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31% increase in Chilean blueberries shipped to Asia this season

31% increase in Chilean blueberries shipped to Asia this season

Published on Feb 06th, 2020
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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%.

Russian growers of berries will discuss the berry market outlook at Berries of Russia conference

Russian growers of berries will discuss the berry market outlook at Berries of Russia conference

Published on Jan 29th, 2020

The 3rd International Conference «Berries of Russia 2020» will be organized by the Russian Berry Union and FruitNews Information Agency on February 27–28, 2020 in Kazan.

Growth through variety renewal of blueberries from Chile

Growth through variety renewal of blueberries from Chile

Published on Oct 14th, 2019

Fresh blueberry exports from Chile, which are available from October to April, are expected to grow again during the 2019-2020 season, reaching an estimated 115,000 tons, which is a four percent increase compared to the previous season.

This growth stems from new plantings implemented the past few years with the goal of variety renewal, and the ultimate result of an increase in the planted area and production in Chile.

Chinese blueberry market growing exponentially

Seen at the 2016 IBO Summit

Seen at the 2016 IBO Summit

Published on Dec 20th, 2016

The sixth edition of the IBO Summit took place in Concordia, Argentina, and Salto, Uruguay, over September 20-22.

Organised by the International Blueberry Organization (IBO), the event attracted over 400 exhibitors and visitors from around the world.

Here is our snapshot of some of the leading companies present there.

All about blueberries in Latin America

All about blueberries in Latin America

Published on Dec 14th, 2016

Find out why Chile is in a leading position, how Argentina seeks to differentiate itself based on the taste of its blueberries, what is changing in terms of Mexico's blueberry expertise, and more.

Peru establishes itself as major player in region

Peak Quality more asparagus and blueberries

Peak Quality more asparagus and blueberries

Published on Nov 07th, 2016

Located in the city of Ica, 300 kilometres south of Lima, Peak Quality is a company founded in 2005 dedicated to the cultivation, packaging and export of fresh green asparagus.

“We’re a production company with 200 ha of our own cultivation. We also buy in produce from other certified farmers in the area but our aim is to gradually increase our own production area in the years to come.” said head of operations Carlos Aparcana.

The company shifts an annual volume of 900,000 5kg boxes, exporting 60% to the US and 40% to Europe.

Delta Berries: diversification and integration for growth

Delta Berries: diversification and integration for growth

Published on Oct 27th, 2016

This blueberry grower, packer and exporter is located in the Concordia region, which supplies 50% of Argentina’s total blueberry volume, in the province of Entre Ríos. The company was set up 10 years ago and three years ago began to export directly, showing constant growth.

Hortifrut & Munger Brothers, LLC to merge

Hortifrut & Munger Brothers, LLC to merge

Published on Apr 11th, 2016

Munger Brothers, LLC (California, US) and Hortifrut S.A. (Santiago, Chile) – both Naturipe Farms partners – have signed a memorandum of understanding to merge the Munger’s berry business with Hortifrut, S.A.

To be called Munger-Hortifrut North America, Inc., the new subsidiary of Hortifrut S.A. will manage its North American berry operations.

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