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US–China Fruit Trade Set to Increase Under Phase 1 of Bilateral Deal

U.S. blueberries, avocados and nectarines approved for export to China while Chinese citrus, fragrant pears and jujubes approved for export to the U.S. under phase 1 of a new trade deal.

January 24, 2020
Benjamin Henry
Mexico Begins Exporting Bananas to China

Mexico has now begun exporting bananas to China, with its first shipment of 39 tons successfully dispatched. Access to the Chinese market is expected to benefit banana producers in the Mexican states of Tabasco, Chiapas and Colima.

January 24, 2020
Emily F
Cherries from Chile Join Ele.me New Year Promotion

On January 16, just on the eve of the lunar New Year, the Chilean Cherry Committee of the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (ASOEX) teamed up with food delivery service Ele.me to hold the Harvest Your Red Moment and Deliver Happiness Together 2020 Chilean Cherry x Eleme Spring Shopping Festival Launch Ceremony.

January 21, 2020
Produce Report
China Permitted to Export Pears to Brazil, World’s #4 Pear Importer

China receives permission to export pears to Brazil, one of the world’s largest importers of this fruit, a development that is expected to stimulate China’s pear sector.

January 21, 2020
Benjamin Henry
[Press Release] Rain Delays South African Table Grape Packing, Crop Estimate Unchanged

Although summer rain last weekend has slightly delayed table grape packing in South Africa’s Hex River Valley, the crop estimate remains unchanged and the overall impact is expected to be minimal.

January 21, 2020
Produce Report
Yonghui Superstores Added 205 New Stores in 2019, More Growth Expected

Chinese supermarket Yonghui Superstores exhibited tremendous growth in 2019, which is forecast to continue into 2020.

January 17, 2020
Phil K
Moviegoers Enjoy Chilean Blueberry “Blue Pop” Healthy Snack

Serving as a sequel to a highly successful debut last year, Sunday afternoon’s “Blue Pop” film screening encouraged moviegoers to eat blueberries as a tasty and healthy snack both in and out of the home.

January 16, 2020
Dan Siekman
Chilean Blueberry Committee Hosts Launch Event at Wholesale Market

The Chilean Blueberry Committee held a launch event in Zhejiang province to promote Chile’s blueberries in the Chinese market.

January 16, 2020
Phil K
108 Strawberries Sell for $13,700 at Japanese Auction

It is said that the Japanese eat with their eyes. This perception was aptly demonstrated last month when, at an auction in Osaka, 108 strawberries displayed in three luxuriously golden cases sold for 1.5 million yen ($13,700).

January 13, 2020
Jing Zang
ASOEX, Pinduoduo Join Hands for Chinese New Year Cherry Promotion

The Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (ASOEX) has starting this month partnered with China’s Pinduoduo e-commerce platform to promote Chilean cherries during Pinduoduo’s Chinese New Year Shopping Festival.

January 13, 2020
Produce Report

Ignacio Caballero, global marketing director for ASOEX, presents a gift of Chile’s renowned cherries to Pinduoduo co-founder Dong Zao at the launch ceremony for the 2020 Chinese New Year Shopping Festival cooperation, held jointly by ASOEX and Pinduoduo. Photo: Liu Xing.

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