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Global Trade Management (GTM) : The World at Your Fingertips ...

March 2013 | Feature Stories

By Merrill Douglas

Global trade management software offers greater shipment visibility and control, eases the pain of border-crossing compliance, and streamlines financial transactions—all from your browser.

Pilot Approach Steers GTM Takeoff
GTM Solution Gets Mack on Track

The United States imported $2.3 billion worth of goods and exported $1.6 billion in 2012 alone, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. 

A big chunk of that volume moved between the United States and next-door neighbors Canada and Mexico. 

But the list of America's top trading partners includes countries in nearly every corner of the world—from Brazil to Germany, to Saudi Arabia, India, China, and Japan.

The sheer distances involved make global trade a formidable challenge. So do the myriad regulations that shippers must satisfy each time they move goods across a border. A company that masters the fine points of global trade management (GTM) can gain time, money, opportunity, …


Mango wood side tables a juicy deal

Alison at Home side tables are handcarved from sustainable mango wood and offered at £195. Homes & Property readers receive a further £20 discount when purchasing a pair.

Each Amelie side table features gentle curves, a roomy drawer and a sophisticated metal tassel handle. Dimensions H55cm x D45cm and there are just 46 available for delivery at the beginning June. 

To secure your discount, visit

or call 0800 011 4793 and use the code AMEL0304, strictly while stocks last.


What Ciruli calls a "Champagne" mango is nothing more than an Ataulfo mango....

"Ever wonder what a Champagne® mango tree looks like when it is in bloom? Here is a peek:"

What a fantastic display! From our friends at Whole Foods Market, Upper West Side in New York City, NY.

Hopefully this produce manager is not drinking the "Kool Aide"...most Wholefoods supermarkets label the fruit properly as either Ataulfo or in some cases a Manila mango...

Here the mangoes are labelled as Manila...not buying into Ciruli's "Smoke & Mirrors"...

Images are courtesy of Ciruli Brothers Facebook page....

WHOLEFOODS PROMOTES ATAULFOS: 50 CENTS EACH ...2 for $1.00 ....10 for $5.00 ...

Ataulfo Mangoes on Sale This Friday

By Jennifer Cheng, April 3, 2013 

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This Friday, April 5th, you can go mango crazy! 

That’s when we’ll have Ataulfo mangoes on sale at 10 for $5 in our US and Canada stores.

Availability and limits may vary by region, so you can contact your store for details. While supplies last. Most of our stores do not provide rain checks for sales like this.

Pronounced aht-ah-uhl-foe, Ataulfo mangoes from Mexico are sweet and have gained recent popularity in the US. 

With its smooth, creamy flesh, thin pit and few stringy fibers, it’s not hard to see why!

 Mangoes bring a fresh fiesta of flavor to recipes and are refreshingly delicious as a simple snack or dessert.

Here are some of our favorite fuss-free ways to enjoy this seasonal delight:

Sweet and spicy fruit cup — Sprinkle mango, pineapple and jicama with chile-spiked salt and a squeeze of lime juice. Serve street-food style in a cup with a skewer for easy eating.



ALDI deals 4/3: Grapes, mangoes, pears, oranges and more! By  Posted: 12:20 a.m. yesterday

Tags: DealsGrocery deals

Aldi deals this week include grapes, mangoes, pears, oranges and more!  These deals are valid 4/3 - 4/9. Weekly deals Bananas, .44/lb

Mangoes, .69 each

Red grapes, .99/lb – good price! Pears, 2 lb bag, $1.49 – good price! Navel oranges, 4 lb bag, $1.99 Mandarins, 3 lb bag, $1.99 Wednesday meat sale: Top blade steak, $4.69/lb The Aldi ad this week includes a number of gardening products and not as much food.

Aldi coupon, payment and store policies: * ALDI does not accept manufacturer coupons * You will need to bring your own bags to bag your groceries. They do not provide any. * If you wish to use a grocery cart, you will need to deposit a quarter into the cart machine and you will get it back when you return the cart. * They accept cash, debit and EBT cards as forms of payment. They do not accept credit cards or checks. There is more information available on…

MANGOES & PINEAPPLES: "Consumption of tropical products in Spain is still limited" ..

Final shipments of Peruvian Kent mangoes

The Peruvian mango campaign is about to close with the final shipments of the Kent variety towards Europe.

"We can now say that this campaign has been a little strange, with inconsistent fruit quality from week 5 and prices evolving slower than anticipated," explains Germán San José, of Real Global Food.

 "Nevertheless, we have commercialised about 30 Kent mango containers, with 2 to 3 weekly shipments."

According to Germán, fruit quality has not been as good as three years ago, as during the previous campaign they also faced problems with anthracnose. 

In any case, "Peru nowadays remains one of the main exporters, established as a trusted country that ensures quality."

"We only import the Kent mango variety, as production volumes are larger and it offers the advantage of being more popular," he says.

Meanwhile, the first containers of Hass avocados in a controlled atmosphere have started being loaded this week.

ETHICS: A new look at global ethics and The Four-Way Test ...

A new look at global ethics and The Four-Way Test

By RI Director-elect Lars-Olof Fredricksson

Moral codes and ethics give us tools but also raise

questions to be answered: 

How should we live?

What is morally good and bad, right and wrong?

Shall we aim at happiness or knowledge? 

Virtue orthe creation of beautiful objects? 

If we choosehappiness, will it be our own or the happiness of all?

And what of the more specific questions that faceus?   

Is it right to be dishonest for a good cause? 

Canwe justify living in opulence while elsewhere in the

world people are starving? 

Is going to war warrantedin cases where innocent people will likely 
 be killed?

Ethics deals with such questions at all levels. The subject’s core consists of the fundamental issues of practical decision making, and its major concerns include the nature of ultimate value and the standards by which human actions can be judged right or wrong.

For Rotary, The Four-Way Test is the cornerstone of all action. It has been for years, and …


Patrick Stoffels (BUD Holland)

EU: "Mangoes by air unequalled in taste"

The demand for mangoes is disappointing at the moment, because of the continuing cold weather conditions in various countries.

 Exotics specialist BUD Holland have mangoes from Peru (Kent), Thailand (Mango nam dok mai and mini-mango) and Brazil (Tommy Atkins).

 "We expect that prices and demand for Tommy Atkins will increase. Also the demand for 'air-mangoes' will increase," Partick Stoffels of BUD Holland expects.

According to the exotics salesman, the 'air-mangoes' are more expensive than the mangoes which arrive by boat. 

Most mangoes go to wholesalers and export customers. 

Russia is also big in the market for mangoes.

"The common Tommy Atkins mango is hard and often reserved in colour. The taste is good, but can't be compared to a 'fly-mango'.

 The 'fly-mango' has ripened on the tree and has a real full, sweet taste and a good colour" Patrick tells.



The awesome Ataulfo mango

The yellow Ataulfo, with its “taste of honeyed bananas,” has a well-earned reputation as the king of mangoes. With spring they arrive in Toronto from Mexico so get them while you can.

The Ataulfo mango tastes of taste of honeyed bananas and pineapple.

Published on Thu Apr 04 2013

In late March, when Ataulfo mangoes start arriving (from Mexico), we should banish the ubiquitous Tommy Atkins mango, stocked only for its durability. 

Ataulfos are smaller, yellow, and taste of honeyed bananas and pineapple, as opposed to the red/green Tommy Atkins, which taste like a prison snitch’s weightlifting glove. 

Available all over Chinatown.