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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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UK food and beverage brand improves environmental credentials

The company is introducing shrink-wrap packaging made from 50% post-consumer recycled waste (PCRW). By the end of the year, all its UK-made brands and products it makes under private label will come packed in the sustainable wrapping.

United Kingdom Commercial

Ambitious growth strategy in Indian juice drinks market

Fresca wants to achieve sales of INR1.5 billion (USD21.6 million) by 2022 and capture 2% of the country’s nectars market and 10% of the market in India’s northern states. It is also looking to quadruple its sales in the aseptically-packed juice drinks segment.

India Commercial

Brazilian Tahiti lime prices higher than usual

CEPEA says that the average price, for the week ending April 15, is already the second-highest for the month. The same was observed in the first quarter of 2019, when the nominal average in January was only lower than in January 2018 and the nominal averages in February and March were only lower than in the same months of 2016.

Brazil Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Pakistan’s mango crop reduced by adverse weather

The Economic Survey of Pakistan says that the harvest may also be late. A lot of unripe fruit has been downed by recent high winds and rain, according to local media.

Pakistan Beverages

New area promised for key Spanish food exhibition

One of the three key European food shows, Alimentaria is promising greater focus on fin, organic, ‘free from’, halal and functional foods next year with a new product sector, Food Trends. The show is once again being held with Hostelco, which covers the Horeca industry.

Spain Beverages

Change to rules governing Korean imports of US oranges

US oranges coming into Korea from September 1-February 28 do so under a Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) negotiated under the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (KORUS).

South Korea Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
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