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.
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As Thai producers face competition from established producers in Europe, Brexit could open the UK market to them.
The Spanish strawberry season has been hampered by weather-driven issues, though prices remained unchanged.
Previous rainy weeks are delaying the 2018 Chilean blueberry harvest.
Brazilian pepper prices will be still low up till the beginning of the Cambodian and Vietnamese harvests in March, regardless of resurging European demand.
Manta’s price has significantly decreased and Bangkok’s is slightly up.
AgroAmerica’s new banana purée factory in Guatemala is now in production.
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.
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 hopes to woo consumers with premium, healthy, low-calorie maple water drinks.
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.
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.
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 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).
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 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 should harvest around 1.5 million tonnes of lemons next season, if weather conditions remain favourable.
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.
El-Marwa, the Egyptian fruit juice and essential oils supplier, is offering 70 brix date juice concentrate, IEG Vu learned at SIAL.
IEG Vu’s Neil Murray speaks with Nicolas Trentesaux, Group Director of SIAL
Drinks made from cocoa pulp are familiar to some Latin American consumers but are relatively unknown in Europe.