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Juice consumption in Poland up 8.3% last year
According to the latest market report of the European Fruit Juice Association (AIJN), consumption of juices and nectars in Poland in 2015 amounted to 757 million litres, and thus increased by 8.3 percent compared to 2014. The Polish market stands out from other European markets, recording the highest.....

Poland: Black currant prices up, but not enough
The weather conditions and the abandonment of plantations due to the low profitability of the crop in 2015 have caused a decrease in this year's black currant harvest in Poland. Consequently, the purchase price of these fruits has increased, according to Ms Bozena Nosecka, an expert from the Institute of.....

''extensive competence in the fruit snacking category''
South African food group acquires UK snack maker
Pioneer Food Group, South Africa's second-largest producer of staples including bread, rice, maize meal, and cereals, has bought UK snack maker Streamfoods for £7.5m to increase its product range in Britain with branded goods.The group says the acquisition will leverage its UK private-label portfolio and its.....

India: New fruit processing contracts for export
The city of Surat in India has entered into contracts with a number international firms for the export of mango, tomato, guava and papaya pulp tothe United Kingdom, the United States of America and Canada from December 2017. A Rs210 million plant is being set up in the city for this purpose and the stone.....

Consumers will pay more for quality snacks
New research reveals that American consumers are willing to pay more for snacks made with high quality ingredients. Americans are moving away from the traditional three-meals-a-day eating schedule, and more are seeking healthy snack options throughout the day.The new research from Mintel reveals that three.....

Poland: Demand for raw apples high
In light of higher trading activity by processors, Polish growers have tried to raise their apple prices. The Polish market is currently characterized by processors’ rather high demand for raw apples, according to Fruit-Inform.Meanwhile, Polish growers have managed to ship their produce at prices similar to.....

China invests in Malawi agriculture
The Malawi-China business forum, which was hosted in Malawi last month is beginning to bear fruits, with 11 Chinese companies expressing interest in investing in the country.The forum was aimed at courting transformational Chinese investments and empowering Malawians entrepreneurs through possible business.....