From the Southern Hemisphere, the best grapes on the market are in Salix!
The first loads of grapes from the Southern Hemisphere have already come out, kicking off a long-awaited season.
Despite COVID-19 and the uncertainty generated by traffic restrictions, a lack of manpower, and rising logistics costs, expectations for 2021 are promising.
Peruvian grape export growth is expected given the varietal change and its position in the world. Its fruit stands out for its quality and price, in addition to having the certifications to reach all markets.
Peru has managed to provide a large number of different varieties and a fruit with a long post-harvest life.
Chilean grapes, favorites in the US and China, have had a great start to the season with a very good volume of Crimson Seedless and Red Globe.
Regarding the demand for South African grapes, it has grown exponentially in recent years, especially from the European Union, which represents more than half of the market that consumes this fruit. Also, thanks to its wide selection of new and improved varieties, it has been very well received in North America and Asia.
“We have had a very good impact on the first shipments this year,” says Juan Gonzalez Pita, Founder of Salix, adding: “The demand for seedless grapes has increased a lot, but the introduction of new varieties has given rise to more options. and greater competition”.
Salix is a global import-export company of fresh fruit, an American Company based in Atlanta. It also has offices in Philadelphia, Chicago, South Africa and Argentina. The firm has more than 15 years of experience in the fresh fruit business. Recently added a new business unit, processed foods.
Salix has a wide portfolio of over 25 produce items, but focuses on apples, lemons, oranges, tangerines, pears and grapes. The company works with more than 80 loyal growers in 18 countries, and 400 customers in 57 countries.
Salix was founded in 2013 by Juan González Pita and Luis Elortondo.