December 22, 2014 / Week N° 52

Posts Tagged Asparagus

U.S: new fumigation method allows for greater fruit volumes

November 27th, 2014

Exporters whose fruit requires fumigation in the U.S. now have a much more practical solution on offer in Florida.

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Profits plummet for Camposol in Q3

October 30th, 2014

Expenses, sourcing costs and lower prices put the strain on Camposol’s profits in the third quarter.

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Peruvian asparagus exports to continue downward trend

September 18th, 2014

A Scotiabank report claims greater Mexican and U.S. competition has led to lower export values for Peruvian asparagus.

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Peruvian asparagus exporters bet on counterseasonal opportunities in China

July 4th, 2014

Peruvian diplomats are lining up Shanghai supermarkets for the first sales of asparagus exports later this year.

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Chile develops asparagus preservation liquid

June 26th, 2014

Chilean asparagus growers may soon be able to export more to the U.S. via seafreight thanks to a new liquid.

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SIPPO to lead buyer mission at Expoalimentaria Peru

June 3rd, 2014

A Swiss Government-backed import promotion program will be bringing buyers to Peru in August.

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Peru plans for strong presence at London Produce Show

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.

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Peru: mangoes and asparagus drive Camposol profit growth in Q1

May 23rd, 2014

Profitability outpaced sales growth for Peru’s Camposol in what was a stellar first quarter for 2014.

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U.K.: Tesco doubles local white asparagus offer

May 20th, 2014

Tesco asparagus buyer Adam Morris explain’s Britain’s growing taste for asparagus spears.

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U.S.: Washington asparagus harvest underway

April 17th, 2014

Despite a national decline in U.S. asparagus farming, a Washington company is working to increase acreage.

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U.K. asparagus to hit shelves earlier in 2014

March 12th, 2014

A combination of mild weather and improved growing techniques will give the U.K. a wider asparagus window.

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U.S.: Gourmet Trading pairs with FoodLink for produce traceability

March 5th, 2014

The largest asparagus distributor in North America has teamed up with California-based FoodLink.

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Peru: Camposol earnings more than triple in Q3

October 30th, 2013

Avocado volumes and asparagus prices helped raise profitability for Peruvian exporter Camposol in the third quarter.

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Giumarra anticipates strong asparagus volume out of Mexico

September 27th, 2013

In spite of inclement weather, Giumarra expects a strong showing for its Mexican asparagus seasons.

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Peru on track to maintain asparagus exports

August 6th, 2013

The first part of Peru’s asparagus campaign has put the nation in line to surpass 2012 exports.

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NZ breeder develops disease resistant asparagus

August 5th, 2013

A new asparagus cultivar in New Zealand could mean fewer fungicides for growers.

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Peru: mangoes and asparagus bolster Camposol’s Q1 results

May 17th, 2013

Higher prices for Camposol’s mainstay crop raised profitability in the first quarter, with a bigger avocado deal around the corner.

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Opinion: the outlook for Australian produce imports

May 9th, 2013

Michael Worthington says Australian growers need to consider how to deal with potentially higher fresh produce imports.

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Peru: Camposol profitability slumps in Q4

March 1st, 2013

Camposol’s profits have dropped amid higher sales rates, with a significant avocado volume increase in store for 2013.

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Fresh fruit export growth drives Peruvian agricultural trade surplus

February 21st, 2013

Peru’s produce exports forged ahead in 2012 for grapes, asparagus, mandarins and bananas.

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U.S.: Mission Produce expands North American reach

January 22nd, 2013

U.S. distributor Mission Produce plans to grow its capabilities in Canada and Mexico.

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Peru: Camposol forced to raise asparagus prices by 30%

January 21st, 2013

Peru’s Camposol warned that rejection of increased asparagus prices could shut down production.

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Peruvian asparagus soon to enter competitive Chinese market

January 11th, 2013

Peruvian asparagus is expected to get the green light to enter China within the next two months.

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Mexico’s AMHPAC looks to ‘smoking gun’ traceability

November 5th, 2012

AMHPAC’s Eric Viramontes discusses Mexico’s shifts in traceability and protected horticulture.

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U.S.: fair trade produce imports buoyant in 2012

October 26th, 2012

Fair Trade USA certified produce imports have taken a significant leap in the last two years.

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Peru: bananas register top growth rate in first seven months of 2012

September 14th, 2012

Banana, grape and avocado exports have had the highest growth rates in the Peruvian fruit industry this year.

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Peru: Camposol sales rise in H1 despite lower volumes

August 16th, 2012

Strong sales in core and emerging products bolstered Camposol revenues in the first half.

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Striking a balance between customer satisfaction and grower profitability

July 16th, 2012

Crown Jewels’ Bill Lewis discusses grape and pomegranate supply deals from South America to the U.S. market.

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El Niño could drive down Peruvian fruit production in late 2012

June 26th, 2012

Peru’s agricultural union has warned production cuts are likely in summer due to weather phenomenon El Niño.

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Agri-exports pulling Peruvians out of poverty, study shows

June 6th, 2012

If Peru’s agricultural growth rate continues the sector could create 400,000 new direct jobs in a decade.

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U.S. asparagus market benefits from new presentations, says PAIA

June 5th, 2012

The Peruvian Asparagus Importers’ Association expects consumption of the vegetable to remain strong in the U.S.

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India gives green light to Peruvian asparagus, avocados

May 31st, 2012

Peru will now have a new outlet for its avocado and asparagus production following Indian market entry approval.

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Spearheading asparagus marketing innovation

May 22nd, 2012

Competition is tight in the U.S. asparagus market, spurring companies to look at new ways of boosting demand.

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Peru’s processed asparagus exports soar in 2011

February 7th, 2012

A growing international appetite for asparagus has helped Peru bolster its shipments of the frozen and processed vegetable.

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Peru’s ag exports rose by almost a quarter in 2011

January 4th, 2012

Peru’s agricultural exports passed the US$4 billion mark in 2011, driven by rapid growth for horticultural goods.

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Fair trade audits aren’t costly and improve lives, says Nature’s Pride CEO

December 22nd, 2011

Nature’s Pride CEO Shawn Harris says fair trade goes beyond ‘greenwashing’ and needs strong checks to ensure its credibility.

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Strong alternative markets offset Peru’s falling U.S. asparagus sales

December 21st, 2011

Peru has maintained its level of asparagus exports despite a decrease in sales to the U.S.

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Two detained in Peruvian asparagus cocaine seizure

December 12th, 2011

Peruvian police have arrested two Colombians for plans to send cocaine to Spain in cans of asparagus.

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Peruvian asparagus exports drop in September

October 7th, 2011

Peruvian asparagus shipments dropped significantly in the four weeks to Sep. 30.

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Peru: Camposol to become fresh produce multinational

September 19th, 2011

Peruvian fresh produce company Camposol has plans to become a US$500 million multinational in the coming years.

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Peru reaps rewards of defying conventions, says expert

September 9th, 2011

Peruvian fruit industry expert Fernando Cilloniz gives a rundown on the country’s advantages and challenges.

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Peru’s ag exports up 36% in H1

August 15th, 2011

Avocadoes, asparagus, grapes, mangoes and coffee helped drive a dramatic rise in Peruvian agricultural exports in the first half.

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U.S. relaxes fumigation protocols for Peruvian asparagus

August 12th, 2011

Potential fumigation time for Peruvian asparagus has been reduced by 1.5 hours in the U.S.

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Fresh Connections to harness Peruvian potential

August 1st, 2011

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) will host Fresh Connections 2011

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Peru looks to export asparagus without U.S. quarantine

July 15th, 2011

Peru is looking to change the way it ships asparagus to its biggest market, the U.S.

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Slight production rise expected for Peruvian asparagus in 2011

June 24th, 2011

Peru will produce 0.58% more asparagus this year but exports are expected to rise 12%, says the USDA.

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Peru accounts for majority of U.S. asparagus imports

June 16th, 2011

The Peruvian Asparagus Importer’s Association (PAIA) has outlined a series of retail recommendations to boost sales in 2011-12.

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Peru’s asparagus trade grows 16%

June 2nd, 2011

Peru has recorded a rise in asparagus exports in the first four months of 2011.

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Camposol unfazed by German asparagus rise

May 30th, 2011

Peruvian horticultural exporter Camposol is confident with its position in European markets despite expectations for a strong German asparagus production season.

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Camposol leads Peruvian ag exports

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.

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Mangoes bolster Peru’s ag exports

April 11th, 2011

Peru’s agricultural exports rose 32.3% in January and February to US$547.7 million.

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Peruvian company upbeat on asparagus exports

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.

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Peru-Japan FTA to boost trade by $5B in 2011

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.

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Peru asparagus exports drop in volume but increase in value

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.

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Peru seeks to end quarantine of asparagus in U.S. market

January 13th, 2011

Country working to end fly problem in the fields

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Despite FTA, Peru asparagus not price competitive in China, USDA says

January 6th, 2011

Transportation costs within China mainly to blame.

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Peru asparagus importers look for new opportunities

December 22nd, 2010

The group is preparing a survey that focuses on consumer buying habits, the evolution of added value solutions and purchasing patterns.

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Climate helps, infrastructure hurts Peru’s produce industry, USDA says

December 22nd, 2010

Nation seeks to diversify crops, improve roads

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Delay in Peru’s asparagus harvest leads to oversupply in U.S. market

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.

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Peru white asparagus exports drop 16.6% in first 9 months of 2010

November 11th, 2010

Fresh green asparagus posts 24.9% increase in shipments in the same time period

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NGO: Asparagus boom not improving labor conditions

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

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Peruvian asparagus importers, exporters plan to create promotion fund

October 27th, 2010

Businesses aim to increase demand for vegetable in U.S. by 25% by following blueberry example

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