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PERU MANGO SEASON BEGINS TO EUROPE ...

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








www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com












December 01, 2011
















Peru mango exporters shipped 28 containers to the European market last week indicating an earlier than projected start to the mango season.




USA exporters are trying to start as early as week 50, some will start in week 51 while the majority will wait until after the year end holidays to begin shipping in earnest.


































ECUADOR FOBS LOSING GROUND....

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










www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com












December 01, 2011


















Tommy Atkins and Ataulfo varieties are winding down out of Ecuador and the Kent harvest has just begun which means that larger fruit will be available beginning next week.


Ecuador expects to ship between 500,000 to 750,000 cartons of Kent variety mangoes between now and the end of January 2012.


The determining factor will be the rains in Ecuador.






Currently, FOB pricing is getting softer from the strong $8.00 range importers had been enjoying.








Large fruit (7s, 8s, & 9s) are currently trading in the $7.00 range down over $1.00 from previous highs.










Medium Fruit (10s) are trading in the $6.00 to 7.00 range for a (4kg) carton.








Smaller Fruit:


Size 12s are trading in the $5.00 to 6.00 range for (4kg) cartons. 


Size 14s are basically open at this stage.








As the pricing indicates, the majority of fruit available is in the 12 and 14 count.




Larger fruit is hard to fi…

KROGER COMPANY LEADS FOOD RETAIL INDUSTRY IN EARNINGS ...

By PAUL ZIOBRO





Kroger Co. raised its full-year forecast and also projected that earnings growth for its next fiscal year would be ahead of long-term goals, despite expectations for another tough year for consumers.



The positive earnings outlook came after the grocery-chain operator reported a 3.1% decline in fiscal third-quarter earnings, though sales remained solid. Identical-store sales excluding fuel, a key industry metric that measures sales at stores open at least 15 months, rose 5% in the latest quarter, well ahead of results posted by Safeway Inc.,Supervalu Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. lately.


Kroger now expects full-year earnings of $1.95 to $2 a share, up from a September projection of $1.85 to $1.95. It also raised the low-end of its same-store sales guidance, and said sales in the current quarter have kept growing at the same pace to the third-quarter.


For fiscal 2012, Kroger expects per-share earnings growth of 8% to 10%, excluding an extra week of sales, above long-terms goa…

MAJOR CARRIER EEKS OUT PROFIT AFTER MAJOR COST CUTTING EFFORTS ...

CMA CGM Reports $13.2 Million Profit


Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent 
| Dec 1, 2011 5:13PM GMT
The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story









French carrier one of few lines to stay in black in first three quarters of 2011



CMA CGM reported a $13.2 million profit in the third quarter, making it one of the few ocean carriers to stay in the black for the first three quarters of 2011, as revenue rose 2.8 percent year-over-year.



CMA CGM’s increase of revenue to $3.86 billion trailed a 10 percent jump in the French ocean carrier’s traffic to 2.6 million 20-foot equivalent units.



Revenue in the first nine months was 5.2 percent higher at $11.09 billion, and traffic grew 9.4 percent to 7.42 million TEUs. The world’s third largest carrier earned $672 million before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization in the first three quarters.



“The market’s current overcapacity, combined with slower demand, is impacting our financial performance,” said Michel Sirat, chief financial officer of the CMA CGM …

MAJOR CONTAINER SHIPPING LINES BEGIN CONSOLIDATION IN LIEU OF WEAK MARKET ...

CMA CGM, MSC Sign Partnership on Key Trade Routes
Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent 
| Dec 1, 2011 1:24PM GMT

The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story







Move will likely trigger a new round of consolidation in the industry


Mediterranean Shipping and CMA CGM, the world’s second- and third-largest ocean carriers, announced an agreement Thursday to join forces on key trade routes around the world in a far-reaching partnership likely to trigger a new round of consolidation in the container shipping industry.



The carriers said in a joint statement the partnership would span several trade lanes, including Asia-North Europe, Asia-Southern Africa and all South American markets. 

The partnership will allow CMA CGM and MSC to deploy their best ships, while increasing the number of port calls and frequency of sailings.



The alliance between the two family-owned companies comes at a time of deepening losses in the industry triggered by excess capacity and slowing world trade that has prompted moves by…

MAERSK WISMAR DELIVERS MANGOES TO THE PORT OF MIAMI ...

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






www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com








December 01, 2011
















MAERSK vessel WISMAR called on the Port of Miami on the 29th of November 2011 and discharged 11 containers of Ecuadorian mangoes for six USA importers.






BEN BUD GROWERS brought in three of the first heavier packed containers with 5,544 each or 252 cartons per pallet. In addition to two lighter containers, one with 4,800 (4kg) cartons and one with 4,632 cartons for a total of 26,064 from shipper DEL SUR S.A. (SUR FRUIT)


C.H.ROBINSON (Parent company of FOODSOURCE) received four containers from PIVANO S.A. for a total of 21,120 (4kg) cartons.


FOODSOURCE received two containers from BRESSON S.A. for a total of 10,560 cartons.


DEKALB FARMERS MARKET received two containers from DUREXPORTA S.A. for a total of 10,560 cartons.


NEW LIMECO received one container from JMW TROPICALS with 5,280 (4kg) cartons.


WORLD'S BEST TROPICALS received one container from JMW TR…

MOL ENDOWMENT DISCHARGES ECUADORIAN MANGOES AT THE PORT OF SAVANNAH, GEORGIA (USA) ...

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








www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com










December 01, 2011










What may become a trend, the port of Savannah, Georgia received the first containers of mangoes from South America this season when the MOL vessel ENDOWMENT discharged three containers on the 29th of November 2011.








PANORAMA SALES received one container with 5,280 (4kg) cartons from BLIX S.A.




DEKALB FARMERS MARKET received one container with 5,280 cartons from DUREXPORTA S.A.




AMAZON PRODUCE received one container with 5,280 cartons from REFIN S.A.






The Port of Savannah, georgia is the nations fastest growing port in the USA according to one industry source.









ABOUT THE PORT OF SAVANNAH:


The Port of Savannah, operated by the Georgia Ports Authority, is the fastest growing port in the nation, the second largest on the East and Gulf Coasts, and not surprisingly, a major economic development engine for the entire state of Georgia.

The Port serves as a major distri…

MANGO RETAIL REPORT for November 30, 2011 ...

THIS WEEK, MAX KOMJATHY OF MARATHON FRUIT TRAVELS TO PHILADELPHIA AND REPORTS ON THE LOCAL SUPERMARKET MANGO DISPLAYS....








Philadelphia mango retail report, 11/30/2011




Max Komjathy, Marathon Fruit Distributors – Independence KY






ShopRite on Roosevelt Blvd on 11/30/2011 – the price is $ 1.50.








Acme on Red Lion Rd on 11/30/2011 – the price is $1.





Food Basics on Buselton Pike on 11/30/2011 – the price is 98 cents.






Giant store on Buselton Pike on 11/30 - The price is 4/$5.00


Philadelphia mango retail report, 11/30/2011




Max Komjathy, Marathon Fruit Distributors – Independence KY






Attila (Max) Komjathy
akomjathy@marathonfruit.com
859-466-0220 cell




















MANGO RETAIL REPORT by MAX KOMJATHY for 11 November 2011...

This week Max Komjathy of Marathon fruit (www.marathonfruit.com) travels to Philadelphia and includes local mango displays in his weekly report.








Philadelphia mango retail report, 11/30/2011

Overall prices and quality comparable to Cincinnati area, although Giant and ShopRite with noticeably larger displays.





Giant store on Buselton Pike on 11/30/2011 – the price is 4/$5.





ShopRite on Roosevelt Blvd on 11/30/2011 – the price is $ 1.50.





Acme on Red Lion Rd on 11/30/2011 – the price is $1.





Food Basics on Buselton Pike on 11/30/2011 – the price is 98 cents.












This report is made possible thanks to the time and effort of:

Max Komjathy, Marathon Fruit Distributors – Independence KY

Attila (Max) Komjathy
akomjathy@marathonfruit.com
859-466-0220 cell






IMO SUPPORTS SAMGA INITIATIVE AND REFLECTS ON ROLE THAT GLOBAL MANGO CONFERENCES HAVE PLAYED HISTORICALLY ...

SAMGA MEMBERS  on cover of  DECEMBER  2000  ISSUE of  MANGO WORLD MAGAZINE


SAMGA HEADQUARTERS in Tzaneen, South Africa with Henri Finemore and his wife (December, 2000)






December 08, 2000 visit by IMO Executive Director Will Cavan to BAVARIA ESTATE MANGO OPERATION







Proposed sites for 2012 GLOBAL MANGO CONFERENCES sponsored by IMO






The IMO is proud of our relationship with SAMGA that goes back to our very first Global Mango Conference held in La Quinta, California in October of 2000.
At the time, Henri Finemore represented SAMGA and was very supportive and contributed many thoughtful insights.
This led to a visit by myself to South Africa in December of 2000.
At our second Global Mango Conference in Malaga, Spain IMO was able to play a part in bringing together major mango exporters and marketers and Louis Vorster was able to discuss mango projections with Peru's largest mango exporter at the time (Chestnut Hill Farms) represented by Julio Pinto. It was this dialogue and understanding of the…

ISHS MANGO (WORKING GROUP) CHAIR SUPPORTS INITIATIVE ...

December 01, 2011






Dear Rudolf, 

I had received your email and I was thinking on answering you today anyway. 
Let me first congratulate you by your initiative.
 Yes I am interested in participate although I will not be able to go to Fruit logistic in Berlin (I have a meeting in Tenerife on the 10th of February that I am unable to reschedule). 
If I can be of help by sending your proposition to the people involved in the Spanish mango sector and also to the members of the ISHS mango Working Group, Please count with my help to support your initriative.


Kind regards
Victor Galan Tenerife, Spain Chair International Society of Horticultural Scientists (ISHS)


http://www.ishs.org/science/vice_chairs.php







DEADLY USA ATTACK IN PAKISTAN PUTS EXPORT MANGO TRADE IN JEOPARDY ...

A Deadly U.S. Attack on Pakistani Soil
December 1, 2011 | 0952 GMT









By Nate Hughes

In the early hours of Nov. 26 on the Afghan-Pakistani border, what was almost certainly a flight of U.S. Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopters and an AC-130 gunship killed some two dozen Pakistani servicemen at two border outposts inside Pakistan. Details remain scarce, conflicting and disputed, but the incident was known to have taken place near the border of the Afghan provinces of Kunar and Nangarhar and the Mohmand agency of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The death toll inflicted by the United States against Pakistani servicemen is unprecedented, and while U.S. commanders and NATO leaders have expressed regret over the incident, the reaction from Pakistan has been severe.





Claims and Interests



The initial Pakistani narrative of the incident describes an unprovoked and aggressive attack on well-established outposts more than a mile inside Pakistani territory — outposts known to the Am…