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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Latest From Jose Gutierrez
The average US peanut price increased by 2.7% to 22.7 US cents per pound for the week ending March 10 compared with the previous week.
The US honey crop from producers with five or more colonies declined by 9% to 148 million pounds in 2017, compared with the previous year.
The USDA has implemented a recommendation from the US Administrative Committee for Pistachios to decrease the assessment rates for 2017/18 pistachio crops and the following years.
The Spanish cooperative Dcoop is going to significantly increase its edible nut plantations, especially those for almonds, after receiving several proposals from its associated growers.
Intersnack, a German specialist in processed edible nuts and snacks, has signed a deal with the Spanish snack market leader Grefusa to acquire 25% of its shares.
Tenías is a Spanish manufacturer of agricultural equipment, which started as a small machinery repair workshop in Ejea de los Caballeros, in the region of Aragon, in 1956. It has just opened a subsidiary in California to sell its most ambitious equipment: an almond harvester. It requires only one driver to work and it is equipped with additional tools to clean the nuts while the machine is harvesting, without having to stop. IEG Vu talked to its export sales manager, Sergio Alonso, about this international expansion project and the harvester.