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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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World processing apple supply down by three million tonnes

The world fresh apple production, for the 2019/20 season, is estimated at 75.77 million tonnes, up nearly 4.0 mln tonnes from 2018/19, but much less fruit will go for processing.

International Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Sugary drinks tax in Saudi Arabia comes into force

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Zakat and Income Tax (GAZT) imposition of a 50% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages has kicked off this month.

European Food Law Saudi Arabia

Peaches and other fruits curb Brazilian demand for oranges

The November-long trend of rising orange prices may be constrained in December as consumer demand for fruits such as stone fruits are usually consumed during the holiday season.

Brazil Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Little movement in apple juice prices into the US

US domestic 70 brix AJC prices are around USD7.30-8.00 per gallon fob shipping point, for acidity of 1.5-3.5% (though almost all juice will be lower acid). This is equivalent to around USD1,430-1,570 per tonne.

United States Beverages

New Zealand prepares for 2020 referendum on cannabis

The New Zealand government has unveiled its draft Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill which is designed to govern the recreational cannabis market and includes CBD products.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

New Far Eastern multi-purpose soft drinks plant

Fraser and Neave (F&N) is investing more than SGD80 million (USD58.6 mln) to build a food and drinks facility in Tuas, western Singapore.

Singapore Commercial
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