Fredo’s Fresh Produce News

Now we see how Covid-19 really changed the world

Now we see how Covid-19 really changed the world

This week’s announcement that the South African citrus industry is heading for another record export year brought home the challenges that the fresh produce export business will have to deal with in the immediate future. Most of the major South African fruit export...

Inevitable decision taken to cancel Fruit Logistica Special Edition 2021

Inevitable decision taken to cancel Fruit Logistica Special Edition 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has played havoc with traditional style fresh produce conferencing around the world. The latest victim is the special event - Fruit Logistica Special Edition 2021 – which was in any event only going to be a hybrid trade fair, and nothing like the...

Westfalia celebrates birthdate of Founder with a positive undertaking

Westfalia celebrates birthdate of Founder with a positive undertaking

Dr Hans Merensky, founder of Westfalia Group, remembered with special commitment In celebrating the birthday of its founder, the Westfalia Group says it is working towards the long-term target to ultimately recover the Group’s Lifetime Carbon emissions by 2049, which...

Fredo’s Fresh Produce Bulletin – 3 July 2020

Fredo’s Fresh Produce Bulletin – 3 July 2020

We focus on disruptions in shipping as Covid-19 continues to disrupt exports, as well as some othe industry news in South Africa Western Cape Minister calls time on the port problems in Cape Town South Africa’s Minister of Public Enterprises asked to intervene in port...

Fredo’s Fresh Produce Bulletin May 2020

In this edition of Fredo’s Fresh Produce bulletin we report on the latest export projections for citrus, apples and pears from South Africa. We also wrap on the table grape season. We also look at the effect on Covid-19 on two international fresh produce events....

Fredo’s Fresh Produce Bulletin – 17 March 2019

Locally and internationally there are events taking place which will affect the South African produce industry - we are taking a look at a few of them.   Zero-tariff Brexit raises questions – reports Eurofruit Brexit uncertainty is hitting new levels after the UK...

Fredo’s Fresh Produce news summary for 20 Feb 2019

Fredo’s Fresh Produce news summary for 20 Feb 2019

Fredo’s Fresh Produce bulletin today brings you news on what the international fresh produce media have been reporting lately. Tough markets worry South Africans Early table grape regions have completed their packing but in the markets things are far from over. For...

Fredo learns about a pear called Fred

Fredo learns about a pear called Fred

People go to great lengths to find names for new fruit varieties which they hope will be the new winners on the super market shelves in Europe and elsewhere. In the past these names were often related to the characteristics of the fruit – and the word ‘delight’ and...

Fredo’s Fresh Produce Bulletin focus on Brexit – 5 February 2019

Fredo’s Fresh Produce Bulletin focus on Brexit – 5 February 2019

Fredo highlights the most important stories as Brexit takes a serious turn in the fresh produce media As Britain moves closer to the Brexit deadline with little sign of reaching agreement with the European Union, the concern about the effect of a no-deal is rising in...

Big pumpkins as we wait for Sharon Fruit season

Big pumpkins as we wait for Sharon Fruit season

The Valleys below the Langeberg Mountains in the Southern Cape are well-known fruit growing regions. There are citrus, stone fruit, lots of different vegetables – and also black berries from which delightful liqueurs are made. However, this is also Sharon Fruit...

A quick look at Fredo’s fresh produce bulletin – January 2019

A summary of some of the stories recently published internationally featuring South Africa's fresh produce business South Africans establish ‘Fruit Desk’ to deal with high level issues Recent international and local developments in South Africa will bring new...

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