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ECO PACK de MEXICO offers Eco Friendly Packaging Options for Mango shippers ...

Attached some pictures of this crate the C4 which we sell for the packing of mangoes for retail and wholesale (at 50 lbs) at our domestic market.

Also a Data sheet is included.

Mangoes are Tommy and Hayden varieties. Ataulfos pack very well too.

CAJA C4 DIMENSIONES L x AN x A PULGADAS:    23.62 x 15.75 x 9,06 CENTIMETROS:    60 x 40 x 23 DIMENSIONES INTERNAS PULGADAS: 22.68 x 14.8 x 8.66


06/13/2013 02:44:00 PM
Andy Nelson

Importers expect brisk movement for another record crop of Mexican mangoes this summer.

Through the first week of June, Mexico had shipped about 31 million boxes of mangoes to the U.S., about 2 million more than last year at the same time, said William Watson, executive director of the Orlando-based National Mango Board.

Volume should pick up even more when importers begin sourcing from the Nayarit growing region of Mexico the week of June 17, and the southern Sinaloa region later in the month, Watson said.

“The crop is good and movement is steady,” he said. “As always, we’re keeping an eye on the rains in the producing areas. So far, so good.”

The mango market had stalled a bit in early June, but peak production promised aggressive promotions and brisk movement leading into the Fourth of July, said Chris Ciruli, partner in Nogales, Ariz.-based Ciruli Bros.

Mexico is on track to ship 10% to 15% more than last year’s record total of 58 million mangoes, Cirul…

FOCUS ON USA RETAIL : Billionaire Burkle "in talks to buy Fresh & Easy"

By Dean Best | 13 June 2013

Fresh & Easy has yet to turn a profit in six years

US billionaire investor Ron Burkle is reportedly in discussions to buy Tesco's US chain Fresh & Easy.

Bloomberg cited anonymous sources who said the two sides were in talks. 

Burkle, founder and managing partner of US investment fund Yucaipa Cos., wants to rebrand the Fresh & Easy outlets under the Wild Oats banner, the report said.

The Wild Oats banner ended in 2007 when the natural and organic retailer was acquired by rival Whole Foods Market.

Bloomberg said former 7-Eleven CEO Jim Keyes owns the Wild Oats name and would run the new chain of stores owned by Burkle.

When contacted by just-food, a Fresh & Easy spokesperson declined to comment. "We don’t comment on rumour or speculation," the spokesperson said. Officials at Yucaipa could not be reached for immediate comment.

Tesco said in April it would quit the US after six unsuccessful years in the market. The Fresh & Easy chain h…


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No tropical cyclone development is expected during the next 48 hours in either the Atlantic basin or the eastern North Pacific basin.

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FOCUS ON RETAIL : Safeway to Sell Its Operations in Canada


JUNE 12, 2013, 7:36 PM


Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesA Safeway store in San Rafael, Calif. The company has 213 stores in Canada.

OTTAWA — The Canadian retailer Sobeys said on Wednesday that it would pay $5.8 billion in cash for the Canadian operations of Safeway, a move that would make it a leading grocery chain in western Canada.

Sobeys, which is based in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, has used a series of takeovers to become the second-largest grocery chain in Canada after the Loblaw Companies of Toronto. While it has long been rumored that Safeway might leave the Canadian market, the sale came as something of a surprise.

During a conference call with investors, executives from Sobeys and the Empire Company, the publicly traded holding company that owns the grocer and is controlled by the Sobey family, declined to discuss how the deal was reached with Safeway, which is based in Pleasanton, Calf. But they were quick to dismiss analysts’ suggestions that So…

STRATFOR : Egypt's Limited Military Options to Stop an Ethiopian Dam Project


JUNE 10, 2013 

The Blue Nile in Guba, Ethiopia, during its diversion ceremony on May 28.(William Lloyd-George/AFP/Getty Images)

Summary Ethiopia's initiation of a dam project on the Blue Nile has quickly drawn the ire of Egypt, which is critically dependent on it as a source of much of the country's freshwater needs. As Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr said June 9 following Ethiopia's refusal to halt construction of the dam and ahead of his trip to Addis Ababa to discuss the project, Egypt will not give up a "single drop of water from the Nile." "No Nile, no Egypt," he said.

While Egypt has struggled to attract diplomatic intervention on its behalf to thwart Ethiopia's dam construction, tensions have reached the point where Egypt has suggested the use of force to keep the dam from potentially lowering the Nile's water levels downstream to unacceptable levels. There will be serious international pressure to keep the dispute over…

USA INTERNET SPYING : Feds hunted for Snowden in days before NSA programs went public

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By Mark Hosenball

WASHINGTON | Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:45pm EDT

(Reuters) - U.S. government investigators began an urgent search for Edward Snowden several days before the first media reports were published on the government's secret surveillance programs, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Snowden, who has admitted to providing details of the top-secret programs, had worked on assignment at a Hawaii facility run by the National Security Agency for about four weeks before he said he was ill and requested leave without pay, according to the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.

When Snowden failed to return, that prompted a hunt for the contracto…

¿Nicolás Maduro es colombiano?

12 junio 2013


Exigen al presidente de Venezuela mostrar su certificado de nacimiento para salir de dudas.

Se sabe con precisión que el padre del presidente de Venezuela obtuvo su título de bachiller del Colegio Nacional José Eusebio Caro.

En las últimas semanas Nicolás Maduro Moros, presidente de Venezuela, ha sido particularmente duro con Colombia: 

“Estamos enfrentando un plan de la derecha fascista con apoyo desde Colombia de grupos violentos, para asaltar el poder político”, 

“desde Colombia se conspira contra Venezuela y se coordinan grupos asesinos”,

 “hemos capturado dos bandas paramilitares que venían a atacarnos desde Colombia”, 

son algunas de las expresiones que dejan entrever que aquí está uno de sus mayores enemigos.

Paradójicamente, en Venezuela hay otra discusión: 

¿Nicolás Maduro es colombiano de nacimiento? 

Guillermo A. Cochez, exembajador de Panamá ante la OEA, recoge en el diario El País de España algunos elementos de esta situación que como se ve, caus…

PANAMA : Puerto Armuelles Freed From Economic Shackles ...



Economic Freedom Feels Good
Free at last, Free at last, Puerto Armuelles is Free at last

Puerto Armuelles has been in economic shackles for years because of the enormous debt owed by Coosemupar.

Coosemupar is a worker cooperative that owns and operates the many banana plantations in the Puerto Armuelles area of Panama.

President Martinelli and members of Coosemupar, signed an agreement that states that the government will:

Pay off Coosemupar’s 19.7 million dollar debt. The 24 banana plantations will then revert to Government ownership.

Give relief and land to the plantation workers who still live on the plantations.

Sell the 24 banana plantations (fincas) to companies that will provide the greatest number of jobs.

This is great news for those of us living in Panama, especially in Puerto Armuelles. 

How Did The Situation In Puerto Armuelles Get So Bad?

Until the early 2000s, Puerto Armuelles was a prosperous and beautiful beach town.

Then Chiqui…