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Jose Gutierrez

Jose Gutierrez joined the IEG Vu team in September 2017 as a News Analyst covering the dried fruit, nuts and spices sectors.

Originally hailing from the city of Seville in southern Spain, Jose studied at the Universities of Seville, Barcelona and Roskilde (Denmark) and worked as a journalist specializing in international trade and supply chain for the European Commission, Spanish Ministry of Trade and several magazines for over a decade, in Madrid, Barcelona and London.

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Increase in Spain’s organic farming area

The Spanish organic agricultural area increased by 8% to 2.24 million hectares in 2018, strengthening its EU leadership, according to the Spanish ministry of agriculture (Mapa).

Spain European Agricultural Policy

John B. Sanfilippo & Son reports better incomes despite sales fall

The US edible nut grower, processor and wholesaler John B. Sanfilippo & Son, reported a 21.5% net income increase in the financial year (FY) 2019 (June 28 2018-June 27 2019), after net sales declined by 1.4% to USD876.2 mln and sales volume increased by 1.4%.

Dried Fruit & Nuts United States

Hong Kong riots impact New Zealand manuka honey processor results

The manuka honey processor Comvita, listed on the New Zealand stock market, suffered a loss after tax of around NZD7.6 million (USD4.8 mln) in the 2019 financial year (July 2018-June 2019 ) due to a fall in sales during June as a result of riots in Hong Kong, the company noted.

Honey Hong Kong

Argentine raisin exports expected to increase

Argentina is expected to export 40,000 tonnes of raisins in the 2020 marketing year (MY), 14.3% more year-on-year, from an anticipated harvest of 44,000 tonnes, 11.4% more than in the previous year, according to the USDA.

Dried Vine Fruit Argentina

Indian turmeric price stabilises

The Indian spot fob price stabilised around INR6,800 per quintal (USD120/quintal) between July 23 and August 21 at Nizamabad market.

Turmeric India

Indian investors open coconut processing plant

The US company Apex Coco and Solar Energy has just opened a processing plant in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


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