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15/12/2014 -

ITALIAN APPLE PRODUCTION: 2,46 MILLION TONS (+14% OVER 2013) AND EXCELLENT QUALITY

As usual, the seasonal production final figures are available in mid-December. The Assomela Marketing Committee analysed the situation at provincial and regional level. Production The apple volume produced is 2,460,005 tons, with a 14,3% increase over the 2013. Overall, the expectations for a...
Pears_AbateFetel1
10/12/2014 -

ABATE FETEL: 45% OF ITALIAN PRODUCT HAS ALREADY BEEN SOLD (736 THOUSAND TONS, +18% COMPARED TO 2013)

The final figures concerning the Italian pear production reports 736,000 tons produced at a national level, clearly below Italy’s productive potential.  The offer is quite similar to last year’s and 6% less than the 2009-2012 average. This is what emerged from the data processed by the...
kiwifruit2
18/10/2014 -

ITALY, KIWIFRUIT 2014/15 PRODUCTION IN LINE WITH LAST SEASON: +3%, 420,000 TONNES

The CSO expectations for the kiwi campaign were presented on 8th October 2014 in Verona. Elisa Macchi, CSO director, announced that this year’s campaign will be very similar to last year’s one, although there will be differences at a regional level. “Italy will be divided into two parts:...
Rosaria HP
21/02/2013 -

FROM OP ROSARIA A NEW RANGE OF 100% NATURAL FRUIT JUICE MADE WITH HIGH QUALITY SICILIAN CITRUS, BRANDED ROSARI...

Now that the minimum percentage of fruit contained in juices has finally been increased, the OP Rosaria does much more, presenting 100% natural fruit juices made with high quality Sicilian citrus, branded Rosaria. The blood orange juice from the Sicilian PGI branded Rosaria has been on the market...
Immagine 4
05/02/2013 -

PERAITALIA: A NEW BRAND FOR 9 OF THE BIGGEST ITALIAN COMPANIES AND 100,000 TONS OF FRESH TOP QUALITY PEARS

In Emilia-Romagna the first trademark of the Italian top-quality pear has been established. Nine companies representative of the production and trade of the pear made in Italy – Unacoa / Salvi, Spreafico, Granfrutta Zani, Naturitalia, Patfrut, Orogel Fresco, Pempacorer, Opera and Bergonzoni...
Villafrut
10/12/2012 -

VILLAFRUT AWARDED AS THE BEST EXPORTER 2012 DURING GREEN MED FORUM (GRANADA)

During the fifth edition of Green Med Forum, held from 21st to 23rd November 2012 at the Congress Palace in Granada in Spain, Villafrut was awarded best exporter promoting Mediterranean fruit and vegetable products in Europe and around the world. Villafrut was awarded Green Med Best Exporter in...
Oranfrizer
28/11/2012 -

CITRUS, ORANFRIZER CELEBRATES ITS 50th ANNIVERSARY IN FLORENCE, WITH A GREAT EVENT AND A MONOGRAPH ABOUT THE R...

Last 24th of November Oranfrizer celebrated its first 50 years of business in front of a large turnout and special guests, by celebrating its market leader, the blood orange, with a extraordinary event and a unique book, already available in selected bookshops in the same city that allows the...
AlceHome
12/10/2012 -

ORGANIC: ALCE NERO PRESENTS THE NEW FRESH FRUIT RANGE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SPECIALIST BRIO

Pinzimonia, Delicata, Cremoso, Coccola, Generoso, Vellutata, Piccolino, Giusta, Trottola, Esmeralda, Rugginella, Montanara, Crocchia, Rossella, Spicchia e Candido: these are the sixteen top of the range references, with which Alce Nero enter the fresh organic market, cropped with experience and...
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08/09/2012 -

A 25% DROP IN ITALIAN KIWIS PRODUCTION. FALL IN PRODUCTION IN PIEMONTE (-75%), IN COUNTERTREND THE PRODUCTION ...

Verona is the happy island of kiwis. If in Italy it is estimated that the production of kiwi in the area of Verona will experience a 25% drop, CSO – Centro Servizi Ortofrutticoli – forecasts a 17% rise for a total area of 2.244 hectares, steady compared to 2011. “Season will start earlier and...
Mele Gala
21/08/2012 -

GALA PERFORMANCE IN TRENTINO THIS SEASON, IN CONTRAST WITH NATIONAL FORECAST OUTPUT FOR THE VARIETY

Italian producer organisation La Trentina has said these days it sees good opportunities to keep expanding production of Royal Gala in north-eastern Italy as it looks to satisfy strong demand for the variety in many of its export markets. The company said it was looking forward to marketing a...
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07/08/2012 -

KIWIFRUIT OF ITALY: SEVERAL LEADING ITALIAN SUPPLIERS FORM NEW CONSORTIUM TO ENSURE QUALITY AND TO BETTER SERV...

Several of Italy’s foremost fresh produce companies have formed a new commercial partnership aimed at building the country’s reputation as a key supplier of kiwifruit. The Kiwifruit of Italy consortium brings together nine firms – Spreafico, Naturitalia, Salvi-Unacoa, Granfrutta Zani,...
Solinda
28/06/2012 -

MINI AND SEEDLESS WATERMELON SOLINDA BY PEVIANI ON THE MARKET WITH EXCELLENT QUALITIES

Solinda was successfully introduced in the market in 2006, but still now it is appreciated on a large scale for its features. Solinda is a variety of mini seedless watermelons obtained by means of traditional breeding techniques and its strong point is the relationship between size and...
Fragolà
19/06/2012 -

CERADINI GROUP ENLARGES STRAWBERRY AND LAUNCHES TRADEMARK FRAGOLÀ, WITH INNOVATIVE PACKAGING AND LOW ENVIRONME...

Ceradini Group from Verona, well-known in the kiwifruit sector and already owner of the trademarks Kingfruit, Sweetkiwi, Goldkiwi, Ceradini B. & C., takes up a new challenging project in order to produce out-of-ground mountain strawberries. Massimo Ceradini says: “We took the decision...
PugliaHP
13/06/2012 -

ONE MONTH LATER THAN IN SICILY, TABLE GRAPE GROWING SEASON IS ALSO INTENSIFYING IN APULIA. PRODUCTION IS EXPEC...

In Italy harvest and marketing of first volumes of seeded table grape varieties Victoria and Black Magic started in mid-May in Mazzarrone (Catania), in the south of Sicily. These table grape varieties are grown in greenhouses without artificial heating, which allows temperature to rise and ripening...
CiliegieHome
24/05/2012 -

ITALY: 2012 CHERRY HARVEST STARTS LATE IN APULIA AND EMILIA ROMAGNA. LOWER VOLUMES BUT GOOD QUALITY

As every year, in Turi (Apulia) and Vignola (Emilia-Romagna) the cherry season is started. In the first hours of the morning growers go to the orchards for harvesting the fruit. Compared to last years, low temperatures recorded in the area from April 2012 have slowed the ripeness of the product, as...
UVA VICTORIA
21/05/2012 -

SICILY: TABLE GRAPE SEASON STARTS IN MAZZARRONE WITH VICTORIA AND BLACK MAGIC SEEDED VARIETIES. EXCELLENT QUAL...

On 18th May the harvest of first volumes of table grapes – Victoria (white with seeds) and Black Magic (black with seeds) – started at the Sicilian company Giuseppe Guastella and in other companies on the Sicilian west coast. Compared to 2010, this year a delay of 4 days is recorded....
Peach Met2
08/05/2012 -

EARLY PEACH CAMPAIGN STARTS IN THE AREA OF METAPONTO (BASILICATA), WITH LOW QUANTITIES AND GOOD PRICES

A few days ago the harvest of peaches started in the area of Metaponto (South Italy). Early peach production in the Mediterranean area was strongly influenced by low temperatures in the first months of the year. On Italian markets and abroad a limited supply and good prices are noted. The...
Immagine 1
27/04/2012 -

EUROPECH FORECASTS: APRICOTS BOOMING IN EUROPE (+21%), STABLE GROWTH FOR PEACHES (+1%) AND NECTARINES (-1%). I...

The first forecasts for European peaches, nectarines and apricots show a growing supply in major producing countries. Apricots will rise significantly in all areas (+21), peaches grow by 1% while nectarines are stable or decreasing. Apricots’ total supply is estimated at 594,000 tons, registering...
Immagine 4-1
27/04/2012 -

SOUTH KOREA: GREEN LIGHT FOR THE EXPORT OF ITALIAN KIWIFRUIT. EXPORTERS CELEBRATE A SEVEN-YEAR CAMPAIGN TO LIF...

After a process started in 2005, the Korean animal, plant and fisheries quarantine and inspection agency decided to admit Italian kiwi to the South Korean market. Minister of Agricultural and Forestry Policy, Mario Catania said: “The opening of South Korean borders to Italian kiwi is an important...
Apo Scaligera Fragole
23/04/2012 -

VERONA STRAWBERRY CAMPAIGN KICKED OFF UNTIL CHRISTMAS. APO SCALIGERA GUARANTEES HEALTHY FRUITS WITH EXCELLENT ...

The Verona strawberry campaign has just started, in one of the most important areas in Italy for the production of this choice fruit, which is obtained in protected cultures and is highly appraised throughout Europe, thanks to its unique traits in terms of perfume, colour, taste, healthfulness and...
AppleTrees_Blossoming
19/04/2012 -

SOUTH TYROL APPLE TREES BLOSSOM EARLY. IT IS TOO SOON TO MAKE FORECASTS ON THE HARVEST. INTERPOMA ASSESSES THE...

Interpoma 2012, the international trade fair devoted to the cultivation, storage and marketing of apples, to be held in Bolzano from 15 to 17 November 2012, will this year have to deal with a decidedly atypical year as far as South Tyrolean apples go. On the one hand, admittedly, it is too soon to...
strawberry
03/04/2012 -

ITALY: INCREASE IN STRAWBERRY SURFACE IN 2012 (+4%), REPORTED LATEST CSO DATA. MORE THAN 80% OF THIS AREA CONC...

According to the last analysis of Italian CSO about the cultivated area destined to specializing growing of strawberry, in 2012 the growing of this fruit in Italy records an increase of 4% compared to last year. More than 80% of areal is destined to plants grown under cover and 18% is destined to...
FruitimpreseHP
23/03/2012 -

ITALY, IN 2011 EXPORTS HAVE DECLINED BOTH IN VOLUME (-1,4%) AND IN VALUE (-2.3%). IMPORTS REGISTERED AN OPPOSI...

Italian fruit and vegetable trade balance remains active in 2011. According to Fruitimprese, the balance of fruit and vegetable trade in 2011 was slightly below the billion Euros, with a decrease of 16.2% compared to 2010. Exports have declined in both volume (-1.4%) and value (-2.3%) but still...
Asparago
14/03/2012 -

ASPARAGUS SEASON STARTED IN THE VENETO REGION. BUT THE DROUGHT SCARES AND COULD BRING SMALL SIZES

The asparagus season in Italy is about to start. In the Veneto region the very first shoots are now ready, both white and green. But we must wait a few weeks to know how the season will be in terms of quantity, qualità and prices. The warmth of the soil have anticipated the ripening and...
Grandine
09/03/2012 -

CITRUS SEASON GOES COLD IN SICILY: CROPS SERIOUSLY DAMAGED BY A VIOLENT HAIL STORM ON MARCH 7. THE LOCAL PO SE...

The entire area between Syracuse and Catania, a key production land in the east side of the island, was hit by a very violent hail storm, unprecedented in history, which have almost overwhelmed the citrus groves under 50 cm of hail. Damages are incalculable, not only for fruit which were ready for...
Abate
02/03/2012 -

PROJECT FOR A COMMON BRAND FOR EMILIA-ROMAGNA PEARS, LOOKING TO THE MELINDA MODEL IN ORDER TO CONCENTRATE THE ...

About 66 percent of Italian pears (or 30% of the European total) grows on Emilia-Romagna fields, in the area of Ferrara, Modena and Bologna (Italy). 100% of the Abate Fetel variety is grown here. In spite of this, Emilia-Romagna pear growers run the risk of selling their products this year at...
kiwi_hp
27/02/2012 -

KIWIFRUIT, ITALIAN PRODUCTION AROUND 499,500 TONNES IN 2011/12 SEASON (+13%), CSO REPORTED. SLOW SALES ARE CON...

Estimates published by Italian marketing and research agency CSO have confirmed that the country’s national kiwifruit production should be 13 per cent higher this season than in 2010/11, at around 499,500 tonnes. The figure represents a 4 per cent decrease on the 2008/09 season, but according to...
ValVenostaHomepage
20/02/2012 -

VAL VENOSTA APPLES, THE NEW MARKETING PLAN FOR CONSUMERS FOCUSES ALSO IN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

A new marketing year has started for VI.P, the Val Venosta Cooperatives Association (South Tyrol), and the new strategy expected to be particularly wide and full of initiatives, not only in Italy but also in new markets. Increased awareness for the Val Venosta brand and reinforcement of the values...
FruitimpreseHP
14/02/2012 -

FRUITIMPRESE LEAVES PIAZZA ITALIA AND PARTICIPATES WITH A SEPARATE STAND FOR THE FIRST TIME AT FRUIT LOGISTICA

At the request of their associates, Fruitimprese – an independent business association representing Italian fruit and vegetable sector entrepreneurs – chose to participate in Berlin with their own stand of about 150 sqm, located in Pavilion 4.2, for the first time. In fact, until 2011...
Mele Homepage
06/02/2012 -

HANDSOME, CRUNCHY AND JUICY: ISAAQ IS THE NEW VARIETY OF APPLE THAT COMBINES THE R&D OF CIV WITH THE KNOW...

It was an apple that started the understanding of gravity. Now Isaaq is an apple, that combines the R&D of CIV (Consorzio Italiano Vivaisti) with the know how of Kiku in a scientific formula. And the new equation states in honour to Isaac Newton: CIV + Kiku = Isaaq. Mauro Grossi, president of...
AnanasFlliOrseroH
01/02/2012 -

AFTER THE DIVORCE FROM DEL MONTE, GF GROUP INTRODUCES “F.LLI ORSERO” BRAND FOR EXTRA PREMIUM BANANAS AND PINEA...

GF Group, a European leader in importing and distributing fresh fruit and vegetables, active mainly in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Costa Rica, Colombia and Argentina, is launching its brand “F.lli Orsero”, for extra premium quality bananas and pineapples. “F.lli Orsero” is the...
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31/01/2012 -

NEW FOREIGN MARKETS AND A WIDER RANGE OF PRODUCTS FOR FRUTTHERA, THE COMMERCIAL DIVISION OF THE ASSOFRUIT ITAL...

During 2011, the marketing team of FruttHera – the business unit of the AssoFruit Italia Producers’ Organization, which is one of the most important realities in Southern Italy – gave a strong increase to the company activities and the upward trend so far looks promising for the...
RedApple
23/01/2012 -

ITALIAN APPLES, POSITIVE RESULTS FOR SALES IN VOLUME FROM SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER. LOWER SATISFACTION FOR THE PR...

The Marketing Committee of Assomela, Association of Italian Apple Producers’ Organisations, met on January 10, 2012 for an evaluation of the marketing year.  Stocks of apples in Italy on January 1, 2012 are 1,249,260 tons, 1% down from the previous year, with positive results for sales. During...
Foto Angelys_Homepage
20/01/2012 -

ANGÉLYS, THE HARVEST IN ITALY REACHED 2,000 TONS IN 2011. THE WINTER PEAR IS THE FLAGSHIP PRODUCT OF THE SPREA...

Sweet, juicy, aromatic and with an excellent shelf life. These are the characteristics of the Angélys, a pear that originates from the crossing of old cultivars, including the Winter Decana, now grown and marketed in Italy by member companies of the Spreafico Francesco & F.lli Spa group. In...
MF2
11/01/2012 -

MILANI & FRAGOR GROUP SPA (VERONA) TOWARDS CLOSURE. THE MILANI FAMILY ABANDONS ITS FRUIT AND VEGETABLE TR...

Milani & Fragor Group Spa, an established commercial player in Verona, is shutting down the business that the entrepreneur Orfeo Milani started a long time ago, in 1933. Its market stalls within Veronamercato, the largest wholesale market in the Veneto region, have been closed since last 31st...
arance-rosse-moro
23/12/2011 -

Sicilian red orange exports off to a good start. Oranfrizer sends the first shipments to Northern Europe

Oranfrizer international exports of red oranges will be getting off to a start the last week of the year. Denmark, Norway and Finland will be the first countries to receive shipment. The first oranges to depart will be of the Moro variety, followed by Tarocco oranges in January. “Temperatures...
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13/12/2011 -

FRANCESCON WAGERS ON AFRICA. THE COMPANY OF RODIGO (MANTUA) IS PLANNING TO PRODUCE MELONS IN MOROCCO AND SENEG...

Op Francescon will be producing melons in Central Africa to increase and anticipate the period of marketing. The Mantuan producers’ organisation has archived 2011 as an unusually anomalous and bizarre year: “In May and June – declared Bruno Francescon – the market was heavy with...
guardia-di-finanza
07/12/2011 -

ITALY: MAXI FRAUD IN ORGANIC. MORE THAN 700,000 TONS OF FAKE ORGANIC FOOD PRODUCTS SOLD BY SUNNY LAND

More than EUR 200 million of invoices for non-existent operations, more than 2,500 tons of goods (above all wheat, soya bean, meals and fresh fruit) confiscated because they were not organic, more than 700,000 tons of fake organic food products sold in the last years. This is the...
Enzared
02/12/2011 -

ENZA'S RED KIWIFRUIT GO ON SALE IN ITALY. ENZA EXPECTS OVER 200HA OF THE VARIETY TO BE PLANTED IN ITALY O...

Italian consumers are enjoying their first taste of red kiwifruit, with the stunning red-fleshed EnzaRed going on sale in Milan. Named one of the most exciting new fruit varieties to hit international supermarket shelves in recent years, EnzaRed is the world’s first commercialised red...
MIVOR_2
28/11/2011 -

A NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART STORE FOR MIVOR, THE LARGEST COOPERATIVE IN VAL VENOSTA. THE MAIN INNOVATION CONSISTS I...

Mivor is one of the largest cooperatives for apple cultivation in Europe: it is not only VI.P’s cooperative with the largest number of members, but also one of the largest cooperatives in Europe as far as storage, processing and handling of apples are concerned. One of the pioneers in the...
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22/11/2011 -

KIWIFRUIT: NEW REVELATION IN PSA DISEASE. ITALIAN RESEARCHERS GENERATED GENOME-WIDE SEQUENCE

A recent re-emerging bacterial canker disease incited by Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (Psa) is causing severe economic losses to Actinidia chinensis and A. deliciosa cultivations in southern Europe, New Zealand, Chile and South Korea. Little is known about the genetic features of this...
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16/11/2011 -

PESTICIDES, ITALY IN THE FOREFRONT. INCREASINGLY LESS CHEMICALS IN CULTIVATED FIELDS

Residues of pesticide products in fruits and vegetables are continually decreasing, according to the report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which shows that 97.4% of samples of foodstuffs in the EU are below maximum residue levels allowed by law. The analysis involved almost 68,000...
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28/10/2011 -

THE NEW VILLAFRUT WAREHOUSE OPENED IN THE PROVINCE OF VERONA WITH 22,000 MQ HANDLING 60,000 TONS OF FRUIT AND ...

Friday 28 October saw the opening ceremony for the new Villafrut warehouse, at Villafontana di Oppeano (Verona). The renewal and extension of the headquarters, taking place in 2011, is already the third in the history of Villafrut, established in 1984. The company was established in the 1960s by...
Marienkäfer_14
22/10/2011 -

SPAIN STRATEGIC FOR ITALIAN YELLOW APPLES. VI.P / VAL VENOSTA MOST WELL KNOWN BRAND AFTER PINK LADY

For several years, the Spanish market has become strategic for Italian mountain apples, and for many groups it is the third largest export market after Germany and Scandinavia. This statistic was confirmed by the companies attending the Fruit Attraction trade fair in Madrid (19th-21st October) and...
evelinas
07/07/2011 -

APPLES: MELINDA BETS ON EVELINA TO EXTEND THE PRODUCT RANGE AND IMPROVE THE EXPORT MARKETS

After almost two months of negotiations, last week the contract between Consorzio Melinda, Evelina GmbH and Agrosun (Evelina Broker for Italy) was signed. Arno Überbacher, managing director of Evelina GmbH, made no secret of his delight that, with the Consorzio Melinda from the “Val di Non” in...
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23/06/2011 -

STRAWBERRIES, A STABLE PRODUCTION IN ITALY THIS YEAR

This year the strawberry production in Italy is substantially stable: cultivating areas have improved by 1% compared to that of 2010, reaching 3,500 hectares . In overall 82% of strawberry cultivating areas are in greenhouse, only 18% are in open field. In the Italian territory the main regions are...
mel_obre
15/06/2011 -

MELON, 2010 A RECORD YEAR FOR ITALIAN EXPORTS

In the last six years, Italian melon exports have vacillated to some extent, with volumes varying from 16,000 to 20,000 tonnes. The highest volume was recorded in 2010, when the country exported a total of 20,620 tonnes of melons, according to Eurostat data, 82.5% of which were marketed inside the...
Uva_Puglia
03/06/2011 -

TABLE GRAPES, AN EARLY START FOR THE HARVEST IN APULIA

This year Apulia has reduced the difference in ripening times of the premature variety by about 20 days, in respect to the Sicilian grapes. Already from the 6th of June the harvest of table grapes of the variety known as Black Magic has started in Nardò in the province of Lecce. This grape is...
Peaches
18/05/2011 -

Europech / Italy: drop in apricot production (-20%), peaches and nectarines stable (-2%), campaign fifteen day...

The data presented on 6th May in Perpignan, France, on occasion of Europech, relative to 2011 production estimates for peaches and nectarines, indicate substantial stability in Europe,as compared to last year. It is expected that a total of 3.64 million tonnes of peaches, nectarines and clingstone...
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
02/05/2011 -

The CIV launches the “Sweet Resistants” strawberries, the first 100% Italian line with a low envir...

After the apples, which have been selected by the 2011 Fruit Logistica Innovation Awards, the CIV, Centre for Variety Innovation, launches today the strawberry variety line, the first 100% Italian line with a low environmental impact, designed to cope with renovated market needs. Eco-sustainability...
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21/04/2011 -

Sant’orsola: in 2010 financial solidity and a brand that resonates

An undisputed leading brand in the berry market, based on its solid capital position and financial equilibrium. These are the distinguishing traits of the Sant’Orsola Cooperative based in Pergine Valsugana, according to its financial statements for 2010 which, together with the initiatives...
promozione_dolcekiwi
15/04/2011 -

AOP Armonia: the new South Italy’s network of fresh produce ready for global challenge

Last Friday, April 15, the Association of Producers Organizations Armonia was officially presented in the renowned restaurant Don Alfonso 1890 in the fascinating Amalfi Coast. This is the first AOP (Association of Producer Organisations) in Southern Italy, founded in 2009 by the merger of two...
FruitimpreseHP
18/03/2011 -

FruitImprese: boom in exports of Italian fruit and vegetables in 2010

The Italian Association of fresh produce companies – FruitImprese – has announced the latest data on foreign trade of Italian fruit and vegetables in 2010, elaborated on Istat data. The balance rose to 1.173 billion Euro, second best performance in 10 years, with an increase of 111.5%...
Immagine 3-3
07/03/2011 -

Oranfrizer in Japan: record of visitors in the space of “Sicilian Orange Experience”

Foodex 2011 is the most important trade show in Asia for the food industry. It takes place in Tokyo and opened its doors last Tuesday, March 1 with over 70,000 visitors and will end Friday, March 4. The taste of Tarocco orange – at Nippon Convention Center – reveals the success in...
NaranjaHP
03/03/2011 -

PGI Red Orange of Sicily successfully enters the Spanish market generating criticism

The Consortium of the PGI Red Orange of Sicily – within the project 133 PSR 2007/13 submitted to the Regional Department of Agriculture and Food and the Region of Sicily – has organized some successful promotional activities in Spain to offer and place the Sicilian Red Orange inside a...
AlmaverdebioHP
28/02/2011 -

Almaverde Bio +12,4% increase in turnover

Almaverde Bio strengthens its growth. Almaverde Bio branded products reached a turnover of Euro 29.4 million in 2010, an increase of 12.4% compared to 2009. Almaverde Bio Italy data are excellent and show and strengthen the vitality of the organic sector in Italy and Europe. The marketing of...
Arance_RosseHP
22/02/2011 -

Eurobanan, Sicily’s Red Orange gets to Spain

The unique Red Orange of Sicily in Spain will soon be available in Spain too thanks to the recent cooperation with Spain’s leading import group Eurobanan. The product launch was made at a technical conference on February 2, sponsored by various prestigious professional culinary and nutrition...
London-by-night
18/02/2011 -

Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (ICE) at the World Fruit & Vegetable Expo 2011

The London office of the Italian Institute for  Foreign Trade (ICE) will exhibit at the World Fruit & Vegetable Expo London, for the first time. ICE will be supporting the Italian participation at the show, which is planned to consist of Italian Regions and individual Italian companies. ICE...
Kanzi foto fruitbook 2011
16/02/2011 -

Michael Grasser (VI.P-Val Venosta): “Kanzi can become the number two club variety”

During Fruit Logistica 2011 in Berlin, FreshPlaza interviewed Michael Grasser, Val Venosta Marketing Manager, about the current apple season and its perspectives. Some of the representatives of South Tyrol Consortia including in Kanzi club. From left after the hostess: Alexander Ortler, Stephan...
Francesco Nicodemo
31/01/2011 -

FruttHera: high quality products of southern Italy from Assofruit Italia

  The Italian company FruttHera Srl was founded in 2010 by the Producers’ Organization Asso Fruit Italia Soc. Coop. Agr. to encourage the marketing of horticultural products of its members and not, meeting certain standards of quality and shelf life. The need to establish a specialized...
KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA
28/01/2011 -

Italian citrus volumes to decline 2010/11

The Italian citrus area has, in the last 10 years remained stable. Although there has been an increase in the area of clementines and grapefruit, little change in orange and a decrease in other species. The Italian citrus producers have been losing competitiveness on both the domestic as well as...
Melinda
14/01/2011 -

Italy: Melinda and La Trentina over the apple season 2010

2010 will be remembered as a particular year for the apple production in the Italian Trentino region: compared to a general decrease in European production of 15%, it increased. In particular, in Valle di Non a record of 330,000 tons is recorded. Michele Odorizzi, Melinda chairman, is very pleased...
mela_spicchi.indd
07/01/2011 -

CIV “Sweet resistants” apple series at Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2011

Attractive for consumers, easily managed for fruit growers, and friends of the environment. The new series of apples developed by the CIV (Consorzio Italiano Vivaisti), which was presented last November at the latest edition of Interpoma, has been the only Italian product selected by the jury for...
RadicchioHP
03/01/2011 -

OPO Veneto constant growth in 2010: almost 20% more

2010 closed with data showing a considerable growth for OPO Veneto: almost 20% increase, especially the last three months. The forecast for 2011 predicts almost 30 million Euros. A fertile year then for the fruit and vegetable Producers’ Organisation. Figures, scenario and trends were...