European orders for Sicilian early grapes have began to increase. "Every week, we ship 60 pallets of Victoria and Black Magic, a 20% increase compared to a couple of weeks ago. At the moment, the foreign markets seem to be interested in the Italian produce after a slow start due to the abundant supplies from South America and Egypt favored by the low quotations."
This is what reported by Claudio D'Alba, general director at Plantis Group, a company specializing in the sale of Italian produce beyond the domestic borders.
"Our grapes have an exceptional appearance and organolepctic quality thanks to the excellent sugar content and bunches made up of large grades. At the moment, the produce is placed in 5 kg cardboard or 7 kg wooden crates. Our clients are located all over the European continent, especially in Scandinavia, Baltic countries, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia."
"As the volumes and quality of the foreign produce drop, European retailers become interested in the Italian produce. Final consumers are purchasing, so chains order more. We are hoping for the trend to remain positive over the next few weeks, when there will be more competition from Greece and Spain but also from Apulia, which is currently around 7 days late."