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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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Gulfood 2020: Chinese absence from world trade will have far reaching effects

Not every Chinese company cancelled its attendance at Gulfood 2020, but the Chinese Pavilion contained a mere fraction of the number of exhibitors listed in the official catalogue, and Chinese buyers were also hard to spot.

US Food Policy European Food Law

Argentine brewery moves into wine sector with winery acquisition

Cervecería y Maltería Quilmes, the brewery owned by AB InBev, has bought Argentina’s Dante Robino winery for an undisclosed sum, and plans to double the producer’s share of the domestic market in two years.

Argentina Beverages

Brazilian 2019 ending stocks of FCOJ highest for five years

An independent survey carried out by Brazilian orange juice exporters’ association CitrusBR shows that the country’s FCOJ inventory, as at December 31 2019, was 853,778 tonnes.

Brazil Beverages

Gulfood 2020: Delayed and possibly cancelled contracts are the big concern

The Gulfood 2020 exhibition has now ended and it is time to take stock. The over-riding concern of almost all companies that spoke with IEG Vu is the effect of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak on trade, both to and from China.

China International

EBRD to fund Egyptian and Jordanian juice and dairy sectors

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending up to USD100 million to food and beverages producer Almarai for new investments in Egypt and Jordan.

Egypt Jordan

Gulfood 2020: Rockit miniature apples prove a soaring success

Rockit miniature apples, showcased at Gulfood on the New Zealand pavilion, are a natural hybrid of the popular Gala and Gala/Splendour varieties. Originally from New Zealand, they can be grown in both hemispheres.

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