Westfalia joins Veg Power mission to boost child produce consumption

Westfalia Fruit International forges new capital investment with US company

Westfalia Fruit Group, the top supplier of avocados to the UK, has joined the coalition of 23 other member organisations in support of nonprofit Veg Power to help drive healthy consumption among children. Westfalia, the multinational grower-packer-shipper that has sales office in the UK and around the world and grows a multitude of other vegetables, […]

South Africa Citrus Forecast Cut Due to Violence

South African citrus remains a success story despite ongoing CBS issues

South Africa’s 2021 citrus export forecast has been reduced following a period of violent unrest in the country, but the latest estimate remains above the 2020 figures as port operations return to normal. The estimate now stands at 156.2 million cartons across all categories, according to the Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa (CGA). The […]

UK apple suppliers welcome Enhanced Trade Partnership with India

Expanding the UK’s export horizons opens the door for growers to achieve superior prices for larger apple sizes not demanded by domestic retailers. Growers and exporters in the UK have welcomed the signing of an Enhanced Trade Partnership (ETP) between the UK and India to facilitate the supply of fresh apples. The opportunities in India […]

Picota Cherries: Tools and Tips To Maximise Retail Sales

As greater volume arrives from Spain this season, UK retailers are encouraged to market the stalkless variety as healthy, versatile, affordable, seasonal and unique. The European Picota cherry season is underway in the UK, with excellent quality fruit already arriving from the Valle del Jerte (Jerte Valley) in Spain. The UK remains the biggest importer […]

Retailer rescues 400 tonnes of British strawberries, puts them on sale in stores

A huge surplus of strawberries brought on by mixed weather conditions have ended up in Tesco stores. The UK retailer rescued 400 tonnes of the fruit and immediately put them on sale in supermarkets – £3 for one kilo boxes instead of the regular £2 for a 400g punnet. “Last week’s heatwave brought the strawberries […]

With Brexit a factor, growers target larger crop of Picota cherries for UK

UK growers foresee favourable season ahead for cherries from UK, abroad

European Picota cherry growers in Spain’s Jerte Valley west of Madrid are predicting a bountiful harvest in mid-June after a three-week blossom in April that saw pristine weather conditions. More than a million cherry trees are grown on the slopes of the mountain, and this year’s volumes headed to the UK are expected to be […]

Migiva seeks to scale up post-harvest Hazel application on table grapes

Peru-based Migiva Group, the owner of fresh produce grower-exporter Agricola Andrea, has launched a partnership with Hazel Technologies Inc. of the United States to trial the post-harvest application Hazel for grapes on a commercial scale. The Hazel application is said to improve the quality and condition of table grapes. The bonus is added shelf-life, reduced […]