Produce/Tropical Fruit

Plummeting mango prices in Thailand

Plummeting mango prices in Thailand

Published on Jun 10th, 2021
Photo: Magmar México

Thailand has seen lower global and domestic demand in the first half of 2021. With only a few functional export packhouses, suppliers were forced to sell mangoes at a low price in the domestic market. In the last six months, mango prices for Nam Dok Mai have plummeted from US$3.75 per kg in December to US$0.29 per kg in May.

Del Monte expands organic fresh cuts in North America

Del Monte expands organic fresh cuts in North America

Published on May 12th, 2021
Photo: Del Monte

Del Monte is to expand its organic fresh-cut fruit production in the US and Canada to allow for added retail convenience, as the fruit will be cut to order prior to distribution, according to a press release. Since fruits cannot be cut in-store, this process eliminates a hassle for retail stores and will help continue to incrementally grow retail sales.

Chile’s avocado production area begins to climb once more

Chile’s avocado production area begins to climb once more

Published on Dec 16th, 2020

Chile’s avocado production area is expected to increase slightly in 2020, following 6 years of shrinkage. Th3 MY20201 crop is expected to total around 220,000 tons, with exports reaching 145,000 tons, assuming planted area and productivity remain unchanged. Hass avocado accounts for almost 90% of the total 30,143 hectares, according to ODEPA data. Chileans consume around 30% of the domestic avocado production (graph 1).

Nature’s Pride brings Apeel avocados to Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland

Nature’s Pride brings Apeel avocados to Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland

Published on Dec 02nd, 2020

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Following successful results in Germany and Denmark, Apeel and Nature’s Pride will be expanding the market for Apeel avocados to the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland. This move will serve to intensify cooperation between the organisations, both of whom share the same vision of reducing food waste and enabling a more sustainable food system in Europe. 

Taramay, a key player in the tropical fruit sector

Taramay, a key player in the tropical fruit sector

Published on Jun 08th, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Press release

An exceptional campaign, has positioned Taramay as a key player in the tropical fruit sector. The Union Corp. has exceeded expectations this season and aims to surpass 5,000 tons of product the next campaign.

La Dona Fruit readies for european demand

La Dona Fruit readies for european demand

Published on Jun 08th, 2020
Press Release

Weekly exports of premium pineapples from Panama will continue throughout the summer, despite the global pandemic.

La Dona Fruit is a leading producer and exporter of fresh golden pineapples and tropical fruits in Latin America, bringing customers great taste, quality and superior produce. Founded in 1977 by Edna Vergara, La Dona Fruit has grown from a one-acre family farm in the coastal lowlands of Panama to a thriving export business; having partnered with Colombia-headquartered agribusiness management firm Farmfolio in 2018.

Sunshine Export SAC exports 1,000th fresh mango container of 2019/2020 campaign

Sunshine Export SAC exports 1,000th fresh mango container of 2019/2020 campaign

Published on Mar 04th, 2020

Never before has a Peruvian company achieved this export figure in one campaign.

Sunshine Export SAC, located in the city of Tambogrande, exported its 1,000th container of fresh mango of the 2019/2020 campaign. This set a new record, both for the company and for the country, since never before has any company achieved this number of fresh mango shipments abroad during the same campaign.

It should be noted that the current campaign is still ongoing, so this figure could be exceeded, with the commercial window of fresh mango in Peru extending until April.

Costa Rica, showcases diversity and freshness of its agricultural products

Costa Rica, showcases diversity and freshness of its agricultural products

Published on Jan 23rd, 2020

The Costa Rican delegation is made up of the following companies: Tropifoods SA, Verita Tropicals Costa Rica, Jalaram Fruit, Exportagri, Fertynic, ByC Exportadores, Barvatex de Heredia SA, Chestnut Hill Farms, Pineapple Hills, VISA Agricultural Products, Total Fruit, Agricultural Products Del Campo, Exports Michelle SMLA and the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promoter (PROCOMER). This year will mark the 20th time that Costa Rica has participated at the Fruit Logistica fair, which PROCOMER's director of exports, Álvaro Piedra, views as strategic for promoting the country’s agricultural sector.

Mission Produce expands the distribution of Minis and Emeralds in the Rough lines of avocado

Mission Produce expands the distribution of Minis and Emeralds in the Rough lines of avocado

Published on Oct 07th, 2019

Mission Produce, the world leader in Hass avocado producing, marketing and distributing, has expanded the sales of their avocado lines, Minis and Emeralds in the Rough. “Our concept was to sell the whole tree, reduce waste and be more sustainable,” explains Roberto Rodriguez, export sales manager. “Rough outside, just as flavourful on the inside” – that is the idea we want to convey to our customers. Consumers used to have negative perception of imperfect produces, and we were selling grade 2 avocados to Horeca sector.

Aurora Fresh, seeks to export mango to Asia in 2019

Aurora Fresh, seeks to export mango to Asia in 2019

Published on Jul 29th, 2019

Aurora Fresh begins a year of many challenges, with a special focus on Asia. Already present in markets such as Europe, which accounts for almost half of its exports, as well as in the US and Canada, the firm’s goal is to export mango to Japan in 2019. "This is a very demanding market, but we can comply with the required quality levels," said Armando Figueroa, operations manager at the third-generation family business of Mexican avocado and mango producers.

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