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CATZINFO – DRIED FRUITS & WALNUTS
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 […]
For the trade from the Asian area, the Corona-virus is getting more and more impact. Obviously Chinese suppliers suffer from the extended holidays and the lack of workers due to the fact many of them have not been able to return. Consequently delays are occurring for sure for Chinese products, but also from other Asian […]
An unusual start of this CatZinfo, just to be sure you have not missed it: we will move! As from Monday February 3rd we will start in our brand new offices at the following address: Boompjes 40 3011 XB Rotterdam All other details like telephone, e-mail, PO Box 180 etc. remain unchanged. Our communication- and […]
After the seasonal holidays activities picked up rather swiftly, as well did some markets wake up after a few weeks of sideward movements. At the moment we have an eye on the crops on the Southern Hemisphere, where harvest of the first fruits has started. From the geopolitical scene we have to see whether the […]