AUGUST 2017
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Did you know that mangos are the most popular fruit in the world?

While they are not considered to be the #1 fruit in the United States
(…yet), they are consistently gaining popularity every year, with more and more people hopping on the mango trend.


The National Mango Board reported that the average American now consumes nearly 2.87 pounds of the super fruit every year, due to its year-round availability and mango’s endless culinary potential. Shipments to the U.S. are up 3% this year. 
Source; National Mango Board

Acknowledging the growth in demand for mango, Celebrity introduced all natural Kent mangos, which are sun ripened and uniformly diced and packed in a light syrup.

Their deep yellow flesh holds a rich, sweet and aromatic flavor. Celebrity Diced Mango is available in 6/A10 packs as a quality cost saving supplement to help alleviate shifts in the availability of the fresh market. 


Read more about mangos.
 
 
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OLIVES 

About half the world's olive oil production comes from Spain. Experts fear that this bacteria could devastate the country’s upcoming harvest.

Spanish officials have confirmed the arrival of the bacteria Xulella Fastidiosa, a pathogen deadly to olive trees, on the country's mainland. About half the world's olive oil productions come from Spain. Experts fear that this bacteria could devastate the upcoming harvest in Spain. 

Up to a million olive trees in Italy were killed by the infection last year, leading Italian officials to chainsaw trees to the ground to stop the sickness which impacted the production of last year's crop in Italy.  At this time the science community is conducting extensive research to stop the spread of the disease. Our Spanish producer in northern Spain has not been affected yet by the disease. 


Explore further: Spain hit by deadly bacteria threatening olive trees  


PEACHES

GREECE 

Greece suffered some cold, wet weather recently – temperatures dropped to around 16 degrees C, and this may have affected the size of the harvest. IEG Vu’s source in Greece reckons there might be a 5% decline, while another contact confirmed that the fruit size is down slightly, and this is impacting canned diced peach sizes: 6x6 dice is apparently two euro cents more expensive than 10x10 dice.


CHINA
Chinese peach and nectarine raw material for processing is estimated to reach 2.4 million tons this year, up by 4% compared to last year. The total commercial production is expected to rise by 2% to 14.3 million tons.

 

TOMATOES

TOMATO HARVEST UNDER WAY IN ITALY

In the south, all companies have started earlier than usual. Full capacity will increase by mid-August. Quality is good, with vibrant color and acidity although 
brix (soluble sugars) is slightly lower than usual. The yield for the early varieties is as expected, not bad. There is some worry about the quality over the next two weeks because of extreme heat conditions in the region.

In the north, companies have started the production even if not at full capacity.  In July, severe hail storms hit parts of Piacenza and Alessandria. At this time the estimation of the damages is not yet available but is expected to have an impact on the harvest. The crop quality is good but the size of the fruit is smaller than usual. The sentiment is that the yield will be lower than the last harvest. Intense heat conditions will negatively affect the late crop blossom.

 
 
 
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1932 POMODORINA PASTA SAUCE
 
Menu's 1932 Pomodorina Pasta Sauce uses only freshly picked tomatoes from the fields of Emilia Romagna, Italy. They are harvested from the field when they are perfectly ripe and sweet, and then they are processed.

In little more than two hours after harvesting, the tomatoes become 1932 Pomdorina Pasta Sauce. Available in four styles; Pomodorina, Arrabbiata, Pomodorina with fresh basil and Pomodorina with Barolo wine.


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Around the Industry: Trends & Forecasts
 

Millennials dine out around 5 times a week,
new study says

 
FEATURE
 

A new survey has found that millennials on average dine out five times a week, a marked departure from the 40 percent of all Americans who say they only eat out once a week.
 

The survey from Bankrate.com found that 51 percent of millennials polled go out to a bar once a week, 54 percent dine out at least three times a week and 29 percent of millennials ages 18 to 26 buy brewed coffee around three times a week — underscoring that between hitting up Starbucks or going to a restaurant for a meal, millennials are rapidly becoming a major consumer force driving trends in the restaurant industry.

“Bottom line: We’re spending a lot of cash on vices,” Sarah Berger, who authors Bankrate’s millennial blog, “The
Cashlorette,” writes of the findings.
 

You can read more of the full survey here.
Story from The
Cashlorette 

 
 
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Edmond Fallot 
A faithful companion for a dog (and more) since 1840
 
A faithful companion to choice cuisine, Dijon mustard enjoys a storied position in the history of gastronomy. Appreciated since antiquity for its aroma and vigorous taste, fine mustard reached new quality standards with the introduction of customary laws governing production in 1634 in Dijon, France.

From charcuterie to hot dogs, get a kick out of over a dozen flavors of our Dijon based mustards from Edmond Fallot.  


Visit our website to see all Edmond Fallot Flavors 
 
 
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TUNA MARKET UPDATE
 
 SKIPJACK TUNA: 
There is still no improvement in the Western/Central Pacific, as fishing continues to be slow. The changing sea temperatures and poor weather conditions are dispersing fish into various areas and depths.
 Quality raw material is in short supply.  

ALBACORE TUNA:  
Production lines are fully occupied through the second half of August, and new orders most likely will not ship until the end of August or early September (nearly 4+ weeks later than originally contracted). Many canners are buying small amounts to meet their immediate needs to maintain production, slowing the upward raw material trend.
 Indonesia and Thailand tuna continue to be small (averaging only 15-20 kg in size) making it difficult to pack solid pack food service products (small fish is more conducive to chunk packs). The Japanese Summer Albacore Season (long line), has come to an end.  The strong Japanese Yen vs. the US dollar has kept fish from Japan very firm and in fact higher than some other source areas. 

YELLOWFIN TUNA: 

Raw material remained steady over the past two weeks and continued to trade at $2350 + per MT CFR Bangkok for “un-segregated fish”. For FAD Free Yellowfin, raw material prices have been trading around $180.00 to $200.00 per metric ton higher than the MSC certified pole and line fish. EU FAD Free certified raw material is currently trading at levels ranging between $2600 and $2650 per metric ton, but supply is limited. 

TONGOL TUNA: 
The supply from Thailand and Vietnam continues to be extremely limited with no signs of improvement. The Indonesia Tongol is only slightly better, but there is no indication of a strong catch. Tongol supply is expected to continue to be limited throughout much of this year and may create spot stock issues. The outlook is for very firm market conditions.
 
 
 
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