April 19, 2015 / Week N° 16

Archive for the Chile Category

Chilean blueberry industry embarks on European marketing campaign

November 13th, 2013

Several key European countries will get an extra taste of Chilean blueberries during winter months.

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Chile uses tangy spice to promote citrus in the U.S.

November 5th, 2013

Chilean citrus promoters are using Tajin powder to boost sales to Latino consumers in the U.S.

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Chile looks to global markets to promote premium olive oil

November 4th, 2013

ChileOliva is working to set the Chilean olive oil sector apart in a global market dominated by big players.

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Chile: Choapa blueberries look to Asia

November 1st, 2013

A government initiative has helped five north-central Chilean blueberry growers band up to export their fruit.

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Agreement connects Chilean fruit to China’s top wholesale markets

October 24th, 2013

Through an ASOEX agreement, Chilean fruit will have a direct route to 200 Chinese wholesale markets.

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Chile must watch out for Australia-China FTA, says importer

October 19th, 2013

A Chinese fruit importer has urged Chilean shippers to lower their price expectations in the market.

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Prepacked pomegranates could bring new outlet for Chilean industry

October 18th, 2013

A Chilean company hopes to bridge counterseasonal supply gaps with fresh, ready-to-eat pomegranate arils.

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Culling Hass and spending cash: Cabilfrut’s sacrifice for future production

October 17th, 2013

We look at the measures taken by a Chilean avocado company to overcome an incessant drought.

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Chile’s fruit sector assesses uneven impact of frosts

October 16th, 2013

With uncertainty following frosts, Chile’s Region VI seeks to remind buyers that there is still fruit to be had.

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Chilean govt releases official frost damage estimates

October 15th, 2013

Chile’s Ministry of Agriculture expects frosts will cut back fruit exports by 22%.

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Chile extends agricultural emergency measures to Metropolitan region

October 10th, 2013

The Chilean government will deliver emergency support to 18 growing zones around the nation’s capital.

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Chile: Fedefruta gives crop-by-crop frost loss update

October 9th, 2013

Chilean frost loss damages estimates have risen by 20 million boxes of fruit.

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Chile looks to new fruit markets, better access

October 9th, 2013

Indonesia, Morocco and India were a few markets highlighted for Chilean fruit opportunities at Fruittrade yesterday.

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Chilean govt extends emergency measures to two more regions

October 8th, 2013

The Chilean government will provide more funds and support actions for growers affected by frosts.

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Chile: researchers find new uses for walnut waste

October 8th, 2013

Chilean researchers are tapping into the potential of juglone, a natural compound found in walnuts.

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Chile: ASOEX seeks ‘national disaster’ declaration over frosts

October 4th, 2013

Chile’s peak fruit exporter body says the country’s frosts could have global effects worth upwards of US$1 billion.

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Frosts slash Chilean kiwifruit crop

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.

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Chilean blueberry exporter opens Chinese office

October 3rd, 2013

A major Chilean blueberry shipper to China has expanded its horizons in the Far East with a Qingdao office.

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‘Surprises’ could be in store after Chilean frosts, says SNA chief

October 3rd, 2013

Chile’s September frosts have been likened to a “second earthquake” for the fruit industry.

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Angola shows interest in Chilean fruit

October 1st, 2013

Chile and Angola have pledged to work together to ship fruit directly to the African nation.

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Chile: stonefruit take greatest blow in initial damage reports

October 1st, 2013

Recent frosts in Chile will not only affect fruit volume but employment as well.

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Raisins bear the brunt of frosts in northern Chile

September 30th, 2013

Despite frosts, table grape producers in Chile’s Copiapó province expect volume on par with average.

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Chile: frosts may cut some crops by 25% in two key regions

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.

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Chile: ASOEX releases frost briefing

September 24th, 2013

Chilean fruit experts are currently evaluating the impacts of frosts on a variety of key export crops.

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Agreement abates Andean avocado animosity

September 20th, 2013

Chile’s Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG) has reportedly vowed to withdraw Peruvian avocado import restrictions.

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New avocado plantings set Chilean industry back on track

September 17th, 2013

Cabilfrut’s Juan Pablo Cerda discusses moves to close an avocado supply gap left by Chile and Peru.

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Report highlights export potential for Chilean strawberries, blackberries

September 13th, 2013

Chile’s strawberries and blackberries are on the resurgence in frozen form.

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Peru and Chile clash over apple imports

September 12th, 2013

Peru has blocked entrance of Chilean apples in what has been called a move to pressure trade policy.

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Banana importer launches first legal action over Chilean port strikes

September 10th, 2013

A lawsuit against a Chilean port operator could be an important precedent for fruit exporters, according to Manuel José Vial.

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Chile tests geothermal greenhouse

September 10th, 2013

Chile’s geothermal greenhouse could minimize temperature-related losses and lower energy costs.

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Chile needs industry-wide gold kiwifruit strategy, says Jingold licensor

September 5th, 2013

Alessandro Fornari believes Chile’s climatic conditions and prospects are auspicious for the development of gold kiwifruit.

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Chile’s key legal issues for fruit exporters

September 3rd, 2013

International markets, foreign workers and the impacts of port strikes were key topics at a recent Chilean export seminar.

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Hortifrut reports strong results in H1

September 2nd, 2013

Chile’s Hortifrut reported increases for sales, volume and profits in the first half of 2013.

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Chile expects avocado production rise this season

August 28th, 2013

Chile expects growth for its avocado harvest this year despite previous pessimism around frosts and low rainfall.

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Hortifrut and Vitalberry finalize merger

August 26th, 2013

The Hortifrut and Vitalberry merger means staff changes and a shift in company control.

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Curry and Company looks to Chile for berry expansion

August 23rd, 2013

Curry & Company will begin sourcing berries from Chile, Argentina and Peru to achieve year-long supply.

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Chile: dried fruit rises as key national export

August 22nd, 2013

Chile’s dried fruit sector is on track to becoming a flagship export category, alongside copper and wine.

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Opinion: the importance of protecting export payments

August 22nd, 2013

Lawyer Inés de Ros Casacuberta discusses the tools fruit exporters can use to protect their interests from risk.

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Chilean consortium hopes to boost productivity with BeeFood

August 20th, 2013

Chilean researchers have developed supplements to raise the energy and protein levels of bees during subsistence periods.

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Dole Chile focuses on major facility expansion

August 7th, 2013

Dole Chile expects to have three renovated fruit processing plants by the end of the year.

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Device monitors fruit en route to export markets

August 6th, 2013

Ctrax will allow exporters to measure gas levels, temperature and moisture inside of fruit containers.

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Chilean Citrus Committee releases initial frost evaluation

August 1st, 2013

Some citrus export crops appear to have weathered Chile’s recent frosts better than others.

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Chile: winter weather leaves avocado production on watch

July 30th, 2013

The Chilean industry is calculating the effect of recent freezes on the nation’s avocado production.

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Plums maintain growth for Chilean stonefruit exports

July 30th, 2013

Weather hurt Chilean nectarines and peaches, but plums kept the stonefruit category ahead.

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Frost prompts harvest halt for some Chilean citrus growers

July 29th, 2013

The Chilean Citrus Committee has called on growers to carefully evaluate orchards affected by frost.

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Scientists study nutricosmetic potential of native South American berries

July 19th, 2013

On the back of success for Maqui and Murta berries, Chilean scientists are studying the properties of more native fruits.

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Chile: intelligent greenhouse focuses on efficient agriculture

July 15th, 2013

Chile’s Blue Power Projects is looking to create an automated greenhouse system that alleviates water and land needs.

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Researchers test Chilean strawberries for market potential

July 12th, 2013

Native Chilean strawberries stand out for their unique color but production still poses a challenge for the fruit.

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Chile looks to high-end nut production

July 10th, 2013

With world pine nut production down, Chile might have an opening to become a big market player.

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Chile: banana flour creates potential for fruit waste

July 8th, 2013

Chilean researchers have turned ripe bananas into a nutritional flour with vast possibilities.

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Chile Prunes works to maintain markets with lower volumes

July 1st, 2013

Chilean prune volume will be down by about a third this year, creating a challenge for marketers.

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Northern Chilean citrus struggles to keep above water

June 27th, 2013

Citrus from northern Chile enjoys an early season but drought has made production difficult.

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Chilean ag minister forecasts “growth and dynamism” for next fruit season

June 24th, 2013

Chilean expectations for horticultural export improvement have been augmented by a strengthened dollar.

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Drought tests show strong potential for new fruits in Chile

June 24th, 2013

A Chilean project to evaluate drought tolerant fruits is about to enter a new phase of testing.

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Irrigation project looks to untap ag potential in Chile’s driest regions

June 19th, 2013

Irrigation planning in Chile’s desert could give the nation a major agricultural boost.

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Opinion: Chilean bill may bring benefits to seasonal farm work

June 18th, 2013

Álvaro Varas del Canto discusses Chile’s latest migrant labor bill and its potential impacts on the fruit industry.

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Finding a solution to avocados’ alternate bearing

June 13th, 2013

Chilean agronomist Francisco Mena discusses his consultancy’s work in tackling alternate bearing in avocados.

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Chile’s FIA aims for eco-friendly cherry protection

June 13th, 2013

A Chilean cherry research project will use rhizobacteria to fight damaging parasites.

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Chinese market opens for new Chilean fruits

June 7th, 2013

A range of Chilean horticultural and meat products will now be allowed into China after authorities announced phytosanitary approval.

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Chilean kiwifruit volumes plummet in Japan, South Korea

June 7th, 2013

Chile’s Carlos Cruzat says kiwifruit marketer Zespri is testing the limits of fair competition in Japan and South Korea.

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Osku and Convex cast wide net for specialized fruit packaging

May 22nd, 2013

New Zealand and Chilean companies have partnered up to develop modified atmosphere packaging for key fruit markets.

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Promising results for Israeli pomegranate varieties in central Chile

May 16th, 2013

With better packouts than Wonderful pomegranates, three Israeli cultivars may leave an indelible mark on the Chilean industry.

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Chile seeks easier access in U.S. for pest-free regions

May 14th, 2013

Grapes, figs and lemons from Chile may be approved for a systems approach in exports to the U.S.

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Russian rootstocks hold promise across Chile

May 13th, 2013

A sweet cherry rootstock out of Russia may have cross-regional utility for Chilean growers.

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Chilean industry weighs up avocado exports to China

May 7th, 2013

Although Chilean avocados would face a tough market in China, an industry representative believes in the market’s opportunities.

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Chile: hydroponics bring agriculture to life in Atacama desert

May 6th, 2013

A sustainable agriculture system is in development in the world’s driest desert through hydroponics.

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Contrasting outlooks for different Chilean citrus fruits

May 2nd, 2013

We speak with two Chilean citrus exporters with very different outlooks for this season.

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Chile releases two creeping blackberry varieties

April 29th, 2013

Hortifrut’s Camila and Amara blackberry varieties are expected to extend the production season.

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Chile: Subsole expands into nut category

April 29th, 2013

Chile’s Subsole aims to become a leader in the export of several types of nuts through a recent alliance.

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Chile debates sunblotch risk from Peruvian avocados

April 22nd, 2013

Chile’s Adolfo Ochagavía explains the fear of sunblotch from Peruvian avocado imports.

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Latam retailers shift away from export discards

April 18th, 2013

Two of South America’s leading retailers discuss produce sourcing strategies to meet changing consumer habits.

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Chinese ag giant bets on Chilean premium fruit

April 17th, 2013

A Chinese business linked to Lenovo has kicked off international fruit sourcing plans with a joint venture in South America.

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Chilean chef redefines the fruits of the desert

April 15th, 2013

Chef Pancha Echeverría has captured the flavor of northern Chile with local ingredients as the backbone of her cuisine.

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Chilean fruit industry supports Santiago Marathon

April 12th, 2013

The PMA and four private companies supported healthy eating at this year’s Santiago Marathon.

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Quinoa: a versatile grain with global potential

April 12th, 2013

Quinoa holds promise as a far-reaching food staple, thanks to its adaptability and nutritional value.

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Chilean port strikes: what happened in Valparaiso?

April 11th, 2013

Juan Venegas sheds light on the disquiet of port workers in Chile’s Valparaiso.

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Chile: San Antonio’s two cents on the port strikes

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.

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Chilean port strike fruit loss update

April 8th, 2013

ASOEX has released figures of estimated losses by fruit category from Chilean strikes in weeks 13 and 14.

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Chilean president claims national strikes are over

April 7th, 2013

Chilean president Sebastian Piñera said port strikes were over today, but a union representative thought otherwise.

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Chile: agreement puts Angamos strikes to a close

April 6th, 2013

Chile’s national port situation is still unclear despite workers in Angamos reaching an agreement with operator Ultraport.

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Arsonists attack customs offices at key Chilean port

April 5th, 2013

Molotov cocktails were thrown into Chilean customs offices yesterday.

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State Security calls made over Chilean port strikes

April 2nd, 2013

Cristian Allendes says it will be impossible for detained Chilean grapes to make the U.S. Marketing Order deadline.

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Chile: no resolution found for port strikes in San Antonio

March 29th, 2013

Port workers in Chile say strikes will continue indefinitely until they can talk with the government.

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Chilean grapes go to waste as fruit floods U.S. market

March 27th, 2013

An unpredictable season has encouraged U.S. market oversaturation of Chilean table grapes and a rush to sell produce.

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Chilean port strikes put millions of fruit boxes at risk

March 26th, 2013

Chilean port strikes mean large quantities of fruit may not make Marketing Order timeframes for the U.S. and South Korea.

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Chile suffers big drop in cherry export volume

March 26th, 2013

Chile had a rough year for cherries due to poor climatic conditions that struck a blow to output.

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Looking back on Water Week Latin America

March 25th, 2013

Latin America’s Water Week brought together industry players concerned with protecting a vital resource.

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China will likely make switch to seedless grapes, says Allamand

March 25th, 2013

A Chilean grape industry leader believes China will follow South Korea’s lead towards seedless grape varieties.

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Blueberry leaders to convene in Santiago, Chile

March 21st, 2013

The International Blueberry Organization Summit will bring together industry leaders this April 23.

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Chile developing tool to determine Psa risk

March 21st, 2013

A new tool should help Chilean kiwifruit growers rapidly assess their risk of Psa.

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Hortifrut reports strong sales growth for 2012

March 20th, 2013

Hortifruit reported increased sales and revenue for a strong 2012.

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Chile pursues Canadian berry varieties

March 19th, 2013

Chile will plant 4,000 Saskatoon berry plants over three years to test their suitability to the climate.

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Chilean blueberry season enters home stretch

March 8th, 2013

Andrés Armstrong discusses one of the most difficult Chilean blueberry seasons he can remember.

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Cran Chile: the chance to play in the big leagues

March 5th, 2013

Now under Ocean Spray, Cran Chile could see 30% growth in its dried cranberry business after 2014.

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Chile on fast track to develop better stonefruit

March 4th, 2013

Chile’s Fruit Technology Consortium is speeding along the process to develop new stonefruit varieties.

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Chile’s 2013 kiwifruit market outlook

February 28th, 2013

Chile will have less kiwifruit production this year with the industry upbeat about market prospects.

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Chile announces new melon and watermelon varieties

February 22nd, 2013

Breeders have released two new melon and watermelon varieties meant for fresh processing.

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Chile: natural juice company looks for international niche

February 19th, 2013

Chile’s Bberri is reaching out to foreign health conscious consumers with its 100% natural blueberry juice.

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Chile braces for easier Peruvian avocado entrance

February 19th, 2013

A Chilean avocado industry leader analyzes the implications of Peruvian access without quarantine treatment.

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Chile: many had to ‘leave grapes’ on the vines, says iQonsulting

February 18th, 2013

iQonsulting’s Cristóbal González describes the drivers behind Chile’s difficult 2012-13 grape season.

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Mixed reactions over troubled Chilean grape export deal

February 15th, 2013

Importer responses to Chile’s difficult grape export season have ranged from disappointment to understanding.

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Chile: indigenous association raspberry exporter marks growth

February 14th, 2013

A Chilean indigenous group has shown what natural products can achieve in destination markets, exporting its organic raspberries.

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Chile pursues new, more competitive grape varieties

February 14th, 2013

Chile’s Agricultural Research Institute has over 60 grape varieties in development to help keep the country cutting edge.

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Chile’s Osku forms alliance with New Zealand packaging company

February 8th, 2013

Osku and Convex Plastics are teaming up to improve fruit shelf life.

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Facing the early days of Psa on a Chilean orchard

February 6th, 2013

We take a hands-on look at how Chilean kiwifruit growers are tackling vine disease Psa in the region of Maule.

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Chilean apple season delayed

February 1st, 2013

Chile’s opportunity to capitalize on reduced Northern Hemisphere apple stocks could be reduced by a delayed harvest.

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Chile invests in more efficient papaya production

January 30th, 2013

Chilean researchers are attempting to reverse the trend of dropping papaya output by identifying fruit gender early on.

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There are no ‘normal years’ for Chilean blueberries

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.

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Survey reveals global perceptions of Chilean kiwifruit

January 18th, 2013

Fewer international kiwifruit buyers are showing a preference for New Zealand over Chile compared to a survey two years ago.

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Chilean exporters rise to new standards after fruit fly detection

January 18th, 2013

Fruit fly detection in Valparaiso could mean greater costs down the road for Chilean exporters.

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Chile: David Del Curto to buy stake in Southern Fruit

January 16th, 2013

A partnership between David del Curto and Southern Fruit will create one of Chile’s largest produce exporters.

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Chilean program bets on pollen aid to raise hazelnut productivity

January 14th, 2013

Chile has been unable to reach the hazelnut yields of other countries, prompting a pollen supplementation plan for the industry.

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Ocean Spray moves into Chilean cranberry market

January 14th, 2013

With the acquisition of Cran Chile, Ocean Spray will produce 12 million lbs. more of dried cranberries a year.

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Chilean fruit exports expected to return to normal in two weeks

January 11th, 2013

The Association of Chilean Fruit Exporters said it is working to return the Valparaíso port to normal soon.

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Chile developing cleaner alternative for citrus pest control

January 10th, 2013

A team of researchers in Chile are working to find a new method to fight the Saissetia oleae beetle.

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Chile closes 2012 with 4% growth for citrus exports

January 9th, 2013

Chilean navel oranges shined in 2012 with 9% export growth.

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Chile: fruit fly detection will not impact exports

January 8th, 2013

The detection of 11 fruit flies in Valparaíso sent a scare in Chile but will not shut down ports.

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Chilean grape exports to North America down 31.2%

January 7th, 2013

A shortfall in Chilean export grapes has led to high prices for both white and red seedless.

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Prunes gain space in Chilean export portfolio

January 4th, 2013

Chile’s prune export values have roughly hit par with their fresh plum counterpart in recent years.

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Colored mesh offers quality control for Chilean orchards

January 2nd, 2013

Proper use of netting can improve quality, color and ripening of fruit.

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Chilean ag minister to push ahead temporary worker scheme

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.

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Chile encourages national consumers to pile on the avocado

December 27th, 2012

The Chilean Hass Avocado Committee is confident domestic avocado consumption can reach up to 6 kg per capita.

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Rain impacts on Chilean grapes uncertain, says Greenberg

December 26th, 2012

Capespan North America CEO Mark Greenberg looks at how unseasonal rain may affect Chile’s grape export deal.

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Rains deal heavy blow to Chilean cherries

December 20th, 2012

Strange rains have slashed Chile’s cherry export prospects, with lighter effects for grapes and blueberries.

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Triple the volume, new markets for Chilean FreshAtacama grapes

December 17th, 2012

A Chilean early grape quality seal has been flooded with interest for this season.

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Chilean cherry program aims to defy cold hour norms

December 17th, 2012

A Chilean breeding program is aiming for cherries that can be grown in earlier and warmer northern areas.

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Chile needs more presence and promotion, says Indian importer

December 13th, 2012

India has a large fruit market but one importer says little trade effort has been made by Chile.

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Bottleneck jams Chilean air freight fruit

December 13th, 2012

Flight delays and a build-up of cherries and blueberries in storage have impacted Chile’s export sector.

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Chilean project aims to smoothen out prickly pears

December 12th, 2012

Chilean researchers have hit on an idea that may make prickly pears more consumer friendly.

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Rain delays Chilean blueberry harvest

December 7th, 2012

Chile’s blueberry harvest is slightly lower than initial estimates due to rain effects.

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Marketers reflect on Foods from Chile campaign

December 6th, 2012

Chilean food industry players gathered in Santiago to celebrate the U.S. “Foods from Chile” campaign.

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Chilean kiwifruit industry on alert over Psa

December 4th, 2012

Chile’s number of Psa cases in kiwifruit orchards has risen by 23% in the last month.

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Transit time advantage driving reefer sector, says NYKCool

December 3rd, 2012

NYKCool Chile is seeing healthy reefer activity despite the containerization of the fruit industry.

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Chile: David del Curto enters blueberry business

November 30th, 2012

Chilean fruit company has expanded its offering with its first shipment of blueberries this month.

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Frosts damage 22% of southern Chilean blueberry crop

November 29th, 2012

The Chilean Blueberry Committee has announced estimates for frost impacts in the south.

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Chile downgrades avocado shipment forecast

November 29th, 2012

Chilean avocado exports should be lower still due to drought and tough Mexican competition.

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Frost damage hits late season Chilean blueberries

November 28th, 2012

Southern Chilean blueberry growers claim to have lost a lot of fruit to recent black frosts.

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State-of-the-art cherry processing plant launched in Chile

November 27th, 2012

Chile’s top cherry exporter has opened a US$30 million processing plant.

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Chilean blueberry export peak period kicks off

November 26th, 2012

The start of Chile’s peak blueberry export deal has begun with a lower possibility of rain in harvest regions.

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Chile pursues more competitive raspberries

November 23rd, 2012

Chilean researchers are developing raspberries better fit for international shipments.

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Chile: new norms mean more enviro scrutiny for agriculture

November 22nd, 2012

Chile’s agricultural industry will need to adapt to harsher environmental restrictions.

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Rootstocks key for Chile’s table grape profitability

November 21st, 2012

A Chilean soil study has found low air capacity is impacting productivity in a key grape growing region.

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Growth in Asia promising for Chilean table grapes

November 20th, 2012

Chilean table exports are set to grow by 4% worldwide in 2012-13.

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Biodegradable fungicide in the works for Chilean fruit industry

November 19th, 2012

Chilean company Quitoquímica has embarked on a natural fungicide development for berries.

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China holds market promise for Chile and Latin America

November 16th, 2012

Chilean exporters are still lacking many skills required for real success in the Chinese fruit market.

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Strawberry losses ‘very high’ for Organic Fruits Chile

November 15th, 2012

Chile’s biggest organic strawberry and raspberry exporter is facing heavy losses from rain damage.

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Prunes take center stage at Chilean conference

November 14th, 2012

The world’s top prune exporter is looking for new ways to generate interest in the dried fruit.

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Tough weather cuts back Chilean cherry forecast

November 12th, 2012

Chile’s cherry export figures will be quite different this year going into mid-December.

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Fine-tuning Chile’s maqui berry potential

November 12th, 2012

We take a look at a program developing Chilean antioxidant superstar the maqui berry.

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U.S.: Giumarra plans for higher Chilean blueberry volumes

November 8th, 2012

Giumarra is set to import a rise in Chilean conventional and organic blueberries this year.

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PMA to discuss Chinese business opportunities in Chile

November 8th, 2012

PMA members in Santiago are invited to explore the opportunities and challenges of the Chinese market.

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Chile appeals to kiwifruit growers to prevent Psa spread

November 7th, 2012

Kiwifruit producers in Chile have been asked to take extra care with containing Psa.

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Chile enters the world of gourmet fruits and juices

November 1st, 2012

Chilean company Tamaya Gourmet is taking unique fruits and super juices to the global market.

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Chilean growers riding wave of Pink Lady demand

October 29th, 2012

Pink Lady America’s John Reeves says improved techniques have improved the quality of Chilean apples.

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Hortifrut-VitalBerry merger to cut supply ‘lull’, says Naturipe

October 29th, 2012

It is hoped a Chilean blueberry merger will reduce fragmented distribution chains and supply gaps.

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Hortifrut and VitalBerry announce merger agreement

October 26th, 2012

Two major Chilean berry companies have agreed on a merger to harness economies of scale.

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Climate change: calculating the impacts on Chilean blueberries

October 26th, 2012

Dr Rodrigo Cazanga discusses studies into the effects of climate change on blueberries in Chile’s Maule region.

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New Zealand Psa cases serve as warning to Chilean kiwifruit growers

October 25th, 2012

Faced with the spread of Psa, the Chilean kiwifruit sector attempts to prepare for the worst.

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Chilean cherry exports to rise 11%

October 25th, 2012

Isabel Quiroz says Chile neglecting the U.S. cherry market would not be good for its long term business.

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Unseasonal rain gives boost to Chilean crops

October 23rd, 2012

Heavy weekend rain was welcomed in Chile, even though it came out of season.

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Chilean blueberry exports to jump 21% in 2012-13

October 22nd, 2012

The Chilean blueberry industry is optimistic about growing consumption for its fruit in different markets.

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Chilean Psa cases have doubled

October 22nd, 2012

The Chilean Kiwifruit Committee says increased Psa cases are not “critical” but need intensive containment.

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Chile in search of the black diamond

October 17th, 2012

Chile is ramping up its push into gourmet foods with an incipient truffle industry.

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Chilean blueberry exports rise above estimates

October 15th, 2012

Chile’s blueberry export volumes are up on estimates but it is still early days yet.

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Chile: Azapa Valley organic olives ripe for export

October 12th, 2012

An historic olive region in Chile is moving towards organic production to improve grower returns.

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U.S. market ‘demanding and competitive’ for Chilean citrus

October 11th, 2012

Chilean growers are unsatisfied with Navel orange returns this year but W. Murcotts have performed well.

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Chile: Fruittrade achieves 700+ participants

October 9th, 2012

Strong FOB prices and the push for innovation were key topics yesterday at industry event Fruittrade in Chile.

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Kingo plans Asian expansion for growing Chilean fruit demand

October 8th, 2012

Kingo Chile general manager Carlos Martin Vasquez discusses trends for fruit exports to China, Taiwan and Korea.

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Asian growth offsets Chilean fruit export dip

October 4th, 2012

Chile’s leading fruit representatives highlight the export shift to Asia and expectations for the coming season.

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International Chilean fruit fair to foster grower-buyer relationships

October 3rd, 2012

Fedefruta president Cristián Allendes discusses the opportunities next week at Chilean event Fruittrade.

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Chilean ag exporters press for currency intervention

October 1st, 2012

Unions claim the Chilean peso’s strength is making agri-exports uncompetitive and unviable.

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Chile to step up avocado exports to Europe

September 27th, 2012

Chilean avocado producers are increasing shipments to Europe at the expense of U.S. exports.

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Chilean walnuts, almonds to crack new export record in 2012-13

September 24th, 2012

Chile is set to continue its run of increased walnut and almond plantations and exports.

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Chile embarks on water stress monitoring program

September 21st, 2012

A Chilean project aims to improve fruit quality through commercial scale water stress monitoring technology.

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Chile urged to exploit India’s rising cherry and kiwifruit demand

September 19th, 2012

Chile needs to intensify its marketing in India to make the most of lower import tariffs.

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Thirst for change in Chile’s dried fruit industry

September 14th, 2012

Varying quality and marketing challenges were discussed at Dried Fruit & Nut Congress Chile 2012.

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Digital pilot study to aid blueberry productivity in Chilean central valley

September 12th, 2012

Chilean researchers have designed a digital system to improve blueberry productivity.

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Chilean Hass Avocado Committee forecasts export downgrade

September 4th, 2012

Adolfo Ochagavía discusses the upcoming Chilean export season and the impacts of Peruvian volume.

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Chile trains fruit workers in safe ammonia handling

August 29th, 2012

Chile’s fruit industry has taken steps to ensure safe handling of ammonia in packing house refrigeration units.

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Chilean organic blueberry study expected to yield nationwide benefits

August 28th, 2012

Hortifrut’s blueberry study is expected to reap rewards for all types of organic fruit production.

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Study finds competitive advantages for Chilean nuts

August 20th, 2012

Chile is set for further growth in walnut and hazelnut exports with increased plantings and strong demand.

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Chilean kiwifruit boost Sun Pacific ripe & ready deal

August 9th, 2012

Sun Pacific’s Bob DiPiazza discusses an ‘interesting’ grape season and boosting kiwifruit consumption.

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Chile’s kiwifruit exports to South Korea up on pre-NZ investigation levels

August 7th, 2012

The Chilean Kiwifruit Committee assesses an export season that has been better than expected.

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Chilean fruit veteran steps down

August 6th, 2012

Peru’s high quality grape exports will help Chile raise its game, according to industry expert Isaac Bon.

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Chile: drought impacts Coquimbo fruit growers

August 3rd, 2012

Growers in Chile’s Coquimbo region are having to be more selective about watering their crops.

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Northern Chile’s grape profitability challenges

August 2nd, 2012

iQonsulting analyzes the competitive and productive factors affecting northern Chile’s grape exporters.

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Prunes soar in value with Chile now a major exporter

July 30th, 2012

A Chilean government study shows prune values have continued to climb thanks to increasing demand.

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Chilean growers gear up for El Niño

July 23rd, 2012

El Niño may bring intense rain events in Chile, along with higher temperature variability in the north.

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Chilean strawberry genome is sequenced

July 19th, 2012

Chilean strawberries could improve following the discovery of the berry’s genome sequence.

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Chile: Hortifrut hails successful IPO

July 13th, 2012

Hortifrut president Victor Moller was pleased with the company’s IPO yesterday.

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Chile-South Korea blueberry protocol comes into effect

July 11th, 2012

Chile’s blueberry exporting protocol with South Korea is now in place.

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Chilean export returns drop 19%

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.

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Trio of fruit trade bodies created in Chile to help growers

July 6th, 2012

New trade bodies have been formed this week to improve Chile’s raspberry, hazelnut and almond sectors.

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Chilean clementines approaching “rapid” finish, U.S. importers claim

July 4th, 2012

Chile looks set to finish its clementine season early due to recent wet weather.

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Chilean project seeks to sweeten Fuji apples

July 3rd, 2012

A Chilean breeding program aims to boost the country’s apple presence in Asia with sweeter, healthier Fujis.

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Chile aims to double trade with China by 2015

June 27th, 2012

China signed six agricultural agreements with Chile yesterday.

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Chile wins South Korean blueberry market access

June 25th, 2012

Chile will now be able to export blueberries to Korea, while a Chinese avocado market opening is on its way.

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Chilean berry leader Hortifrut to list on stock exchange

June 20th, 2012

Berry company Hortifrut is offering up a 29% stake to the market in a bid to fund expansion investment.

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Chile to up the ante for 2012 citrus export campaign

June 19th, 2012

Chile is targeting the U.S. and South Korean markets with citrus promotions and a ripening verification program.

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Chile: earning space in the South Korean kiwifruit market

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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