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Impressive fall in European AJC prices into the US

US trade policy is affecting the juice market, especially in China as no offers are being made due to the proposed duties of 25%.

United States Beverages Apple Juice

Agrana commissions fruit preparations line for Middle East

Agrana Nile Fruits of Egypt has inaugurated a new production line for tailor-made beverage compounds, for markets in the Middle East and North Africa, in a joint project with its subsidiary Austria Juice.

Middle East and Africa Egypt Algeria
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Juices

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Late season frost strikes South American citrus

Unusually low temperatures have been experienced in parts of Chile and Argentina. Frost has damaged some of Chile’s citrus, whereas sources in Argentina say that the lemons in Tucuman province are unaffected (and, in any case, the harvest is all but finished).

Fresh Fruit & Vegetables South America

Impressive fall in European AJC prices into the US

US trade policy is affecting the juice market, especially in China as no offers are being made due to the proposed duties of 25%.

United States Beverages

Why the present processing apple price should be held

Polish farmers are unhappy with the low prices being offered for apples for juice processing, but processors need to ensure that there is at least some small profit in selling apples for juicing.

Beverages Apple Juice

Increase in European pear production this season

The total European pear crop in 2018 is estimated at 2.327 million tonnes, a 4% increase compared with last year, and a 3% increase compared with the average of the last three years. Coincidentally, it is identical to the 2013 harvest size.

Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Europe

Ukrainian apple juice maker to build third Polish factory

TB Fruit plans to start construction of the EUR40 million (USD45.6 mln) plant in the Mazowieckie district in 2019-20.

Beverages Poland

China must drastically cut its AJC production this season

The World Apple & Pear Association (WAPA) forecast (which exactly mirrored IEG Vu’s earlier forecasts for Poland and Europe as a whole) for this season’s European apple harvest, will probably have prompted some serious calculations among China’s AJC processors.

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Purees

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Increase in European pear production this season

The total European pear crop in 2018 is estimated at 2.327 million tonnes, a 4% increase compared with last year, and a 3% increase compared with the average of the last three years. Coincidentally, it is identical to the 2013 harvest size.

Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Europe

Dreadful start to Italian pears season

In the province of Verona, the pear harvest began a few days ago. The results are already catastrophic.

Italy Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

WAPA apple forecast predicts biggest-ever Polish and European harvests

The World Apple and Pear Association, at its annual Prognosfruit conference, has forecast the 2018 Polish apple harvest at 4.48 million tonnes, and the total European harvest at 12.61 mln tonnes.

Fresh Apples Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Decline in US retail sales of all fruit juice types

US supermarket sales of bottled juice, for the 52 weeks to June 17, decreased by 0.35% to about USD5.5 billion, while unit sales increased 0.17% to about 2.3 bln.

United States Beverages

China adds new juice production lines

Guangxi-based Tianye Innovation Corporation has opened a new juice plant with three production lines in Hubei province.

China Beverages

Five-year decline in EU fruit juice consumption

EU fruit juice and nectars consumption fell again in 2017: down 1.1% to 9.187 billion litres from 9.289 bln litres in 2016. In 2013, EU consumption was only slightly below 10 bln litres.

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Soft Drinks

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Germany plans no sugar tax despite being Europe’s biggest soft drinks consumer

Germans drink an average of 140 litres per year of sugary drinks, more than any other European country, according to a new survey. Despite this, there are no plans to tax the drinks as a health or revenue measure.

Beverages Carbonates

Private equity firm buys into African soft drinks company

Duet Private Equity Limited (DPEL), a principal investor in emerging and frontier markets, has invested over USD50 million in a majority stake in Nigeria’s non-alcoholic beverage manufacturer, Ajeast Nigeria Ltd, a subsidiary of the Peruvian-founded AJE Group.

M&A Nigeria

HPP fruit juice-based energy drink’s US debut

Juicera, a US organic cold pressed (HPP) fruit juice and wellness shot brand, has expanded its product line.

Beverages Sports or Energy Drinks

Soft drinks multinational plans to grow its own apples for fruit juice

Coca-Cola India is planning to expand beyond carbonated soft drinks and to source even more of its own raw materials for its juices and fruit juice drinks.

Beverages Apple Juice

Coca-Cola Brazil investigated for price irregularities

Brazil’s federal revenue service Receita Federal has reportedly initiated a new investigation to discover whether Coca-Cola is overstating the price of its carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) concentrates to expand its profit margin in the Manaus Duty Free Zone (ZFM), where the company’s concentrates plant is based.

Brazil Commercial

Kenya delays new soft drinks tax for the second time

Kenya has decided, at the last minute, to postpone (again) the imposition of its planned new tax on soft drinks. The tax would also have been imposed on bottled water and cosmetics.

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