Global Focus Grapes

Corne van de Klundert, Origin Fruit Direct:

"Boat delays and rainfall cause new challenges in South African grape season"

After the first harvest of the Namibian and South African grapes was slow to start, European importers now have new challenges to deal with. "The volumes have started to flow, but now multiple boats have been delayed, partially due to COVID infections. This is causing tight availability on the grape…

Antar Douadi - BIOPAC

"Stored at 0 degrees we can achieve up to 100 days shelf life, depending on varieties,"

There are various options available on the market to extend the shelf life and keep table grapes fresh. One company has combined two methods and can store grapes in very good condition with reduced dry stem for up to 100 days . Australian company BIOPAC specialises in extending the post-harvest shelf…

Nagesh Shetty - Deccan Produce

“The markets are very subdued, down around 20-30%"

India is out of lockdown and the country as a whole is almost back too normal, but as the grape export moves into the main season business is not what it should be. “The…

ASAJA denounces the collapse of New Year's Eve grape prices

"Large supermarkets are bringing down the prices of Christmas grapes due to competition"

The organization ASAJA Alicante has denounced the price drops suffered by the bagged table grapes of Vinalopó, specifically of the Aledo variety. This is a flagship product…

Kobus Bothma – Capespan Namibia

Terrific Namibian grape season has “far exceeded our expectations”

The 2020/21 Namibian table grape season started about 10 days later than normal and it’s ending on a high note this week with Kobus Bothma, executive director of Capespan Namibia, calling it Namibia’s best ever grape season, ending around 12% above the initial estimate. The delay in starting, coupled…

Exports have grown by more than 21% since October, despite the pandemic and strikes in Peru

Peruvian table grape shipments are expected to increase in the 2020/21 campaign

Peru exported 215,000 tons of table grapes between October and December 20 of 2020, i.e. 21.5% more than the 177,000 tons it shipped in the same period of the previous year, stated Fernando Cilloniz Benavides, the president of the consulting firm Inform@ccion. Peru will export more grapes in the…

Jan Lievens - UTE

No delays in getting grapes to high humidity precooling: the way to avoid dry stems

The table grape industry’s problem with dry stems is well-known, says Jan Lievens, of UTE Applied Postharvest Technologies, but it is also wholly avoidable, he believes. He refers to the presentation on South African grapes delivered by Oscar Salgado from SanLucar at the Global Grape Summit of 2020, in…

Wibo van den Ende, Vita Optima:

"Supply of South African grapes falls below expectations"

The South African grape season got off to a somewhat messy start this year. "The expectations were high, but we aren't seeing the expected extra productions coming to Europe yet," says Wibo van den Ende of Vita Optima from Bleiswijk. "As we know, the South African grape season started late. The volumes that…

ASOEX's first estimate for the 2020/21 season

"Chilean table grape exports will grow by almost 13%"

The President of the Association of Fruit Exporters of Chile AG (ASOEX), Ronald Bown Fernandez, stated that last week, the export grape industry had made this season's first…

FreshPlaza January Global Focus - Grapes

FreshPlaza's January Global Focus is on grapes. It is always an interesting time in the grape market so if you are an importer/exporter or supplier of grapes we would love to hear from you. You can contact us via info@freshplaza.com     MarketingWould you like to get some extra promotion for your produce and company? Would you…


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