September 30, 2014 / Week N° 40

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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