Dear Readers, Most of the bins have been picked up by the majority of the farmers and the next point will be when they start to bring in the merchandise, Goldens as well as Thompsons, whereby Thompson shall be the

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Dear Readers, We hope that everybody landed safely in the year 2018. We, from The Raisin Company, wish you all a Healthy and Happy New Year. What we hear and see, the crop in South Africa seems to come, sound

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Dear Readers, The raisin-crop in South Africa is still looking good. If nothing changes, the farmers will bring a nice load of raisins to the various packers . Of course there is still a fair amount of days to go

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Dear Readers, SOUTH AFRICAN RAISINS Traditionally we go and see the new crop with our own eyes and this year we did that last week. From what we noticed and having spoken to various farmers the crop looks great. At

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Dear Readers. Time flies is the expression!! You won't believe it but Anuga is alreadfy a week behind us. It was good to see many friends and clients again and to have a chat about raisins in general and South

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Dear Readers, South African Raisins: At this time of the year the first small bunches appear on the "stokkies"in the Northern Cape. No doubt, it is far too early to say something serious about thie upcoming crop. Shall it be

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Dear Readers, March lies already behind us and the bulk of the deliveries from South African farmers to the various packers came meanwhile, more or less, to a standstill. Overlooking the situation of this years' crop, one can say that

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Dear Readers, CURRENT CROP During the middle of February and early March we have seen various heavy rainfalls, in the raisin-regions of South Africa, which caused serious delay, specially for the Ramadan-(Golden) buyers. It was not only the undesirable rain

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Dear Readers, Being at the beginning of March, the raisins are delivered now in bigger portions than in the early days of January and partly in February, which is logic. Meanwhile, there has been some days of delay because of

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Dear Readers, Meanwhile we started up the machinery, which means that we are processing since a few days Fortunately the rain, mentioned in our earlier report, was (so far - repeat sofar) not a big hinder to allow farmers, during

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