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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.