fresh produce

The International Pear Congress back as a webinar

The International Pear Congress back as a webinar

Published on Jun 03rd, 2021
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INTERPERA, the International Pear Congress comes back as a webinar this year,on 29th June, from 9:00am until 11:40 am. This digital congress aims to bring together international producers and actors of the pear sector, to discuss and work on common technical and economic issues.

​You can read the draft programme and register on www.interpera.org

Freshfel Europe calls on EU and Japan to build fresh produce trade

Fresh produce sales slip in US

Fresh produce sales slip in US

Published on Apr 22nd, 2021
Photo: Walmart US

US fresh produce sales in March 2021 were down on the levels registered in the same month in 2020, but still ahead of the 2019 level. Bucking the trend were berries, which recorded sales increases of 28% compared to 2019 and 9% compared to 2020, according to a joint report published by 210 Analytics, PMA and IRI. Total produce sales for the four weeks ending March 28 fell 7.6% year-on-year. However, in comparison to 2019, fresh produce sales at retail were up 11%. 

China’s fresh fruit imports slip 8.9% in 2020

China’s fresh fruit imports slip 8.9% in 2020

Published on Mar 31st, 2021
Photo: Retail China - CR Vangard

Despite China’s imports of fresh produce falling y-o-y in volume terms in 2020, they were up in value, according to Chinese customs data. China imported 5.3 million tons of fresh fruit in 2020, with bananas leading the way (1.7 million tons; 32%). Next came dragon fruit (618,000 tons), followed by durian (575,000 tons), mangos (379,000) and longans (347,000 tons). 

Trade license procedures temporarily lifted in Myanmar

Thailand improves traceability of fruit exports to China 

Thailand improves traceability of fruit exports to China 

Published on Feb 24th, 2021

 

The Thai-Chinese Chamber of Commerce has signed a deal with CCIC Thailand to improve the traceability of Thai fruit exported to China, following a new traceability requirement for all imported farm products into China. CCIC Thailand, which is the local office of China’s largest quality assessment and traceability services provider, will help with legal procedures, as well as requests for health and hygiene certificates for certain fruit.

Total Produce combines with Dole Food Company to become sector’s largest player

Total Produce combines with Dole Food Company to become sector’s largest player

Published on Feb 22nd, 2021

Today Total Produce and Dole Food Company have announced a binding transaction agreement to combine under a newly created US-listed company: Dole PLC. This will make Dole PLC the world’s number-one fresh produce company with an estimated combined 2020 revenue of approximately US$9.7 billion, and total assets of approximately US$4.5 billion.

5 a Day awards recognise work of Eurofresh Distribution

5 a Day awards recognise work of Eurofresh Distribution

Published on Feb 10th, 2021
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The XIV edition of the “5 a day” Awards will take place on March 10 in a hybrid format. The event is sponsored by Euro Pool System España, Patatas Meléndez and UNIQ and with the collaboration of Mercamadrid and Fruit Attraction. The winners will be able to attend in person, in full compliance with all Covid-19 security measures, with the rest of the attendees able to follow the event through a streaming platform.

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