Fruit Logistica: New ripening innovations from Interko help save on energy

Netherlands-based Interko, which designs, manufactures and installs state-of-the-art fresh fruit ripening rooms, announced that it has cut the energy consumption of its flagship Ultimo rooms by a further 20 per cent, after launching the second generation of its revolutionary Reverso reversible fans. Ultimo’s design and technology also has been adapted to enable the room to be used […]

Avocado leader Mission Produce will dramatically double space in Dartford to take on mangoes

Mission Produce, Inc., a world leader in sourcing, producing, and distributing fresh Hass avocados, announced expansion plans for its forward distribution center in Dartford, England. This doubling ripening capacity enables the establishment of mango operations.  The expansion, to be completed in Spring 2024, involves the addition of 50% more Mission Control ripening rooms, a mango-specific […]

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 […]

Mission Produce to install ripening technology in Dartford distribution centre

UK research company says exotic fruit to drive growth in reefer shipping trade

Mission Produce, Inc. has announced the testing results of its Mission Control ripening technology and management process, confirming its ability to accelerate avocado ripening and improve product uniformity.  The new technology will be implemented for the first time in the company’s newest forward distribution centre in Dartford,  England, which is anticipated to open in March of 2023.  […]

Ripening is a science, but it also an art that is underappreciated

Ripening is an integral component of the fresh produce supply chain. Some of today’s most-consumed fresh produce items are ripened or conditioned at certain points in their product life cycle. Ripening has continued to evolve over time with advancements in technology, equipment and construction. As today’s consumer continues to become more dynamic and expects a […]

Why Fyffes expects its new €260 million banana center to be a game-changer

A new €260-million banana ripening center in Balbriggan, North County Dublin, Ireland, has begun operations, according to senior officials at multinational Fyffes. The facility expects to be able to output 7 million bananas per week – nearly 60,000 tonnes annually – that will serve retailers, wholesalers and other food providers across the entirety of the […]

Greenyard Fresh UK to collaborate more closely with Produce Logistics

Greenyard Fresh UK and logistics and fresh produce packing specialists, Produce Logistics, have signed an agreement which launches a closer collaboration between the two companies. Produce Logistics are now operating directly from the Greenyard Fresh UK distribution center, and benefit from Greenyard ripening and packing products on their behalf. The collaboration is not new; both […]