March 09, 2014 / Week N° 10
March 4th, 2014
Table grape packing is either done or finishing up in the majority of South Africa’s growing regions.
March 3rd, 2014
US$11 billion Indian company Mahindra outlines plans for grape and apple branding.
February 25th, 2014
Philippine inspectors were happy with the state of Argentine pome fruit and grape operations during a recent tour.
February 24th, 2014
With Red Seedless varieties on the water, South African grape shippers hope to find an improved European market.
February 20th, 2014
An Indian grape shipper says weather set back harvest times, but volumes will be up.
February 19th, 2014
Total intakes may be down, but South African grape exporters have bolstered exports well over the last month.
February 13th, 2014
T&G CEO Alastair Hulbert discuses operational expectations for kiwifruit, apples, grapes and blueberries.
BayWa CEO Klaus Lutz talks about international sourcing plans for three key fruits.
February 12th, 2014
The head of one of Europe’s oldest fruit distributors discusses supply and demand trends for Germany and Eastern Europe
Peru expects to surpass its export record for fruit products in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.
February 4th, 2014
A Dole Europe subsidiary has entered an agreement to buy an early season grape farm in the Orange River region.
February 3rd, 2014
A ZTI Mechatronic innovation promises to cut grape destemming costs significantly.
January 21st, 2014
South Africa’s table grape exports were 53% lower year-on-year in the first fortnight of 2014.
January 17th, 2014
Australia’s The Grape House says the industry must focus on “all markets” this export season.
Spain’s Ideal grape captures consumer desire, even when weather complicates production.
January 16th, 2014
A U.S.-Spanish-Chilean consortium has developed a clean technology that improves fruit shelf life.
January 14th, 2014
Peru has big expectations as a grape provider to the Chinese market.
Leon de Kock says a transforming South African grape offering will move more strongly into retail.
January 13th, 2014
Syngenta Asia’s Prashant Belgamwar discusses seedless watermelon and grape projects in India.
January 9th, 2014
Frosts took a toll on South Africa’s overall table grape exports for 2013.
Australian companies will now be able to export grape seeds to China following a recent agreement.
January 8th, 2014
Rains in the Western Cape have put grape and pear harvesting on hold until Monday.
December 31st, 2013
Two Sun World execs discuss plans to advance next generation grape varieties in South America.
December 30th, 2013
Chilean researchers hope a “pregnancy test for grapes” will take off in the world of yield estimation.
December 19th, 2013
The Australian table grape industry expects millions of dollars worth of exports under a new Korean agreement.
December 18th, 2013
The first shipment of South African grapes has arrived in time to hit Dutch supermarkets for Christmas sales.
December 16th, 2013
Peru’s grape production growth rate is set to be even higher in 2014, with volume rising by almost 100,000 metric tons (MT).
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.
November 28th, 2013
Beef and dairy companies have dominated the agribusiness part of the Australian Export Awards in recent years, but not in 2013.
Freshworld and Fresh Produce Group are the latest grape licensees of Sun World.
Brazil has European grape markets full at the moment. Chile, however, should find a more open market in 2014.
November 20th, 2013
Peru’s Provid has announced grape export expectations for this season, and hopes for Japanese market access by 2015.
Despite flooding in the Western Cape, table grape producers have not reported major damages.
November 15th, 2013
Oranges, bananas and tomatoes are set to help support a strong rise in Brazilian crop income next year.
November 14th, 2013
Scientists have found that once broken down in the colon, polyphenols produce molecules that are beneficial for the digestive system.
November 11th, 2013
A reported 4,000 farm workers went on strike last week, affecting a major Western Cape fruit producer.
November 6th, 2013
India’s IG International and Atharva International have formed a joint venture to export fruits and vegetables abroad.
November 5th, 2013
Isis has joined the ranks among Brazil’s nationally developed seedless grape varieties.
November 4th, 2013
Despite frosts in the Orange River Region, South Africa is expected to maintain table grape volume.
October 30th, 2013
India’s Mahindra & Mahindra is set to launch its own fruit brand which it plans to take global.
October 28th, 2013
As a new season nears, the South African table grape industry emphasized respect for labor laws.
October 25th, 2013
South African grapes could meet greater competition this year from Brazil and Europe.
October 24th, 2013
Through an ASOEX agreement, Chilean fruit will have a direct route to 200 Chinese wholesale markets.
October 21st, 2013
CTGC president Kathleen Nave is positive about the potential to move greater volume toward the end of the grape deal.
October 17th, 2013
Brazil’s overall fruit exports are expected to increase, despite severe drought in the northeast.
October 16th, 2013
September frosts could mean 15,000 jobs lost in South Africa’s Orange River grape industry.
October 11th, 2013
Move over, milk; grapes may play a role in maintaining strong, healthy bones.
October 9th, 2013
Indonesia, Morocco and India were a few markets highlighted for Chilean fruit opportunities at Fruittrade yesterday.
October 7th, 2013
Thailand will remove 90% of tariffs on Chilean products following the signing of a recent free trade agreement.
October 3rd, 2013
Apricots, peaches, grapes, plums and almonds are some of the hardest hit fruits from Argentina’s frosts.
October 2nd, 2013
California’s Sun World will now include Peru’s Camposol and Mexico’s Grupo Alta in its grape program.
September 30th, 2013
Despite frosts, table grape producers in Chile’s Copiapó province expect volume on par with average.
September 26th, 2013
South Africa’s biggest grape regions have been affected by a mix of frosts and cold weather.
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
Weekly shipments have risen substantially for the California table grape industry this year.
The immune function may be boosted by grape and blueberry consumption.
September 20th, 2013
Peru’s Alvaro Diaz hopes anti-dumping investigations against China don’t hurt a booming grape trade.
September 3rd, 2013
The Brazilian government put its new grape options on display to promote juice production.
September 2nd, 2013
Whether you call them berries or grapes, muscadines pack a tasty, antixodiant-rich punch for Karen Caplan.
August 26th, 2013
Australia’s grape export season is still several months away but registrations and protocol training are just around the corner.
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.
August 12th, 2013
A Californian asset management firm has bought a leading produce breeding, growing and marketing company.
August 8th, 2013
Brazil’s new variety BRS Núbia has been praised as a step forward for black grapes.
August 7th, 2013
A key Turkish grape company expects a 25% uptick in exports this season.
June 28th, 2013
A new modern greenhouse in Peru’s Ica region will allow for more timely grape plantations for the country’s growers.
June 7th, 2013
A FAO initiative to protect traditional agriculture has incorporated two fruit sites from China that grow grapes and torreya fruit.
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 14th, 2013
Grapes, figs and lemons from Chile may be approved for a systems approach in exports to the U.S.
May 9th, 2013
Michael Worthington says Australian growers need to consider how to deal with potentially higher fresh produce imports.
May 6th, 2013
AHEA’s Maxwell Summers discusses the impacts of Indonesian import quotas and the opening of a new Asian market for Australia.
April 17th, 2013
A Chinese business linked to Lenovo has kicked off international fruit sourcing plans with a joint venture in South America.
April 11th, 2013
Western Australia may join the rest of the country in allowing Californian grape imports.
April 10th, 2013
High volume, early season grapes are pushing Australian growers to assess their options for survival.
April 8th, 2013
ASOEX has released figures of estimated losses by fruit category from Chilean strikes in weeks 13 and 14.
March 28th, 2013
The demand is high but Australia has had to cut back its expected grape shipments to China this year.
March 27th, 2013
An unpredictable season has encouraged U.S. market oversaturation of Chilean table grapes and a rush to sell produce.
March 26th, 2013
Chilean port strikes mean large quantities of fruit may not make Marketing Order timeframes for the U.S. and South Korea.
March 25th, 2013
A Chilean grape industry leader believes China will follow South Korea’s lead towards seedless grape varieties.
March 21st, 2013
To date, South Africa table grape exports are slightly down but compare well to previous years.
March 14th, 2013
California’s grape industry aims to raise production this year and find growth in international markets.
March 11th, 2013
Argentina’s apple and pear shipments to northern Europe were up sharply in the first two months of 2013.
March 1st, 2013
Camposol’s profits have dropped amid higher sales rates, with a significant avocado volume increase in store for 2013.
February 26th, 2013
South Africa’s grape intakes are now slightly up year-on-year in recovery from strike setbacks.
February 21st, 2013
Peru’s produce exports forged ahead in 2012 for grapes, asparagus, mandarins and bananas.
February 18th, 2013
iQonsulting’s Cristóbal González describes the drivers behind Chile’s difficult 2012-13 grape season.
February 15th, 2013
Importer responses to Chile’s difficult grape export season have ranged from disappointment to understanding.
February 14th, 2013
Chile’s Agricultural Research Institute has over 60 grape varieties in development to help keep the country cutting edge.
February 13th, 2013
Purity Organic has strong expectations for its first ever quality arrivals of organic Peruvian table grapes in the U.S.
February 1st, 2013
Indian grape exports to the European Union were around 10 times higher year-on-year in January.
January 30th, 2013
South Africa’s grape packing is going at “full steam” in remaining areas but total exports are markedly lower than last year.
January 24th, 2013
South Africa’s labor strife played into the hands of Namibian grape exports, which have been growing regardless.
January 23rd, 2013
Peruvian grape exporter Complejo Agroindustrial Beta will be investing aggressively over the next two years.
January 11th, 2013
Pineapple shipments from Brazil’s Minas Gerais state grew 724.5% from January to October 2012.
January 8th, 2013
Rains and further strike possibilities could hurt South African table grape output, in an otherwise good season.
January 7th, 2013
A shortfall in Chilean export grapes has led to high prices for both white and red seedless.
December 31st, 2012
After a year of hail damage, Argentina projects 29% growth for national grape output.
December 26th, 2012
Capespan North America CEO Mark Greenberg looks at how unseasonal rain may affect Chile’s grape export deal.
December 24th, 2012
Mahagrapes’ Sachin Korde discusses the prospects for this Indian table grape season.
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