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will continue to maintain the Jaffa brand above the line.
5% of the total outstanding shares of CMBI common stock were voted in favor of the merger.
The approval of the CMBI shareholders was one of several conditions to completion of the merger.
The other factor has been privatisation, which has left the CMBI with the role of coordinating advertising, promotion and research and development.
These, according to CMBI estimates, are Mehadrin (34%), Tnuport (29%), Agrexco (including Yakhin) (19%), Pardess (10.
He stressed there was a greater level of confidence in the industry, following an initial period after the CMBI
was deregulated when exporters fought each other for customers.
Manning, who set up one of the the largest-ever promotional campaigns staged by the CMBI
, added: "We were able to maximise sales opportunities and had a chance to greatly improve the trade's confidence.
Mena Davidson, CMBI
chief executive, told The Grocer that growers were in a stronger position to withstand Mediterranean competition, and stabilise Jaffa exports.
According to CMBI
statistics, total citrus production has risen to around 275,000 dunams, although this is still far below the seventies peak when the figure was nearly half as much again.
, which still exists -- concentrating its efforts on varietal research and promotion -- believes the industry's future lies in growing the best fruit in the most suitable areas.