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Estela Cuesta

Estela is IEG Vu’s specialist reporter on canned foods, covering the markets for a range of products including canned fruits, vegetables, fish and meat.

Originally hailing from the small town of Pastrana in central Spain, Estela studied at the Complutense University of Madrid and worked as a local news reporter before moving to London in 2012. Her interests include photography, video editing and international relations.
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Canned pineapple US imports in retail sizes down

US imports of Thai canned pineapple in foodservice sizes remained on average for the January to November period last year, although those volumes of retail sizes significantly dropped. Prices behaved the opposite way, with those of foodservice down while those of retail were up.  

Asia Pacific US States

Steady artichoke output foreseen in Spanish season

The Spanish artichoke season is progressing satisfactorily, according to local industry sources, who expect a similar output compared with that of the previous year.  

Europe Canned & Tomato Products

Price stability for Chinese canned mushroom

The Chinese harvesting season for champignon mushroom raw material will last until mid-March, with fob prices for the finished product – private label (OEM) – expected to remain stable y-o-y.

Asia Pacific Europe

Thai processed sweetcorn product launch out of the Asia-Pacific region

Thailand-based manufacturer Siam Del Monte (owned by Del Monte Asia, Singapore) will manufacture sweet corn in the form of the Tetra Recart package, for it to be distributed by Thai sweet corn canner Sunsweet under its KC brand. 

Europe Asia Pacific

EU fishing in the Seychelles area temporarily disrupted

EU fishing activities in the Seychelles area have been momentarily interrupted since Friday (January 17), as the provisional protocol application of the recently negotiated EU-Seychelles Sustainable Fishery Partnership Agreement (SFPA) is currently pending signature, sources recently confirmed to IEG Vu. 

Europe Seychelles

Chinese prepared tuna exports surge to minor markets

Chinese prepared tuna exports to the world reached a record high last year, with volumes amounting to 115,000 tonnes as of November 2019. Traditional minor markets took a significant share.  

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