IG International, having handled blueberries for three years now has brought the first shipment of blueberries from Chile to India, for the season 2020

Tue 04/08/2020

                                                                                                                                                                                         Press release

IG International, India’s largest fresh fruits importer has a strong base in the metro cities among its urban Indian consumers.

With regards to its intent to bring about the freshest produce to Indian markets, IG International has acquired its first shipment of Chile Blueberries for the 2020 season, to India. The organization intends to import 80MT  of these sweet and nutritious Blueberries for the 2020 Season. This healthy fruit has been remarked by fairly high consumption and subsequently high sales and will be retailed across metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Cochin. It will be made available at Foodhall and Nature’s Basket  and Star Bazaar outlets.It is now also available on the IG- ecommerce platform.       

Many studies have proven that these blueberries decrease the risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiac diseases, and overall mortality. They help in the improvement of bone strength, skin health, blood pressure, hair growth, digestion and brain functioning while also contributing significantly in the prevention of cancer, combating muscle damage and UTIs, and boosting energy and memory capacity, anti-ageing and mental health. Blueberries have been termed as the king of antioxidants and superfood due to their unmatched nutritional value. Blueberries contain iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese among the other flavonoids and enzymes while being one of the richest sources of Vitamin C and Vitamin K. Among the top and recommended fruits and vegetables with the highest health and taste ranking per calorie intake, blueberries manage to be at the front line with an ANDI score of 132 owing to its nutrient density. Blueberries are gaining popularity as great dog-foods too for their low calories, high antioxidants, vitamins and fibrinogens.                                       

Being imported in varieties of Semana, Jewel, Star, Ventura, Emerald, Legacy, Duke, and Brightwell etc. by IG International, these blueberries are being sold at approx INR 2000 per kg.                                        

On the shipment of Blueberries from Chile, ​Tarun Arora, Director, IG International ​said, “It is so amazing to see that this superfood is acquiring a larger audience every season, especially among the Indian urban customers. IG International is known to abide by its motto which is to strive until we provide the best and its pristine form and Chile Blueberries are simply among the best in the world. We had been planning to cater to our Indian audience with this rich variant of the world’s best blueberries since long, and it feels great to have received the first shipment of this 2020 season. These sweet and exclusive blueberries will surely tantalize Indian taste buds and we are expecting a surge in the sales of this season after this shipment from Chile.”                                                                  

Mr. Hugo Salvestrini, the Chilean trade commissioner (Pro Chile office in Delhi), expressing his gratitude towards IG International said “It is so good to see a trade happening between the two countries. We are hoping for a great response from the Indian Customers. We are also expecting a rise in sales as compared to the previous seasons because of its increasing popularity and high demands.”                             

We are really happy to start trading blueberries with India. We are expecting a great response from the customers and we hope to keep growing with all of our products and especially with the Blues added- Mr. Federico Casas, Export Manager- Exportadora Reina Sur.

IG International currently imports 32 global varieties of fruits from 22 countries to India and distributes these to multiple cities through its nation-wide distribution network. IG International is importing around 80 MT of this sweet and nutritious fruit for consumption majorly in the cities of Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Pune, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Kolkata, Cochin, Patna, and Nagpur. The awareness, consumption and subsequent sales of blueberries are evidently increasing in the country. IG International currently holds a market share of 42% for the superfood with its diverse range of high-quality exotic fruit offerings while blueberry continues to stay at the top in the list of superfoods. The company’s primary customers for blueberries are supermarkets, restaurants and hotels.        


About IG International Pvt. Ltd.:                                                  

With fresh produce procurement spanning 25 countries and handling capacities of over 32 varieties of fruits, IG International has established its mettle in delivering on the diversified tastes of the Indian markets. Dedicated to providing high-quality natural products to its consumers, IG International Pvt. Ltd. is India’s one of the largest fresh produce importers. Dealing with the core activity of importing fresh fruits from all over the world, IG currently secures the best of exotic fruits globally all year round to supply the demand for high-quality fresh produce in India.

​Exportadora Reina Sur:

Aiming to produce 1600 tonnes of blueberries, Reina Sur is ​a Grower-Exporter Company of fresh fruit with more than 12 years of experience in the industry. They mainly export blueberries, cherries, table grapes and stone fruits.