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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California garlic prices are expected to be steady in H1 2019, although next season’s output is expected to decline by 29% compared with 2018, according to Olam’s latest market report.
Pecans and desiccated coconut were the main drivers of growth in US dried fruit imports, which increased by 8% in volume to 684.9 million pounds and by 3% in value to USD2.4 billion, according to the US Bureau of Census.
The Luxembourg-based investment fund LetterOne (Letter 1 Retail) has imposed its EUR500 million (USD566 mln) rescue plan onSpanish retailer DIA, listed on the Madrid exchange, against DIA’s management plan, worth EUR600 mln, which was presented at the shareholder meeting on March 20 in Madrid.
US imports of seeded raisins rocketed to 67.9 million pounds worth USD71.5 mln in 2018, up from 29.8 mln lbs valued at USD27.5 mln the previous year, according to US Bureau of Census.
Iran exported around 17,000 tonnes of pistachios from October 2018-February 2019, about one-sixth of the tonnage sold in the same period in the previous season, according to the Iranian government.
The California Walnut Board (CWB) is set to drive its innovative proposals to UK retailers in 2019, since it is one of Europe’s most ‘opened-minded’ markets, UK and Scandinavia representative of CWB told IEG Vu at London’s the International Food & Drink Event (IFE).