• 15 Feb
    Fruit Juices Markets in China – New Report

    Fruit Juices Markets in China – New Report

    CHINA: The demand for Fruit Juices in China has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next decade, both production and demand will continue to grow. The Chinese economy maintains a high- speed growth which has been stimulated by the consecutive increases of industrial output, import & export, consumer consumption and capital investment for over two decades. This new report examines China’s economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants. Historical data (2006, 2011 and 2016) and long-term forecasts through 2021 and 2026 are presented. Major producers in China are profiled. Fruit Juices Markets in China, published February 2017 by ASD Reports, Amsterdam, The Netherlands,  www.asdreports.com

    By Caroline Whibley News
  • 14 Feb
    Excessive water content dilutes Brazil’s orange crop.

    Excessive water content dilutes Brazil’s orange crop.

    BRAZIL: For the second season running, Brazil, the world’s biggest exporter of orange-juice, continues to produce oranges containing high amounts of water.

    In response to the problems caused by citrus greening disease, farmers are increasingly growing the fruit in different ways and locations – in “colder areas or in places that require irrigation,” comments Juliano Ayres at Fundecitrus, which has “resulted in bigger fruit, with more water inside.”

    Brazilian companies crushed 288.93 boxes of oranges to produce 1 ton of juice in the season that started in July, while the historical average is 250 boxes. “We believe that 275 boxes per ton will be the new average from now,” CitrusBR Executive Director Ibiapaba  Netto said.

    Source: Bloomberg

    By Caroline Whibley News
  • 09 Feb
    Grove Juice moves into the Asian market.

    Grove Juice moves into the Asian market.

    AUSTRALIA: The Queensland based fruit juice grower and distributor, producers of 500,000 litres of juice per week, is maximising the benefits of the new Free Trade Agreements (FTA’s) now in place with Japan, Korea and China. The Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA), for example has reduced apple juice tariffs to between 7.6% and 13.6% from between 19.1% and 34% and will continue to reduce these tariffs annually until 2024.

    Andrew Ross, Grove Juice CEO, explained that the launch of the FTAs, the company’s readiness to export, a good deal of market research and planning, and looking at the opportunities with Austrade played a key part in getting them to where they are now in Japan and Korea. Sources: Queensland Country Life/Austrade/Farm Online

    By Caroline Whibley News
  • 06 Feb
    Wonderful Citrus acquires major marketing and import business

    Wonderful Citrus acquires major marketing and import business

    NORTH AMERICA: Wonderful Citrus, America’s largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus, has purchased DNE World Fruit, the largest citrus marketer in Florida, DNE International, the largest citrus exporter in Florida, and the assets of World Pack Cold Storage, a division of DNE Imports. As part of this transaction, Wonderful Citrus is acquiring DNE’s citrus marketing and import business, along with World Pack’s cold storage, bagging, repack and distribution center in New Jersey.

    This acquisition, combined with existing operations, makes Wonderful Citrus the number one importer of counter-seasonal citrus products in the U.S., while doubling the company’s grapefruit position.  Source: The Wonderful Company

    By Caroline Whibley News
  • 06 Feb
    Fruit juice concentrate maker Rasna has eyes on the evening snack space for kids

    Fruit juice concentrate maker Rasna has eyes on the evening snack space for kids

    INDIA: With the company aiming to focus on the niche sweet snack category, Rasna Chairman and MD Piruz Khambatta explained: “There is a huge opportunity for Indian food product companies in the kids-back-from-school segment. We are trying to work on new products in the evening space. In our ads and our products, we are trying to take the evening snack proposition,” Almost 70 per cent of Rasna’s sales is achieved in summer and the company will be changing the packaging for its ready-to-drink brand Ju-C and introducing three new flavours to the brand during its peak season. Source The Hindu Business Line/Press Trust of India.

     

    By Caroline Whibley News