Produce/Berries

Peru and Chile smash blueberry export records

Relentless growth of UK berry sector

Parthenope® strawberry from CIV, a winning choice in the Southern Italian areas of the provinces of Caserta and Naples

Parthenope® strawberry from CIV, a winning choice in the Southern Italian areas of the provinces of Caserta and Naples

Published on Mar 15th, 2021
PRESS RELEASE

Testimonies of some producers of Caserta and Naples areas. Parthenope® CIVS115* stands out for its earliness, high percentage of premium fruit, excellent fruit quality and colour in the winter season. Commercially, it has received very positive feedback from large-scale retail channel customers.

US trade commission finds that blueberry imports do not threaten domestic industry

US trade commission finds that blueberry imports do not threaten domestic industry

Published on Feb 24th, 2021
Photo: California Giant Berry

In an official deliberation, the US International Trade Commission has determined that fresh, chilled, or frozen blueberries are not being imported into the United States in such increased quantities as constitute a substantial cause of serious injury, or threat of serious injury, to the domestic industry. As a result, the investigation will end, and the Commission will not recommend a remedy to the President.

Argentine blueberry season wrapped up with stable numbers and higher sea shipments

Sea-buckthorn (hippophae), a new niche berry fore Ukrainian producers 

Sea-buckthorn (hippophae), a new niche berry fore Ukrainian producers 

Published on Nov 24th, 2020

Sea-buckthorn (hippophae), a new niche berry fore Ukrainian producers 

Growing sea-buckthorn is a new trend for Ukrainian farmers, informed Dmitriy Kroshka, head of Ukrsadprom Association. “Although the berry is known by consumers, its industrial production has started a couple of years ago,” he said. “Ukrainian agrarians are rather flexible, they observe new trends and start to cultivate new crops. Such was the case with blueberry in 2016, then of sour cherry in 2017, then of chokeberry, and now the farmers got interested into the sea buckthorn. 

Leadership Change Announced at Fall Creek

Argentine exports of fresh organic blueberries up 70% in 2019

Thx! Announces Independent Advisory and Transparency Board

Thx! Announces Independent Advisory and Transparency Board

Published on Sep 28th, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                        Press release

WESTON, Florida, September 21, 2020 – Thx! Announces the formation of an independent Advisory and Transparency Board to oversee execution of its social impact Mission.

To assist its management and to ensure transparency in its processes, Thx! has enlisted a top notch team of food industry business, marketing and ethics experts.

Chile diversifies blueberry markets 

Chile diversifies blueberry markets 

Published on Sep 28th, 2020

 

The Chilean Blueberry Committee forecasts stable export volumes in 2020-21 despite the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The CBC is working to diversify its export markets, given the current overdependence on the US and China. Although shipments fell to Chile’s main market, the US (-13%), exports to Asia and Europe were up 20% and 8% respectively. 

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