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TIME TO REVIEW FORECAST FOR 2011: PRONOSTICATIONS POINT TO MORE OF THE SAME INTO 2012 AS GLOBAL RECESSION SETS IN ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC WITH RIPPLE EFFECT FELT AROUND THE WORLD...

Overheating East to falter before the bankrupt West recovers....
From the overheating East to a troubled West, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard offers his predictions on the global economy over the next year
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By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

4:30PM GMT 03 Jan 2011





This bear is not for turning. 

It would be joyous indeed if a fresh cycle of global growth were safely underway, but I don’t believe it. Sorry.


Policy levers in the US, Europe, and Japan remain set on uber-stimulus with the fiscal pedal pressed to the floor and rates near zero everywhere, yet OECD industrial output has not regained the peaks of 2007-2008 by a wide margin. Leading indicators are tipping over again. We are one shock away from a liquidity trap.


The East-West trade and capital imbalances that lay behind the Great Recession are as toxic as ever. Surplus states are still exporting excess capacity with rigged currencies -- the yuan-dollar peg for China and, more subtly, the D-Mark-Latin peg within EMU for Germany.


Dangerously high budge…

MEXICAN MANGO SEASON OVERVIEW AS OF JULY 14, 2011

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California




July 14, 2011


With the Mexican mango season winding down volume wise (we are a good 70% of the way through the deal) we can begin to see some trends.


For starters, Ataulfo mangoes to date have comprised 33% of the mangoes imported.


Sizing on the Ataulfo was spread out among:  12s (7%), 14s (19.9%), 16s (19.94%), 18s (22%), 20s (15.49%)


The Remaining 66% was spread out among Tommy Atkins with 41.84%, Kent with 14.79%, Haden with 9.52% so far this season.


We still have a good six weeks of harvest left in the deal out of Mexico, so Keitt variety will begin to pick up in August. Right now the figure is .44% shipped so far this year.


The sizing breakdown for Red Skin and Keitts was as follows: 7s (5%), 8s (10.85%), 9s (18.39%), 10s (27.24%),  12s (26.21%), 14s (9%)




MAJOR IMPORTERS:


GM Produce Sales LLC leads the pack with 17.77% of all imports out of Mexico so far this season.
As of this writing, GM has imported 7…

GRENADA "MANGOFEST 2011" PINS HOPES ON MANGO FESTIVAL AS EXPORTS ARE PROMOTED

Mango Fest 2011

Thursday, 14 July 2011


Grenada Mango Fest 2011 in its third year is dubbed by organizer, Marketing & National Importing Board – Grenada, as “Much Sweeter”. This mega event which celebrates the mango – the King of Fruits – is carded for Grenada National Stadium July 15th 2011 under the theme ‘Embracing the King of Fruits for Nutritional, Social and Economic Benefits for Our Nation.” With well over 3500 patrons visiting this grand fiesta in the second year of the event in 2010, it is expected that in 2011, the crowds will definitely be larger.



Scheduled to roll off with an official ceremony at 10:00am at which time the booths displaying dozens of mango varieties found on the spice isle, dishes made from mangoes, agroproducts, agriculture inputs, plants and information on mangoes will be blessed by Rev Deacon Cecil St.Louis representing the Conferences of Churches in Grenada. Prime Minister, Hon Tillman Thomas will be making his second appearance as Prime Minister to the…

A.P. MOELLER SUBSIDIARY DAMCO CONTINUES KEY ACCOUNT GROWTH...

Damco to Handle Marks & Spencer's China Hub
Mark Szakonyi | Jul 14, 2011 5:11PM GMTThe Journal of Commerce Online - News Story







Five million items shipped annually through network




Damco, the logistics arm of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, will manage Marks & Spencer’s mainland China hub operation, as the British retail giant diverts cargo from its U.K. network to international hubs.



About 5 million items from Southeast Asia vendors are shipped annually to M&S international stores, including franchise and joint ventures, Denmark-based Damco said.



M&S’s hub was moved from Hong Kong to mainland China to tap the growth of Chinese retail business and gain cost efficiencies. 


Through a separate contract, Damco handles M&S’s Asia-UK supply chain management operations.

-- Contact Mark Szakonyi at mszakonyi@joc.com. Follow him on Twitter @Szakonyi_JOC

EN VISPERAS DE LA NUEVA REALIDAD PERUANA...LOS MAS RICOS SE REUNEN CON LOS MAS POBRES PARA TRATAR TEMAS Y EVITAR OTRO "VELASCO"...

Perú: Dionisio Romero y los indígenas. Una rica cita entre ricos y pobres

Por Javier Medina




14 de julio, 2011.- Posiblemente el nuevo estilo de gobierno que se avecina hizo recapacitar a los más importantes empresarios del país para buscar socios estratégicos donde, hasta antes de la globalización, podrían ser vistos como los últimos rincones.




Pero la nueva era puede equilibrar los planos cuando de inversiones y desarrollo se trata Tienen que encontrar el camino para la incursión social anunciada por el régimen que se instalará este 28 y esas rutas no estaban tan lejos, las tienen frente a sus ventanas, donde los comuneros o sus trabajadores también tienen tanta ansiedad como ellos para surgir, para crecer, con el mismo temperamento, aunque quizá con diferente ideología. Para entenderse, tienen que acercarse y conversar.




Eso es lo que fomentó hace unos díasla Universidad de Piura, al reunir en Huampaní, Lima, a los más grandes inversionistas nacionales con personajes indígenas emblemático…

EL NIñO WEATHER CYCLE FRUSTRATES BLOOM IN PERU FOR THE 2011-2012 MANGO SEASON...

ATAULFO MANGOES FROM ECUADOR ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER...

HAITIAN MANGO IMPORTER HOPEFUL OF A GOOD SEASON

M&M sees strong Haitian deal
By Tim Linden | July 14, 2011


After a difficult 2010 season hurt by the devastating January earthquake, Haitian mango producers have bounced back this year with a good-sized crop.




“I don’t know the exact figures, but we’ve had a good start to the season, and I think we will have normal supplies this year,” said Joe Horowitz, sales representative for M&M Farms Inc. in Miami. 
“They had a bad season in 2010.” The earthquake, a 7 magnitude on the Richter scale that occurred Jan. 12, 2010, “did affect the blooms, so it affected the size of the crop, and it also impacted the infrastructure, which made it difficult for them to get the mangos they had to market.”


Mr. Horowitz said that the Haitian mango deal is always a difficult one to predict because the industry is made up of hundreds of growers, many of whom might only have three or four trees. “The growers take their fruit to a central buying office, where it is hot-water treated and packed in a shed cert…

J & C TROPICALS EXPECTS TO SELL MORE MANGOES THIS YEAR

J&C Tropicals touts Florida mangos
By Tim Linden | July 14, 2011











J&C Tropicals in Miami expects to sell significantly more mangos this year over last year, due both to an increase in its Mexican supplies and the increased popularity of its locally grown Florida mangos.

Jeanette Rodriguez, the company’s vice president of marketing, said that the locally grown program is sponsored by Publix Super Markets Inc. in Lakeland, FL, and is a big boost for the growers of tropical fruits and vegetables in south Florida. Called the Redland Raised program, Publix promotes the crops grown in the agricultural area in Florida’s southern Dade County. Ms. Rodriguez said that it has been a big boost to local growers and has helped revive the Florida mango industry. She said that foreign competition was driving local growers out of business, but with the help of Publix, it has become profitable once again to grow and pack Florida fruits and vegetables.

“Last year, we were able to identify success at…

L & M COMPANIES PROJECTS 300% GROWTH IN MANGO DIVISION

L&M on steep growth curve with mangos
By Tim Linden | July 14, 2011


L&M Cos. Inc. in Raleigh, NC, has been dabbling in mangos for the past decade, but the firm has recently made a strategic decision to make mangos one of its core product lines.

“We will have 300 percent more volume this year than last and expect to grow significantly again next year,” said Juan Torres, L&M’s business development manager based in the company’s Weslaco, TX, office.

Mr. Torres said that the company has always been in the business of selling tropical fruits and vegetables but admitted that mangos were just a small part of the mix. “With the start of the Mexican season this year, it has become a main focus for us,” he added.

The company has contracted with growers and is buying production from the field, packing in its own “Nature’s Select” brand. It is bringing product from Mexico into the United States through McAllen, TX, and Nogales, AZ. The company recently hired Tom Argyros as its salesperson …

PICTURES FROM KEN LOVE'S RECENT VISIT TO FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDENS (FTBG) 169TH ANNUAL MANGO FESTIVAL...

CANSADOS DE ABSORBER PERDIDAS AñO TRAS AñO...PRODUCTORES DE MANGO EN MEXICO BUSCAN NUEVO RUMBO...

México: En debacle, huertas de mango en Tierra Caliente




Cansado de seguir con pérdidas dentro del negocio del mango, y por considerar que ya le resultaba incosteable seguir manteniendo ocho hectáreas de producción de mango, José María Aburto Duarte decidió tumbar su plantación a las orillas del río Cutzamala y dedicarlas en el futuro a la siembra de maíz y plátano, y esa es la tónica similar que siguen otros mangueros en Tierra Caliente de la Cuenca del Balsas.


En este caso particular, Aburto Duarte tenía fraccionadas en tres parcelas, las ocho hectáreas de mango ya devastadas, y la decisión del médico veterinario es cambiar de giro en el futuro y dedicarse a sembrar maíz y plátano, con la esperanza de que este cambio le resulte más rentable, y de esa forma tratar de encarar la crisis, tanto económica como agrícola con dos nuevas opciones de buena demanda en el mercado.




No fue fácil tomar esta decisión, señaló Aburto Duarte, fue triste ver como se desaparecía el trabajo de muchos años c…

SAVANI FARMS (USA): IMPORTERS OF INDIA'S FINEST MANGOES...

SAVANI FARMS (USA): IMPORTERS OF INDIA'S FINEST MANGOES...

SAVANI FARMS: MAJOR IMPORTER OF INDIAN MANGOES IN USA THAT GIVES BACK TO THE SOURCE POINT

About Us
Savani Farms brings to you the natural delicacies of Indian mango and mango products.

Our offering is the best of India: “Kesar”, “Alphonso “and other popular Indian mangoes.

“Kesar” is the queen of mangoes, widely grown in the Gujarat state of India. It has a unique golden saffron glow, a rich smooth pulp and sweet intense flavor that tease your taste buds. It is mainly characterized by its unique gold color with green overtones. The fruit weighs approximately 200-300 grams.
Savani Farms offers the very best of Kesar naturally ripened fruit as “Queen Kesar”

“Alphonso” is also among the finest of Indian mangoes. It is the reigning king among Indian fruits. Alphonso mango found home along the verdant shore of the Konkan region in Maharashtra, India. The fruit weighs approximately 250-300 grams. Alphonso is bright yellow with a pink blush on the sun exposed shoulder. A ripened Alphonso spreads a wonderful sweet and fruity aroma tantalizing to anyone's palette. It has a flavor th…