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North America potato stocks data released

Potato stocks in the US were down by 3% on February 1, while in Canada they were slightly above the three-year average.

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TB Fruit to move frozen business from Poland to Ukraine

TB Fruit, one of Europe's largest apple juice concentrate producers, said it will relocate its frozen fruit, berry and vegetable operations from Poland to its domestic market Ukraine to 'create prerequisites for the development of the country's raw material base'.

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Freeze-dried berries act as stabilisers in ice cream

USDA researchers have found that freeze-dried berry powder, in particular strawberry, can act as stabilisers for ice cream and other frozen dairy desserts.

Frozen Foods Frozen Blueberries

Smaller Chilean raspberry crop lifting prices for IQF

The worst drought in 50 years has taken its toll on harvested raspberry volumes in Chile, causing prices to increase by 14% compared with the beginning of the season.

Chile Frozen Foods

A cocktail of bacteria for the sustainability of Spanish strawberry

A pool of researchers has identified a cocktail of bacteria which would enable a reduction in water and pesticides usage for strawberry cultivation in the Huelva province of Andalucia where fields surround the UNESCO’s world heritage site of Doñana National Park.

Spain Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Ukrainian organic raspberry production slumps

Ukraine's organic industry has reported that due to a decrease in organic area under raspberry, the harvest has also fallen.

Ukraine Organics

Rains slow down Chilean blueberry shipments

The blueberry harvest was interrupted by rains in the southern zone of Chile, slowing down shipments for fresh in the first week of February.

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Fresh blueberry prices to ease over increased supply

Blueberry prices recorded in the southern hemisphere have declined slightly; the first sign of market saturation.

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A challenging season ahead for the European potato industry

The expected expansion in cultivated area, Brexit and the new regulation on anti-sprouting has set the premises for an uncertain potato season in 2020.

Europe Belgium

Strong potato segment performances behind Cosun results

Dutch cooperative Cosun reported better results in 2019 than in the year before, principally due to strong operating profit from its potato processing subsidiary Aviko which offset poor performance by its sugar and juice subsidiaries.

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Aviko pays premiums for potato storage

Dutch potato processor Aviko has announce that it will pay more for long-term storage in order to compensate growers for the potential losses linked to the phasing out of the anti-sprouting CIPC.

Netherlands Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

No storage space left in China’s Tianjin and Shanghai ports

According to China’s Ministry of Transport Water Bureau, Tianjin and Shanghai ports have reached their maximum storage capacity for frozen foodstuff. Scheduled ships have been advised to choose alternative ports for loading.

China Frozen Foods

Record prices for Hungarian frozen sweetcorn

The Hungarian frozen sweetcorn price has shot up since the end of the crop over reduced volumes available on the market, sources told IEG Vu.

Hungary Frozen Foods

EU potato industry on CIPC ban

Industry representatives have requested a temporary increase in the limit set for the use of sprout suppressant chlorpropham (CIPC) for 2020 in order to avoid cross-contaminations.

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Freeze-dried berries act as stabilisers in ice cream

USDA researchers have found that freeze-dried berry powder, in particular strawberry, can act as stabilisers for ice cream and other frozen dairy desserts.

Frozen Foods Frozen Blueberries

Key brands send Ferrero revenues soaring

Ferrero’s consolidated revenues hit EUR11.4 billion (USD12.33 bln) in 2019, a 6.2% increase compared with the previous EUR10.7 bln.

International Dried Fruit & Nuts

Italian farmers blame “fake news” for dip in milk consumption

Italy’s farmers’ organization, Confederazione Nazionale Coldiretti (Coldiretti), has blamed “fake news” for a 2.1% dip in fresh milk consumption in Italy last year, according to data collated by the body.

Italy Milk

Last minute cancelations wave of Chinese companies exhibiting at Fruit Logistica

So far, around 30% of Chinese companies expected to exhibit at Fruit Logistica have cancelled their participation this year. Further cancellations before the trade fair opens next week in Berlin are expected, a spokesperson told IEG Vu. 

Europe China

DMK sells ice cream site as restructuring continues

German dairy giant DMK has announced that it will sell its ice cream factory in Waldfeucht-Haaren in order to streamline its ice cream production.

DMK Dairy Products

BC Partners acquires Italian dessert group Bindi

Private equity firm BC Partners has reached a deal with the Bindi family to acquire the eponymous frozen patisserie, dessert and ice cream brand for EUR200 million (USD222 mln). 
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