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SIAL 2018 hub: All the latest updates from Paris

Stay up to date with developments from the big event

The IEG Vu team is in Paris this week for the SIAL 2018 international food and beverage trade exhibition, from which they will be providing the latest news and updates.

Below is a comprehensive list of links to the most recent articles and other content. Some articles are free to view, while others are restricted to channel subscriptions.

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You can also download a copy of our special SIAL 2018 supplement by following this link.

Latest updates

October 24

Brexit could create opportunity for Thai canned sweetcorn industry

As Thai producers face competition from established producers in Europe, Brexit could open the UK market to them.

Spanish frozen strawberry prices unchanged despite lower volumes

The Spanish strawberry season has been hampered by weather-driven issues, though prices remained unchanged.

Unfavourable weather slows Chile’s blueberry harvest

Previous rainy weeks are delaying the 2018 Chilean blueberry harvest.

Argentine dried fruit processors to expand retail market share

Inflation and policy factors in Argentina create a difficult situation for small and medium sized processors without access to international credit lines.

Brazilian pepper prices remain low despite demand growth

Brazilian pepper prices will be still low up till the beginning of the Cambodian and Vietnamese harvests in March, regardless of resurging European demand.

October 23

Raw skipjack prices in a downturn

Manta’s price has significantly decreased and Bangkok’s is slightly up.

AgroAmerica is targeting discerning banana purée buyers

AgroAmerica’s new banana purée factory in Guatemala is now in production.

Interview: Brazil nuts must open new markets and channels to push up prices

Bolivia's Brazil nut exporters look beyond the main markets of the EU and US to position Brazil nuts as a premium product in new regions.

Heavy rain destroys hopes of good Italian blood orange harvest

Torrential rain in Sicily at the weekend (October 19-21) has severely damaged the blood orange groves. Newly planted trees, not yet in bearing production, have been particularly badly affected.

Lithuanian organic canned food producer launches milk line (free to view)

AUGA Group recently launched a line of organic and flavoured milk shakes, aiming to capture a larger part of the world’s retail market.

Berrico announces new plant water beverage at SIAL

Berrico hopes to woo consumers with premium, healthy, low-calorie maple water drinks.

Sudanese Arabic gum prices fall ahead of new crop

As a strong new crop of Arabic gum approaches, prices are falling in Sudan as the export picture remains complicated.

Rains will help treble Sudan's peanut crop (free to view)

Sudan's looks to recapture lost peanut market share with a bumper 2018-19 crop.

October 22

Two-tier apple juice price seems to be emerging

In an echo of China's selective AJC pricing last season, Poland appears to be offering its AJC on the US market at slightly higher prices than it does in Europe.

Frozen raspberry prices might increase on possible shortages, says Ukrainian manufacturer

The Ukrainian frozen raspberry market has been heavily impacted by high stocks of finished produce across the country in the beginning of the season.

Chilean prune industry in a positive frame of mind

Chilean prune growers and processors are seeing strong demand and many of them were optimistic about the future when talking to IEG Vu at SIAL Paris today (October 22).

Vietnamese canned sweetcorn supplier foresees niche in Europe

Vietnam’s frozen and canned fruit & vegetable manufacturer Phu Thinh Food is eyeing Europe, specifically Germany and France, as a new market, IEG Vu learned yesterday at SIAL in Paris.

Thai raw pineapple price weighed down by stocks

Thai canneries have carry-over and are trying to reduce production, while growers have recently been giving away fresh fruit for free, IEG Vu has learned.

Argentina is on course for a normal lemon harvest

Argentina should harvest around 1.5 million tonnes of lemons next season, if weather conditions remain favourable.

Ukrainian dairy producer targets China with cream cheese

Ukrainian cheese sales continue to hang at around 800 tonnes a year, mostly exported to Kazakhstan. However, a Ukrainian dairy manufacturer hopes to benefit from China’s cream cheese tea craze.

Egypt offers date juice concentrate for functional food markets (free to view)

El-Marwa, the Egyptian fruit juice and essential oils supplier, is offering 70 brix date juice concentrate, IEG Vu learned at SIAL.

Interview: Food retail worldwide is in the throes of a revolution (free to view)

IEG Vu’s Neil Murray speaks with Nicolas Trentesaux, Group Director of SIAL

Cocoa pulp juice beverages make SIAL debut

Drinks made from cocoa pulp are familiar to some Latin American consumers but are relatively unknown in Europe.

Social media

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Poland’s Mlekovita’s cheese in its glory at

— Jana Sutenko (@JanaIEGVu) 22 October 2018


On the #SouthAfrican pavilion at #SIAL. Catherien Tredoux, Heinie Jouberb, Nigel Jacobs, Anton Reinecke and WiehahnVictor

— Neil Murray (@NeilatFOODNEWS) October 22, 2018

#SIALPARIS Good rain and the best news for #Sudan: positive #crop forecast for #groundnuts, #gumarabic and #sesameseeds

— Jose Gutierrez (@JoseIEGVU) October 22, 2018
#SIALPARIS #Prochile evaluating results of #agrement with #EU for #organic#harmonisation: 63% growth in H1 2018
— Jose Gutierrez (@JoseIEGVU) October 22, 2018


— Jana Sutenko (@JanaIEGVu) October 21, 2018

#SIAL2018 begins! Here’s a photo of chuffed @EstelaFoodnews and I

— Jana Sutenko (@JanaIEGVu) October 21, 2018



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