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Eurofresh incorporates Joaquín Reig as CEO

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:17

Eurofresh, multinational leader in organic avocado ́s production and comercialization, has announced the incorporation of Joaquín Reig as CEO of the company.

Joaquín will lead the general direction and the group ́s operation, guaranteeing the company ́s expansion plan ́s success.

Industrial engineer and specialist in business organization, counts with more than 15 years of experience in high direction and business in multinational environments development.

China Great Wall International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (GIE)

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 15:52

China Great Wall International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (GIE) is an international exhibition company ratified by the Ministry of Commerce of the P. R. China, established in Nov., 1995, with the qualification of holding economic and trade exhibitions both in China and overseas.

The business scope of GIE includes organization of exhibitions in China, organization of Chinese enterprises to exhibit or to inspect abroad, management of large-sized conferences, design, construction as well as decoration for exhibition projects.

Mixed messages from EU countries regarding treaty with Mercosur

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 15:46
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Several European countries are pushing for a trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay). Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Czech Republic, Portugal, Latvia and Sweden have all formally requested that the Commission arrives at an agreement, according to AFP. Nevertheless, some countries (France, Poland, Belgium and Ireland) are concerned about the treaty and the effect it might have on European farming.

Large European Conference crop in 2018

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 15:41

Europe’s 2018 Conference pear crop is 9% above the three-year average (2015-2017), thanks to growth in all of the three main producing countries: the Netherlands (+13%), Belgium (+7%) and France (+7%). The French crop has smaller calibres than previous years due to the hot weather, which precipitated collection. Domestic production is under threat from the large Belgian and Dutch crops, putting pressure on prices, despite locals preferring French products.

Recommended daily fruit and vegetable intake costs around $2.50 in US

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 15:33

A USDA food consumption survey found that US citizens are consuming only 0.9 cups of fruit and 1.4 cups of vegetables per day. This is well below the recommendation to include 2 cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of vegetables in their daily diets. The main cause of this deficiency is thought to be cost, with low-income households particularly affected.

Larger harvests overall for Spanish fresh produce farmers

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 13:26

The latest estimates published by Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries for the country’s 2018/19 vegetable crop indicate an increase in output of potato. Production of extra-early potato varieties is expected to increase by 5.2%, in line with a corresponding expansion in production area. The early potato crop is forecast to be up 24.8%, despite little variation in growing area. As for tomatoes, production for the first five months of 2019 is up 1.1%. The aubergine and mushroom crops are respectively 3.4% and 1.4% larger.

UNICA to reach 500 million kilos in next campaign following incorporation of Copisi

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 13:14

The group maintains its position as the largest agro-food company in Almeria and the largest horticultural exporter in Spain, with an expected turnover of €550 million.

Mercabarna publishes 2nd Sustainability Report

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:39

The "food city" ratifies its commitment to guarantee economic, environmental and social sustainability.

Mercabarna continues to deepen its most social commitments and has published for the second consecutive year a Sustainability Report. The report analyses the impact of the activity of the central food market on its economic, social and environmental environment. This makes Mercabarna a pioneer among Spanish wholesale markets for its development based on sustainability criteria.

Fresh vegetables continue to gain ground in foodservice market

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 12:53

Whether in a smoothie for ‘on the go’, snack tomatoes in a business meeting or an 80/20 meal at a top-class restaurant... Bauke van Lenteren, Manager Convenience at vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan, has noticed that fresh vegetables are becoming an increasingly important ingredient in the growing foodservice market.

Knox™ keeps Crunchy Caesar Salads extra fresh

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 12:42

Nowadays, every fast-food chain and company canteen has a choice of salads on the menu, often with tempting names such as Veggie Delight, Thai Chicken Salad or Crunchy Caesar Salad. One indispensable ingredient is cos lettuce or iceberg lettuce. A unique innovation that ensures fresh-cut lettuce stays fresh for longer has recently opened up new opportunities for the foodservice market.

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