Sellout gathering descends on Global Cherry Summit in Chile, with China taking centre stage

Chile became the epicenter of the world cherry industry Thursday with more than 1,400 attendees and 80 sector businesses gathered at the Monticello Events Center in Santiago to celebrate the 5th edition of the Global Cherry Summit. A large delegation from China, including the Chinese ambassador in Chile, Niu Qingbao, attended the event, organized by Yentzen […]

Fast-working bees could help cherries get to supermarket displays earlier this year

Cherry season is forecasted to arrive early in the UK and the sight of bountiful cherry blossom trees at family-owned Kent Little Sharsted Farm provides visual confirmation.  This year, the UK cherry season has seen an early blossom due to favorable weather conditions. The fruit is expected to hit supermarket shelves as early as the […]

Argentina’s record cherries season could have impact on UK this spring

Following two back-to-back seasons affected by poor weather, which saw export volumes drop, Argentine cherries are looking at a much better 2023-24, the Argentine Chamber of Integrated Cherry Producers (CAPCI) says. CAPCI President Aníbal Caminiti tells the sector is projecting the end of the harvest on Feb. 25, and that he has observed good […]

Warm weather means British cherries will be sweet, plentiful this summer

Despite a very “British start to the year with plenty of rain and chills”, British cherry growers say the recent warmer weather means British cherries will have more flavour than previous years and in time for harvest. Cherries are already arriving at major retailers and are expected through mid-to-late September. Crop levels are expected hit […]

Global Cherry Summit, the sector’s premier event, will bring together leaders in April in Chile

Global Cherry Summit's second edition wows attendees in Chile

The Fourth Global Cherry Summit is set to take place on April 20, 2023, at the Monticello Conference Center in San Francisco de Mostazal, Chile. The summit will bring together more than 900 leaders and international business people from at least a dozen countries, including key cherry producing regions, along with more than 70 businesses sponsoring and exhibiting. The diverse […]

Driscoll’s finalizes acquisition of Berry Gardens in ‘good move for all parties’

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Berry company Driscoll’s has completed the acquisition of UK-based Berry Gardens Limited (BGL), the sales, packaging, and distribution entity of Berry Gardens Growers Limited (BGG). Berry Gardens Limited, the UK’s largest supplier of berries, has grown, distributed and marketed Driscoll’s varieties on an exclusive basis in the UK for more than 20 years. General Manager, […]

Higher volumes forecasted for Chilean cherries, as exporters look to diversify markets

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Chilean cherry volumes are expected to increase by almost 18%, according to Chilean company Decofrut. Exports are forecast to grow by 12 million boxes, totalling 84 million boxes in the upcoming season. During 2021, 96% of the cherry exports for the southern hemisphere came from Chile. As for destination markets, the Far East receives more […]

UK supermarkets primed for another strong cherry season

This year’s bumper crop of cherries, said to be 40% more than in 2021, have begun robustly hitting the shelves at supermarkets across the UK. More than 6,000 tonnes of the delicious stemmed fruit will be in stores through the end of September, according to new data from trade association Love Fresh Cherries. “This year’s […]