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The new MSC Virtuosa features five specialty restaurants including two new specialty dining concepts: HOLA! Tacos & Cantina and Indochine., according to Jacques van Staden, vice president of food and beverage.

Staden said that the HOLA! Concept offers a street-food style Latin American and Mexican dining concept while the Indochine restaurant is the company’s original concept based on Vietnamese classics with a French twist.

“The menu will include a host of vegetarian and vegan options, as well as a multitude of tasty options that can be served family style,” Staden said.

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While the Virtuosa debuted in May, the

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C&S Wholesale Grocers has closed a deal to purchase Albertsons Cos.’ Mid-Atlantic frozen services contract from Burris Logistics.

Terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. Keene, N.H.-based C&S said yesterday that it had entered into a definitive agreement to buy the Albertsons’ frozens contract from Burris in early spring and then closed the deal on Sunday.

“C&S’s legacy is innovating ahead of market trends, and this agreement is the next step in our transformation journey. It will further strengthen our service with Albertsons in the frozen product, as well as

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A Cuban flag flies over a street amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in downtown Havana, Cuba, July 18, 2021. Picture taken July 18, 2021. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

MEXICO CITY, July 22 (Reuters) – Mexico will send two navy ships loaded with food and medical supplies to Cuba, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador blamed the U.S. embargo for fomenting the biggest unrest in Cuba in decades.

The ships will leave the port of Veracruz in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, taking syringes, oxygen tanks and masks along with powered

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The United Kingdom’s supermarkets, wholesalers and hauliers are struggling to ensure stable food and fuel supplies after an official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate themselves after contact with someone with COVID-19.

On Thursday, newspapers carried front-page pictures of empty shelves in supermarkets, while shoppers also took to social media to highlight shortages of certain products in stores across the country.

The Reuters news agency reported food items were widely available in shops in the capital, London, although there were some shortages of bottled water, soft drinks and some salad and meat products.

The UK’s second-largest

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At the fertile foothills of Mount Etna, Andrea Passanisi surveys his avocado grove under Sicily’s blue skies. He started growing the tropical fruit in what used to be his grandfather’s vineyard and, helped by the warming climate, is now sending his produce across Europe. 

Passanisi discovered a love for avocados on a trip to Brazil as a teenager two decades ago, and decided on his return home to experiment with growing them in Sicily. Abandoning plans to become a lawyer, he converted his grandfather’s land and started to farm avocados as well as passion fruit and lychees, alongside longstanding lemon

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TROUBLE IS BREWING in America. The reopening economy’s hunger for goods from China, and for the containers that carry them, has left importers of coffee, of which the average American guzzles two cups a day, struggling to ship the stuff from Brazil. They are using whatever they can get, says Janine Mansour of Port of New Orleans, where much of America’s raw coffee lands. That includes much bigger boxes, which reach maximum allowed weight before they are full. Importing part-empty containers adds extra costs, Ms Mansour says, and these will ultimately be swallowed by consumers.

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