UK grape grower AMFresh partners with private equity firm to acquire two companies

Autumn Crisp and Adora Seedless driving Sun World’s global growth

AMFresh of the UK and private equity fund manager EQT of Sweden have acquired Special New Fruit Licensing Holding Company (SNFL) of Spain and International Fruit Genetics LLP (IFG) of the U.S. The deal was approved by the European Commission under the EU Merger Regulation. AMFRESH is active in growing table grapes, other fruits, and vegetables. SNFL and IFG both breed and develop new […]

Blueberry Summit will bring together global leaders to look at state of industry

Blueberry exports from South Africa expected to increase by 20 per cent

The 2023 International Blueberry Organization (IBO) Summit, starting July 3 in Poland, promises to be a truly global meeting of the blueberry industry.   This is Europe’s first IBO Summit, and also the first opportunity for the global blueberry community to meet in person since 2019.  “In the space of two days, one will be able […]

Aldi closing fast on 1,000 stores in UK with five new openings in June

Aldi has said it would spend north of £400 million to open new supermarkets across the UK this year alone. In the coming weeks, it will add five more. The discount retailer, continuing its development drive through all areas of the nation, said it will cut the ribbon at a handful of new stores during […]

Agroberries seizes minority stake in part of BerryWorld’s businesses

BerryWorld Group and Beekers Holding BV to consolidate

Production and marketing firm Agroberries has acquired a minority stake in BerryWorld’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) businesses. The transaction will provide BerryWorld, a leading global marketer of berries and fresh-cut fruit, with a solid foundation for growth with a diversified global footprint spanning the entire value chain. Agroberries has a portfolio […]

Mission Produce ‘quickly advancing’ avocado ripening in the UK

Mission Produce, Inc., a world leader in sourcing, producing, and distributing fresh Hass avocados with additional offerings in mangos and blueberries, announced the advancement of its ripening process in the UK with AVOS Mini.  This is a non-destructive ripeness control tool and innovative smart device that measures avocado ripeness and provides quality management insights.  The […]

GreenTech Amsterdam offers glimpse at future of food and flower production

GreenTech Amsterdam kicks off next week with a focus on food security, cutting down on energy usage, public health and “the birth of a fresh food ecosystem.” The event is bringing horticulture professionals together for three days of learning and networking (13th-15th June) at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre. There, they will be able to […]