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TESCO'S GFS PROGRAM HAS RAISED THE BAR ...

Darren Clough and Matt Simister pictured at Tesco's headquarters in the UK


Tesco GFS 'more than just direct sourcing'

Mike Knowles | 22 August 2011 |





Group procurement directors tell Eurofruit direct supply is only one part of company's plan for streamlined global sourcing strategy



Group Food Sourcing, the procurement division established by retail company Tesco in the spring of 2010 to deliver a more streamlined, efficient system of food sourcing for all 14 of the group's country operations, is more than simply a direct sourcing initiative, the projects' architects have claimed.




In an exclusive interview with Eurofruit, published in the magazine's September 2011 issue, Darren Clough and Matt Simister of retail giant Tesco said GFS was determined to help suppliers sell more and insisted it was wrong to suggest the group wanted to source all of its fresh produce direct.




Over the past few weeks, Tesco has met with suppliers to provide more details about what it b…

FUTURO DE VENEZUELA DEPENDE DEL VERDADERO SALUD DE CHAVEZ ...

ABC: A Chávez le queda menos de un año de vida si no acepta tratamiento intensivo

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23/01/2012 09:56:21 a.m.







Entre nueve y doce meses le quedan de vida al presidente de Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, si insiste en rehusar el tratamiento adecuado que le obligaría a dejar temporalmente sus funciones presidenciales, según el último examen médico de los especialistas que le atienden. A partir de las nuevas pruebas realizadas el pasado 30 de diciembre, los médicos concluyeron que «su salud parece estar deteriorándose a paso más rápido; claramente ha habido metástasis en los huesos y la espina dorsal».

Así consta en uno de los informes confidenciales elaborados por informantes con acceso al equipo médico de Chávez, manejados por servicios de inteligencia y que ABC ha podido leer en su integridad. El último informe, del 12 de enero, especifica que el presidente venezolano «recibió en el último mes un incremento de dosis de calmantes y estimulantes», lo que explica la gran actividad pública qu…

CAE PEZ GORDO DEL CARTEL DE SINALOA ...

Militares abaten en Durango a 'El Arqui', lugarteniente de 'El Chapo'




PUBLICADO POR ADMINISTRADOR ON DOMINGO 22 DE ENERO DE 2012 / ETIQUETAS: CARTEL DE SINALOA, DURANGO,ENFRENTAMIENTOS




Luis Alberto Cabrera Sarabia, "El Arqui", quien era uno de los principales lugartenientes del líder del Cártel de Sinaloa, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, murió durante un enfrentamiento con el Ejército mexicano en Durango, informó la Sedena.




En diciembre pasado personal castrense detuvo a Felipe Cabrera Sarabia, "El Inge" —hermano del hoy occiso—, a quien identificó como presunto lugarteniente de la mencionada organización criminal, encargado de la producción, trasiego y distribución de drogas enDurango, así como jefe de seguridad personal de "El Chapo" Guzmán en esa región.




El Ejército mexicano señaló que la muerte de Luis Alberto Cabrera ocurrió el pasado 20 deenero y se logró la detención de varios presuntos integrantes del Cártel de Sinaloa, que fueron…

FLOODING OVER....HOW LONG BEFORE THAILAND RECOVERS ??? ...

Floodwaters Are Gone, but Supply Chain Issues Linger

By THOMAS FULLER
Published: January 20, 2012




KHLONG LUANG, Thailand — The floodwaters receded weeks ago from this sprawling industrial zone, but the streets are littered with detritus, the phones do not work and rusted machinery has been dumped outside warehouses that once buzzed with efficiency.



Before Thailand’s great flood of 2011, companies like Panasonic, JVC and Hitachi produced electronics and computer components that were exported around the world. Now of the 227 factories operating in the zone, only 15 percent have restarted production, according to Nipit Arunvongse Na Ayudhya, the managing director of the company that manages the Nava Nakorn industrial zone, one of the largest in Thailand and located just north of Bangkok.




“The recovery has not been that easy,” Mr. Nipit said in an interview Friday on the sidelines of a meeting where he sought to soothe anxious foreign factory managers.




The slow recovery here is having global co…

A REPORT ON THE FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT (USA) ...

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Life under the Food Safety Modernization Act: Tracing, tracking and brand protection

The ability to track and trace ingredients is likely to be a major focus for food manufacturers as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is rolled out – but the most important consideration for companies is brand reputation, according to a FSMA specialist at ADT Security Services... Read

ONCE BANNED, CHINESE NEW YEAR IS CELEBRATED IN INDONESIA ....

Ethnic Chinese find a place for Year of the Dragon celebrations in Indonesia


After the lifting of a decades-old ban on displays of Chinese culture, ethnic Chinese in Indonesia ring in the Year of the Dragon New Year out in the open.
By Sara Schonhardt, Correspondent / January 23, 2012




Soldiers perform a dragon-dance in front of Tay Kei Sek temple in Semarang, Central Java January 23. The Lunar New Year begins on January 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac.

Dwi Oblo/REUTERS











JAKARTA, INDONESIA


Ekayana Buddhist Center in west Jakarta glows bright with the light of candles and red lanterns as hundreds of crimson-clad ethnic Chinese file into the temple for the Lunar New Year sermon. Across the city fireworks burst and banners celebrated the new year in Mandarin.






Such a scene was practically unheard of just 10 years ago, as Chinese-Indonesians struggled to overcome decades of discrimination and cultural repression under former strongman Suharto.



“The C…

A VISIT TO THE CHICAGO WHOLESALE MARKET BY MAX KOMJATHY OF MARATHON FRUIT ...

Recently (last week), Max Komjathy of Marathon Fruit visited the Chicago Wholesale market.
Max was generous enough to share his observations with MANGO WORLD MAGAZINE.
First an overview of the Chicago Wholesale Produce Market and then Max's pictoral report.


ENJOY!

























Will,


Here is a pictorial report from Gonzalez, J. L. Produce Inc.,
a premium wholesaler on the Chicago market.
I visited Hugo Enriquez, Sales and Purchasing manager.













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SOME MIDDLE CLASS JOBS JUST AREN'T COMING HOME ...

THE IECONOMY
How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work



Donald Chan/Reuters

People flooded Foxconn Technology with résumés at a 2010 job fair in Henan Province, China.









By CHARLES DUHIGG and KEITH BRADSHER
Published: January 21, 2012


When Barack Obama joined Silicon Valley’s top luminaries for dinner in California last February, each guest was asked to come with a question for the president.
The iEconomy

An Empire Built Abroad

Articles in this series are examining challenges posed by increasingly globalized high-tech industries.


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The iPhone Economy



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Times Topic: Apple Incorporated



Thomas Lee/Bloomberg News

A production line in Foxconn City in Shenzhen, China. The iPhone is assembled in this vast facility, which has 230,000 employees, many at the plant up to 12 hours a day, six days a week.







Thomas Lee for The New York Times

In China, Lina Lin is a project manager at PCH International, which contracts with Apple. “There are lots of jobs,” she said. “Especially in Shenzhen.”




But as Steven P. Job…