THE NEWSLETTER TO SHARE FRESH NEWS, TRENDS, AND EVENTS
We are so happy to share again the latest news from SNFL Group. We have always been in the fields with you, growers, to develop the best varieties in the table grape industry, to improve your production based on the consumers’ needs. We do trust in your feedback to build a healthier future.
At SNFL Group, our purpose is to drive the creation of a new generation of healthier table grape varieties to contribute to the success of growers, distribution networks, and consumers around the world by aligning innovation with market trends.
As we are one of the world’s leading table grape R&D companies, that’s why, for over 20 years we have been breeding and developing new table grape varieties and licensing our products to all major table grape industries worldwide. Our Innovation Center in Spain has the most advanced technologies, and our multidisciplinary team of experts is formed of geneticists, molecular biologists, agronomists, and technicians of the highest level.
The 2021/2022 Peruvian table grape export season, which runs
from September to March, has ended with great results!
According to information obtained from Provid (Peruvian Association of Table Grape Producers), the 2021/2022 season closed with a total of 21,099 hectares of table grapes, of which 9,597 correspond to installed hectares of white varieties. An increase of 22% compared to 2020, and Peru is the world’s leading exporter of fresh grapes. This season (2022), an increase of 12% is expected for Peruvian grape exports. Fernando Cillóniz Benavides, the Peruvian engineer, projected that the marked difference between the previous and current season would be apparent by the end of March 2023, according to the interview conducted by PortalFrutícola.com.
During this season 2021/22, +11 million boxes of SNFL varieties were shipped from Peru, meaning an increase of boxes of +45% this season. Allison™ has turned into the 3rd most exported grape variety in this country.
By the way, with the celebration of Open Day in Peru in January 2022, we invited licensed growers and nurseries in Peru to participate in a commercial presentation of our varieties, and technical visits to the test block of Agrícola Don Ricardo varieties.
From SNFL Peru, we would like to thank again to our growing partners Pedregal and Corporación Agrolatina for showcasing our SNFL varieties. More than 50 people have been participating in the event!
Stay tuned, we will keep you updated!
1. Perú se convierte en el primer exportador mundial de uvas. (2022). Vivero Los Viñedos. https://bit.ly/3wYPcsL
2. Cierra una exitosa campaña de uvas. (2022, 10 April). FreshFruit. https://bit.ly/3z8zuwr
3. Leadership of white grapes in the Peruvian fields increases. (2022, 23 May). Tridge. https://bit.ly/3PUovNm
DID YOU KNOW?
Table grapes are among the most popular fruits for a
Consumers’ interest towards food with healthy and sustainable characteristics is growing and consumers show willingness to pay a premium price for those products that meat with those characteristics. In this context, table grapes could be considered a product with functional characteristics since they offer a wealth of health beneﬁts due to their high nutrient and antioxidant contents.
Moreover, its production and distribution are increasingly affected by sustainability concerns.
Heavy consumers of fruit are the ones who “eat fruit as a snack” & “for breakfast” and with a “healthy mindset”.
Now everything has almost returned to normal, fruit consumers have shifted their preferences toward more tropical flavours and snackable fruits.
Both in the USA and UK, fruit consumers stated that grapes are the most snackable fruit followed by bananas and apples. In Germany, grapes are the 3rd fruit preferred for snacking. In United Kingdom, fresh grapes continue gaining popularity in the fruit bowl and, at home consumption, grapes account for 10% of the content of the fruit bowl.
Table grapes are among the most popular fruits in European consumption.
On the other hand, unlike berries, grapes are an affordable everyday fruit that can be purchased with significant frequency.
As stated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, worldwide, table grape consumption is projected up 25,1 million tons, with Asia representing 71% of the global consumption, followed by Europe 15% and America 14%.5
In the meanwhile, in countries such as Brazil, “table grapes were not a product with much value and their consumption was mostly seasonal. Now, thanks to the introduction of new seedless varieties in recent years”, such as Timpson™, from SNFL Group, table grape is “increasingly perceived as an attractive and tasty healthy snack“, says Helia Mendonça, Sales Manager for Brazil of Fazendas Labrunier, the largest producer of table grapes in Brazil, based in Petrolina, in the state of Pernambuco.
Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of fresh grapes grew by 5.67%, from $8.81B to $9.31B. In 2020 the top exporters of fresh grapes were Chile ($1.06B), China ($1.04B), Peru ($1.01B), Italy ($828M), and the United States ($784M).
0. AM FRESH-commissioned study run in 2019. Online survey among 2000 UK fruit shoppers and 1475 USA fruit shoppers and 1300 fruit shoppers in Germany.
1. Business, ICI. (2021, 12 January). The European market potential for table grapes. CBI. Ministery of Foreign Affairs. https://bit.ly/3M31moA
2. «Investment in new seedless varieties has led to an increase in grape consumption in Brazil». (2022, 25 May). Fresh Plaza. https://bit.ly/3x4lqmx
3. Seccia, A., Viscecchia, R., & Nardone, G. (2019, January). Table grapes as functional food: Consumer preferences for health and environmental attributes. ResearchGate. https://bit.ly/3x0475Q
4. The Observatory of Economic Complexity
5. USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
6. The Observatory of Economic Complexity
SPOTLIGHT ON OUR GROWERS
Meet our licensed growers around the world.
“As a grower, you do not want to worry about the colour or over-shatter during bad weather conditions. Allison™ showed fantastic colour, size and great crunch. Allison™ is easy to grow and easy to pick”.
“Timpson™ received remarkable feedback from the buyers. The young vines had exceptional yield with consistent quality Timpson™ is indeed an easy to grow grape with minimal inputs and less labour management issues. It was one pass pick and we picked a good quantity of grapes”.
“The experience with Ivory™ is very positive. In fact, we took the decision to plant about 17 hectares of this variety here. It is one of the early white varieties with good production, high fertility. This type of variety offers you the versality of using low hand labor to complete its process.”
“Freshness, innovation and global positioning: these are three of the main priorities for SNFL Group. We are working to create the next generation of healthier varieties of table grapes, and we are achieving this thanks to our network of licensed growers worldwide that have been trusting us for years. Together we will lead the change to better serve the success of growers, retailers and consumers around the globe”.
Chairman at SNFL Group
MEET THE TEAM
If there is one thing that sets SNFL Group apart, it is a team made up of people
who are passionate about what they do.
Our professional family is growing!
“Working for a world-leading agricultural research and development company is an incredible experience. Furthermore, connecting with all the team worldwide, coordinating the activities globally, and the excellent work environment make working there a pleasure.”
R&D Technologist Mexico
“With +10 years of agronomical knowledge, I am excited to contribute to take the development of table grape varieties to the next level. Participating to SNFL Group varieties growth in the field, providing the best recommendations to the growers, is a wonderful challenge.”
Marie-Anne de Béjarry
Global Marketing & Communication Manager
“I am very excited and proud to be part of the SNFL family and take the challenge of converting SNFL Group as the main referent in the table grape community, consolidating our relationship with growers, retailers and consumers, around the world.”
What have you missed
Our Open Day in México
SNFL Group is one of the world’s leading table grape R&D companies. For over 20 years we have been breeding and developing new table grape varieties and licensing their production around the world.