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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Thailand’s raw material supply for pineapple juice and canned packers is likely to be 380,000 tonnes, or 5% down on last year’s tonnage, according to a well-placed contact in the country.
Poland exported just 12,280 tonnes of AJC in December last year, compared with 16,770 tonnes in December 2016. For the full calendar year 2017, Polish AJC exports were down by nearly a quarter, at 219,660 tonnes (291,760 tonnes in 2016).
PepsiCo’s operations in Zimbabwe are undertaken by its partner in India, Varun Beverages.
Maspex, the Polish fruit juice and food producer, is spending PLN500 million (USD145.8 mln) in a series of improvements to and expansions of its factories and other facilities, both within and outside Poland.
China’s AJC is still priced at an average of around USD6.60 per gallon ex-dock US East Coast, equivalent to USD1,300 per tonne.
UK consumption of water drinks rose 7% in 2017 to nearly 4.0 billion litres, with a retail value of GBP3.1 bln (USD4.3 bln).