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· 21 January 2019

The man who invented sea containers

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Every year 750 million containers (20″ equivalent) are moved around the world, with traffic doubling in the last 10 years.

But who invented this system, which almost completely replaced the ancient method of a few millennia of bulk storage?

Here is a brief history of Malcolm McLean, a trucker in the United States: one day had an idea that definitely revolutionized global transport.

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· 12 September 2018

Italian grapes are planning ahead

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Varietal innovation, a new entrepreneurial logic, new generations of agronomists, greater and more productive skill and professionalism, new investment, a structured and competitive strategy: these are the strong points of an Italian table grape industry that is taking big strides towards a sustainable future on global markets.
Many of these factors are connected. The gradual shift from trade to production, which only began in earnest a few years ago, is seeing large operators distance themselves more and more from the traditional method of buying by the ‘block’ or by weight in the field, where the relationship with production is based on confrontation, on short-term speculation, on contracts that are often only worth the paper on which they are printed.
 
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· 29 June 2018

Italian grapes 2020: varieties, growers, breeders and markets

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The Italian seedless grape industry is moving very rapidly: larger farmersare planting new varieties, the international breeders are investing in Italy, the main players have launched their own programmes of varietal innovation.

The Italian Grapes 2020 report tells you all you need to know in order to take advantage of 57 seedless varieties available from Italy in a 7 months period.

Download the full report (40 pages) here.

Be ready, the next Italian grape season is knocking on the door now and 2020 is just around the corner.

 

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· 30 September 2017

Why should a consumer buy your fruit like a pig in a poke?

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It is time to accept the fact that the consumer has no more idea about how to choose fruits and vegetables.

Housewives haven’t got the same supports to make the right choice as they had up to one or two generations ago.

On the contrary, we can almost say that what once helped, now causes confusion.

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· 30 September 2017

Fresh #now! Grapes, Premium plums and more stonefruit!

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We are starting our overseas export season for grapes, apples, pears, stonefruit and kiwifruit.

Contact us if you want to receive our FRESH NOW newsletter with prices, photos, markets, products, varieties, seasons, quality. Thomas Drahorad, Patrizia SimoniniSergio Panini and Francesco Cavani are on the commercial desk, while Karin Migliorini takes care of logistics and documents.

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