A first for North American airports, five machines were recently installed in various locations throughout YVR. It automatically doles out blended smoothies made with rescued fruits and vegetables. The retail stores are envisioned to be local and look like any neighborhood Kirana storefront backed by a corporate structure. With the planned organised retail penetration, "Growceries" will be the first to introduce a discount model at Kirana stores. The APM - which is a planty twist on an ATM/cash machine - will dispense free vegetables and plant-based food to consumers.
Girish Sarda, founder of Indian fresh produce exporter Magnus Farm Fresh, is getting ready for the new grape season in India, which is expected to be a better one than last year: “The grape season of 2022-23, which lasts from November until April, for main markets like the EU, UK, and Russia is yet to kick off. “Indian grapes remain high in demand and have gained popularity over the years in European and UK markets. Having attended the very recent Fruit Attraction, Madrid 2022, we have received a good amount of interest from existing and newer clients for the Indian grapes season of 2023. Varieties like Thompson seedless, Flame seedless, Sharad seedless, and Crimson seedless were of prime interest to grape importers looking for the Indian origin,” Sarda explains. This strategy is also to tackle increasing supply chain costs to target closer markets with a strong demand for Indian grapes.3 months ago FreshPlaza
The durians from Vietnam are of high quality and delicious, and Vietnam has remained among the top three exporters of fresh durians since 2014. Durian is grown in 54 areas across the country with the total area of 84,000 hectares, and in 2021, Vietnam’s durian production reached 642,600 metric tons, an increase of 15% over 2020. She continued, “In early 2020, when the world first began grappling with COVID-19, the Vietnamese durian industry temporarily faced a demand slump and manpower shortages. The import industry in many areas such as Europe, Asia, China etc which sees huge durian market demand, especially for Monthong durian, is growing fast. At this moment, Vietnamese durian has not entered China in large quantities, only a small volume has been exported to test the market trend.3 months ago FreshPlaza