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    South Africa forecasts lower stonefruit exports for 2017-18

    However, new plantings coming into bearing will have a "significant impact" on the estimate. Read more >

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    Lower early season Indian grape exports expected due to flooding

    The extent of the damage on early table grapes is still unclear, but overall the industry expects a good export campaign. Read more >

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    Italy: Sicily set for best citrus crop in 10 years, claims Oranfrizer

    "There is a growing demand for blood oranges in Norway and the UK," explains export manager Sara Grasso. Read more >

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    Huge jump for Chilean kiwifruit imports in Britain

    The UK market saw almost a 50% increase in imports of Chilean kiwifruit this year. Read more >

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    BerryWorld subsidiary creates Spanish fresh-cut fruit company

    The former general manager of Del Monte Spain will head up the new joint venture between PrepWorld and a major soft fruit grower. Read more >

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    EU urges member states to use pesticides more sustainably

    The EC report has taken stock of progress made by EU countries in applying measures to reduce the risks and impacts of pesticides. Read more >

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    Hail hits blueberry production in Argentine region

    Blueberry production in Northeastern Argentina looks like it will still be up on last year's figure despite the impacts of hail over the weekend. Read more >

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    Larger fruit, lower crop expected for Spanish grapefruit in 2017-18

    With fewer pieces of fruit per tree, Ailimpo expects the total harvest to be down by almost a quarter on last season. Read more >

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    South Africa: ZZ2 gears up for second cherry export deal

    The produce company is expecting to enter into relatively empty global markets. Read more >

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Letter from America: Finding Opportunities in Changing Times

Import labour or import produce: Britain‭, ‬of course‭, ‬as with the U.S. or any country‭, ‬has many‭, ‬often-conflicting interests‭ View full post >

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Restraint of trade: Limits on what is morally, socially or legally acceptable

Employees often leave to join competitors. What you do before that happens can have a lasting impact on your company's future. View full post >

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Greetings from America! Prepare for 'Produce Shark Tank'

Harris Cutler, who is president and chief executive of Race-West Company, Philip G. Ball Co. and Sparky’s Transportation Corp. in the United States, discusses how to stay on the cutting edge of wholesale produce distribution. View full post >