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Neil Murray


Neil Murray has been working for Informa since September 2001. He originally trained as a lawyer, studying at the universities of Sussex and Grenoble (France), and then the College of Law, but gave it up to become a journalist.

Prior to joining Foodnews, he spent 10 years as editor of a frozen foods industry title, and has also edited a logistics magazine, a commercial vehicle journal (for which he had to get his truck driver’s licence), a motorcycle industry title, and a market-leading consumer ski magazine.

His core area of expertise on IEG Vu is the global market for fruit juices and concentrates.
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Refresco will bottle PepsiCo beverages in Spain

A deal struck between Refresco and PepsiCo transfers two of the three PepsiCo factories in Spain to the Dutch bottler, where Refresco will handle production. Refresco and PepsiCo are already partners in other markets, including France, Belgium, Germany and the US.

Spain Beverages

Beverage packaging makers unite to promote environmental benefits

BillerudKorsnäs, Elopak, SIG Combibloc, Stora Enso and Tetra Pak have joined forces at a global level to strengthen the beverage carton position as low carbon, sustainable and recyclable packaging.

Europe Beverages

South Africa to invest heavily in state’s agro-industry

Primary agriculture in Mpumalanga is set to experience strong growth with the establishment of the Nkomazi special economic zone (SEZ), which will focus on agroprocessing.

Australia Beverages

Polish apple juice concentrate prices creeping up

Polish juicing fruit is now selling for up to PLN0.65 per kilo, equivalent to EUR150 per tonne or USD165/tonne. This is more than double the price paid last year and considerably more expensive than raw material in China or Turkey.

Poland Turkey

Brazilian orange juice export volumes up by one-third

Exports to the EU, Brazil’s largest market, were 225,462 tonnes in the first quarter of the current season, 56% up from 144,299 tonnes shipped in the same period in the 2018/19 season, and worth USD401.5 mln, a 48% increase from USD271.1 mln.

Brazil Beverages

French lawmakers want to tax grapefruit juice/wine blends

Mixes of rosé wine and grapefruit juice (as well as other fruit juices) are popular in France, albeit not in other European countries. With an alcohol content of around 7%, they tend to be sweet and aimed at younger consumers.

European Food Law Tax Policy
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