Italy

Disease threatens Italian kiwi

Macfrut looks to the future

Macfrut looks to the future

Published on Oct 14th, 2020
PRESS RELEASE

 

The 37th edition of the International trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector is scheduled to be held from 4 to 6 May at the Rimini Expo Centre. Melon will be the key product, with Sardinia as the Partner Region and an international focus on Central Asia. One of the novelties will be the Spices & Herbs Global Expo exhibition.

 

Syngenta acquires Italian organics specialist Valagro

Syngenta acquires Italian organics specialist Valagro

Published on Oct 12th, 2020
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The Syngenta Group has purchased the Italian organics firm Valagro. According to a press release from the group, the deal “positions Syngenta Crop Protection as one of the main global companies prepared to consolidate the market for organic products, which is expected to double in the next five years. Valagro is the market leader in the production of innovative organic products, with a compound annual growth rate of around 10% between 2009 and 2019 and revenue of around US$175 million in 2019”.

VOG, focus on varietal planning at Macfrut Digital

The countdown begins for Macfrut Digital

The countdown begins for Macfrut Digital

Published on Sep 01st, 2020
PRESS RELEASE

 

The numbers of the first and only digital trade fair for the fresh produce industry, to be held from 8 to 10 September, are outstanding: 530 exhibition spaces, 40% of which will be hosted by foreign companies, 600 registered buyers from all over the world and 4,000 registered visitors to date, 70% of which are from abroad.

 

Francescon increases production of smooth melon and black pearl watermelon

Don Camillo increases size of seedless Camilla watermelon

Don Camillo increases size of seedless Camilla watermelon

Published on Aug 19th, 2020

Don Camillo guarantees a 10-month melon season and has increased the size of its seedless watermelons. “This year, our melon season started in the last week of February with our Honduras production and will continue until the end of November. Our production includes a range of smooth melon varieties for which we have exclusive rights. We’ve had positive consumer feedback. In addition, we will increase from 4 kg to 8 kg the size of Camilla, our seedless watermelon of the Tiger type. This is to meet consumer demand for medium-sized fruits," said the firm’s president, Ettore Cagna.

Italian packaging machinery sales top €8 billion

Italian packaging machinery sales top €8 billion

Published on Aug 18th, 2020

 

Italy’s automatic packaging machinery manufacturers are the only Italian capital goods producers to report growth in revenues in 2019 (+2.2%), thereby confirming the world leadership position of a niche mechanical engineering sector, which for the first time in its history has broken the €8 billion euro revenue barrier. The number of operating companies decreased in 2019 (down 2.4% to 616) as a result of the series of M&As underway in the sector, while the number of employees rose to 33,304 (+2.1%).

Sanifrutta focuses on sustainable and plastic free packaging

Granfrutta Zani increases volumes of white-fleshed peaches 

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