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Global Focus — Grapes
Craig Stauffer, CEO of Vanguard International
“Peru is finishing up a challenging grape season”
“Uncharacteristic weather patterns have significantly effected Peru’s table grape season,” says Craig Stauffer, CEO of Vanguard International. The country recently declared an El Niño event, which means heavy rains, particularly in the North as well as in the Andes mountains.Longer harvest seasonThis was the.....
'Grape N' Go"
"We have injected innovation in every step of this process"
Convenience, ready to eat, small packs, kids packs, healthy packs, is what we have been hearing for the last few years. The trend is worldwide and offers a challenge to growers, marketing firms and retailers to come up with the next big thing.One Australian entrepreneur with many years experience in the food.....
Maintaining freshness of grapes in-situ
India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company, Uflex Limited, has been working with several grape growers internationally to demonstrate the benefits of Flexfresh liner bags.Flexfresh Liners use the natural respiration process of grapes to increase the carbon dioxide (CO2).....
AU: Late season leads to missed markets
The grape harvest in Australia's Sunraisia region started 3-4 weeks late, which led to Chile stepping in and taking some of the market share in Korea and Japan. Despite this, the majority of growers must be commended for not falling to the temptation of harvesting the grapes before they were at the ultimate.....
South Africa: "The later grape varieties outshone the earlier ones.”
Managing to pretty much sidestep the effects of South Africa’s severe drought, which it anticipates will cause only minor table grape harvest losses this year, Cape Town-based producer and exporter SAFE (South African Fruit Exporters) is set to not only achieve its 2017 production target, but also expects to.....
Alexis Lara, from Rucaray
Chile: "We will have nearly 500,000kg of Autumn Royal this year"
Even though this year's volume will be 10% lower than in the previous year, Rucaray hopes it will be able to meet the demand of all the countries that make up its customer network. This year they are expecting their biggest ever export of Autumn Royals. They are currently harvesting the grapes which belong.....
Demand for California raisins has dropped
There’s enough supply to meet the demand for raisins grown within the 50-mile radius of Fresno, California. “Our 2016 production in September was excellent,” said Kalem Barserian, CEO of the Raisin Bargaining Association in California. Quality was also good and with the larger world supply Barserian says.....