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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A deal struck between Refresco and PepsiCo transfers two of the three PepsiCo factories in Spain to the Dutch bottler, where Refresco will handle production. Refresco and PepsiCo are already partners in other markets, including France, Belgium, Germany and the US.
BillerudKorsnäs, Elopak, SIG Combibloc, Stora Enso and Tetra Pak have joined forces at a global level to strengthen the beverage carton position as low carbon, sustainable and recyclable packaging.
Primary agriculture in Mpumalanga is set to experience strong growth with the establishment of the Nkomazi special economic zone (SEZ), which will focus on agroprocessing.
Polish juicing fruit is now selling for up to PLN0.65 per kilo, equivalent to EUR150 per tonne or USD165/tonne. This is more than double the price paid last year and considerably more expensive than raw material in China or Turkey.
Exports to the EU, Brazil’s largest market, were 225,462 tonnes in the first quarter of the current season, 56% up from 144,299 tonnes shipped in the same period in the 2018/19 season, and worth USD401.5 mln, a 48% increase from USD271.1 mln.
Mixes of rosé wine and grapefruit juice (as well as other fruit juices) are popular in France, albeit not in other European countries. With an alcohol content of around 7%, they tend to be sweet and aimed at younger consumers.