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Pouch bags are package of choice

Pouch bags have become the No. 1 choice for packing table grapes, but most California grower-shippers say they also pack a certain amount of clamshell containers.
Jun 25, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Grapes, #Packaging

Hronis Inc. adds storage space

Delano, Calif.-based Hronis Inc. has completed a 30,000-square-foot cold storage addition for table grapes, said Pete Hronis, senior vice president of sales and marketing.
Jun 25, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Grapes

Three-pronged campaign to spread the word about California grapes

Whether they’re thumbing through a magazine, checking out their smartphones or tuning in to a traffic report on their car radios, consumers will be learning a lot about California table grapes this summer.
Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Grapes

Grapes boost summer sales at retail

Thanks to year-round availability made possible by imports, table grapes no longer are a seasonal item.
Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Grapes, #Produce Retail

Organic growth continues

Consumers love organic grapes.
Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Grapes, #Organics

Late start for California grapes

This could be a year like no other for California’s table grape industry.

Global grape breeders form alliance to halt variety theft

Four fruit breeders, whose operations span across the globe and have a focus on table grapes, has formed The Breeders Alliance Co. Ltd. in an effort to halt illegal appropriation of proprietary varieties.
Jun 06, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Grapes

Oppenheimer’s Sun World grape program expands availability

The Oppenheimer Group is able to offer grapes grown in Southern Hemisphere country, as dictated by demand.

Blanc Vineyards partners with the National Basketball Association

Proprietary grape varieties will be highlighted in a new deal crafted between Blanc Vineyards and the National Basketball Association.
Jun 03, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Grapes

South African exports of deciduous fruit rise

Exports of apple, pears, and grapes continue to rise from South Africa, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.