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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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French private equity house acquires fruit juice maker

The Lyon-based investment house has bought Bissardon Jus de Fruits, a maker of juices and nectars, for an undisclosed sum.

Beverages Europe

Reduced South African peach and apricot purée production

South Africa has started processing its apricots, and the peach crop will follow in late December. Already, however, the outlook is gloomy.

Beverages South Africa

Turkey finishes its dried fig business for Christmas season

As of November 24, Turkey’s total dried fig exports had reached nearly 21,600 tonnes. The Chinese New Year festival starts on February 5 2019, says a new market report. It will be closely followed by the Ramadan period, which starts on 6 May.

Turkey Dried Fruit & Nuts

Polish fruit juice trade association introduces quality standard

The Certified Product Quality System (CP) is a new accreditation standard introduced by Poland’s Association of Polish Juicing Producers Association (KUPS).

Poland Beverages

Chinese pear prices firm following summer storm damage

The farmgate price for Chinese Huangguan pears has been around CNY2.8-3.4 per kilo (USD 0.40-0.50/kg) in Hebei Province during this year’s harvest season (early July-late August), an increase of 30-40% from the previous season.

China Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Big fall in Spanish NFC orange juice exports

Spain has exported 119,700 tonnes of NFC orange juice in the first three quarters of this year, compared with 174,750 tonnes in the same period last year, according to the latest Customs data.

France Beverages
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