Table grape exports from South Africa could soar by double digits in coming year

South Africa forecasts lower table grape crop for 2017-18

South Africa’s table grape export volumes are expected to rise 12% for the coming industry 2023-24 season. The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) on Sept. 29 released this information in its first crop estimate for the new season. The industry expects a 12% increase in volumes inspected for export compared to the actual inspected […]

Year-round ‘Pink Star’ raspberry set for takeoff under supplier Agrovision

Earth Market, the variety and licensing subsidiary, has given Agrovision, a global berry producer and year-round supplier, extensive European growing and marketing rights for Pink Star, its new premium raspberry. Pink Star is a new portfolio from renowned French breeding company Marionnet Label. With a superior genetic taste range and proven technological prowess, Marionnet Label is well […]

Wholesale market: Embracing technology doesn’t mean completely abandoning tradition

B2B omni-channel adoption slow, but online becoming a 'prerequisite' for supplier deals

You’ve probably heard the saying, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” Well, this phrase sums up the digital transformation we’ve undergone at Willie Itule Produce in recent years. We’ve made significant strategic changes, and we got there by balancing technology and tradition. We’ve had “wins and learns” along the way, which […]

Choosing the Right Path: How your produce business can seize strengths, limit weaknesses

The European fresh produce industry is witnessing a significant shift in companies adopting specific roles to sustain their success. With increasing competition and growing supply chain transparency, companies are faced with a crucial decision: should they become specialists, focusing on a few products that can be consistently supplied year-round to large-scale retailers, or should they […]

Fyffes on track to meet targets of sustainability, ‘ethical performance’ by 2030

Fyffes published its second sustainability report, which highlights the company’s progress towards its 13 sustainability targets during 2021 and 2022. These targets have been set against a 2020 baseline year and are expected to be met by 2030. Fyffes targets align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and include six human rights targets; four targets […]

Potential threat of layoffs has Port of Liverpool workers on edge

A 12% year-on-year decrease in container volumes is worrying Port of Liverpool staff, which currently employs around 850 people.  Port owner Peel Ports and British syndicate Unite the Union are beginning a 45-day redundancy consultation that could lead to 15% of employees being terminated, Port Strategy reports. “This is a decision we have been wrestling with for […]

‘Innovative’ Kissabel sees chance to grow red apple sector ahead of Fruit Attraction

Northern Hemisphere Kissabel apples returned to the market in mid-September. European production will rise by 40%, with a crop of 3,500 tonnes, for the apple with a colored flesh ranging from pink to intense red shades. To coincide with the new season, Kissabel partners are preparing to exhibit at Fruit Attraction 2023, the international fruit and vegetable […]