Dear Readers. Slowly, slowly everybody  is coming back from their vacation. Most children are back at school again, In other words the almost sleeping markets, can or will come to life again. This is the ongoing practice: a dull period

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Dear Readers,  The intake of raisins in South Africa is over and done with. It is nothing spectacular if we say that the biggest parts of the South African raisins were Thompson-medium and logically the total of the Goldens (both

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Dear Readers,    Trucks with 2019 crop raisins come in now, since a fortnight, very frequently, are unloaded and go out again.  The feeling is that quite a lot of farmers  are still in the drying-process, which means they have

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Dear Readers, Rain, rain, everywhere etc. The rain in South Africa,  meanwhile two weeks ago, had more impact and gave more damage than farmers expected in the beginning and has been  the main reason for further delay in the fieldwork. It means

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Dear Readers, The intake of raisins has begon.  We sincerely hope we all will receive a big, sound and healthy new crop and no adverse weather at the time of cutting and drying. OK. In some spread areas some rain

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Dear Readers, South Africa, So far so good.!! As in our last report, the crop is still developing well. The bunches are growing in the normal way and the coming weeks are, weatherlike, promising. Meanwhile, however we had a short

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Dear Readers, During the last weeks, there was not that much of activity in the world of raisins. Just to get, according to us, the right picture of the market, we request you to read again our last article of

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Dear Readers, Because the new crop in Turkey is ready and the second biggest crop will be upcoming in California, its getting time to look seriously at both of them. Upfront we can state already that the carrry-overs in both

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Dear Readers,, THE INTAKE IS OVER Rarely you will see, a last truck with raisins but overall, one can say that the crop is under cover.. We get the impression that everybody got his share. Of course, one will have

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Dear Readers, Although we are still in the middle of on-going deliveries from farmers, we can imagine how the end of the intake will be. As we have been saying in our last bulletin, the majority of the raisins are

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