Mission Produce to Open UK Distribution Center With Exclusive ‘Mission Control’ Ripening Technology

February 1, 2023 Mission Produce

Mission Produce, Inc. announced the testing results of its Mission Control ripening technology and management process, confirming its ability to accelerate avocado ripening and improve product uniformity. Mission Control will be implemented for the first time in the Company’s newest forward distribution center in Dartford, England, which is anticipated to open in March of 2023.

CMI Orchards’ CatStats Report Shows Ambrosia Significantly Outperforms All Top 10 Apples in Sales Growth

February 1, 2023 CMI Orchards

CMI’s freshest CatStats® report, released January 31 2023, demonstrates Ambrosia Gold®’s remarkable performance and shares CMI’s role in the extraordinary success of the variety in U.S. markets. With high promotable volume of Ambrosia Gold® in both conventional and organic options available year-round, CMI shares strategies on how retailers can capitalize on the success of the apple and cash in on the sales uptick.

PIF and AeroFarms Sign Joint Venture Agreement to Build Indoor Vertical Farms in Saudi Arabia and the Wider MENA Region

February 1, 2023 AeroFarms

The Public Investment Fund has signed a joint venture agreement with AeroFarms, a US-based commercial market leader in vertical farming, to establish a company in Riyadh to build and operate indoor vertical farms in Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Bako Sweet Elevates Heart Healthy Sweet Potatoes This February

February 1, 2023 Bako Sweet

If there’s one month to make sweet potatoes your Valentine, it’s February. Country Sweet Produce’s Bako Sweet® is celebrating American Heart Month, National Sweet Potato Month, Valentine’s Day and Cook a Sweet Potato Day this month with several marketing efforts to drive sales during this season. 

Fresh Produce Consumption Remains Under Pressure in Europe

February 1, 2023 Freshfel Europe

The outlook for consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables remains under pressure in the European Union. These are the conclusions from the latest consumption trends discussed in Freshfel Europe through a review of trends in Member States, covering 75% of the EU population. Despite a very positive momentum for consumption growth, many barriers are severely impacting the move towards a healthier and more sustainable diet for European consumers.