INC Interviews Leadership Team for Insights into COVID-19 and the Nut and Dried Fruit Industry

INC International Nut and Dried Fruit Council

2020/7/31 16:53



REUS, Spain July 30, /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ -


- The nut and dried fruit industry proves to be resilient in facing the COVID-19 pandemic


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    As the world continues to grapple with the implications of the COVID-19,

the INC reached out to various members of the leadership, to interview and gain

their perspective of how the nut and dried fruit industry has been affected by

the pandemic.


    One of the most repeated answers among the leadership was that the nut and

dried fruit industry most certainly has faced numerous challenges with

COVID-19, however there are many reasons to be optimistic for the future.

Behrooz Agah, from the Agah Group in Iran and an INC Ambassador to Iran

commented, "promotion and increased awareness as to the benefits of consumption

of different products in this section on general health and well-being" is

likely to be of increased importance in the aftermath of COVID-19. Likewise, in

China, Chen Qi, from QiaQia Food and a member of the INC Board of Trustees

noted, "because of consumers growing demand for staying healthy, this industry

will accelerate in China."


    Pratap Nair, from Vijayalaxmi Cashew Company in India and member of the INC

Executive Committee stated, "I am certain our strong and resilient industry

will have the strength to overcome this challenge."


    Similarly, Jan Vincent Rieckmann from August Töpfer in Germany and Roby

Danon from Voicevale in the UK, both members of the INC Board of Trustees,

expressed their confidence in the industry, especially in the future.


    Ashok Krishen, from Olam Singapore and INC Vice Chairman, added, "Consumer

behavior and habits are likely to change and we will need to be agile to meet

the changed expectations."


    The full article can be found on the INC website.


    About the INC


    The INC is the international umbrella organization for the nut and dried

fruit industry. Its members include more than 800 nut and dried fruit sector

companies from over 75 countries. INC membership represents over 85% of the

world's commercial "farm gate" value of trade in nuts and dried fruits. The

INC's mission is to stimulate and facilitate sustainable growth in the global

nut and dried fruit industry. It is the leading international organization on

health, nutrition, statistics, food safety, and international standards and

regulations regarding nuts and dried fruits.


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