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SERVICING MCDONALDS: CHICAGO BASED FOOD DISTRIBUTOR BUYS OUT BRAZILIAN OWNED KEYSTONE FOODS...MAKING SURE MANGO SMOOTHIE MIXES MAKE IT TO OVER 9,600 RESTAURANTS AROUND THE WORLD...

Martin-Brower Expands Global Distribution Network

William B. Cassidy | Sep 22, 2011 8:54PM GMT

The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story

Food distributor buys Keystone Foods, adds 28 DCs to support McDonald’s


Food logistics giant Martin-Brower is acquiring the distribution assets of Keystone Foods, adding distribution centers in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Asia.


The acquisition will help Martin-Brower bolster distribution service to its core customer, McDonald’s. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the year.

AS PERU BECOMES BIGGER PLAYER IN COCAINE TRADE: EXPECT TO SEE MORE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN MEXICO & PERU MANGO EXPORTERS...

Cocaine becoming king in Peru
New government changes its drug-fighting tactics



Posted Sep 25, 2011, 12:59 pm

Simeon Tegel / Global Post
LIMA, Peru — For years, Peru had a simple policy to fight cocaine: destroy the coca plants that were the key ingredient in the drug.

It did not go so well.

As the government burned coca harvests, it offered no support for impoverished farmers to grow alternative cash crops such as coffee or cacao. Predictably perhaps, many kept planting coca, simply moving their plots further from the reaches of law enforcement to more remote corners of the eastern Andes.


AUSTRALIA'S MANGO GROWERS FACE LABOR SHORTAGES AS GOVERNMENT ATTEMPTS TO INTICE NEIGHBOURING PACIFIC ISLANDERS...

ABC Rural Report

Rural News and Information for North and Far North Queensland, 


Monday, September 26, 2011


By Charlie McKillop, Cairns

Pacific workers no solution to North Queensland farms


Charlie McKillop

The Federal Government's solution to critical farm labour shortages is not all it is cracked up to be, says longtime Mareeba mango grower Charlie Nastasi.


MANGO SEASON ABOUT TO START IN KENYA...

Mango season in Kenya starts on October to March where there are several varieties but most common are apple (round mango) and ngowe (long mango) among others.


WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) CONTINUES TO DOWNGRADE PROSPECTS FOR MEMBER COUNTRIES IN LIGHT OF CONTINUEING ECONOMIC TURMOIL...

WTO scales back its trade forecast to 5.8% as downside risks build

Saturday, 24 September 2011 00:00




WTO economists announced yesterday that they are revising their 2011 trade forecast to 5.8%, down from their earlier conservative estimate of 6.5%, since trade has grown more slowly than expected in recent months and the outlook for the global economy is increasingly uncertain. 

NEW MAGAZINE WILL PRESENT VENUE FOR MANGO RESEARCH AND FOCUS ON FRUIT INDUSTRY...

Press Releases


New Niche Science Magazine Focusses on Pomology




Sunday, September 25, 2011






Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits. The niche science magazine Pomology.org releases news related to the scientific and commercial aspects of the cultivation and production of temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits.

(PRWEB) September 25, 2011


The Pomology Magazine is divided into two major parts, i.e., fruit crops and pomology research.


WEATHER EXPERTS IN INDIA CALLING FOR ANOTHER DISASTEROUS YEAR FOR MANGOES AS MONSOON SEASON LINGERS...

Mangoes expensive in 2011? Wait for 2012

By: Saurabh Katkurwar 

 Date: 2011-09-25 Place: Mumbai







The forecast of monsoon continuing well into October could delay the first mango harvest, causing prices to hit the roof

The Indian Meteorological Department's (IMD) forecast of the monsoon extending up to mid-October this year may affect the mango harvest early next year.



Pic/ AFP photo