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BFV can look back at a very fruitful 2016, with stronger market positions in Brazil, China and India.
February 02nd, 2017

Although marketing efforts have initially still been hampered by the closure of the Russian market, BFV has managed to stay profitable over the last two years.

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India offers promising export growth prospects for U.S. agriculture with a large and rapidly expanding middle class, rising disposable incomes and shifting consumption patterns toward higher-value agricultural commodities.
January 31st, 2017

Thanks to its large and rapidly expanding middle class, rising disposable incomes and shifting consumption patterns toward higher-value agricultural commodities, India offers promising export...

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By 2025, the share of online grocery spending could reach 20% of all grocery sales at retail in the US.
January 31st, 2017

Online grocery shopping could account for a fifth of all retail grocery sales in the US by 2025.

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Farmers in northern Italy are said to be worried about the proliferation of the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) in Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giuliam. The crops most at risk are apples, pears, kiwi fruit, grapes, soya beans and maize, according to Italian MEP Mara Bizzotto.
January 30th, 2017

Farmers in northern Italy are said to be worried about the proliferation of the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys).

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A shortage of supply caused by a recent cold snap in Spain has triggered record prices for some horticultural products for this time of year.
January 30th, 2017

The cold snap that hit Spain in the first weeks of January has hurt production and will see prices rise, reports national newspaper El País.

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Among the steps being taken to cut waste at Mercabarna are the design of a new waste treatment system for the Central Fruit and Vegetable Market, which will start as a pilot scheme early this year.
January 27th, 2017

Mercabarna has developed a plan to reduce the amount of food waste at the market, which is currently estimated at about 9,400 tons a year.

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In the same week as the opening of the 15th corporate owned SPAR Supermarket in Oman, plans were announced for rapid expansion into a further 15 SPAR Express stores.
January 27th, 2017

In the same week as the opening of the 15th corporate owned SPAR Supermarket in Oman, plans were announced for rapid expansion into a further 15 SPAR Express stores.

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A 2.4 million ton rise in global orange production for 2016/17 won’t translate to much of an increase in total exports, as most of the extra supplies will be used for processing, according to a new USDA report.
January 26th, 2017

Global orange production is forecast to rise 2.4 million tons on the previous year to 49.6 million for 2016/17 as a larger Brazilian crop more than offsets smaller ones in China and the US.

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Fruit shippers will benefit from a new port call in Brazil this year, thanks to an additional call announced by MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company.
January 24th, 2017

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has announced a new port call in Brazil which it says will benefit fruit shippers.

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