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Classic Harvest adds senior director of sales for deciduous fruit

Paramus, N.J.-based Classic Harvest has added Chris DeSana as senior director of sales for deciduous fruit.

USDA reports grape exports, output rising in Peru

Peru grape exports will increase by 5% in 2019-20, according to a new estimate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 
Nov 25, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Grapes

Drought dings Chile fruit exports

Chile 2019-20 deciduous fruit exports will dip modestly because of a drought and a decline in planted area, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Sun World licenses grape companies in Chile, Peru

Sun World International LLC, Palm Desert, Calif., has added a Chilean and two Peruvian grape companies to its licensees list.
Nov 20, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Grapes, #Peru, #Chile, #Imports

Drought stressing Chilean fruit growers

Drought conditions in Chile are stressing Chilean fruit producers, according to a new report from Fedefruta, the Federation of Fruit Producers of Chile.

Pacific Trellis starts shipping premium grape line in December

Pacific Trellis Fruit, Los Angeles, has a new line of Dulcinea brand seedless grapes.
Nov 14, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Grapes, #Peru

California grape holdings down, but supply good

Grape buyers don’t need to hit the panic button. California grape holdings are down compared with a year ago, but promotable fruit volumes will be shipped through early January.

USDA listens to importers, pulls California desert grape proposal

Going against a recommendation from the California desert grape growers,  the USDA has withdrawn a proposal to remove varietal exemptions from the desert grape marketing order.

Vanguard establishes Total Quality Management in Peru for grapes

Since Vanguard International expanded production and scope with the purchase of Peru’s Agricola Challapampa in 2016, the company has made investments to ensure a year-round supply from the country.
Oct 23, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Grapes, #Peru, #Imports

Divine Flavor works to extend grape, vegetable seasons

Diviine Flavor, Nogales, Ariz., is focusing on extending the Mexican grape season with fruit from Chile and Peru.