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CATZINFO – DRIED FRUITS & WALNUTS
We can obviously not deny the COVID-19 problems on the Northern Hemisphere. New and stringent measurements have been taken, which are coming close to a lockdown in some countries. For sure this will have a serious impact (again) on certain branches like the out-of-home markets, cultural events, airliners and tourism. In what way this will […]
A couple of weeks ago it seemed the COVID pandemic was weakening somewhat, but meanwhile many countries and areas are turning to orange or red. Not only in Europe, but also in the producing countries. For this reason the supply chain may be possibly disrupted again, when workers cannot reach the factories or logistic problems […]
Though we do not think Europe will get back to type of lock-downs like earlier, the increasing numbers of COVID cases worry most of us. For sure further measurements will temper economic activities, which even in the end may also affect our business, which up to now has been hardly hit. On the contrary: it […]
The activities slowed down somewhat now holidays have started all over Europe. We fear this year most of you had to abstain from exotic trips or flights to sunny beaches. Unfortunately the COVID-pandemic is far from beaten; on the contrary in some parts of the world it is worse than ever. For sure it will […]
The news about the continuous outbreaks of the COVID-19 is still ruling the news. Though consumption of food in general and in particular dried fruits and nuts did not suffer too much, for sure some ‘practical’ problems hit the trade. Factories running low due to workers blocked at home due to lockdowns, logistic services interrupted […]
Mixed news from all over the world with regard to the pandemic. In certain areas the numbers are worsening dramatically (a.o. USA and Brazil), whereas in most of the European countries the lockdowns are eased. Consumption of food was not hit that seriously and problems mainly occurred because logistics were blocked or lack of workers […]
Slowly the lockdowns are (partially) lifted or eased and things may come back to the ‘new’ normal, with ‘social distancing’ as the new standard. Let us hope this will be temporarily as well. It is anybody’s guess how the world will come out of this pandemic economically and its influence on consumption patterns. As food […]
Meanwhile the first fragile signs of some improvement of the pandemic have been noticed. However in view of the numerous lives still at stake, most governments are very prudent to lift the lockdowns. This will be done very gradually and nobody knows the outcome yet and we can only hope for a swift but safe […]
Of course we cannot ignore the Corona pandemic, but we will limit this to some consequences for our trade, as all other issues related to this outbreak can be found 24/7 on all (social) media. Though most of us working at home or rotating between home and office, business is more or less as usual. […]
In China the Corona-virus ‘seems’(!) to draw back somewhat, whereas in Europe we are confronted with a rapidly increasing number of affected people for time being. Apart from the measurements in daily live we notice, also in our trade we cannot ignore the impact of the virus on trading in agricultural products. We notice the […]