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San Miguel acquires Hoja Redonda for US$64m
18 July 2017

Agricola Hoja Redonda is Peru’s largest producer of mandarins and also produces avocadoes and table grapes.

Brazil bullish on fruit exports
18 July 2017

In the first six months of the year the value of fruit exports rose 10% to US$353m, led by a steep increase in the value of melon shipments.

New Zealand kiwifruit employers pressured to reform
18 July 2017

More than half of the Bay of Plenty employers targeted by a recent kiwifruit industry sting were found to have breached their obligations.

Maersk Line still troubled by Petya attack
18 July 2017

The carrier says although progress has been made, it is still not 100% back to normal, three weeks after it was hit by the ransomware.

Panama fruit exports fall
18 July 2017

In the first five months of the year, the value of all the major and minor fruit lines fell year-on-year, according to the country’s Comptroller General.

Seatrade and CMA CGM join forces
17 July 2017

The container line and specialized reefer operator are to incorporate two complementary services on a service between New Zealand and northern Europe.

RN reports melon bonanza
17 July 2017

The Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Norte says it has set a record for export volumes of melons and watermelons in the first six months of 2017.

Bananas now big in Korea
17 July 2017

The combination of more imports and lower pricing on the one hand, and greater health awareness on the other has led to a step increase in consumption.

Tesco banks on British cherries
17 July 2017

The UK’s largest retailer says it is to take excess fruit from its suppliers and sell at a lower price point in an agreement that will benefit producers and consumers alike.

Bel’Export to diversify following Brexit shock
17 July 2017

The UK is currently Belgian producer/shipper Bel’Export’s chief export market, accounting for 20% of sales and 15K MT of pears each year.

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