December 11, 2013 / Week N° 50
December 11th, 2013
As Chile’s first grape exports take off today, ASOEX has released a total fruit shipment estimate that is higher than previous government calculations.
A company linked to www.freshfruitportal.com has announced the launch of a new area focused on professional recruitment.
December 10th, 2013
Liu Chuanzhi and Chen Shaopeng talk about fruit investment opportunities in Chile, Australia and the U.S.
December 3rd, 2013
Three Chinese provinces have been approved to export apples to Chile.
Chilean fruit exports have returned to normal after strikers struck a deal with the government.
A Ferrero Group subsidiary has imported more than 200,000 Chilean hazelnut trees for planting in Australia.
December 2nd, 2013
The founder of Joyvio’s parent company was upbeat about China’s land reforms during a visit to meet growers and business partners in Chile.
November 29th, 2013
ASOEX has spoken out over the “serious and severe disruption” to fruit traders caused by public sector strikes in Chile.
As if frost impacts weren’t enough, a public sector strike is damaging the season’s prospects for many Chilean fruit growers and exporters.
High blueberry volumes have been picked in Chile recently but air shipments still dominated exports last week.
November 28th, 2013
Brazil has European grape markets full at the moment. Chile, however, should find a more open market in 2014.
November 26th, 2013
A Chilean customs strike is delaying air freight fruit shipments, but the extent of the impact is under contention.
November 25th, 2013
Chile may raise its prune exports to Asia by up to 14% this season.
November 22nd, 2013
The Chilean blueberry industry will undertake a range of initiatives to boost consumption in China and South Korea.
November 20th, 2013
Strong demand for Chilean walnuts in Israel has helped push a new market opening for the South American country.
November 18th, 2013
The Chilean cherry industry expects a slight rise in exports to China this year, despite the effects of frosts.
November 15th, 2013
To address water demands, Chilean researchers hope electromagnetic fields will improve efficiency in agriculture.
November 14th, 2013
Chilean Hass avocado currently leads the European market, where outside supply has been low.
November 13th, 2013
Several key European countries will get an extra taste of Chilean blueberries during winter months.
November 12th, 2013
Hortifrut attributed growth to a rise in volume and strong performance by international subsidiaries.
November 5th, 2013
Chilean citrus promoters are using Tajin powder to boost sales to Latino consumers in the U.S.
November 4th, 2013
ChileOliva is working to set the Chilean olive oil sector apart in a global market dominated by big players.
November 1st, 2013
A government initiative has helped five north-central Chilean blueberry growers band up to export their fruit.
October 29th, 2013
Peru’s top lucuma market is Chile by far, but the Andean nation is looking to expand to new shores.
October 28th, 2013
Oppy’s James Milne says the U.S. is moving to a more fixed ‘European’ produce sourcing model as growers seek to cut risks.
This past year has provided plenty of ups and downs for Chilean kiwifruit producers.
October 25th, 2013
Granfrutta Zani’s Francesca Borghi discusses expectations for this year’s Italian kiwifruit deal.
October 24th, 2013
Through an ASOEX agreement, Chilean fruit will have a direct route to 200 Chinese wholesale markets.
WIth low valuations and low debt, China’s produce industry presents great possibilities for cross-border M&A activity.
October 19th, 2013
A Chinese fruit importer has urged Chilean shippers to lower their price expectations in the market.
October 18th, 2013
A Chilean company hopes to bridge counterseasonal supply gaps with fresh, ready-to-eat pomegranate arils.
October 16th, 2013
With uncertainty following frosts, Chile’s Region VI seeks to remind buyers that there is still fruit to be had.
October 15th, 2013
Chile’s Ministry of Agriculture expects frosts will cut back fruit exports by 22%.
October 14th, 2013
Zespri CEO Lain Jager discusses the past season, conditions for the next kiwifruit crop, a Chinese focus and Chile’s frosts.
October 11th, 2013
Chinese importers discuss a watershed moment in Shanghai and some evolving fruit industry trends.
October 10th, 2013
The world’s largest reefer owner and operator has combined with Chile’s Pacific Seaways in a new venture.
The Chilean government will deliver emergency support to 18 growing zones around the nation’s capital.
October 9th, 2013
Chilean frost loss damages estimates have risen by 20 million boxes of fruit.
Indonesia, Morocco and India were a few markets highlighted for Chilean fruit opportunities at Fruittrade yesterday.
October 8th, 2013
The Chilean government will provide more funds and support actions for growers affected by frosts.
Chilean researchers are tapping into the potential of juglone, a natural compound found in walnuts.
Fabio Corradini says Chile cannot lose the opportunity to evaluate the effects of frost control systems after recent events.
October 7th, 2013
Thailand will remove 90% of tariffs on Chilean products following the signing of a recent free trade agreement.
October 4th, 2013
Chile’s peak fruit exporter body says the country’s frosts could have global effects worth upwards of US$1 billion.
Consultancy Maximixe has released its forecast for next year’s Peruvian avocado 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.
A major Chilean blueberry shipper to China has expanded its horizons in the Far East with a Qingdao office.
Chile’s September frosts have been likened to a “second earthquake” for the fruit industry.
October 1st, 2013
Chile and Angola have pledged to work together to ship fruit directly to the African nation.
Recent frosts in Chile will not only affect fruit volume but employment as well.
September 30th, 2013
Despite frosts, table grape producers in Chile’s Copiapó province expect volume on par with average.
September 26th, 2013
Avocado expert Avi Crane discusses a “rain market” that surpasses anything experienced by the industry in the past.
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
Peru’s agriculture minister hopes to work with Mexico to strengthen a complementary global avocado trade.
September 20th, 2013
Chile’s Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG) has reportedly vowed to withdraw Peruvian avocado import restrictions.
September 17th, 2013
Cabilfrut’s Juan Pablo Cerda discusses moves to close an avocado supply gap left by Chile and Peru.
September 16th, 2013
Fruit trade tensions continue to heat up between Chile and Peru.
September 13th, 2013
Chile’s strawberries and blackberries are on the resurgence in frozen form.
September 12th, 2013
A recent approval is expected to “establish a bridgehead” for Korean fruit exports to Latin America.
Peru has blocked entrance of Chilean apples in what has been called a move to pressure trade policy.
September 10th, 2013
A lawsuit against a Chilean port operator could be an important precedent for fruit exporters, according to Manuel José Vial.
A recent Asia Fruit Award winner discusses the key fruits that are making ground in the Malaysian market.
Chile’s geothermal greenhouse could minimize temperature-related losses and lower energy costs.
September 5th, 2013
Alessandro Fornari believes Chile’s climatic conditions and prospects are auspicious for the development of gold kiwifruit.
September 3rd, 2013
International markets, foreign workers and the impacts of port strikes were key topics at a recent Chilean export seminar.
New Zealand’s BBC Technologies Ltd. showed off its berry technology from its office in Chile.
September 2nd, 2013
Chile’s Hortifrut reported increases for sales, volume and profits in the first half of 2013.
August 28th, 2013
Chile expects growth for its avocado harvest this year despite previous pessimism around frosts and low rainfall.
August 26th, 2013
The Hortifrut and Vitalberry merger means staff changes and a shift in company control.
August 23rd, 2013
Curry & Company will begin sourcing berries from Chile, Argentina and Peru to achieve year-long supply.
August 22nd, 2013
Chile’s dried fruit sector is on track to becoming a flagship export category, alongside copper and wine.
Lawyer Inés de Ros Casacuberta discusses the tools fruit exporters can use to protect their interests from risk.
August 20th, 2013
Chilean researchers have developed supplements to raise the energy and protein levels of bees during subsistence periods.
World Apple Report’s Desmond O’Rourke describes the evolution of world fruit markets.
August 16th, 2013
A good inventory position and a dearth of easy peelers should bode well for a stable U.S. orange market.
August 13th, 2013
Lantao’s John Wang gives his verdict on the varying quality and prospects in China for imported apples, grapes, citrus and cherries.
Offering greater stability to South American blueberry growers is essential for Angus Soft Fruits’ Nicolas Sotomayor.
August 9th, 2013
Lower import requirements mean Chile should have easier avocado access to Brazil.
August 7th, 2013
Dole Chile expects to have three renovated fruit processing plants by the end of the year.
August 6th, 2013
Ctrax will allow exporters to measure gas levels, temperature and moisture inside of fruit containers.
August 5th, 2013
Capespan North America CEO Mark Greenberg discusses the current import dynamics of easy peelers and Navels.
August 1st, 2013
Some citrus export crops appear to have weathered Chile’s recent frosts better than others.
July 30th, 2013
The Chilean industry is calculating the effect of recent freezes on the nation’s avocado production.
Weather hurt Chilean nectarines and peaches, but plums kept the stonefruit category ahead.
July 29th, 2013
The Chilean Citrus Committee has called on growers to carefully evaluate orchards affected by frost.
July 19th, 2013
On the back of success for Maqui and Murta berries, Chilean scientists are studying the properties of more native fruits.
July 12th, 2013
Sebastián Saa Silva discusses some of the pitfalls in traditional foliar nutrition analysis.
Native Chilean strawberries stand out for their unique color but production still poses a challenge for the fruit.
July 10th, 2013
With world pine nut production down, Chile might have an opening to become a big market player.
July 9th, 2013
Costa Rica’s PROCOMER aims to build on its pineapple success in Chile with a new fruit export.
July 8th, 2013
Chilean researchers have turned ripe bananas into a nutritional flour with vast possibilities.
July 1st, 2013
Chilean prune volume will be down by about a third this year, creating a challenge for marketers.
June 28th, 2013
Avi Crane gives a rundown of upcoming avocado supply dynamics between the U.S., Mexico, Peru and Chile.
June 27th, 2013
Citrus from northern Chile enjoys an early season but drought has made production difficult.
June 24th, 2013
Chilean expectations for horticultural export improvement have been augmented by a strengthened dollar.
A Chilean project to evaluate drought tolerant fruits is about to enter a new phase of testing.
June 19th, 2013
Irrigation planning in Chile’s desert could give the nation a major agricultural boost.
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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