Chile teams with Peru to tackle industry issues at Global Grape Convention 2024

For the first time, organizations from Chile and Peru will meet at the Global Grape Convention 2024, to seek solutions to the problems facing the grape sector, as well as provide market information. Grape producers and expoters worldwide have experiencedchange and stress: marked by “climatic factors, the COVID-19 pandemic, logistical issues in origin and destination, […]

Table grape exports from South Africa could soar by double digits in coming year

South Africa forecasts lower table grape crop for 2017-18

South Africa’s table grape export volumes are expected to rise 12% for the coming industry 2023-24 season. The South African Table Grape Industry released this information in its first crop estimate for the new season. The industry expects a 12% increase in volumes inspected for export compared to the actual inspected volumes of the 2022-23 […]

Lettuce, a Spain staple, will take center stage at Fruit Attraction in October

Organisers of Fruit Attraction, the annual conference and trade show held in Madrid in a few weeks, announced a unique feature that will highlight year’s event. In addition to technical sessions and the staple Biofruit and Grape Attraction Congresses, IFEMA MADRID and FEPEX will host “Lettuce Attraction” on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Oct. 3-5 […]

Sun World, now with stronger ties to UK, launches major grapes campaign

Sun World International, LLC has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind global marketing campaign for its Autumncrisp brand green seedless grapes. The fully integrated campaign – expected to be the largest ever for a branded grape – aims to raise retail and consumer awareness and stimulate demand for these grapes. “Over the past 20 years, […]

South African table grape industry forecasts 8% decline in exports in 2022-23

South Africa forecasts lower table grape crop for 2017-18

The South African table grape industry expects 2022-23 season volumes inspected for export to decrease by approximately 8% in comparison to 2021-22 season figures. This estimate was released Oct. 31 by SATI, the South African Table Grape Industry Association, headquartered in Paarl, South Africa. A crop estimate of approximately 71.7 million cartons (4.5kg equivalent) is […]

From the Group Up: How ITUM Drives Grape Innovation In Spain And Beyond

The history of Spanish table grape breeder ITUM is a grassroots success story in the true sense of the word, and it is one that is inextricably linked to the organization’s home region of Murcia. Located in the southwestern corner of Spain, Murcia is today the country’s largest table grape growing region, but this wasn’t always the […]

South Africa table grape industry looks for improvements over 2020-21

Weeks ahead of the season’s first South African grape exports, South Africa’s table grape industry (SATI) released a strong statement on Sept. 22. Growers are expecting a much better season than the previous one. Last season was one of the toughest since the post-deregulation era two decades ago. Increases in production cost input, freight costs […]

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 […]