May 28, 2015 / Week N° 22
May 26th, 2015
Peru’s Ministry of Agriculture believes the first Hass shipment will set sail to China in July.
May 19th, 2015
Following recent trade restrictions, one Costa Rican avocado grower believes California could be a potential new market supplier.
May 18th, 2015
Camposol’s earnings took a nosedive in the beginning of 2015, partly due to lower volumes of certain key crops and rising costs.
May 13th, 2015
The Chilean developers of white-fleshed Pink Globe grapes are aiming to license out more than 3,500 hectares of plantings globally.
May 12th, 2015
Recent comments made by Japanese Ambassador to Peru, Tatsuya Kabutan, bode well for the country’s avocado exporters.
May 5th, 2015
For a capital outlay that’s worth more than two thirds its annual turnover, a Peruvian company is expanding rapidly in plantations of asparagus, grapes and blueberries.
APHIS says larger citrus volumes expected from Peru would not represent more than 1% of current imports or local production.
April 30th, 2015
A Peruvian asparagus and artichoke company has refuted allegations it manipulated financial accounts to avoid paying workers a share of its profits.
April 27th, 2015
Two neighboring Latin American countries could soon be exporting new fruits and vegetables to the U.S.
April 24th, 2015
Peru will join the likes of Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador and Colombia as a supplier of papayas to the continental United States.
Peruvian asparagus may have some transit time issues in reaching China, but competition with local produce should be minimal.
April 20th, 2015
Peru’s table grape exports rose by more than a fifth in the 2014-15 campaign.
April 14th, 2015
Demand for natural products in food and cosmetics has helped Peru’s lemon essential oil exports double in five years.
April 8th, 2015
Four years of work from Peru to ease U.S. import restrictions on mangoes, citrus and peppers are reportedly about to pay off.
April 7th, 2015
Could Peru bank on yet another horticultural crop that has proven successful for its southern neighbor?
April 3rd, 2015
The head of Peruvian grower and shipper Coexa has been given a prestigious prize by the national Exporters’ Association (ADEX) for the second time in 25 years.
April 2nd, 2015
From Spain to the U.S. to Australia, Peru’s piquillo pepper industry is finding growth opportunities in the gourmet food segment.
April 1st, 2015
While recent torrential rain in northern Peru has affected large areas of rice production, the extent of the damage to fruit crops is as yet unclear.
March 31st, 2015
Mission Produce Europe says early ends and late starts from some major avocado-producing countries are pushing up prices.
March 30th, 2015
A Peruvian industry head says improved technology could boost frozen strawberries’ potential.
March 9th, 2015
Peru’s CEPIBO has historically sent the majority of its organic bananas to Europe, but this year the export strategy is very different.
March 6th, 2015
Both China and Japan are one step closer to allowing imports of Peruvian avocados.
March 2nd, 2015
A Peruvian company hopes to plant dozens of hectares of a fruit that is often promoted as an alternative cancer treatment.
February 20th, 2015
A seven-fold rise in avocado profits was not enough to offset dramatic falls in financial performance for Camposol’s asparagus, grape and mango operations in the fourth quarter of 2014.
February 19th, 2015
An experienced avocado industry veteran reveals his forecasts for the market’s future and supply sources.
February 12th, 2015
A Spanish firm focused on the German-speaking market is testing a range of new fruit projects in Africa, the Middle East, South America and its own backyard.
A Peruvian mango industry head says he is “confident” a recent visit by Korean officials went well.
January 27th, 2015
U.S. and South Korean market developments are on the cards for Peruvian mango shippers in February.
January 26th, 2015
Although 500 hectares of banana plantations in Peru have been hit by winds, diseases are a more pressing concern.
January 23rd, 2015
Many of Peru’s W. Murcott trees are reaching adulthood and will add to shipping volumes this season.
January 16th, 2015
Peru’s mango exports to date are significantly down on packed volumes during the same time last year.
January 14th, 2015
Pacific Organic’s Greg Holzman discusses upcoming pome fruit and mango deals, as well as the strong dollar’s effect on produce trade flows.
January 13th, 2015
A Chilean grower with a unique packing method is developing fruit exports from Olmos in northern Peru, where he now has the option to tap into Odebrecht’s mega-irrigation project.
January 12th, 2015
Pacific Produce hopes to replicate the U.S. success of Peruvian sweet onions in the U.K.
January 7th, 2015
Sierra Exportadora is helping Peruvian growers find new commercial opportunities for their fruit production.
December 23rd, 2014
A grape and blueberry grower says Peru’s Olmos Irrigation Project is like an easy-access “agricultural condominium”.
December 19th, 2014
Disease woes look set to slash exports by 45% this year for a northern Peruvian organic banana group.
December 15th, 2014
Peru has witnessed solid growth for its frozen strawberry industry this year, with buoyant demand in the U.S. and Canada.
December 11th, 2014
Exporter Subsole says it can achieve a higher kiwifruit quality using a new system that rewards its producers.
December 5th, 2014
The value of Peru’s artichoke exports to the U.S. shot by a third this year.
December 2nd, 2014
A new protocol means Peruvian citrus that is exported to China will be subject to less a damaging cold treatment.
November 27th, 2014
Exporters whose fruit requires fumigation in the U.S. now have a much more practical solution on offer in Florida.
November 21st, 2014
NatureSeal’s A.J. Martinich looks at some of the key items and regions with growth potential in fresh-cut produce.
November 20th, 2014
PMA Fruittrade Latin America was the first port of call for a recently launched Korean import company.
November 18th, 2014
Central American Produce says volatile mango import volumes from Latin America mean buyers must act now.
November 17th, 2014
Airfrieght shipments are limiting Peruvian mango growth in Japan and China, but Chile holds no such problems.
The first crops have been planted as part of a US$280 million dam project in Peru to support agriculture, including sugarcane, avocados and blueberries.
November 12th, 2014
After adding pineapples to its product mix in April, British-Ecuadorian group BanaBay is now trialing mango sales.
October 30th, 2014
Expenses, sourcing costs and lower prices put the strain on Camposol’s profits in the third quarter.
October 29th, 2014
The signing of new partners means Sun World has now doubled its number of grape variety licensees in Peru.
October 23rd, 2014
Mission Produce’s Ron Araiza points to changes in the avocado industry, including greater security measures, new facilities and the search for new growing regions.
October 22nd, 2014
2015 could be an excellent year for Peruvian table grape exporters, with high volumes and good international prices.
October 13th, 2014
As Chile’s frozen blueberry industry continues to grow, falling international prices could see its next-door neighbor focus far more attention on the sector in the ‘medium-term’.
October 10th, 2014
Despite reduced Latin American mango production, Kingston Fresh will import more Ecuadorian fruit this season.
October 8th, 2014
The U.S. looks set to lose its position as the second biggest grape supplier to the Chinese market this season.
October 7th, 2014
Peru will offer Cape gooseberry growers a wealth of support to help raise export possibilities.
September 30th, 2014
Peru’s mango grower body has emphasized a lower crop will not compromise export quality next season.
September 25th, 2014
Produce multinational Camposol is set to raise blueberry exports by 150% this year.
September 22nd, 2014
We take a visit to Peru with a buyer mission organized by SIPPO, which is also looking to find new partners in Colombia.
September 18th, 2014
A Scotiabank report claims greater Mexican and U.S. competition has led to lower export values for Peruvian asparagus.
September 15th, 2014
Peru’s citrus industry has notched a more sober export result after a blistering start to harvests raised expectations.
September 10th, 2014
Unifrutti Chile and New Zealand’s Turners & Growers expect a new Peruvian grape partnership will yield fruit next year.
September 3rd, 2014
The Peruvian Avocado Commission says its ‘smart, relevant, and engaging’ online content will help drive sales.
August 28th, 2014
One Peruvian table grape company has raised concerns about what Russia’s ban will mean for export markets.
August 25th, 2014
A U.S. grape company says consumer preference for freshness is one reason retailers may import earlier this season.
August 22nd, 2014
A port in the U.S. state of Georgia will soon allow entry for cold-treated citrus from Peru.
A Peruvian industry representative has asked ‘why aren’t Californian avocados tested for sunblotch in Chile too?’
August 18th, 2014
Chilean growers hope lab results will give weight to their appeal to prevent unfettered access for Peruvian avocados.
August 15th, 2014
Peru’s pomegranate industry sees rapid growth in production and exports, but the increase is impacting on prices.
August 13th, 2014
A Peruvian market consultant says his country can partner with Chile to ensure a smoother grape supply.
Peru’s blueberry exports could hit US$40 million this year as it takes advantage of a month-long global supply gap.
August 12th, 2014
The Peruvian mango industry hopes to start a pilot scheme of its new quality seal later this year.
August 11th, 2014
Two Russian importers claim most products lost from the ban on EU produce can be regained from other countries.
August 7th, 2014
Russia’s recent decision has cut out around a quarter of the country’s produce imports, according to preliminary estimates from consultancy Decofrut.
August 1st, 2014
Peru’s Hass avocado representative body says it is on track to enter Japan, China and Korea in 2015.
July 31st, 2014
Fall Creek’s Cort Brazelton looks at how northern blueberry markets are faring, what this means for upcoming foreign suppliers, and Morocco’s recent U.S. breakthrough.
July 28th, 2014
Peru’s EsSalud has recommended regular consumption of Cape gooseberries, also known as physalis and uchuva.
A report says El Niño bodes positively for Brazil’s mango industry, and not so well for a key competitor.
July 18th, 2014
An ‘oversaturated’ U.S. avocado market has led to Peru competing more heavily with South Africa in the EU.
July 11th, 2014
Good quality and shelf-life of Peru’s mandarins have led to increased demand and production of the crop.
A request from Chilean growers to block Peruvian avocado imports will now come before the Supreme Court.
July 10th, 2014
The Peruvian Avocado Commission aims to show leadership in revamped web design in the produce industry.
Strong demand for Peruvian organic bananas has led one co-op to recruit more growers.
July 9th, 2014
A Colombian agricultural development body will work with other South American countries to strengthen the industry.
July 4th, 2014
Peruvian diplomats are lining up Shanghai supermarkets for the first sales of asparagus exports later this year.
New quinoa varieties are growing in France and the Netherlands, while cultivation in Asia is also a possibility.
A Peruvian government agency is taking steps in its goal to make Cajamarca a berry capital.
June 26th, 2014
Peru’s El Niño phenomenon is not in a strong phase, yet slight temperature upticks are having an effect on mango, grape and citrus crops.
June 20th, 2014
Peru is not usually the first country associated with kiwifruit, but growers have expressed interest in importing kiwifruit plants from the U.S.
Preliminary studies have shown large Peruvian mangoes can be effectively treated with hot water.
June 17th, 2014
Peru registered a sharp uptick in shipments of passion fruit and its derivatives in the first quarter.
June 16th, 2014
An incipient Peruvian blueberry growers’ group believes joint planning will be a boost for the industry.
June 13th, 2014
After a disastrous season, Argentine avocado growers are intent on renourishing orchards and getting back on track.
June 12th, 2014
A Peruvian pomegranate farm has earned a Latin American first for Rainforest Alliance certification.
June 11th, 2014
SENASA has found cold treatment eliminated fruit fly pests, paving the way for shipments to Japan.
June 4th, 2014
Six Peruvian citrus exporters aim to strengthen their reputations abroad with a ProCitrus-backed quality seal.
June 3rd, 2014
A Swiss Government-backed import promotion program will be bringing buyers to Peru in August.
May 29th, 2014
The U.S. would likely become Peru’s top cherimoya export market once a protocol is finalized.
May 28th, 2014
With exports due to rise 15% this year, Peru’s produce industry will be making its mark at the London Produce Show.
May 26th, 2014
Two European organic produce experts say consumers are now more mindful of the stories behind their food, but upcoming EC regulations could make the category much tougher.
May 23rd, 2014
Profitability outpaced sales growth for Peru’s Camposol in what was a stellar first quarter for 2014.
May 21st, 2014
Peru’s latest citrus export expectations have been lifted since April, while a fresh market access deal edges closer.
May 12th, 2014
Sierra Exportadora has revealed an estimated value for Peru’s blueberry exports this year.
May 2nd, 2014
China and South Korea will be tariff-free for Peruvian table grapes next year, while work continues to open up the Japanese market.
April 25th, 2014
Southern Hemisphere lemon exports are expected to fall this year, contrasted by a rise in easy peelers and a fairly stable situation for orange volume.
April 23rd, 2014
Peru’s mango industry was able to both raise volume and maintain good prices in foreign markets this season.
April 21st, 2014
Pacific Organic expects to make another breakthrough in its produce offering with the first imports of organic Peruvian pomegranate arils.
April 10th, 2014
Peru will need more peach planations to satisfy demand from the juice industry.
March 24th, 2014
Peruvian grape exports continue to show strong growth, most notably in China.
March 4th, 2014
Peru’s leading pomegranate exporter discusses the season ahead, and what the industry needs to grow.
March 3rd, 2014
Argentine avocado growers are not happy about a proposed entry of Peruvian volume that could “crush” them.
February 28th, 2014
Peru’s organic banana exporters will now have a new technology at their disposal to make life a little bit easier.
Peru’s Senasa has set a series of new requirements for Hass avocado exports to the United States.
February 21st, 2014
Peru’s national mango association is on track to exceeding export forecasts with a sharp rise in shipments.
February 18th, 2014
Hortifrut’s new division in Peru will aim to increase the company’s early-season berry presence.
February 12th, 2014
Peru expects to surpass its export record for fruit products in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.
February 4th, 2014
Sergio del Castillo discusses Peru’s citrus production trends, and plans to develop markets like Africa.
January 31st, 2014
Peruvian authorities expect to reach a mandarin export agreement with Brazil by April.
January 30th, 2014
Agronometrics CEO Colin Fain looks at market differences between the Mexican and U.S. avocado seasons.
January 28th, 2014
Mission Produce’s expanded New Jersey facility comes in response to produce trade growth from Peru.
January 21st, 2014
New plantings and strong fruit set are some reasons behind Peru’s citrus outlook.
January 14th, 2014
Peru has big expectations as a grape provider to the Chinese market.
January 13th, 2014
Four new nations are in Camposol’s sights for supplying avocados as part of a diversification scheme.
January 10th, 2014
The Peruvian avocado industry has made big investments in the U.S. to make its presence felt.
January 7th, 2014
Chile’s new avocado industry leader has slammed the rigor of a pest risk analysis for Peruvian imports.
December 30th, 2013
Lucuma demand is growing worldwide but Peruvian growers need to make sure they can meet it.
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 9th, 2013
Camposol chief commercial officer Jose Antonio Gomez details what lies behind ambitions to build Peru’s biggest agri-project, in blueberries.
November 28th, 2013
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.
November 18th, 2013
Peru’s Lambayeque region expect free trade agreements with Turkey, Indonesia and India to benefit exporters.
November 8th, 2013
Despite frosts, Peru is on track to send its first mangoes to the U.S. and Europe.
November 7th, 2013
Kaufland will collect money from fair trade bananas sold next week for a project to improve Peruvian grower livelihoods.
November 4th, 2013
A new pomegranate group has formed in Peru in a bid to speed up access negotiations in the U.S.
October 30th, 2013
Avocado volumes and asparagus prices helped raise profitability for Peruvian exporter Camposol in the third quarter.
October 29th, 2013
Peru’s top lucuma market is Chile by far, but the Andean nation is looking to expand to new shores.
October 17th, 2013
Consultancy Maximixe expects Peru’s pomegranate production growth to be even higher in 2014.
October 14th, 2013
Peru’s exportable volume of organic bananas will be down due to the effects of red spot.
October 11th, 2013
Good flowering should set Peru up for over 10% growth in its mango exports.
October 4th, 2013
Consultancy Maximixe has released its forecast for next year’s Peruvian avocado crop.
South African avocado growers reported low prices as Peru remains on the European market.
October 2nd, 2013
California’s Sun World will now include Peru’s Camposol and Mexico’s Grupo Alta in its grape program.
October 1st, 2013
Great prices have led to a longer Peruvian Hass avocado export deal this year.
September 27th, 2013
Peru’s Promango will be increasing its offering with dried mangoes for the local and international markets.
September 26th, 2013
Avocado expert Avi Crane discusses a “rain market” that surpasses anything experienced by the industry in the past.
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.
Peru’s Alvaro Diaz hopes anti-dumping investigations against China don’t hurt a booming grape trade.
September 16th, 2013
Fruit trade tensions continue to heat up between Chile and Peru.
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 3rd, 2013
Peru hopes to step up its pomegranate production with six new varieties from Israel.
August 29th, 2013
Peruvian pecan growers aim to increase their cultivated area to capitalize on global opportunities.
August 28th, 2013
Despite recent rejections of contaminated paprika shipments, Peruvian growers are optimistic for U.S. fresh pepper market access.
August 23rd, 2013
Curry & Company will begin sourcing berries from Chile, Argentina and Peru to achieve year-long supply.
August 22nd, 2013
The Known-you N°1 papaya variety is under testing in Peru to fight the ringspot virus.
Lawyer Inés de Ros Casacuberta discusses the tools fruit exporters can use to protect their interests from risk.
August 12th, 2013
APHIS has proposed conditions to allow Peruvian papayas for import into the continental United States.
August 7th, 2013
Peruvian officials hope to win Japan’s favor and enter the nation’s avocado market.
August 6th, 2013
The first part of Peru’s asparagus campaign has put the nation in line to surpass 2012 exports.
July 25th, 2013
A pilot program at PortMiami is expected to speed along the passge for Peruvian grapes and blueberries entering the U.S.
July 24th, 2013
Organic banana growers in northern Peru are developing an emergency plan to tackle red spot disease.
July 15th, 2013
Avocado suppliers from Kenya face a tough challenge in Europe from the large and often favored Peruvian supply.
July 5th, 2013
Peru’s Lambayeque has enjoyed a sharp increase in passion fruit pulp exports.
A Peruvian goldenberry grower group is striving for organic certification so it can achieve direct export sales.
June 28th, 2013
A new modern greenhouse in Peru’s Ica region will allow for more timely grape plantations for the country’s growers.
Avi Crane gives a rundown of upcoming avocado supply dynamics between the U.S., Mexico, Peru and Chile.
June 25th, 2013
Peruvian strawberry exports have risen significantly this year with Germany, Belgium and Canada as the leading destinations.
June 20th, 2013
Peru’s Promango plans to import 23 mango varieties from a U.S. gemplasm to widen the industry’s production portfolio.
June 14th, 2013
An organic Peruvian banana cooperative has set itself an ambitious productivity goal.
June 7th, 2013
Successful sales for grapes are creating opportunities for other Peruvian products in Russia.
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 16th, 2013
Peruvian aguaymanto fruit is finding its place as an organic export.
May 7th, 2013
Growing U.S. demand for pesticide-free pineapples could create market possibilities for Peru.
May 3rd, 2013
Peru’s Miguel Bentin tries to cool down any excessive enthusiasm over his country’s blueberry industry.
April 30th, 2013
Irrigation projects are expected to add over 100,000ha of farmland for Peruvian exports.
April 24th, 2013
Four potato clones from Spain are said to have good disease restistance and strong output.
April 23rd, 2013
A new technique will be released at the end of the year in Peru to produce organic banana plants at a low cost.
April 16th, 2013
The Peruvian blueberry season may start earlier now that University of Florida varieties have been made available.
April 9th, 2013
Prickly pear production is growing in Mexico, Chile and Peru but still lacks a serious export market.
April 8th, 2013
The Rayan cherimoya has been slated as one of the most promising varieties out of Peru.
April 4th, 2013
Peru’s Camposol is building up its avocado stock and counting on better output from its plantations.
March 27th, 2013
Peru’s mango season suffered from strikes that pulled down output.
March 20th, 2013
Peru’s ProHass has its eye on the Chilean market and growth in the U.S. and Europe.
March 18th, 2013
Peru needs expanded lúcuma cultivation if it is to keep up with growing international interest.
March 14th, 2013
Avi Crane reveals his expectations for different avocado suppliers in North America this quarter.
March 13th, 2013
Peruvian mandarin exports are expected to grow by 10% this year.
March 7th, 2013
Whether you call it a physalis, goldenberry or Inka berry, it’s bringing opportunities to a poor region of northern Peru.
March 1st, 2013
Camposol’s profits have dropped amid higher sales rates, with a significant avocado volume increase in store for 2013.
February 28th, 2013
Southern Hemisphere fruit exporters urged shipping lines to reconsider steep rate increases that could damage competitiveness.
February 26th, 2013
Peru’s Lambayeque has its eye on becoming one of Peru’s top 10 exporting regions.
February 25th, 2013
Camposol Agricom Fresh’s Sergio Torres outlines supply and trading plans for the newly formed Chilean-Peruvian partnership.
February 19th, 2013
A Chilean avocado industry leader analyzes the implications of Peruvian access without quarantine treatment.
February 18th, 2013
Juan Carlos Rivera explains the positive situation Peru’s mango industry is now in after a staggered start.
February 13th, 2013
Purity Organic has strong expectations for its first ever quality arrivals of organic Peruvian table grapes in the U.S.
February 12th, 2013
Peru expects three new agricultural products to gain access in China very soon.
February 11th, 2013
Peru hopes to build on market opportunities in Poland, Panama and South Africa.
January 31st, 2013
A Peruvian blueberry leader says the country needs higher yielding varieties with fewer cold hours.
January 29th, 2013
From strikes to shipping problems, several factors have created an unstable start for Peruvian mango exports.
January 28th, 2013
Chile’s Agricom and Peru’s Camposol hope to become a top supplier to European supermarkets.
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