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October, 2015

  • 31 October

    2 pound bags fastest growing package in entire pear category

    Nielsen scan data for the most recent 52 weeks shows that two pound pear pouch bags were the fastest growing package in the entire pear category. “The two pound pear pouch bag is revolutionizing consumer purchase behavior and you can see it in the incredible sales performance,” said Steve Lutz, …

  • 31 October

    South African BIG FIVE citrus hits the USA

    After an extended hiatus, Seven Seas has resumed shipments of South African citrus to the U.S. under the BIG FIVE brand and has plans to broaden the program next season. “This is the first time we have received South African citrus in a long time and the fruit has been …

  • 31 October

    Summer with shortages and quality problems European lettuce production

    In Europe, the season for open field cultivation is nearing its end. Dutch lettuce is mainly destined for export, and together with Belgian lettuce, these two countries are major suppliers to Germany. Although in general, good prices were made in the past summer, growers faced quality issues due to the …

  • 26 October

    Rs 1.6 billion urea scam: influential NFL officials given ”safe exit”

    National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is said to have given “safe exit” to influential officers of National Fertiliser Limited (NFL) and booked the low level employees in imported urea scam amounting to Rs 1.6 billion. A couple of days ago NAB, Lahore arrested nine accused in urea scam on allegations of …

  • 24 October

    Brazil to Encourage Cage-Free Egg Production

    BRAZIL – Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA) will soon begin working with the poultry industry to encourage cage-free or enriched cage egg production. MAPA’s Coordinator of the Animal Welfare Commission, Lizie Buss, travelled to Scotland recently to learn about the egg production systems in use in Europe. In a statement, Ms …

  • 24 October

    Raw sugar falls

    ICE raw sugar tumbled after hitting an eight-month high on Friday, pressured by a stronger dollar, while arabica coffee hit a one-month low as rain boosted crop prospects in Brazil. Cocoa on ICE Futures US dipped as the rising dollar outweighed news that grindings in Asia, a signal of demand, …

  • 24 October

    Palm oil slides

    Malaysian palm oil futures fell nearly 2 percent on Friday, snapping a three-day winning streak, amid a stronger ringgit and slow demand. But the vegetable oil still posted a second weekly gain, having touched a two-week high in the prior session, largely helped by the weakness in the Malaysian currency …

  • 24 October

    Brazil’s Fibria says Asia customers resistant to pulp price hike

    Brazil’s Fibria Celulose SA, the world’s largest producer of eucalyptus pulp, has found Asian markets resistant to a recent price hike, a senior executive said on Friday, suggesting an end or pause to a three-year wood pulp rally. Fibria’s head of sales, Henri Philippe van Keer, said on a call …

  • 24 October

    TCP completes operation: 0.15 million tons of urea imported to avert shortage

    Following the directives of the federal government, the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) has completed 0.15 million tons of urea import to avert shortage in the domestic market. Sources told Business Recorder Friday that cumulatively, the country has spent approximately $46 million on urea import ensuring timely supply in the …

  • 24 October

    IRSA reduces water releases from Tarbela, Mangla dams

    The Indus River System Authority reduced water releases from Tarbela and Mangla dams on Friday to conserve water for sowing, growing and maturing winter crops including staple food wheat, oilseeds, grams, vegetables and fodder. It curtailed water outflow off Tarbela dam on river Indus from 36,000 cusecs to 15,000 cusecs …