“Supply creates its own demand.”

USA and China demand for Indonesian pineapples remains strong

Lots of Asian consumers are familiar with pineapples from the Philippines and Taiwan, but many of them do not know that Indonesia also exports a huge volume of pineapples each year. Frozen Fruits is an Indonesian pineapple grower and exporter. The company is looking for more exporting opportunities in the Asian market. Stevan Budi is the managing director at Frozen […]

“Think like a customer and become a better retailer.”

European Retailers Outlook: mergers and growth

As economic growth slows, European retailers -especially food retailers -can expect more consolidation, sharper competition from discounters and more emphasis on expansion outside national borders, industry observers said at the Reshaping European Retail Conference here. In recent decades, food retailing has seen intensified competition and changes in the traditional ways of doing business, said Gordon […]

“Big results require big ambitions.”

Worldwide banana exports increased by 1.7% boosted by Ecuadorian, Costa Rican, and Colombian exports

According to the FAO / OECD Agricultural Outlook 2021-2030 report, the first estimates are that the world’s banana exports, excluding plantain (pink banana or male banana), reached a new record in 2020 rising to 22.2 million tons, i.e. 1.7% more than in the previous year. Exports were mainly boosted by Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Colombia, three of […]

“Quality is the best business plan.”

Grapefruits exports from South Africa shows growth in 2021

South Africa shows strong growth in exporting fruits, especially grapefrutis in 2021. Following a recovery from last year’s dry conditions in northern growing regions, it was estimated in mid-March that 15.9 million cartons (17 kilograms per carton) of grapefruit would be exported in 2021, an increase of 16% with respect to the 13.7 million cartons […]

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