04th  April 2018

EASYFRESH NEWSLETTER Nr.04041836

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China across the seas: Empire and power in the 21st century

Beijing’s shipping lines carry more containers than those from any other country. The Chinese carriers together controlled 20 per cent of all container shipping handled by the world’s top container lines. In terms of container ports, China already rules the seas. Almost 75 %  of the world’s top 50 ports had some degree of Chinese...

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“Market control and the game of power.”

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Global food trends and advances in reefer technology

According to Euromonitor, China now consumes 40% of the world’s fruit and vegetables. Growing incomes are fuelling a willingness to pay more for higher quality, healthy foods. And the enormous purchasing power of China’s middle class alone is having a significant impact on global food trends, which in turn drives advances in cargo care and...

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“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

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European grocery retail market to reach €2,289bn by 2022

The European grocery retail market will add €377.6 billion in sales to reach €2,289 billion by 2022, with growth in the region driven by the dynamic economies of Central and Eastern Europe, according to new forecasts from international grocery research organisation, IGD. The grocery retail markets of Poland, Romania and Russia are expected to enjoy strong...

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“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” 

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Morocco - Spain’s Main Supplier Of Fruits & Vegetables

Morocco consolidated its position as Spain’s main supplier of fruits and vegetables in 2017, with exports worth 462.3 million Euros until last October, said in press release, the Spanish Federation of Associations of Producers and Exporters of Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and Live Plants (FEPEX). These imports from Morocco increase by 36% over the same period ...

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“It's very easy to be different but very difficult to be better.”

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An avocado’s shelf-life now is only two days by revolutionary technique!

Two days of extra shelf life is being given to ripe avocados which can quickly spoil, becoming black and squishy. A packaging innovation that involves running them through a beam of shortwave ultraviolet (UV) light to kill off bacteria spores mean they keep for longer. And they are being packaged in a revolutionary film with...

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“Capital isn't that important in business. Experience isn't that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas.”

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Asia-Europe 2018: Scenarios in reefer cargo industry

Carriers repositioning vessels for last April’s launch of the new mega-alliances coincided with a 20 to 30 percent surge in the export of waste products from European hub ports, quickly using up all available capacity and leading to delays lasting weeks. This year, however, there was significant capacity growth as new container ships flooded the market. Rather...

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“Europe was created by history. Asia was created by philosophy.”

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Mare Nostrum-Ports come together

Ports across the Mediterranean Sea, including within Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Malta, Albania, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and Turkey, recently came together to tackle overlapping port and trade challenges country is facing. As the rising volume of shipping containers increases, more pressure has been placed on these ports on the coasts of Africa and...

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“Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.”

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What Do Consumers Value?[Infographic]

This infographic explores the 30 distinct Elements of Value that can help companies gain an edge with consumers.

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“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.”

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Romania is the Peru of Europe

The market is asking for more blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, but where can room be found to expand production? Ben Maes from Special Fruit talks about the opportunities they’ve seen in production areas around the Mediterranean. German Hans Widmann, from Herbert Widmann, sees opportunities in Romania. Climate, variety, nearness to markets and working conditions are...

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“If you curios, you create opportunities, and then if you open the door, you create possibilities.“

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Logistics & a Smile:

 

 

Videos:

• Where does your fruit come from and at what cost?; https://youtu.be/P7CwTBfIzbw

• How much food do supermarkets throw?;   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLqkV8cP4xs&t=199s

Articles & Market Reports:

• OVERVIEW ORANGE MARKET;http://www.freshplaza.com/article/191666/OVERVIEW-GLOBAL-ORANGE-MARKET                   

• Spain: Concerns about rising melon and watermelon imports from third countries; http://www.freshplaza.com/article/191786/Spain-Concerns-about-rising-melon-and-watermelon-imports-from-third-countries   

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