Grape Attraction: 5 big consumer trends for the next year include nod to ‘green reality’

More than 90,000 visitors attended the recent 15th Fruit Attraction fair and conference in Madrid, which showcased agricultural industries of 135 countries. The convention included the 7th iteration of Grape Attraction, which explored the table grape sector in Europe and the world. Desmond Jas, head of sales and marketing at Olympic Fruit, based in the Netherlands, analyzed […]

Leading breeder’s contribution to Cotton Candy and other grape varieties

Exchange rate challenge hits Italian grape exporter in UK market

One of the most important produce breeders in the world is about to retire from his position at the University of Arkansas. The American Pomological Society is giving him an honor, as did the Arkansas Blackberry Growers Association. He already won the National Plant Breeders Association Impact Award. He has been named a Fellow of the American Society […]

Global Grape Summit 2022: From 6 continents, industry gathers to build the future

A drumroll please… Each event we do requires the generous participation of a global selection of industry experts. For 2022, we moved The Global Grape Summit from its previous location in London to Bakersfield, California, in the heart of the California grape industry. Yet the faculty comes from across the globe, from Europe to Australia, […]

New Greek grape varieties from Jupiter Group look promising

Ahead of its commercial Greek grape season, Jupiter Group has been testing promising new grape varieties. Into their fifth year as the master license holders of ARRA varieties in Greece, the international growers, who specialize in grape and citrus production have shared their excitement about two new grape varieties in test phase. “It is brilliant to see […]

South Africa table grape growers finish harvest, with numbers down for UK

South Africa forecasts lower table grape crop for 2017-18

The South Africa Table Grape Industry Association (SATI) has wrapped up the 2021-22 harvest season, posing intake levels of 77.6 million boxes, 3.6 percent ahead of levels at the same week last year. In a statement, SATI confirmed that all the country’s growing regions have completed packing. Exports can still continue but the association gave an update […]