March 08, 2014 / Week N° 10
March 7th, 2014
The University of Florida will act with the full force of the law if Spanish blueberry growers don’t comply with IP laws for its varieties.
March 5th, 2014
The largest asparagus distributor in North America has teamed up with California-based FoodLink.
March 4th, 2014
USHBC research bodes well for what California Giant Berry Farms expects will be a much larger U.S. blueberry crop.
February 26th, 2014
Agronometrics CEO Colin Fain digs deep into the data to assess the biggest price spike in recent blueberry history.
Fall Creek’s Cort Brazelton compares what Rocky Balboa and Chilean blueberries have in common.
Naturipe Farms’ Robert Verloop describes how a variety of options has helped partially offset the impacts of U.S. fumigation rules for Chilean blueberries.
February 20th, 2014
Polish blueberry company Polskie Jagody has enjoyed the benefits of greater EU investment.
February 17th, 2014
From Colombian avocados to U.S. blueberries, Camposol is looking to new supplies to build its brand.
Despite complications this season, Chilean blueberries have experienced growth in Europe and Asia.
February 13th, 2014
Nelly Yunta gives insights into a pilot perishables program in Florida, and fumigation issues for Chilean blueberries.
February 12th, 2014
Chinese authorities will be visiting Mexico very soon to inspect berry orchards as part of trade talks.
January 3rd, 2014
Modest supplies of Moroccan blueberries are under consideration for the U.S. market.
December 27th, 2013
Lobesia botrana detections mean Chilean blueberries bound for the U.S. will now undergo fumigation.
December 13th, 2013
China Eastern Airlines brought its first batch of Chilean fruit to Shanghai under a new flight itinerary arrangement.
December 11th, 2013
The Spanish province of Huelva has seen growth in berry plantations, despite difficulties for strawberries.
December 10th, 2013
Liu Chuanzhi and Chen Shaopeng talk about fruit investment opportunities in Chile, Australia and the U.S.
December 9th, 2013
Camposol chief commercial officer Jose Antonio Gomez details what lies behind ambitions to build Peru’s biggest agri-project, in blueberries.
December 4th, 2013
More than half of Camposol’s investment plans next year will go toward a new blueberry variety.
December 3rd, 2013
The fourth International Blueberry Conference will bring a global perspective to Mexico’s growing industry.
November 29th, 2013
ASOEX has spoken out over the “serious and severe disruption” to fruit traders caused by public sector strikes in Chile.
High blueberry volumes have been picked in Chile recently but air shipments still dominated exports last week.
November 22nd, 2013
The Chilean blueberry industry will undertake a range of initiatives to boost consumption in China and South Korea.
November 19th, 2013
China’s Legend Holdings has reported strong kiwifruit volume from its agricultural division.
November 13th, 2013
A Chinese company is investing more than US$800,000 in an organic blueberry project in the northeastern province of Jilin.
Several key European countries will get an extra taste of Chilean blueberries during winter months.
November 8th, 2013
As their season winds up, British Columbia blueberry growers are optimistic about benefits from a Canada-EU trade deal.
November 5th, 2013
Oxford Frozen Foods Ltd has announced an investment push to encourage New Brunswick blueberries.
November 1st, 2013
A government initiative has helped five north-central Chilean blueberry growers band up to export their fruit.
October 30th, 2013
Avocado volumes and asparagus prices helped raise profitability for Peruvian exporter Camposol in the third quarter.
October 25th, 2013
St. Louis will become the newest entry point for blueberries imported into the United States.
October 14th, 2013
Hail may have damaged up to 50% of blueberry crops in Argentina’s Concordia region.
October 3rd, 2013
Low temperatures have led to lower expectations for the Uruguayan export blueberry crop this season.
A major Chilean blueberry shipper to China has expanded its horizons in the Far East with a Qingdao office.
September 26th, 2013
Export growth for Chile’s strongest fruit commodities helped offset heavy falls for products like avocados and oranges last season.
September 25th, 2013
Blueberries, cherries and plums look likely to be the biggest victims of Chile’s recent frosts, but other crops have also been affected.
September 24th, 2013
Chilean fruit experts are currently evaluating the impacts of frosts on a variety of key export crops.
September 23rd, 2013
The immune function may be boosted by grape and blueberry consumption.
September 20th, 2013
Ines Pelaez explains the weather conditions that have cut back blueberry export forecasts.
September 10th, 2013
A recent Asia Fruit Award winner discusses the key fruits that are making ground in the Malaysian market.
September 5th, 2013
The Argentinean Blueberry Committee has released its estimate for the 2013 season.
September 3rd, 2013
New Zealand’s BBC Technologies Ltd. showed off its berry technology from its office in Chile.
August 23rd, 2013
Curry & Company will begin sourcing berries from Chile, Argentina and Peru to achieve year-long supply.
August 13th, 2013
Offering greater stability to South American blueberry growers is essential for Angus Soft Fruits’ Nicolas Sotomayor.
August 2nd, 2013
Fall Creek’s Dave Brazelton described a big year and major possibilities for U.S. blueberries.
June 21st, 2013
Spain’s red berry sector revenue fell significantly in the 2012-13 season despite a greater surface area of crops.
June 20th, 2013
Argentine and Uruguayan blueberry exporters look set to have improved methyl bromide treatment processes for the U.S.
June 17th, 2013
Canadian cherry exporters are already preparing to sell their fruit in China, while access for another key fruit is also in the works.
June 15th, 2013
Polish blueberry grower Blueamber is looking forward to a strong season, despite weather and pest-related challenges to production.
June 14th, 2013
Michigan is working to build its footprint as a U.S. agricultural product and fruit exporter in Latin America and Asia.
June 10th, 2013
The U.S. blueberry deal faces potential gaps and oversupply in the coming weeks and months.
May 27th, 2013
Aneberries hopes to finalize talks to enter China, following an announcement of direct flights between Guadalajara and Hong Kong.
May 24th, 2013
Driscoll’s Alejandro Sanhueza explains how Chile can remain a world leader in blueberry exports.
May 3rd, 2013
Peru’s Miguel Bentin tries to cool down any excessive enthusiasm over his country’s blueberry industry.
April 26th, 2013
Yoonsang Lee assesses the first campaigns in South Korea for fresh U.S. and Chilean blueberries.
April 25th, 2013
Canada’s Mike Makara explains the benefits for British Columbia blueberries and a possibly big new trading partner.
Blueberry representatives from Argentina and Uruguay reflect on rising production costs and declining orchard space.
Blueberry representatives from North America and Chile aim to take health claims to the next level through clinical research.
Manufactured products like pet food and cosmetics could take a rising share of blueberry volumes.
The parent company of China’s top blueberry business is looking pushing for new suppliers to fill key fruit selling windows.
Fields in northern Queensland have the potential to put Australia into a situation of year-round blueberry supply.
April 17th, 2013
A Chinese business linked to Lenovo has kicked off international fruit sourcing plans with a joint venture in South America.
April 16th, 2013
The Peruvian blueberry season may start earlier now that University of Florida varieties have been made available.
April 11th, 2013
Fall Creek has released a range of new blueberries to cater to different physical demands, flavors and uses.
April 3rd, 2013
Chilean blueberry marketing has pushed category growth to new heights in Europe.
April 1st, 2013
We speak in-depth with the author of the latest NABC World Blueberry Acreage and Production Report.
March 21st, 2013
The International Blueberry Organization Summit will bring together industry leaders this April 23.
March 8th, 2013
Andrés Armstrong discusses one of the most difficult Chilean blueberry seasons he can remember.
March 5th, 2013
Florida will bring in the U.S. blueberry season this month with high expectations for the year.
March 1st, 2013
Uruguay ranked highly for Latin American citrus exports last year.
February 21st, 2013
The third International Blueberry Organization (IBO) meeting will bring global industry leaders together in April.
February 19th, 2013
Chile’s Bberri is reaching out to foreign health conscious consumers with its 100% natural blueberry juice.
February 18th, 2013
Driscoll’s’ Soren Bjorn discusses a wide range of berry trends affecting the European, Middle Eastern and Australian markets.
February 4th, 2013
Mexico’s blueberry boom could extend to a new farming region if feasibility tests prove successful.
January 31st, 2013
A Peruvian blueberry leader says the country needs higher yielding varieties with fewer cold hours.
January 28th, 2013
Berries Paradise is pushing Mexican blueberries to unexplored territory, starting with Asia.
January 23rd, 2013
The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) has released production statistics for 34 American states and British Columbia.
January 14th, 2013
Argentina blueberry output went down slightly but stayed closed to the estimated volume.
January 9th, 2013
Alpine Fresh has entered a joint venture with Five Star Family Growers that could build into a larger North American program.
December 20th, 2012
Strange rains have slashed Chile’s cherry export prospects, with lighter effects for grapes and blueberries.
December 19th, 2012
More than four million kilograms of blueberries went out of Argentina’s Tucumán province in 2012.
December 13th, 2012
Flight delays and a build-up of cherries and blueberries in storage have impacted Chile’s export sector.
December 12th, 2012
Recent investments and market trends paint a hopeful picture for blueberries in China.
December 7th, 2012
Chile’s blueberry harvest is slightly lower than initial estimates due to rain effects.
November 30th, 2012
Gourmet Trading Company has imported the first commercial load of Peruvian blueberries in the U.S.
Chilean fruit company has expanded its offering with its first shipment of blueberries this month.
November 29th, 2012
The Chilean Blueberry Committee has announced estimates for frost impacts in the south.
November 28th, 2012
Southern Chilean blueberry growers claim to have lost a lot of fruit to recent black frosts.
November 26th, 2012
The start of Chile’s peak blueberry export deal has begun with a lower possibility of rain in harvest regions.
November 23rd, 2012
Argentina has shipped significantly more blueberries to Europe this year than in 2011.
November 19th, 2012
Chilean company Quitoquímica has embarked on a natural fungicide development for berries.
November 16th, 2012
North Bay Produce is bullish about the logistics potential of its airport facility in St. Louis.
November 8th, 2012
Giumarra is set to import a rise in Chilean conventional and organic blueberries this year.
October 29th, 2012
It is hoped a Chilean blueberry merger will reduce fragmented distribution chains and supply gaps.
Cold weather has set the South African blueberry season back by about three weeks.
October 26th, 2012
Dr Rodrigo Cazanga discusses studies into the effects of climate change on blueberries in Chile’s Maule region.
Argentine researchers have developed a manual to better diagnose and recognize blueberry diseases.
October 22nd, 2012
The Chilean blueberry industry is optimistic about growing consumption for its fruit in different markets.
October 18th, 2012
El Niño will likely affect Argentina’s blueberry exports but may smoothen out harvest peaks.
October 15th, 2012
Chile’s blueberry export volumes are up on estimates but it is still early days yet.
Peru’s blueberry industry has passed important stages of development but now needs to rise to the next level.
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