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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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Japanese flavour company opens factory in Indonesia

Japan’s flavour and fragrance specialist Takasago has just opened a USD25 million processing plant in Indonesia. 

Essential Oils Japan

Vietnamese cashew processors warn on unstable prices for raw product

The Vietnamese cashew association (Vinacas) has revealed that African raw nut prices are experiencing a strong instability, with huge differences between East and West origins, despite kernels have a stable situation. 

Cashews Vietnam

Swiss flavour giant expands Chinese factory

The Swiss flavour and fragrance specialist Givaudan has expanded its factory in the Chinese city of Nantong, adding 16,000 sq metres with a total investment of CHF30 million (USD30.3 mln).
Essential Oils Switzerland

Spain set to double walnut planted area

The Spanish walnut acreage may reach around 26,000 hectares in four years, doubling the 2019 area, according to the Spanish Walnut Association (Walnut Spain). Around 50% of the planted area is currently coming into bearing. 

Walnuts Spain

Increase in the Australian macadamia crop

The 2019 Australian macadamia crop totalled 43,500 tonnes in-shell at 3.5% moisture (46,600 tonnes in-shell at 10% moisture), 5,800 in-shell tonnes less than last year, according to the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS).

Macadamias Australia

Poor Chinese and Indian ginger crops push up prices

The ginger harvest has started in the northern hemisphere, with China and India expecting a lower output and increasing prices.

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