April 01, 2015 / Week N° 14
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.
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