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CVVP supplies a plant variety management model that is aimed at success

CVVP supplies a plant variety management model that is aimed at success

Published on Apr 08th, 2019

The Compañía de Variedades Vegetales Protegidas (CVVP) has a great deal of experience in managing and promoting plant varieties in Spain.

Over the years it has efficiently managed different citrus varieties, such as the Nadorcott mandarin, the navel m7 orange, the Leanri mandarin and the Summer Prim lemon.

CVVP is now presenting its management model to breeders of new varieties.

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Morrisons to expand Wonky range of fruit and vegetables

Morrisons to expand Wonky range of fruit and vegetables

Published on Apr 26th, 2018

UK supermarket chain Morrisons has announced plans to promote imperfect fruit and vegetables. The firm’s range of ‘Wonky Produce’ includes products of with defects such as missing stalks, extreme curvature, imperfect colouring and smaller sizes. A spokesperson for the retailer said that prices would be approximately 60% of the regular-priced goods but would taste just as good. The range includes chillies, frozen mixed berries, with wonky avocados and kiwis to be added soon. By the end of 2018, 33 products from 22 countries should be available.

New Mac Fruit Attraction China takes place in Shanghai November 22-24

New Mac Fruit Attraction China takes place in Shanghai November 22-24

Published on Apr 11th, 2017

After the success of Mac Fruit Attraction Mena, a new meeting will take place in Shanghai, in the framework of the HORTI CHINA trade fair in November of this year

Madrid, 24 March 2017. Mac Fruit Attraction China has been created though an alliance of IFEMA and Cesena Fiera with VNU Exhibitions Asia. The event will take place in the framework of Horti China, a fruit and vegetable trade show to be held from 22 to 24 November 2017 at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing.

Japanese government to help agricultural high schools get GAP-certified

Japanese government to help agricultural high schools get GAP-certified

Published on Mar 13th, 2017

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) jointly decided to mount a nationwide campaign to support agricultural high schools in getting international certification of Good Agricultural Practice (GAP). 

MAFF and MEXT plan to set a target of making all agricultural high schools obtain a Global GAP Certificate or a Japanese GAP Certificate, and as such, all 306 agricultural high schools in Japan will be supported in their bids to be certified during the 2017 fiscal year.

Gulfood, demand for product knowledge feeds exhibitor interest in world food

Gulfood, demand for product knowledge feeds exhibitor interest in world food

Published on Feb 22nd, 2017

A surge in consumer demand for knowledge of food origin and source is now a key factor for successful sales and marketing in the global food industry, according to the latest research. 

A survey by Opinion Matters found that a food’s ‘origin’ is now second on a consumer’s list, behind only sell-by dates, when it comes to purchasing, and leading international supermarket chains are addressing the issue through transparent ‘sourcing’ advertising.

Primland® celebrates Chinese New Year in Taiwan with the shops WELLCOME and JASON'S

Primland® celebrates Chinese New Year in Taiwan with the shops WELLCOME and JASON'S

Published on Feb 13th, 2017

To mark Chinese New Year (28 January 2017), the retail stores Wellcome and Jasons are offering an elegant shopping bag created specially for this occasion to 6000 customers who purchase an entire tray of Oscar® kiwis. Its design incorporates elements of the Oscar brand and its signature “Be Kiwi Be happy”, as well as an image of a rooster (in the Chinese calendar, 2017 is the year of the rooster).

Oscar® and Taiwan

A stronger foothold overseas at BFV

A stronger foothold overseas at BFV

Published on Feb 02nd, 2017

Although marketing efforts have initially still been hampered by the closure of the Russian market, BFV has managed to stay profitable over the last two years. The turnover of Belgium’s biggest top fruit cooperative has grown despite the challenges. “In hindsight, it’s good we’ve been focusing on third markets outside the EU and Russia,” comments Marc Evrard, Commercial Director at BFV. Their main focus lies in further developing export markets for pears in East Asia and Brazil after having created a firm foothold in China.

Innatis, the new identity by Pomanjou

Innatis, the new identity by Pomanjou

Published on Sep 21st, 2016

The group decided to rethink its identity due recent developments. Indeed, for the last two years, it has welcomed two new additions with the arrival of Comimpex last year and Vergers Launay this summer. Today, the company has six commercial subsidiaries (Cardell, Pomanjou International, DSA, Pominter, Comimpex, and Vergers Launay) spread throughout France in the three  main apple growing regions. The company is evolving and has new ambitions for the near future.

Green light for UV-treated mushrooms

Green light for UV-treated mushrooms

Published on Jul 27th, 2016

Ultraviolet-treated mushrooms with increased vitamin D have been given the okay to be placed on the EU market under the EU’s novel food regulation.

The ruling came after a novel food application last year by Ireland’s Monaghan Middlebrook Mushrooms.

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