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Mexico’s Sonora grape growers encourage promos with large crop

TUBAC, Ariz. — With a projected 25% increase in grape exports from Sonora, Mexico, this season, the message to importers and marketers is: get the word out and promote.

U.S. grape imports and exports both up in 2018

By value, both U.S. imports and exports of grapes were up in 2018.
Mar 21, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Grapes

Grupo Molina’s Visalia Produce, Fresh Farms merge

Visalia Produce, Kingsburg, Calif., and Fresh Farms, Rio Rico, Ariz., are merging, becoming one sales and distribution company named Fresh Farms.

Imported grapes running higher but good supply anticipated in March

Imported Chilean f.o.b grape prices are up compared with a year ago, but trade sources expect good supply for March promotions.
Mar 06, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Grapes

Have a grape week — make it two, says Sun World

“Make It a Grape Two Weeks.”
Mar 06, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Grapes

Resistance to plastic packaging grows in organics

More organic produce consumers are pushing back against the use of plastic in packaging, but will it matter?

California grape shippers breaking volume records

California table grape growers are shipping record amounts as their season nears an end.

USDA purchases more than $10 million in California grapes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing some late-season relief for California grape growers. 
Dec 04, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Grapes

Chilean fruit exporters assess hailstorm damage

The Chilean fruit industry is assessing the damage to stone fruit, cherries, blueberries, kiwifruit and grapes after a Nov. 12 hailstorm.

Mas Melons & Grapes redesigns website

Mas Melons & Grapes LLC, Rio Rico, Ariz., recently launched a new website design.