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22 October 2019ReeferTrends at Fruit Attraction

The online publication is at the trade fair in Madrid on 22 and 23 October. The daily news and news bulletin services will resume on Thursday 24 October.

21 October 2019ASCAM confirms Moroccan citrus crop reduction

After several years of high yields, production volumes are forecast to fall by as much as 50% year-on-year, according to the industry association.

21 October 2019NFU links apple losses to Brexit

Millions of apples have been left to rot in UK orchards as Brexit uncertainty worsens a labour shortfall, according to the National Farmers’ Union.

21 October 2019South African citrus targets return to Spain

The country's Citrus Growers Association is reported to have formed a working group to assess whether it is possible to normalise trade through Spanish ports.

21 October 2019Fyffes to roll out red banana

The multinational is to unveil its new red banana as well as new exotic fruit and vegetables at the Fruit Attraction exhibition in Madrid.

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18 October 2019Del Monte to switch modes on USWC service

The deal between the multinational and Maersk Sealand means that all imports of bananas into the United States will be containerised by the end of 2020.

18 October 2019Tropical fruit now main vector of EU cocaine supply

A report in Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad estimates that 60% of cocaine trafficked to Europe in 2018 passed through the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp.

18 October 2019Scots seek clarification on EU potato access

In the event of Westminster voting against the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK will not be an EU listed third country for seed and other plant propagating material.

18 October 2019Philippines seeks banana tariff elimination

Manila has appealed to Tokyo to reduce Japan's 18% import tariff on Philippine bananas as it seeks to compete on level terms with rival suppliers.

18 October 2019Militants target Indian apple trade

The killing of a non-local truck driver, a labourer and an apple trader have instilled fear in orchard owners in south Kashmir's Shopian area.

18 October 2019SATI sanguine on grape volumes

In its pre-season crop estimate, the South African Table Grape Industry forecasts that intake volumes this season will land between 61m and 67.8m (4.5kg) cartons.

17 October 2019Stars align for Cosmic Crisp

Proprietary Variety Management is to handle a US$10m launch of the new variety, which is a cross between the Honeycrisp and Enterprise varieties.

17 October 2019Chile set for successive cherry record

In its preliminary forecast, exporter association ASOEX is projecting an export volume of 209K MT for 2019/20, a 16% increase year-on-year.

17 October 2019Lidl commits to British produce

The discount supermarket chain has made an eve-of-Brexit pledge to invest GBP£15bn with British suppliers over the next five years and boost sales of UK produce.

17 October 2019Cocaine smuggled in Dom Rep citrus

US Customs and Border Protection officers seized the class A narcotic stashed in boxes of oranges imported through Port Everglades.