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Neil Murray

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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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Turkish apple juice price rises to unrealistic levels in Europe

Turkish sweet AJC is being offered in Europe at a reported EUR1.35 per kilo, equivalent to USD1,525 per tonne cfr main European ports.

Beverages Poland

US wholesale food prices dropped in early 2019

The producer price index (PPI) for all commodities fell 1.7% in January from the prior month but still grew 0.4% from the previous year.

United States Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Argentine lemon production forecast to recover this season

Argentina should produce 1.6 million tonnes of lemons in the 2018/19 seas (which is the same as the calendar year), 100,000 tonnes more than last year. Fresh lemon exports are forecast to increase to 290,000 tonnes from 265,000 tonnes.

Chinese juice processor and bottler defaults on loan repayment

In an action that is likely to send ripples of fear through the Chinese fruit juice industry, the privately-owned China Huiyuan Juice Group has failed to repay a HKD1.0 billion (USD128 million) convertible bond that has become due.

China Commercial

Cherry flavour joins portfolio of Capri-Sun drinks

Available from the middle of March, Capri-Sun Cherry will be available in a 330ml re-sealable pouch and will feature a new safety cap. According to CCEP, cherry is the fastest growing flavour in the UK soft drinks sector, with sales up by GBP17.0 million (USD21.9 mln) last year.

Beverages United Kingdom

Chinese apple juice concentrate exports collapse

China exported just 21,108 tonnes of AJC in December 2018, compared with nearly 90,800 tonnes in the previous December. This is a catastrophic decline.

Beverages China
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