Morocco’s fresh raspberries gain access to US
Good campaign for Spanish berries
Spain’s raspberry production has begun to fall over the past two weeks, and this decline is set to accelerate over the coming weeks, with the campaign almost 96% complete. In the last three weeks, the average price received by the raspberry farmer has risen 28%, with the week 22 price reaching €5.30/kg - far higher than at the same week in the previous two campaigns.
World blueberry market expands 24% in 2018
The world’s appetite for the sweet superfood shows no signs of abating, with markets across the world expanding. Production struggles to keep pace with demand, prompting increased shipments from all corners of the globe throughout the year. Peru may soon overtake Chile as the world’s leading blueberry exporter. US consumers are particularly hungry for blueberries.
Driscoll’s takes CBC to court for alleged patent infringement
On March 20, berry specialist Driscoll’s has sued California Berry Cultivars (CBC) and its co-founder Douglas Shaw for alleged patent infringement and conversion of its proprietary strawberry varieties. This case follows a previous complaint made by UC Davis against California Berry Cultivars (CBC) in May 2017, when a jury found CBC guilty of “wilful patent infringement”. Following the outcome of this trial, CBC breeding records were made public, allegedly revealing that CBC had been breeding with several of Driscoll’s varieties.
CIV focuses on innovation, presenting 5 new strawberry varieties destined for international markets at the Global Berry Congress 2019 in Rotterdam
A sales strategy that includes working closely with Retailers Category Managers
CIV - Consorzio Italiano Vivaisti [Italian Growers Consortium] in San Giuseppe di Comacchio (Ferrara) - will attend the next Global Berry Congress 2019 (www.berrycongress.com) taking place in Rotterdam on 25-27 March 2019.
Spanish strawberry production area expands 3.5%
Spain’s strawberry production area increased by 3.5% in 2018, from 5,890 hectares to 6,095. The country’s 2017/18 campaign ended with a production of 280,300 tons, 8% less than twelve months earlier, while the production of other berries increased, blueberries (+15%), raspberries (+2%) and blackberries (+8%). Next week, representatives of the Spanish, Italian and French strawberry sectors will meet to review last season and discuss the campaign ahead.
BerryWorld® celebrates 25 years of growing the berry world
Mexico’s berry exports reach US$2.1 billion
Bumper harvest for Chile's blueberry
Chile is experiencing a bumper blueberry harvest this year, but, nevertheless, expects to see a drop in exports next campaign. The high temperatures in the north of the country have led to higher production and exports by Week 40 totalled 174 tons, almost triple the 64 tons exported at the same point in 2017. These numbers have been greatly helped by the resumption of shipments to North America, where 82 tons have been sent. Organic production accounts for 38% of total exports.
Camposol: First anniversary of "The Berry That Cares"
This month we celebrate one year of the presentation of the blueberry brand "The Berry That Cares"(TBTC) and Camposol is very satisfied with its introduction in the market. The intense marketing campaign, launched in 2017, continues throughout the year 2018 in the company´s main markets: North America, Europe and China. The TBTC blueberries are being very well received in the Asian country where they were offered for the first time in 2018.