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Fruit breeder IFG unveils plans for $12MM research facility in California

- General News
IFG, the world’s top fruit-breeding and licensing company widely recognized for inventing the Cotton Candy and Sweet Globe grapes, last Tuesday unveiled plans and the name of the company’s new $12 million state-of-the-art research facility and breeding campus at a socially-distanced groundbreaking ceremony.

Sonora grape export forecast smaller than previous seasons

- General News
The Sonora Grape Growers Association (AALPUM) projects 21.5 million 18 lb. (8.2 kg) cartons to be packed and shipped between early May and mid-July, 2021.

Latest Chilean grape export estimate shows 12% lower

- International
Chile’s table grape export estimate for the 2020-21 season has fallen again.

Peruvian table grape exports increase 18% in 2020-2021

- International
In the 2020-2021 season, Peruvian table grape exports reached 464,000 tons, reflecting an increase of 18 percent compared to the 392,000 tons exported the previous season.

Migiva Group partners with Hazel Technologies for grapes

- General News
In line with its commitment to supplying the freshest, most fabulous and flavorful fruit, Migiva Group – a family-owned group of diversified companies in the Americas and owner of fresh produce grower-exporter Agricola Andrea – is excited to reveal its strategic partnership with Hazel Technologies, Inc. in the USA to trial Hazel Tech post-harvest application for grapes on a commercial scale.

Chilean fruit losses triple after heavy rains

- International
Two weeks after heavy rains, the president of Fedefruta, Jorge Valenzuela, says that in some regions there is no fruit being harvested or packed due to the advanced rotting and fungal disease, all while in full season, leading to massive losses for producers.

Grape purchases on the rise according to shopper research data

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According to consumer research by the California Table Grape Commission, more primary shoppers consider fresh grapes to be a staple in their household in 2020 vs. 2019.

Vanguard gives Southern Hemisphere grape crop update

- General News
Vanguard International is sharing detailed grape crop updates from their teams in Peru, Chile and South Africa as harvest and packing seasons are underway.

Grape consumption reveals resistance to sun damage

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A recent human study published in the Journal of the Academy of Dermatology found that consuming grapes protected against ultraviolet (UV) skin damage.

Oppy expands Ocean Spray partnership with grape harvest

- General News
Oppy, the leading grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce from around the world, announced a new grape program building on its exclusive partnership with Ocean Spray, the agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 farmer families.