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Virus squashes exporters hope for 40,000 tonnes of harvested grapes

The 21-day lockdown is proving to be a case of sour grapes for the state's grape industry. In Maharashtra, the top producer in the country, cultivators have almost 40,000 tonnes of grapes sitting in their warehouses and fields, amounting to more than 30 per cent of exports which they are unable to move,…

Positive outlook for Mexican grape season as Chile and Peru’s seasons wrap up

As the Chilean and Peruvian grape seasons wind down, importers are working to ensure that there won’t be a gap in supply during the transition to the Mexican grape season. Pandol Brothers imports table grapes into the US during this time of year, and Scott Reade, the company’s Vice President of Sales and…

Australian grapes to be on sale in new stores in Japan

Australian grape producers, Budou Farms will have fruit displayed as part of the opening of new stores at two supermarket chains in Japan; Y’s Mart and Ito-Yokado, from this week. "We are working in some marketing campaigns in other speciality stores too, as our brand is recognized by consumers: 'Tenshi…

Spring grapes to debut under new label, in line with Mexican season

Building on its Ocean Spray® Family Farmer-Owned berry and citrus partnership, Oppy plans to ship its first grapes with the brand in May.  Oppy will launch the Ocean Spray branded grape line with the Mexican season, then transition to its well-established California program in the summer, and move into imports by…

Ukrainian grape harvest likely to be reduced due to mild winter

Due to the abnormally warm winter, the impact of diseases affecting grapes has intensified in Ukraine, as reported to AgroPortal.ua by Andrey Karpushev, head of "Karpushev A.…

Korean consumers anticipate arrival of new Australian table grapes

Australian table grape exports to Korea have continuously increased year on year, with a three-fold increase each year from 162 tonnes in 2017; 776 tons in 2018 and 3,224 tons…

The grape season still providing smiles for one Australian farm in the midst of virus outbreak

An Australian grape producer says he is having a great season, despite the coronavirus pandemic that has spread across the world. Enrique Rossi from Budou Farms in Western Victoria, says that this year's crop is bigger than expected, with overall large sizes (although no Jumbo size grapes) so he is very…

Slight volume decrease anticipated on Mexican grapes

The latter part of the Mexican season on grapes looks to be starting early this year. “Jalisco will start up in mid-April and we’ll have that for a few weeks. And then we’ll start in Sonora—it’s coming on a bit earlier than normal but weather could change that. Right now, it looks to be seven days ahead…

Live broadcast set for March 19th

Mexican Table Grape Association postpones annual summit

The Mexican Table Grape Association has decided to postpone theirannual spring summit, which was set to take place on March 19th, in Tubac, Arizona. The Association’s General…

Puerto Caldera increases shipments of Chilean grapes by 21% this season

The volume of table grapes shipped during the 2019-2020 fruit season through the Puerto Caldera Maritime Terminal (TMPC), which is located in the Chilean region of Atacama,…

Mike Asdoorian of DLJ Produce, home of the RazzleDazzle grapes:

“Mid-May through December will see smooth transitions from Mexican to Californian supply”

With the multitude of new proprietary grape varieties entering the markets, it has become difficult to stand out. DLJ Produce, however, is finding much success with their Razzle, Dazzle, and RazzleDazzle grapes. Mike Asdoorian says: “It all started with the RazzleDazzle: bicolor red and green seedless…

New marketers appointed in Mexico and California

Sun World expands supply capability of licensed grapes

Sun World International, LLC has granted new licenses to several California and Mexico produce companies, further expanding the supply and distribution of its proprietary…

India: 63,000 tons of grapes exported from Nashik district so far

Grape exports from India’s Nashik district seem to have gathered momentum; officials are announcing that nearly 63,000 tons of the fruit have been sent out in 4,705 containers…

Chilean table grape exports to Europe increase by 36%

According to data provided by the Association of Fruit Exporters of Chile AG (ASOEX), Chile has exported 1,088,615 tons of fresh fruits so far in the 2019-2020 season (from September 1, 2019, to March 4 of 2020), i.e. 4.8% less than what it sent during the same period last season. The main destination…

For grape exporters from Nashik and Sangli

Maersk starts end-to-end cold chain logistics for grapes

For the first time, Maersk offers end-to-end cold chain logistics solution for grapes’ exporters from Nashik and Sangli, improving the overall turnaround time into North Europe by four days. Gearing up for the peak grape season, Maersk enables booking management, offers on-land and ocean transportation,…

Indian grape season coming to an end, storms affected yield

Both the grape and pomegranate seasons in India are coming to an end. After the unpredictable weather during the monsoon season, some issues with yield and quality came up. For Indian fruit exporter Iridica Agro and Sons Enterprises, the busy times of the grape and pomegranate seasons are almost over.…

SFI Rotterdam about the grape market

"Chile will mainly supply Europe with grapes in during March"

The Chilean, but also the first Indian grapes, have recently arrived at SFI Rotterdam. "The market is searching", says Jan Marc Schulz. "The prices for white grapes have been extremely high in the last two months. So we had to wait and see when India would come to the market with volumes. That is now…

May Salem on the upcoming grape season in Egypt

"This season will have high quality grapes for high prices"

The Egyptian grape season is still a month and a few weeks off, but so far it’s shaping up to be a satisfying one. Weather has been great, which in turn will lead to high quality grapes. The one unknown factor that could spoil the party, is the corona virus. Egyptian grape and pomegranate producer and…

Henk Vlaeminck, Van Dijk Foods Belgium

"Chile sent more grapes to Europe due to corona virus"

After a period with low volumes on the grape market, there is currently enough supply on the market again. “Four weeks ago there were few white seedless grapes on the market, but because of the virus in Asia, Chile sent more grapes to Europe. The market for white seedless grapes is currently good. The…

Spain

Alicante and Murcia receive 88% of compensations for loss of table grapes

The Spanish Association of Combined Agricultural Insurance Entities (Agroseguros) has paid compensations totaling 18.46 million Euro to producers with table grape insurance for damages caused by the adverse weather conditions in 2019. Of that amount , 88% has been allocated to Alicante and Murcia - the…


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