PORTS: APM Terminals have been contacted by several parties about new port projects in relation to the planned Nicaragua Canal. It is still too early to decide anything, Joe Nielsen, CEO Latin America, tells ShippingWatch.
BY KATRINE GRØNVALD RAUN Published 29.08.14 at 10:21
The large-scale project to establish a waterway through Nicaragua has made several parties contact APM Terminals about new potential projects that they would like the port operator to participate in, says Joe Nielsen, the company's CEO for Latin America, who has lived in Panama for three years, where the Nicaragua Canal project is not viewed kindly.
"Naturally there are many people frequently contacting a company such as ours, which has projects all over the world. We've been in contact with people making inquiries about…
New Consumer Research Provides The National Mango Board With Insights On Consumer Behavior
by National Mango Board Posted: 2014-08-29 09:21:29 EST
Orlando, Fla – The National Mango Board (NMB) conducts ongoing consumer research to explore consumer awareness, knowledge about mangos, buying habits, barriers to purchase and many other factors of consumer attitudes relative to mangos. Understanding consumer purchasing behavior is key to increasing mango consumption in the U.S.
In 2013, the NMB conducted an in-depth consumer attitude and usage study to better understand consumer purchasing behaviors. The overall goal was to measure consumer awareness and usage practices as they relate to mangos, and importantly, determine the extent to which shifts have taken place over time. In addition to tracking and updating who mango consumers are, why they buy the fruit, and what might encourage future purchases, the study also investigated health awareness and health perceptions toward mangos. Results …
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LAWSUIT ALLEGES DECEPTIVE MARKETING PRACTICES, POOR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP, HARM TO RESIDENTS NEAR LARGE GUATEMALA BANANA PLANTATION
SEATTLE, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Consumer Protection Act lawsuit has been filed against Chiquita Brands International (CQB), alleging unfair and deceptive marketing practices.
The lawsuit, filed by Seattle based Water and Sanitation Health (WASH) (Federal District Court Case number: 2:14-CV-00010-RAJ) claims that Chiquita "advertises that its bananas are farmed in an ecologically friendly and sustainable manner."
According to Eric John Harrison, founder of Water and Sanitation Health, "That is far from the truth, and bananas sold to U.S. consumer…