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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 Mango Puree

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.

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Juices

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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

Dried fruit industry gets a younger outlook

Turkish dried fruit processor Sanford AS is targeting younger generations with a wide range of products aimed at children between 18-24 months, IEG Vu learned at the Polaris event in Athens (April 15-17).

Dried Fruit & Nuts Frozen Foods

US dried fruit, wine and tomato ketchup could be hit with new EU import tariffs

US food and drink products could be hit with additional import duties by the European Union, as a trade dispute between the two markets over aircraft subsidies escalates.

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Purees

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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

Chilean food exports hold steady in first quarter of 2019

This is a 1% increase from USD5.60 bln in Q1 of 2018, according to statistics provided by Chilealimentos, the processed food trade association, and the country’s Central Bank.

Chile Beverages

US to hit EU with new duties on food and drink products over Airbus subsidies

The United States Trade Representative has released a preliminary list of EU products, including many agri-food commodities, that it will target for additional duties unless the bloc ends the subsidies it pays to aircraft manufacturer Airbus.

Cheese Wines

Princes rebrands its core amid canned sales surge

International food and drink group Princes recently announced the rebrand of its core brand as well as new product launches for 2019.

International Europe

Gat Foods announces fruit-based alternative to refined sugar

Claimed to be ideal for breakfast cereals, Gat’s new Fruitlift product is available in a wide range of fruit formulations. Breakfast cereals are seen as the ideal initial application for the product, because parents are shying away from serving children heavily sugared cereals.

Israel Beverages

Döhler Group buys Spanish juice manufacturer

Garcia-Carrión, the Spanish bottler best known for its Don Simon brand, took a 10% stake in Zucasa a few years ago, when Zucasa was making about half its juices. At the time of writing, it is not known whether Doehler has bought this shareholding too, but the company’s release states it has acquired “the majority” of Zucasa’s shares rather than all of them.
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Soft Drinks

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German discounter to build beverages plant in UK

MEG, part of the holding company that owns both Lidl and Kaufland, another German supermarket chain, has had its plans for a bottling plant approved by South Derbyshire District Council. The plant will supply Lidl with bottled water and soft drinks.

United Kingdom Beverages

Traditional supermarkets fail to benefit from UK soft drinks growth

The UK soft drinks market, through the grocery channel, rose by 7.7% in value in 2018 to GBP6.2 billion (USD8.0 bln). However, volume and value sales from the country’s supermarkets remained flat.

United Kingdom Beverages

UK beverage exports increase to all-time high

UK exports of beverages, including British gin and Scotch whisky, reached a high of GBP8.3 billion (USD10.8 bln) in the year to February 2019, an increase of 7% on the previous year, according to the UK’s Department for International Trade.

United Kingdom Beverages

Coca-Cola holds city to its contract to buy drinks in single-use plastic bottles

In what could be an embarrassment for the soft drinks giant, following its recently announced environmental initiatives, Canada’s City of Ottawa cannot remove plastic bottles from vending machines in its arenas and other municipal buildings because they are contractually obliged to keep selling them.

Canada Beverages

New CBD juice drinks make their debut at London show

Showcased at the recent Natural & Organic Products Europe show in London, the drinks contain a claimed 15mg of CBD per bottle. The oil comes from organically certified hemp, and the other ingredients in the beverages are also all-natural.

United Kingdom Beverages

UK kombucha manufacturer showcases new variety

All are organic, vegan, use only 100% natural ingredients, are produced in a nut-free environment and are allergen-free, and contain fewer than 50 calories per 275ml bottle.

United Kingdom Beverages
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