Myanmar sends first watermelon shipment to Middle East
First Colombian avocados land in China
© Eurofresh Distribution
Colombian Hass avocados arrived in China for the first time on July 1st. Having set off from the Port of Buenaventura on May 28th, the 23-ton shipment landed in Shanghai and was released to importer Mr. Avocado. The protocol between China and Colombia was signed on December 13th 2019, and adds to a growing list of countries that can export avocados to the Asian giant, which includes the US, the Philippines, Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand and Kenya (for frozen avocados).
Taramay, a key player in the tropical fruit sector
Ecuador convinces with fruity variety
Costa Rica, showcases diversity and freshness of its agricultural products
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.
Great-Sun Foods to expand to Malaysia
Chinese produce expert Great-Sun Foods is to invest US$39.6m in opening a new tropical fruit production base in Malaysia, according to Beijing News. The base will consist of a modern plantation the development, a research and development department, production and refrigeration facilities and workers’ accommodation.
Mission Produce expands the distribution of Minis and Emeralds in the Rough lines of avocado
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.
Gurukrupa, a prominent Indian fruit exporter and importer
Gurukrupa Corporation (GKC) is an Indian fruit producer and exporter. The company was established 14 years ago in the Mumbai region. “Our farmers grow grapes, mangos, pomegranates, and other fruits,” said Neil Pednekar, the company’s manager. “We offer a large choice of produce, including value-added ones such as pomegranate seeds packed in vacuum and ready-to-eat mango. We carefully survey the quality of our fruit; our produce is sourced from GlobalGAP certified farms and our pack-house are HACCP certified; this has allowed our brands, GKC and GoFresh!, to gain recognition.
Battaglio posts positive figures in exotic fruit
To maintain a constant year-round supply of every type of product at the point of sale, enormous quantities of foreign-grown fruit are imported into Italy every year, particularly from southern hemisphere countries. Naturally, however, the seasons are not all the same from one year to another and the customers’ tastes vary. For example, imports put in a healthy performance in the first part of 2015.
Essential Costa Rica, byword for competitive edge
September 3, 2013 saw the launch of the country-brand: Essential COSTA RICA. Gloriana Castro, country-brand manager, describes it as “a commercial tool for all-round competitiveness in economic areas: tourism, foreign investment and exports, all based on the country's culture.” It essentially reflects what the country is like: small, concentrated and with inhabitants providing a unique value, generated mainly by its people. The brand has 5 key values: excellence, sustainability, innovation, social progress and origin.