, 12% above the previous year, with the harvest area revised significantly upwards.

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26 August 2014USApple raises apple forecast

The U.S. Apple Association is expecting the third largest crop since USDA began keeping records, but still well below the record 1998 crop of 277.3m bushels.

26 August 2014Dole invests in vegetable facility

A US$9m expansion at Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. will lead to 138 new jobs at its Springfield, Ohio plant over the next three years.

26 August 2014Record year for British potato exports

This year’s record export figure, up from 70,000 MT in 2002, included an increasing amount of Yorkshire seed sent to countries such as Egypt.

26 August 2014Morrisons begins fresh fruit fightback

The British retailer is investing GBP£19m to speed up the supply of fresh produce as it tries to win back customers lost to rival discount supermarkets.

26 August 2014Dole Asia launches DOLEivery

Initially the mobile app that allows users shop for fresh fruits and vegetables is only available for download in Thailand while deliveries are limited within Bangkok.

26 August 2014RHS forecasts early season

Britain’s Royal Horticultural Society said orchards were seeing an early ripening of berries and fruits such as apples and pears.

25 August 2014Baltic Reefers acquires NYKCool

NYKCool will change its name to Cool Carriers AB and will continue to handle the commercial operation of the entire fleet.

25 August 2014China re-opens to California citrus

The trade resumes after a series of scientific exchanges between APHIS and AQSIQ, China's Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine agency.

25 August 2014Munoz inks citrus partnership with Tesco

The 5-year agreement sees the establishment of a Tesco-dedicated sourcing company with the Spanish citrus specialist.

25 August 2014Portland ends reefer contract with ILWU

The Port of Portland cites dips in productivity for the cancellation of a contract covering two reefer jobs with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.