May 24, 2015 / Week N° 21
May 18th, 2015
Camposol’s earnings took a nosedive in the beginning of 2015, partly due to lower volumes of certain key crops and rising costs.
May 5th, 2015
For a capital outlay that’s worth more than two thirds its annual turnover, a Peruvian company is expanding rapidly in plantations of asparagus, grapes and blueberries.
May 4th, 2015
The fiber-rich Burgundine asparagus variety will be available in Tesco stores in the U.K. starting this week.
April 30th, 2015
A Peruvian asparagus and artichoke company has refuted allegations it manipulated financial accounts to avoid paying workers a share of its profits.
April 24th, 2015
Peruvian asparagus may have some transit time issues in reaching China, but competition with local produce should be minimal.
April 23rd, 2015
Predictions for a long heatwave in the U.K. have sparked high expectations for this year’s asparagus crop.
February 5th, 2015
Diversification has been a big part of BayWa’s international strategy, but the apple industry player now plans to apply it closer to home with new varieties and commodities.
January 15th, 2015
Australia’s second-largest horticultural export destination will now start reducing tariffs on items like citrus fruit, grapes and asparagus.
November 27th, 2014
Exporters whose fruit requires fumigation in the U.S. now have a much more practical solution on offer in Florida.
October 30th, 2014
Expenses, sourcing costs and lower prices put the strain on Camposol’s profits in the third quarter.
September 18th, 2014
A Scotiabank report claims greater Mexican and U.S. competition has led to lower export values for Peruvian asparagus.
July 4th, 2014
Peruvian diplomats are lining up Shanghai supermarkets for the first sales of asparagus exports later this year.
June 26th, 2014
Chilean asparagus growers may soon be able to export more to the U.S. via seafreight thanks to a new liquid.
June 3rd, 2014
A Swiss Government-backed import promotion program will be bringing buyers to Peru in August.
May 28th, 2014
With exports due to rise 15% this year, Peru’s produce industry will be making its mark at the London Produce Show.
May 23rd, 2014
Profitability outpaced sales growth for Peru’s Camposol in what was a stellar first quarter for 2014.
May 20th, 2014
Tesco asparagus buyer Adam Morris explain’s Britain’s growing taste for asparagus spears.
April 17th, 2014
Despite a national decline in U.S. asparagus farming, a Washington company is working to increase acreage.
March 12th, 2014
A combination of mild weather and improved growing techniques will give the U.K. a wider asparagus window.
March 5th, 2014
The largest asparagus distributor in North America has teamed up with California-based FoodLink.
October 30th, 2013
Avocado volumes and asparagus prices helped raise profitability for Peruvian exporter Camposol in the third quarter.
September 27th, 2013
In spite of inclement weather, Giumarra expects a strong showing for its Mexican asparagus seasons.
August 6th, 2013
The first part of Peru’s asparagus campaign has put the nation in line to surpass 2012 exports.
August 5th, 2013
A new asparagus cultivar in New Zealand could mean fewer fungicides for growers.
May 17th, 2013
Higher prices for Camposol’s mainstay crop raised profitability in the first quarter, with a bigger avocado deal around the corner.
May 9th, 2013
Michael Worthington says Australian growers need to consider how to deal with potentially higher fresh produce imports.
March 1st, 2013
Camposol’s profits have dropped amid higher sales rates, with a significant avocado volume increase in store for 2013.
February 21st, 2013
Peru’s produce exports forged ahead in 2012 for grapes, asparagus, mandarins and bananas.
January 22nd, 2013
U.S. distributor Mission Produce plans to grow its capabilities in Canada and Mexico.
January 21st, 2013
Peru’s Camposol warned that rejection of increased asparagus prices could shut down production.
January 11th, 2013
Peruvian asparagus is expected to get the green light to enter China within the next two months.
November 5th, 2012
AMHPAC’s Eric Viramontes discusses Mexico’s shifts in traceability and protected horticulture.
October 26th, 2012
Fair Trade USA certified produce imports have taken a significant leap in the last two years.
September 14th, 2012
Banana, grape and avocado exports have had the highest growth rates in the Peruvian fruit industry this year.
August 16th, 2012
Strong sales in core and emerging products bolstered Camposol revenues in the first half.
July 16th, 2012
Crown Jewels’ Bill Lewis discusses grape and pomegranate supply deals from South America to the U.S. market.
June 26th, 2012
Peru’s agricultural union has warned production cuts are likely in summer due to weather phenomenon El Niño.
June 6th, 2012
If Peru’s agricultural growth rate continues the sector could create 400,000 new direct jobs in a decade.
June 5th, 2012
The Peruvian Asparagus Importers’ Association expects consumption of the vegetable to remain strong in the U.S.
May 31st, 2012
Peru will now have a new outlet for its avocado and asparagus production following Indian market entry approval.
May 22nd, 2012
Competition is tight in the U.S. asparagus market, spurring companies to look at new ways of boosting demand.
February 7th, 2012
A growing international appetite for asparagus has helped Peru bolster its shipments of the frozen and processed vegetable.
January 4th, 2012
Peru’s agricultural exports passed the US$4 billion mark in 2011, driven by rapid growth for horticultural goods.
December 22nd, 2011
Nature’s Pride CEO Shawn Harris says fair trade goes beyond ‘greenwashing’ and needs strong checks to ensure its credibility.
December 21st, 2011
Peru has maintained its level of asparagus exports despite a decrease in sales to the U.S.
December 12th, 2011
Peruvian police have arrested two Colombians for plans to send cocaine to Spain in cans of asparagus.
October 7th, 2011
Peruvian asparagus shipments dropped significantly in the four weeks to Sep. 30.
September 19th, 2011
Peruvian fresh produce company Camposol has plans to become a US$500 million multinational in the coming years.
September 9th, 2011
Peruvian fruit industry expert Fernando Cilloniz gives a rundown on the country’s advantages and challenges.
August 15th, 2011
Avocadoes, asparagus, grapes, mangoes and coffee helped drive a dramatic rise in Peruvian agricultural exports in the first half.
August 12th, 2011
Potential fumigation time for Peruvian asparagus has been reduced by 1.5 hours in the U.S.
August 1st, 2011
The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) will host Fresh Connections 2011
July 15th, 2011
Peru is looking to change the way it ships asparagus to its biggest market, the U.S.
June 24th, 2011
Peru will produce 0.58% more asparagus this year but exports are expected to rise 12%, says the USDA.
June 16th, 2011
The Peruvian Asparagus Importer’s Association (PAIA) has outlined a series of retail recommendations to boost sales in 2011-12.
June 2nd, 2011
Peru has recorded a rise in asparagus exports in the first four months of 2011.
May 30th, 2011
Peruvian horticultural exporter Camposol is confident with its position in European markets despite expectations for a strong German asparagus production season.
May 24th, 2011
Peruvian horticultural company Camposol has staked its claim as the country’s largest ag exporter with a 43.85% rise in exports in Q1.
April 11th, 2011
Peru’s agricultural exports rose 32.3% in January and February to US$547.7 million.
March 30th, 2011
Peruvian fruit company Camposol has announced its asparagus exports will likely grow 11% in 2011, with avocado crop rotation expected by 2013.
February 11th, 2011
Peru’s lucrative export market to Japan is about to get bigger with an FTA on the cards for June, which is set to boost trade by $5 billion.
January 14th, 2011
Shipments from January to November 2010 increased 8.5% in value to reach US $375.4 million, while the total volume fell 1.2% to 163,700 MT.
January 13th, 2011
Country working to end fly problem in the fields
January 6th, 2011
Transportation costs within China mainly to blame.
December 22nd, 2010
The group is preparing a survey that focuses on consumer buying habits, the evolution of added value solutions and purchasing patterns.
Nation seeks to diversify crops, improve roads
November 26th, 2010
Weather conditions during the middle of 2010 delayed the harvest of asparagus in Peru, leading to an oversupply in the U.S. Other trading partners picked up more shipments as a result.
November 11th, 2010
Fresh green asparagus posts 24.9% increase in shipments in the same time period
October 29th, 2010
The growth of asparagus exports from Peru has not been matched by improved labor conditions for industry workers and is contradicting conditions laid out in the country’s free trade agreement with the US
October 27th, 2010
Businesses aim to increase demand for vegetable in U.S. by 25% by following blueberry example
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