December 05, 2013 / Week N° 49
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.
December 20th, 2012
Strange rains have slashed Chile’s cherry export prospects, with lighter effects for grapes and blueberries.
December 18th, 2012
Peru’s grape exports should continue their upward trend in 2013 thanks to new treaties and demand.
December 17th, 2012
A Chilean early grape quality seal has been flooded with interest for this season.
December 11th, 2012
Brazil has ended a ban on Argentine grapes, reopening a big market between the two countries.
December 4th, 2012
Oppy’s Bill Poulos has applauded the exceptional quality of Brazilian Rainforest Alliance Thompson grapes.
December 3rd, 2012
European importers anticipate a strong Chilean grape season, with South Africa’s Western Cape uncertain.
November 28th, 2012
Brazil’s EMBRAPA has developed two grapes with climate adaptability and high brix levels.
November 26th, 2012
Drought in South Africa’s Northern Cape could threaten the livelihood of local farmers.
November 21st, 2012
A Chilean soil study has found low air capacity is impacting productivity in a key grape growing region.
November 20th, 2012
Chilean table exports are set to grow by 4% worldwide in 2012-13.
November 15th, 2012
Farm strikes in South Africa entered another confusing day marred by violence on Wednesday.
We hear from South America and South Africa about the prospects and perils of the Asian grape market.
November 12th, 2012
Vineyard labor negotiations came to deadlock as finger-pointing continued in South Africa.
November 8th, 2012
Vineyards in South Africa were burned down after protests with possible political roots.
November 1st, 2012
Cold weather set back the South Africa grape harvest but output should stay on course with last year.
October 26th, 2012
Fair Trade USA certified produce imports have taken a significant leap in the last two years.
October 18th, 2012
Brazilian grapes are selling for a high price in Europe as importers struggle to meet demand.
October 17th, 2012
Chilean and Peruvian companies Decofrut and CERPER have launched an alliance.
October 15th, 2012
Growers and exporters in South Africa are expecting record volumes and are bullish about market prospects.
October 11th, 2012
Chilean exporter Verfrut aims to make the most of northern Peru’s ideal weather for grape production.
October 8th, 2012
Kingo Chile general manager Carlos Martin Vasquez discusses trends for fruit exports to China, Taiwan and Korea.
October 5th, 2012
South Africa’s predicted dry summer could benefit grape growers this season.
September 17th, 2012
Argentina will be able to export citrus to the Philippines next year while other fruits are in negotiation.
September 14th, 2012
Banana, grape and avocado exports have had the highest growth rates in the Peruvian fruit industry this year.
September 10th, 2012
Peru is expected to increase its overseas grape shipments by a fifth this season.
September 7th, 2012
Conditions are looking better for the Chilean grape deal transition in 2012.
September 5th, 2012
Sun World has launched a new natural sizing grape variety with subtle hints of muscat.
A controversial table grape ownership dispute was settled last week in South Africa’s Court of Appeal.
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