May 23, 2015 / Week N° 21
November 13th, 2013
Several key European countries will get an extra taste of Chilean blueberries during winter months.
November 5th, 2013
Chilean citrus promoters are using Tajin powder to boost sales to Latino consumers in the U.S.
November 4th, 2013
ChileOliva is working to set the Chilean olive oil sector apart in a global market dominated by big players.
November 1st, 2013
A government initiative has helped five north-central Chilean blueberry growers band up to export their fruit.
October 24th, 2013
Through an ASOEX agreement, Chilean fruit will have a direct route to 200 Chinese wholesale markets.
October 19th, 2013
A Chinese fruit importer has urged Chilean shippers to lower their price expectations in the market.
October 18th, 2013
A Chilean company hopes to bridge counterseasonal supply gaps with fresh, ready-to-eat pomegranate arils.
October 17th, 2013
We look at the measures taken by a Chilean avocado company to overcome an incessant drought.
October 16th, 2013
With uncertainty following frosts, Chile’s Region VI seeks to remind buyers that there is still fruit to be had.
October 15th, 2013
Chile’s Ministry of Agriculture expects frosts will cut back fruit exports by 22%.
October 10th, 2013
The Chilean government will deliver emergency support to 18 growing zones around the nation’s capital.
October 9th, 2013
Chilean frost loss damages estimates have risen by 20 million boxes of fruit.
Indonesia, Morocco and India were a few markets highlighted for Chilean fruit opportunities at Fruittrade yesterday.
October 8th, 2013
The Chilean government will provide more funds and support actions for growers affected by frosts.
Chilean researchers are tapping into the potential of juglone, a natural compound found in walnuts.
October 4th, 2013
Chile’s peak fruit exporter body says the country’s frosts could have global effects worth upwards of US$1 billion.
October 3rd, 2013
Estimates show recent frosts will cut Chile’s kiwifruit crop by US$120 million, and may increase the incidence of bacterial vine disease Psa.
A major Chilean blueberry shipper to China has expanded its horizons in the Far East with a Qingdao office.
Chile’s September frosts have been likened to a “second earthquake” for the fruit industry.
October 1st, 2013
Chile and Angola have pledged to work together to ship fruit directly to the African nation.
Recent frosts in Chile will not only affect fruit volume but employment as well.
September 30th, 2013
Despite frosts, table grape producers in Chile’s Copiapó province expect volume on par with average.
September 25th, 2013
Blueberries, cherries and plums look likely to be the biggest victims of Chile’s recent frosts, but other crops have also been affected.
September 24th, 2013
Chilean fruit experts are currently evaluating the impacts of frosts on a variety of key export crops.
September 20th, 2013
Chile’s Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG) has reportedly vowed to withdraw Peruvian avocado import restrictions.
September 17th, 2013
Cabilfrut’s Juan Pablo Cerda discusses moves to close an avocado supply gap left by Chile and Peru.
September 13th, 2013
Chile’s strawberries and blackberries are on the resurgence in frozen form.
September 12th, 2013
Peru has blocked entrance of Chilean apples in what has been called a move to pressure trade policy.
September 10th, 2013
A lawsuit against a Chilean port operator could be an important precedent for fruit exporters, according to Manuel José Vial.
Chile’s geothermal greenhouse could minimize temperature-related losses and lower energy costs.
September 5th, 2013
Alessandro Fornari believes Chile’s climatic conditions and prospects are auspicious for the development of gold kiwifruit.
September 3rd, 2013
International markets, foreign workers and the impacts of port strikes were key topics at a recent Chilean export seminar.
September 2nd, 2013
Chile’s Hortifrut reported increases for sales, volume and profits in the first half of 2013.
August 28th, 2013
Chile expects growth for its avocado harvest this year despite previous pessimism around frosts and low rainfall.
August 26th, 2013
The Hortifrut and Vitalberry merger means staff changes and a shift in company control.
August 23rd, 2013
Curry & Company will begin sourcing berries from Chile, Argentina and Peru to achieve year-long supply.
August 22nd, 2013
Chile’s dried fruit sector is on track to becoming a flagship export category, alongside copper and wine.
Lawyer Inés de Ros Casacuberta discusses the tools fruit exporters can use to protect their interests from risk.
August 20th, 2013
Chilean researchers have developed supplements to raise the energy and protein levels of bees during subsistence periods.
August 7th, 2013
Dole Chile expects to have three renovated fruit processing plants by the end of the year.
August 6th, 2013
Ctrax will allow exporters to measure gas levels, temperature and moisture inside of fruit containers.
August 1st, 2013
Some citrus export crops appear to have weathered Chile’s recent frosts better than others.
July 30th, 2013
The Chilean industry is calculating the effect of recent freezes on the nation’s avocado production.
Weather hurt Chilean nectarines and peaches, but plums kept the stonefruit category ahead.
July 29th, 2013
The Chilean Citrus Committee has called on growers to carefully evaluate orchards affected by frost.
July 19th, 2013
On the back of success for Maqui and Murta berries, Chilean scientists are studying the properties of more native fruits.
July 15th, 2013
Chile’s Blue Power Projects is looking to create an automated greenhouse system that alleviates water and land needs.
July 12th, 2013
Native Chilean strawberries stand out for their unique color but production still poses a challenge for the fruit.
July 10th, 2013
With world pine nut production down, Chile might have an opening to become a big market player.
July 8th, 2013
Chilean researchers have turned ripe bananas into a nutritional flour with vast possibilities.
July 1st, 2013
Chilean prune volume will be down by about a third this year, creating a challenge for marketers.
June 27th, 2013
Citrus from northern Chile enjoys an early season but drought has made production difficult.
June 24th, 2013
Chilean expectations for horticultural export improvement have been augmented by a strengthened dollar.
A Chilean project to evaluate drought tolerant fruits is about to enter a new phase of testing.
June 19th, 2013
Irrigation planning in Chile’s desert could give the nation a major agricultural boost.
June 18th, 2013
Álvaro Varas del Canto discusses Chile’s latest migrant labor bill and its potential impacts on the fruit industry.
June 13th, 2013
Chilean agronomist Francisco Mena discusses his consultancy’s work in tackling alternate bearing in avocados.
A Chilean cherry research project will use rhizobacteria to fight damaging parasites.
June 7th, 2013
A range of Chilean horticultural and meat products will now be allowed into China after authorities announced phytosanitary approval.
Chile’s Carlos Cruzat says kiwifruit marketer Zespri is testing the limits of fair competition in Japan and South Korea.
May 22nd, 2013
New Zealand and Chilean companies have partnered up to develop modified atmosphere packaging for key fruit markets.
May 16th, 2013
With better packouts than Wonderful pomegranates, three Israeli cultivars may leave an indelible mark on the Chilean industry.
May 14th, 2013
Grapes, figs and lemons from Chile may be approved for a systems approach in exports to the U.S.
May 13th, 2013
A sweet cherry rootstock out of Russia may have cross-regional utility for Chilean growers.
May 7th, 2013
Although Chilean avocados would face a tough market in China, an industry representative believes in the market’s opportunities.
May 6th, 2013
A sustainable agriculture system is in development in the world’s driest desert through hydroponics.
May 2nd, 2013
We speak with two Chilean citrus exporters with very different outlooks for this season.
April 29th, 2013
Hortifrut’s Camila and Amara blackberry varieties are expected to extend the production season.
Chile’s Subsole aims to become a leader in the export of several types of nuts through a recent alliance.
April 22nd, 2013
Chile’s Adolfo Ochagavía explains the fear of sunblotch from Peruvian avocado imports.
April 18th, 2013
Two of South America’s leading retailers discuss produce sourcing strategies to meet changing consumer habits.
April 17th, 2013
A Chinese business linked to Lenovo has kicked off international fruit sourcing plans with a joint venture in South America.
April 15th, 2013
Chef Pancha Echeverría has captured the flavor of northern Chile with local ingredients as the backbone of her cuisine.
April 12th, 2013
The PMA and four private companies supported healthy eating at this year’s Santiago Marathon.
Quinoa holds promise as a far-reaching food staple, thanks to its adaptability and nutritional value.
April 11th, 2013
Juan Venegas sheds light on the disquiet of port workers in Chile’s Valparaiso.
April 10th, 2013
Sergio Vargas gives an in-depth wrap of why workers in Chile’s San Antonio port have pushed beyond the solidarity strike.
April 8th, 2013
ASOEX has released figures of estimated losses by fruit category from Chilean strikes in weeks 13 and 14.
April 7th, 2013
Chilean president Sebastian Piñera said port strikes were over today, but a union representative thought otherwise.
April 6th, 2013
Chile’s national port situation is still unclear despite workers in Angamos reaching an agreement with operator Ultraport.
April 5th, 2013
Molotov cocktails were thrown into Chilean customs offices yesterday.
April 2nd, 2013
Cristian Allendes says it will be impossible for detained Chilean grapes to make the U.S. Marketing Order deadline.
March 29th, 2013
Port workers in Chile say strikes will continue indefinitely until they can talk with the government.
March 27th, 2013
An unpredictable season has encouraged U.S. market oversaturation of Chilean table grapes and a rush to sell produce.
March 26th, 2013
Chilean port strikes mean large quantities of fruit may not make Marketing Order timeframes for the U.S. and South Korea.
Chile had a rough year for cherries due to poor climatic conditions that struck a blow to output.
March 25th, 2013
Latin America’s Water Week brought together industry players concerned with protecting a vital resource.
A Chilean grape industry leader believes China will follow South Korea’s lead towards seedless grape varieties.
March 21st, 2013
The International Blueberry Organization Summit will bring together industry leaders this April 23.
A new tool should help Chilean kiwifruit growers rapidly assess their risk of Psa.
March 20th, 2013
Hortifruit reported increased sales and revenue for a strong 2012.
March 19th, 2013
Chile will plant 4,000 Saskatoon berry plants over three years to test their suitability to the climate.
March 8th, 2013
Andrés Armstrong discusses one of the most difficult Chilean blueberry seasons he can remember.
March 5th, 2013
Now under Ocean Spray, Cran Chile could see 30% growth in its dried cranberry business after 2014.
March 4th, 2013
Chile’s Fruit Technology Consortium is speeding along the process to develop new stonefruit varieties.
February 28th, 2013
Chile will have less kiwifruit production this year with the industry upbeat about market prospects.
February 22nd, 2013
Breeders have released two new melon and watermelon varieties meant for fresh processing.
February 19th, 2013
Chile’s Bberri is reaching out to foreign health conscious consumers with its 100% natural blueberry juice.
A Chilean avocado industry leader analyzes the implications of Peruvian access without quarantine treatment.
February 18th, 2013
iQonsulting’s Cristóbal González describes the drivers behind Chile’s difficult 2012-13 grape season.
February 15th, 2013
Importer responses to Chile’s difficult grape export season have ranged from disappointment to understanding.
February 14th, 2013
A Chilean indigenous group has shown what natural products can achieve in destination markets, exporting its organic raspberries.
Chile’s Agricultural Research Institute has over 60 grape varieties in development to help keep the country cutting edge.
February 8th, 2013
Osku and Convex Plastics are teaming up to improve fruit shelf life.
February 6th, 2013
We take a hands-on look at how Chilean kiwifruit growers are tackling vine disease Psa in the region of Maule.
February 1st, 2013
Chile’s opportunity to capitalize on reduced Northern Hemisphere apple stocks could be reduced by a delayed harvest.
January 30th, 2013
Chilean researchers are attempting to reverse the trend of dropping papaya output by identifying fruit gender early on.
January 22nd, 2013
This year’s bizarre weather is a sign Chile needs to harness protection tools and improve the supply chain for blueberries to thrive.
January 18th, 2013
Fewer international kiwifruit buyers are showing a preference for New Zealand over Chile compared to a survey two years ago.
Fruit fly detection in Valparaiso could mean greater costs down the road for Chilean exporters.
January 16th, 2013
A partnership between David del Curto and Southern Fruit will create one of Chile’s largest produce exporters.
January 14th, 2013
Chile has been unable to reach the hazelnut yields of other countries, prompting a pollen supplementation plan for the industry.
With the acquisition of Cran Chile, Ocean Spray will produce 12 million lbs. more of dried cranberries a year.
January 11th, 2013
The Association of Chilean Fruit Exporters said it is working to return the Valparaíso port to normal soon.
January 10th, 2013
A team of researchers in Chile are working to find a new method to fight the Saissetia oleae beetle.
January 9th, 2013
Chilean navel oranges shined in 2012 with 9% export growth.
January 8th, 2013
The detection of 11 fruit flies in Valparaíso sent a scare in Chile but will not shut down ports.
January 7th, 2013
A shortfall in Chilean export grapes has led to high prices for both white and red seedless.
January 4th, 2013
Chile’s prune export values have roughly hit par with their fresh plum counterpart in recent years.
January 2nd, 2013
Proper use of netting can improve quality, color and ripening of fruit.
December 31st, 2012
Chile’s fruit industry has responded positively to government claims it will speed up a bill to bring flexibility to agricultural labor.
December 27th, 2012
The Chilean Hass Avocado Committee is confident domestic avocado consumption can reach up to 6 kg per capita.
December 26th, 2012
Capespan North America CEO Mark Greenberg looks at how unseasonal rain may affect Chile’s grape export deal.
December 20th, 2012
Strange rains have slashed Chile’s cherry export prospects, with lighter effects for grapes and blueberries.
December 17th, 2012
A Chilean early grape quality seal has been flooded with interest for this season.
A Chilean breeding program is aiming for cherries that can be grown in earlier and warmer northern areas.
December 13th, 2012
India has a large fruit market but one importer says little trade effort has been made by Chile.
Flight delays and a build-up of cherries and blueberries in storage have impacted Chile’s export sector.
December 12th, 2012
Chilean researchers have hit on an idea that may make prickly pears more consumer friendly.
December 7th, 2012
Chile’s blueberry harvest is slightly lower than initial estimates due to rain effects.
December 6th, 2012
Chilean food industry players gathered in Santiago to celebrate the U.S. “Foods from Chile” campaign.
December 4th, 2012
Chile’s number of Psa cases in kiwifruit orchards has risen by 23% in the last month.
December 3rd, 2012
NYKCool Chile is seeing healthy reefer activity despite the containerization of the fruit industry.
November 30th, 2012
Chilean fruit company has expanded its offering with its first shipment of blueberries this month.
November 29th, 2012
The Chilean Blueberry Committee has announced estimates for frost impacts in the south.
Chilean avocado exports should be lower still due to drought and tough Mexican competition.
November 28th, 2012
Southern Chilean blueberry growers claim to have lost a lot of fruit to recent black frosts.
November 27th, 2012
Chile’s top cherry exporter has opened a US$30 million processing plant.
November 26th, 2012
The start of Chile’s peak blueberry export deal has begun with a lower possibility of rain in harvest regions.
November 23rd, 2012
Chilean researchers are developing raspberries better fit for international shipments.
November 22nd, 2012
Chile’s agricultural industry will need to adapt to harsher environmental restrictions.
November 21st, 2012
A Chilean soil study has found low air capacity is impacting productivity in a key grape growing region.
November 20th, 2012
Chilean table exports are set to grow by 4% worldwide in 2012-13.
November 19th, 2012
Chilean company Quitoquímica has embarked on a natural fungicide development for berries.
November 16th, 2012
Chilean exporters are still lacking many skills required for real success in the Chinese fruit market.
November 15th, 2012
Chile’s biggest organic strawberry and raspberry exporter is facing heavy losses from rain damage.
November 14th, 2012
The world’s top prune exporter is looking for new ways to generate interest in the dried fruit.
November 12th, 2012
Chile’s cherry export figures will be quite different this year going into mid-December.
We take a look at a program developing Chilean antioxidant superstar the maqui berry.
November 8th, 2012
Giumarra is set to import a rise in Chilean conventional and organic blueberries this year.
PMA members in Santiago are invited to explore the opportunities and challenges of the Chinese market.
November 7th, 2012
Kiwifruit producers in Chile have been asked to take extra care with containing Psa.
November 1st, 2012
Chilean company Tamaya Gourmet is taking unique fruits and super juices to the global market.
October 29th, 2012
Pink Lady America’s John Reeves says improved techniques have improved the quality of Chilean apples.
It is hoped a Chilean blueberry merger will reduce fragmented distribution chains and supply gaps.
October 26th, 2012
Two major Chilean berry companies have agreed on a merger to harness economies of scale.
Dr Rodrigo Cazanga discusses studies into the effects of climate change on blueberries in Chile’s Maule region.
October 25th, 2012
Faced with the spread of Psa, the Chilean kiwifruit sector attempts to prepare for the worst.
Isabel Quiroz says Chile neglecting the U.S. cherry market would not be good for its long term business.
October 23rd, 2012
Heavy weekend rain was welcomed in Chile, even though it came out of season.
October 22nd, 2012
The Chilean blueberry industry is optimistic about growing consumption for its fruit in different markets.
The Chilean Kiwifruit Committee says increased Psa cases are not “critical” but need intensive containment.
October 17th, 2012
Chile is ramping up its push into gourmet foods with an incipient truffle industry.
October 15th, 2012
Chile’s blueberry export volumes are up on estimates but it is still early days yet.
October 12th, 2012
An historic olive region in Chile is moving towards organic production to improve grower returns.
October 11th, 2012
Chilean growers are unsatisfied with Navel orange returns this year but W. Murcotts have performed well.
October 9th, 2012
Strong FOB prices and the push for innovation were key topics yesterday at industry event Fruittrade in Chile.
October 8th, 2012
Kingo Chile general manager Carlos Martin Vasquez discusses trends for fruit exports to China, Taiwan and Korea.
October 4th, 2012
Chile’s leading fruit representatives highlight the export shift to Asia and expectations for the coming season.
October 3rd, 2012
Fedefruta president Cristián Allendes discusses the opportunities next week at Chilean event Fruittrade.
October 1st, 2012
Unions claim the Chilean peso’s strength is making agri-exports uncompetitive and unviable.
September 27th, 2012
Chilean avocado producers are increasing shipments to Europe at the expense of U.S. exports.
September 24th, 2012
Chile is set to continue its run of increased walnut and almond plantations and exports.
September 21st, 2012
A Chilean project aims to improve fruit quality through commercial scale water stress monitoring technology.
September 19th, 2012
Chile needs to intensify its marketing in India to make the most of lower import tariffs.
September 14th, 2012
Varying quality and marketing challenges were discussed at Dried Fruit & Nut Congress Chile 2012.
September 12th, 2012
Chilean researchers have designed a digital system to improve blueberry productivity.
September 4th, 2012
Adolfo Ochagavía discusses the upcoming Chilean export season and the impacts of Peruvian volume.
August 29th, 2012
Chile’s fruit industry has taken steps to ensure safe handling of ammonia in packing house refrigeration units.
August 28th, 2012
Hortifrut’s blueberry study is expected to reap rewards for all types of organic fruit production.
August 20th, 2012
Chile is set for further growth in walnut and hazelnut exports with increased plantings and strong demand.
August 9th, 2012
Sun Pacific’s Bob DiPiazza discusses an ‘interesting’ grape season and boosting kiwifruit consumption.
August 7th, 2012
The Chilean Kiwifruit Committee assesses an export season that has been better than expected.
August 6th, 2012
Peru’s high quality grape exports will help Chile raise its game, according to industry expert Isaac Bon.
August 3rd, 2012
Growers in Chile’s Coquimbo region are having to be more selective about watering their crops.
August 2nd, 2012
iQonsulting analyzes the competitive and productive factors affecting northern Chile’s grape exporters.
July 30th, 2012
A Chilean government study shows prune values have continued to climb thanks to increasing demand.
July 23rd, 2012
El Niño may bring intense rain events in Chile, along with higher temperature variability in the north.
July 19th, 2012
Chilean strawberries could improve following the discovery of the berry’s genome sequence.
July 13th, 2012
Hortifrut president Victor Moller was pleased with the company’s IPO yesterday.
July 11th, 2012
Chile’s blueberry exporting protocol with South Korea is now in place.
July 9th, 2012
Chile’s fresh fruit exports took a heavy hit in the first five months of 2012, both in volumes and average revenue.
July 6th, 2012
New trade bodies have been formed this week to improve Chile’s raspberry, hazelnut and almond sectors.
July 4th, 2012
Chile looks set to finish its clementine season early due to recent wet weather.
July 3rd, 2012
A Chilean breeding program aims to boost the country’s apple presence in Asia with sweeter, healthier Fujis.
June 27th, 2012
China signed six agricultural agreements with Chile yesterday.
June 25th, 2012
Chile will now be able to export blueberries to Korea, while a Chinese avocado market opening is on its way.
June 20th, 2012
Berry company Hortifrut is offering up a 29% stake to the market in a bid to fund expansion investment.
June 19th, 2012
Chile is targeting the U.S. and South Korean markets with citrus promotions and a ripening verification program.
June 18th, 2012
Chilean Kiwifruit Committee GM Carlos Cruzat talks the re-opening of Korea, improving quality and handling Psa disease.
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