Statement by San Miguel:

"The latter grape season successfully ended"

"In our Peruvian farms in Chepén we had a growth of 1,000 tons in the premium varieties harvest. The dedication, expertise and commitment of our collaborators were key to its achievement."

"Due to a series of new measures and wise decisions, as well as to compliance with our strict production and quality standards, the recent grape campaign ended successfully, with a growth of 1,000 tons in the harvest compared to that of the previous year."

"Among the main destinations for our Peruvian grapes are the United States and China. The giant Asian market tends to increase its demand in the off-season as consumers require grapes throughout the year, especially to celebrate the Chinese New Year on February 12."

"An important milestone in the company's production was to carry out two grape campaigns in the year: in addition to the usual harvest, another one was previously carried out in Fall. And, despite having certain climatic challenges during the production months - temperatures lower than the historical average - the execution of a series of corrective measures allowed San Miguel to reach the harvest season with the risks mitigated and the outbreaks controlled."

“In San Miguel we use technology to manage the water resource. We have humidity sensors that help us improve the amount of water we apply to crops. We have changed 400 hectares with new hoses to improve the amount of water we apply. In addition, we have two weather stations that help us constantly monitor weather conditions. All these factors taken as a whole, help us optimize the efficient use of this resource”, explains Wilfredo Choque Ayala, Deputy Manager of Agricultural Operations.

"Other measures aimed at increasing the levels of all grape varieties produced, included the advance of pruning during the Fall to improve sprouting levels in the different varieties of grapes, as well as the installation of anti-bird nets in 70% of the cultivated surface, a measure that helped to take care of the quality of the fruit and to have lower production losses."

“As regards packing, grape has a very dynamic and fast process that requires a lot of skilled labor. This represented an additional challenge in a year like 2020, where we managed to rigorously take care of all safety protocols and continue operating with the same efficiency”, says Gerardo Silupu Alban, Head of Packing at San Miguel.

"In this recent campaign, San Miguel produced four varieties of premium seedless grapes on the Chepén farms: Sweet Globe®, Sweet Sapphire®, Jack’s Salute® and Sugar Crisp®. 74% of the portfolio corresponded to premium green seedless grapes, mostly Sweet Globe, the market's most-demanded variety."

For more information:
San Miguel
Tel: +5411 4721 - 8300
www.sanmiguelglobal.com/en  


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