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Thursday, July 30 2020 - 19:12
INC Interviews Leadership Team for Insights into COVID-19 and the Nut and Dried Fruit Industry
REUS, Spain July 30, /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ -

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

    Full Article:

    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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    Source - INC International Nut and Dried Fruit Council