Renowned Italian fruit breeder Consorzio Italiano Vivaisti (CIV) has signed a landmark commercial agreement with Mumbai-based company IG International to develop sales of its licensed club apple variety Modì on the Indian market. The three-year deal, which was signed by CIV chairman Pier Filippo Tagliani and IG International director Tarun Arora, is expected to involve the development of a number of Italian-grown varieties deemed by the partners as “potentially suitable” for local consumption.
Italian kiwifruit marketer Jingold says it will continue to launch new products in the near future after claiming what it says is a world-first with the launch of a premium-quality red-fleshed variety. The company, which unveiled its new Oriental Red variety at the Fico Italy World agrifood centre in Bologna late last year, said it expected the product to meet growing consumer demand for new and exciting flavours.
A massive, landmark deal that would have seen the world’s largest fruit and vegetable supplier, Greenyard, acquire US-based produce company Dole Food for a reported US$2.5bn will not go ahead. In a statement, the Belgian company said that negotiations to buy Dole had “ended without a definitive agreement”, bringing to a close an intriguing chapter in the history of both companies and ending speculation over what would have created by far the world’s largest fresh produce company.
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