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Posts by: Thomas Drahorad

· 12 September 2018

Italian grapes are planning ahead

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Varietal innovation, a new entrepreneurial logic, new generations of agronomists, greater and more productive skill and professionalism, new investment, a structured and competitive strategy: these are the strong points of an Italian table grape industry that is taking big strides towards a sustainable future on global markets.
Many of these factors are connected. The gradual shift from trade to production, which only began in earnest a few years ago, is seeing large operators distance themselves more and more from the traditional method of buying by the ‘block’ or by weight in the field, where the relationship with production is based on confrontation, on short-term speculation, on contracts that are often only worth the paper on which they are printed.
 
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· 29 June 2018

Italian grapes 2020: varieties, growers, breeders and markets

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The Italian seedless grape industry is moving very rapidly: larger farmersare planting new varieties, the international breeders are investing in Italy, the main players have launched their own programmes of varietal innovation.

The Italian Grapes 2020 report tells you all you need to know in order to take advantage of 57 seedless varieties available from Italy in a 7 months period.

Download the full report (40 pages) here.

Be ready, the next Italian grape season is knocking on the door now and 2020 is just around the corner.

 

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· 22 May 2017

Fresh now! stonefruit, melons and grapes

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We are in full swing with cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, melons, watermelons and soon ready to start with grapes and blueberries.

Check out some pictures of how the fruit looks like now.

 

 

 

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· 23 March 2017

The UK blueberry market and the role of Italy

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The UK market has been so far the main source of growth for the European blueberry growers. And the consumption is still growing (turnover +10,3% YOY).

The specialists see a bright future for blueberries in UK, with some analysts predicting a 62% volume growth by 2021.

The growth is the result of a mix of promtional activities, quality assurance, market segmentation (organic, size differentiation) and flexibility on the packaging.

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· 19 January 2017

See you in Berlin!

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We move to Berlin from February 8th to 10th to meet our customers and suppliers.

 

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