March 08, 2014 / Week N° 10
March 6th, 2014
A Chilean study seeks to overcome an Achilles’ heel of sorts for pomegranates – their sensitivity to the cold.
March 3rd, 2014
Argentine avocado growers are not happy about a proposed entry of Peruvian volume that could “crush” them.
February 28th, 2014
Forecasts for Chile’s kiwifruit crop are slightly higher than estimates released after frosts hit orchards last year.
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 18th, 2014
Hortifrut’s new division in Peru will aim to increase the company’s early-season berry presence.
February 17th, 2014
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
The head of one of Europe’s oldest fruit distributors discusses supply and demand trends for Germany and Eastern Europe
February 6th, 2014
A relatively unknown fruit, a berry known as ‘Calafate’ could have potential as a health supplement.
Initial estimates have been released for export losses during Chile’s three-week port strike.
February 4th, 2014
The Chilean Kiwifruit Committee and Kiwifruit of Italy will formalize a collaboration agreement this week.
January 30th, 2014
Agronometrics CEO Colin Fain looks at market differences between the Mexican and U.S. avocado seasons.
January 29th, 2014
Two Chinese experts explain the factors behind this year’s “viral” cherry sales campaign.
January 28th, 2014
“We are very, very angry. Chile does not deserve this,” says Fedefruta president Cristián Allendes.
Port workers in San Antonio have decided to strike again, alleging their employers have not held their end of the bargain.
January 22nd, 2014
The flow of ships in Chile’s Port of Valparaiso has risen 36% as vessels get diverted from San Antonio.
January 21st, 2014
A further US$70 million worth of Chilean fruit exports could be compromised by strikes this week.
January 17th, 2014
Some Chilean fruit exporters have already lost clients due to the damages inflicted by port strikes.
January 16th, 2014
A U.S.-Spanish-Chilean consortium has developed a clean technology that improves fruit shelf life.
January 15th, 2014
Between weather complications and export barriers, Chilean fresh fruit faced a tough year in 2013.
January 14th, 2014
“This is war” is the response of a Chilean union leader to police occupation of the port of San Antonio.
Fedefruta’s Cristián Allendes says a minority group in Chile without legal foundations is “killing the country”.
January 7th, 2014
Chile’s new avocado industry leader has slammed the rigor of a pest risk analysis for Peruvian imports.
January 3rd, 2014
Chile’s port of San Antonio renewed strike action on Friday, citing ongoing labor conflict.
Chile will now enjoy extensive tariff exemptions in Japan and South Korea.
January 2nd, 2014
Volume for Chilean cherries may be down for the Chinese New Year but the fruit should perform well.
December 30th, 2013
Chilean researchers hope a “pregnancy test for grapes” will take off in the world of yield estimation.
December 27th, 2013
Rabobank Asia’s Paul Chen says Chilean fruit exporters care too much about volume
December 18th, 2013
The Chilean Kiwifruit Committee has estimated the expected rise in prices next year due to supply shortages.
December 17th, 2013
A Chilean nectarine exporter has urged for a protocol to protect fruit in the growing Chinese market.
December 16th, 2013
American Airlines’ Carmen Taylor discusses new produce flight routes and the investment needed to keep perishables in top condition.
December 13th, 2013
China Eastern Airlines brought its first batch of Chilean fruit to Shanghai under a new flight itinerary arrangement.
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.
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