UK seeing declines in avocado exports from Chile

Frosts and lower temperatures have had a negative impact on Chilean avocado production, according to a report from the US Department of Agriculture, and is already having an impact on the UK market. Exports for the marketing year 2022-23 overall are expected to decrease by 20% over the previous season, tumbling to 104,420 metric tonnes. […]

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

Produce notes: Freshfel urges EU sector to support 2021 Fruit and Veg initiative

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 […]

Perishable Pundit: Chile sits at political precipice

When we launched The Global Trade Symposium as a sister event to The New York Produce Show and Conference, we knew for sure who we wanted to get to keynote that event. Mary Anastasia O’Grady, an Opinion Columnist for The Wall Street Journal, who writes The Americas column: Mary Anastasia O’Grady writes “The Americas,” a weekly column on politics, economics […]

UK’s Hancock receives visionary award at Global Cherry Summit 2022

Matt Hancock, Managing Director of UK cherry specialist Norton Folgate, was recognized for his impact during the Global Cherry Summit 2022. Taking place in Chile, The Global Cherry Summit 2022 brings together industry leaders and professionals from different growing countries, and is the first in-person installment of the event since 2019. During the event, Gustavo […]

Global Cherry Summit kicks off next week in Chile

Produce notes: Freshfel urges EU sector to support 2021 Fruit and Veg initiative

The cherry industry has been facing various challenges in recent seasons. From 2020, when cherry growers around the world were seriously affected by the outbreak of COVID, to the most recent Southern Hemisphere season, which ended with enormous delays and challenges in national and international logistics that have impacted the exports in general. This is […]

Yentzen discusses Ukraine, Russia and the Impact on Latin American Producers

Ecuador reassures UK of continued fruit supply, with ports running at 100%

For many years Gustavo Yentzen has organized a Latin American themed panel discussion at The Global Trade Symposium of The New York Produce Show and Conference and one of the things that has become clear is that so many things have secondary effects that impact producing countries. With war raging in the Ukraine and global sanctions against Russia, the […]

Experts provide valuable insights to cherry industry ahead of Chilean season

The virtual summit “The New Challenges of the Cherry Industry”, the second webinar held by the Global Cherry Summit, the main annual event for professionals in the cherry industry successfully took place on Thursday. With over 850 participants, the webinar included keynote presentations that provided attendees with tools to face the future of the industry. Various presentations […]

New Initiatives in Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit

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The Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters (SHAFFE) was founded in the early 1990’s from the leading trade organisations from Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa and Uruguay. The idea was to form a common platform for exchange on the most crucial market access matters in Northern Hemisphere markets, including phytosanitary […]