Turners & Growers Partner with Unifrutti Chile to Produce Peruvian Grapes

Thu. September 11th, 2014 - by Jordan Okumura

PERU – Turners & Growers and Unifrutti have formed a joint venture to invest in the development and cultivation of prime agricultural land in Piura, Peru.

Yahoo! Small Business reports that this venture aims to meet the increase in the global demand for quality Peruvian table grapes.  The planting should begin by the end of this year, with the first commercial volumes harvested in late 2015.

“The partnership with Unifrutti makes a lot of sense. They have significant experience in the development of vineyards and infrastructure in South America and have superior new table grape varieties within their portfolio. We currently enjoy an excellent commercial relationship with Unifrutti Chile, and we are extremely pleased to be developing a Joint Venture with a company of such high caliber in the South American region,” Alastair Hulbert, Chief Executive of Turners & Growers said.

Turners & Growers has a successful and extensive global table grape trading business, and Unifrutti is a Chilean-based fresh fruit growing, packing and exporting company.

Jorge Massanes, Executive Vice President of Unifrutti Chile said, "We are very excited with this joint venture. Investing in Peru is something that has been one of our priorities and finding the right partner was the challenge.  Our commercial relationship with Delica and their top management, plus their experience in Peru, made Turners & Growers the perfect partner. Table grapes are one of our key products and through this partnership we will be able to better serve our clients by expanding our shipping season."

This partnership should help satisfy the global increase in demand for table grapes by allowing both companies to work off of each other’s strengths.

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