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Polish fruit juice association horrified at proposed VAT increase

The proposed increase would apple to nectars and fruit or vegetable drinks with a minimum juice content of 20%. In Poland, juices, nectars and fruit and vegetable drinks with a minimum 20% juice content is the most popular category (except for waters).

Europe Poland Beverages

Significant increase in Chilean grape juice exports

Last year’s January-October grape juice exports were 15,920 tonnes. In fact, Chile’s tally so far this year is only about 900 tonnes less than the total exported in full-year 2017.

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Polish fruit juice association horrified at proposed VAT increase

The proposed increase would apple to nectars and fruit or vegetable drinks with a minimum juice content of 20%. In Poland, juices, nectars and fruit and vegetable drinks with a minimum 20% juice content is the most popular category (except for waters).

Europe Poland

Significant increase in Chilean grape juice exports

Last year’s January-October grape juice exports were 15,920 tonnes. In fact, Chile’s tally so far this year is only about 900 tonnes less than the total exported in full-year 2017.

Chile Grape Juice

Small Brazilian orange harvest will severely constrain FCOJ inventory

The production decrease in Brazil’s citrus belt of São Paulo and Triângulo Mineiro in 2018/19 was confirmed by Fundecitrus (Citrus Defence Fund) in a report released on December 10. Despite the increase compared to that estimated in September, data indicate that the current orange crop should be 30.8% smaller than the previous season’s at 275.7 million boxes.

Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Fresh Oranges

Juice powder brand withdrawn from North African market

Algeria’s Ministry of Commerce has ordered the withdrawal of the Amila brand of instant juice powder and frozen the activities of the company Sarl Promasidor while it investigates the affair.

Middle East and Africa Algeria

Spanish lemon juice exports running well below last year’s level

Spain has exported 10,340 tonnes of lemon juice concentrate and 10,576 tonnes of single strength juice in the first three quarters of this year, compared with and 14,350 tonnes and 13,230 tonnes, respectively, in January-September last year.

Beverages Europe

Polish apple inventories now at historic high

The bumper Polish apple harvest means that the country’s coldstores are filled to bursting. At no time on record has Poland had such a volume of fruit in store. Indeed, the actual figure now may be even higher, given that the date of the inventory check was November 1.

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Egypt starts its citrus processing season

Amr Madany of El Marwa, a subsidiary of conglomerate Juhayna, has told IEG Vu that the company intends to crush around 5,000 tonnes of Eureka lemon for processing into 400gpl lemon Juice concentrate, lemon pulp cells and cold-pressed oils (including oilphase and aroma).

Middle East and Africa Egypt

New soft drinks factory to be built in Haiti

San Miguel del Caribe Industries (ISM), a Peruvian producer of soft drinks, fruit nectars and bottled waters, is about to set up a bottling plant in Haiti.

Beverages Haiti

Spanish soft drinks market marks time this year

Consumption of low-calorie beverages continues to rise, across a variety of flavours in recent years, with sales of orange-flavoured beverages going up by 19%, followed by lemon (+16.3%), tonic (+12.5%) and cola (+4.2%).

Spain Apple Puree

Danone might acquire Russia's largest baby food manufacturer

Danone is said to be considering the acquisition of Progress, the largest baby food producer in Russia, marketing its products under the Frutoniania brand.

Russian Federation Dairy Products

Portuguese fruit juice company sets up US operation

SoNatural, a Portuguese farmer-owned juice manufacturer, already sells its juice and wellness shots in Publix and Fresh Market supermarkets across the US and is also active in 24 other countries.

United States Beverages

Argentinean peach crop to reduce amid poor acreage area

The Argentinean peach harvest will be 20.6% down compared with the previous season; enough to meet domestic demand but little for exports, industry sources estimate.

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Coca-Cola signs agreements to bolster its plastic bottle recyclability

Coca-Cola’s strategy is to offer packaging containing at least 50% recycled content by 2030. As part of this strategy, via its Cross Enterprise Procurement Group (CEPG), it will buy Loop PET at a new plant that Loop, a Canadian PET recycler, is setting up in the US and which will be operational in 2020.

Beverages International

Sinalco expands Syrian operation with new bottling plant

The production of Sinalco juices and carbonated beverages in northern Damascus has now been officially put into operation.

Beverages Syria

Coca-Cola announces multi-million upgrade of its Ghent plant

Coca-Cola will spend EUR27.9 million (USD31.6 mln) in a new production line at its site in Ghent, Belgium. The line, planned to be operational in the autumn of 2019, will pack 120,000 cans of beverages per hour for the Belgian market.

Beverages Belgium

New soft drinks factory to be built in Haiti

San Miguel del Caribe Industries (ISM), a Peruvian producer of soft drinks, fruit nectars and bottled waters, is about to set up a bottling plant in Haiti.

Beverages Haiti

Spanish soft drinks market marks time this year

Consumption of low-calorie beverages continues to rise, across a variety of flavours in recent years, with sales of orange-flavoured beverages going up by 19%, followed by lemon (+16.3%), tonic (+12.5%) and cola (+4.2%).

Spain Apple Puree

US healthy drink maker buys rival business for USD85 million

The merger will create a non-alcoholic beverage company with USD300 million in net revenue, USD20 mln in adjusted EBITDA, USD200 mln in assets, no debt, and USD40 mln in cash and working capital. The payment will comprise USD75 mln in cash and USD10 mln worth of New Age stock.

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