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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.

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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.

29 August 2014Big drop in Argentinean onion exports

Of the 350K MT national onion harvest, only 127K MT has so far been exported, a 41% fall on the figure for 2013.

28 August 2014Ecuador on course for record banana exports

Banana Exporter Association AEBE data reveals a year-on-year 19m box increase in shipments for the first 5 months of 2014.

28 August 2014MMD extends reach

The Portsmouth-port based fresh fruit handler has announced a new transport partnership with a leading UK logistics company.

28 August 2014US pear crop revised

The Pacific Northwest pear crop is about 1.5m boxes larger than forecast in May but still smaller than last year's record, which should offset loss of exports to Russia.

28 August 2014Safra, Cutrale launch assault on Chiquita Board

The bidders for Chiquita say the additional US$20m in cost savings announced ‘smacks of desperation’ and ‘underscores the irresponsibility and lack of judgment of the Chiquita board’.

28 August 2014India ships record volume of table grapes

In season 2013/14 India exported 192K MT of grapes of which 65K MT were absorbed by the UK and continental Europe.