IG International, having handled blueberries for three years now has brought the first shipment of blueberries from Chile to India, for the season 2020
IG International brings finest quality farm-fresh fruits to consumers
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Renowned fresh fruits importer IG International Pvt. Ltd. is now a part of the global blueberry sector, in partnership with MBO & Mano Babiolakis. Working with an Australian team, IG International has set up a large blueberry production area in India, the first of its kind for IG in India.
The venture began in 2017 and was motivated by a desire to produce the finest blueberries for Indian consumers on Indian soil. This is likely to revolutionise the global blueberry trade.
International Blueberry Organization Summit Rescheduled to 2021
The International Blueberry Organization’s (IBO) 2020 Summit, which was set to take place in Trujillo, Peru between August 10 and 12, 2020, has officially been rescheduled in light of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The event will now be held in the same location between August 22 and 25, 2021.
Record exports of Chilean organic blueberries
The 2019/20 Chilean blueberry season is drawing to a close, with exports down 1.5 per cent to 109,291 tons. In a statement, ASOEX stated that the decline in volume was to be expected given the challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak, particularly in the key Chinese market. "Due to the Coronavirus in China, the market in that country was paralysed after the Chinese New Year for at least three weeks, affecting a portion of containers arrived on those days.”
ABB Growers expands to meet rising blueberry demand
Fred Douven, CEO of ABB Growers © Eurofresh Distribution Magazine
ABB Growers has developed into a representative of blueberry growers from all parts of the globe. The company ensures that the retailers’ requirements for packaging and delivery are met. "Our goal is to service the grower in selling and packing until the product is offered to the retailer," said Fred Douven, CEO of ABB Growers.
31% increase in Chilean blueberries shipped to Asia this season
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Chile has recorded significant growth in its shipments of blueberries to the Far East, this season, with volumes up 31% from the previous campaign, according to data published by Asoex. The Asian market now accounts for 18% of the total export volume. North America has received 48% of the volumes of Chilean blueberries so far this season, 7% down on last season’s volumes. Europe has received 33% of shipments, with a growth of 3%.