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Almonds

July 2, 2020

The latest update on the almond market, including bullish and bearish trends.

Cashews

June 18, 2020

Updates on the global cashew market, including bullish and bearish trends.

Hazelnuts

June 2020

News from the Turkish hazelnut markets, and an update on the Turkish and Italian hazelnut crops.

Edible Nuts

June 2020

The latest information about global markets for almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, quinoa, and chia.


Market Report - July 2, 2020

The latest update on the almond market, including bullish and bearish trends.


Market Report - June 26, 2020

The latest update on the almond market, including bullish and bearish trends.


Market Report - June 2020

The latest update on the almond market, including shipments and sales & commitments, based on the May Position Report.


Market Update - June 12, 2020

The latest update on the almond market, including bullish and bearish trends.


Market Update - June 3, 2020

The latest update on the almond market, including bullish and bearish trends.


Market Update - May 28, 2020

The latest update on the almond market, including bullish and bearish trends.


Market Update - May 21, 2020

The latest update on the almond market, including bullish and bearish trends.


Market Report - May 2020

The latest update on the almond market, including receipts, shipments, sales and commitments, and information on the Subjective Estimate.


Market Update - May 13, 2020

Almonds


Market Update - May 6, 2020

Almonds


Market Update - May 1, 2020

Almonds


Market Update - April 22, 2020

Almonds


Market Report - April 2020

Almonds


Market Update - April 15, 2020

Almonds


Market Update - April 9, 2020

Almonds


Market Update - April 1, 2020

Almonds


Market Report - March 2020

Almonds

Market Update - June 18, 2020 

Cashew markets are currently marked by a lack of any significant activity. Shellers in Vietnam are worried about a price fall and they are closing their factories, which is resulting in lower availability. At the same time, they are also reducing their inshell purchases.

The inshell season is ending and flows are mainly restricted to poor quality inshells at a high relative cost. There is no real urgency for inshell origins to drop prices...


Market Update - June 3, 2020 

The cashew market continues to be quiet. One would expect markets to trend lower with lack of buying support. On the contrary, cashew kernels have been surprisingly resilient. This could be attributed to the slower pace of inshell arrivals in West Africa, as we near the end of the current harvest in most countries...


Market Update - May 21, 2020 

The cashew market has been reasonably quiet for the last couple of weeks.

Inshell trade from Africa continues at a brisk pace and farmers in West Africa have started selling their harvest which was stored for some time. This storing of inshells was prompted by general lack of buying interest at the beginning of the season and COVID-19 related restrictions....


Market Update - May 7, 2020 

Cashews

Last week the IVC government declared lower estimates of this year’s cashew crop by about 10%. This is also in line with our expectations, as we have already been reporting this over the last several weeks...


Market Update - April 23rd, 2020 

Cashews

The COVID-19 situation in Vietnam is improving and the alert status is now down one notch across most regions. We can now say there is less chance of a shutdown in cashew supply from Vietnam and we hope it remains that way.

West African countries have been affected to a various extent and as a result cashew supply, movement, and trading is impacted....


Market Update - April 15th 2020 

Cashews

Many cashew producing countries continue to be under lockdown or are sheltering in place. This has resulted in restricted movement of inshells from the farms to trade centers and lower availability of inshells to trade.

Vietnam cashew factories continue to operate as usual, so far...


Market Update - April 7th 2020 

Cashews

As COVID-19 affects more cashew growing countries, we have seen Africa going ahead with more restrictions, limiting in-shell trading. India continues to be locked down and trade and domestic demand have collapsed ...


Market Update - March 24th 2020 

Cashews


Market Update - March 17th 2020 

Cashews


Market Update - March 10th 2020 

Cashews


Market Update - March 3rd 2020 

Cashews

Market Update - June 2020 

After a fairly long period, we witnessed sizeable trades in local Turkish and European markets. Hazelnut prices have corrected from the highs in May, which has prompted some European buyers to cover at these levels...


Market Update - April 22, 2020 

News from the Turkish hazelnut markets, and an update on the Turkish and Italian hazelnut crops.


Market Update - April 8, 2020 

The 2019 crop expectation is 800K in shells – which is a record crop for the last 10 years. Prices dropped in the earlier part of the season, but the Turkish Grain Board (TMO) intervened in early October to give a floor price of 16 TL in-shell – around 32 TL kernel equivalent

Market Update - March 2020 

Quinoa


Market Update - April 2020 

Sesame

Market Report - June 2020

Updates on global market activities for the month of May, for almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, quinoa, and chia.


Market Report - April 2020

The latest information about global markets for almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts, and macadamias.


Market Report - March 2020

The latest information about global markets for almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts, and macadamias.


Market Report - February 2020

The latest information about global markets for almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts, and macadamias.


Market Report - January 2020

The latest information about global markets for almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts, and macadamias.


Market Report - December 2019

The latest information about global markets for almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts, and macadamias.


Market Report - November 2019

The latest information about global markets for almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts, and macadamias.


Market Report - October 2019

The latest information about global markets for almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts, and macadamias.


Market Report - September 2019

The latest information about global markets for almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts, and macadamias.


Market Report - August 2019

The latest information about global markets for almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts, and macadamias.

Bee Friendly Almonds


Cashew - Gender Gap

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Organic Almonds

Nuts About Sustainability

Burcu Turkay, the Global Sustainability Manager for Olam Edible Nuts, took some time to discuss her sustainability journey with us. Having previously worked for Amnesty International, Burcu’s focus has expanded from human rights to a range of sustainable development issues including deforestation, water-use and even bee management. How has her journey has helped prepare her to design and lead sustainability campaigns for Olam's Edible Nuts business?


Adaptability and Nutritional Value of Quinoa

Quinoa has been a core crop in the South American Andes Mountains since ancient times. Even today, it continues to be a staple of agriculture in the region, especially in Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador.

The quinoa plant grows with significant variability and diversity of shapes. The varieties or eco types can be classified into 5 basic categories, according to their adaptation to the geographical characteristics...


United in the Fight to Protect Cashew Farmers and Employees from COVID in Côte d’Ivoire

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Olam has stepped up to provide important support to our employees and their communities, as well as to the farmers in our supply chains.

In cashew growing countries like Côte d’Ivoire, which have limited healthcare and telecoms infrastructure in rural areas, it has been critical to raise awareness of how to prevent transmission, as well as provide hygiene kits...


Food Quality and Safety in Olam Quinoa: BRC Certification

The British Retail Consortium (BRC), was created by British retail distributors to guarantee the quality and safety of food; in addition to complying with the law in marketing related processes.

BRC is a quality management system that demonstrates compliance with food safety standards and allows us to guarantee a safe product for consumers...


Sustainability in Olam Quinoa: Harvest Begins for the Andean Quinoa Farmers

The healthy values of quinoa grains (Chenopodium quinoa) are well known. The Andean crop is one of the most nutritional grains in the world, with a protein content ranging from 13% to 17%.  Furthermore, it is one of the few grains that contains all the amino acids necessary to support life. Despite the emergence of novel coronavirus, which has strained global food supply chains and curbed demand in many sectors of the industry, the world's quinoa demand has remained steady and is expected to continue to do so...


Almond Recipes

Almonds are unique in that we can find them at our local grocery stores in a variety of forms – natural whole almonds, sliced or diced for usage as inclusions, even almond meal or flour for a gluten free and low carb friendly flour substitute.  Whether you’re a fan of natural almond skin or creamy white blanched almonds, whether you see almonds as just a snack or as a health ingredient superstar… we’ve got recipes you’re sure to love.


Cashew Recipes

Looking for tasty ways to incorporate cashews into your diet?  Check out these cashew recipes for ideas on scrumptious snacks, delectable dinners, and divine desserts!


Pure Batch x Olam Edible Nuts - Don't Fear the Treat!

What do you get when you combine a female-run small business that makes tasty, healthy treats with a global nut supplier? Read on to find out how Pure Batch and Olam Edible Nuts are a perfect match.


California in Bloom - Almond Update, Feb 2020

When did full bloom occur?

The Northern/Central Valley full bloom was on February 22nd and the Southern Valley bloom was on February 23rd   - earlier than anticipated.

How is progression of the pollinator varieties vs Nonpareil?

Depends on the pollinator, but Sonoras, Ne Plus and Avalons are way ahead of Nonpareils, whereas Montereys, Buttes and other hard-shell varieties were a couple days behind.

How is the weather looking for the next 2 weeks?

The weather looks favorable, while some rain is in the forecast...


The Latest on Walnuts from the Recently Concluded Gulfoods Y20

A conversation with Gurinder Singh, walnuts business manager, as he shares interesting insights from the recently concluded Gulfood Y20.

Good afternoon Gurinder! I am hoping your day is good so far

Thank you, it has been a great day this far, hope the same is with you.

I’m very excited to know about Gulfood, tell us what is Gulfood Y20 and who was present?

Gulfood innovation summit is the most important event of the ...


Almond Dormancy & Bloom - An Interview with our Senior Agronomist

Olam Farming, Inc. has almond orchards spanning California's Central Valley and our teams are working hard in the leadup to this year's almond bloom, which is rapidly approaching.  We took a moment to sit with our Senior Agronomist, Zac Ellis, to learn a bit more about dormancy, bloom, and all the work that goes on during this busy time of year.

 

How has winter weather been, leading up to bloom?

We had some good storms come in November and December, giving a fair bit of snowfall in the Sierras....


Impact of COVID-19 and the Chinese nuts consumption

The Chinese market has fallen flat - with only a few factories that have resumed operations and the wholesale markets remain closed. For now, there is no pressing need to resume work either - there is an acute shortage of labor and the government initiatives to prevent large scale infection continue to plunge the demand. The stocks intended for Chinese New Year (CNY) sales are resting at the distributors’ warehouses and not moving further

Some of the prevailing conditions that continue to curtail the demand for nuts are ...



Are superfoods such as Chia and Quinoa a passing fad or a health revolution that is here to stay?

It surely does take more than discounted health-club memberships to move the needle on staying fit and fine.

If you’ve ever taken advice from someone on how to be healthy, you’d have probably heard this advice: Eat a healthy diet. Really, though, what does that even mean? If you ask many followers of the trendy paleo or ketogenic diet, they tell you shunning sweet potatoes and quinoa in favor of cheese and coconut oil. For another person, gluten over glucose...

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