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2019

June 17, 2019 Great Britain a market of reference for seedless grapes

According to Ventura, seeded grapes will not disappear in Italy, but only high-quality varieties will remain. “In the UK, America and other markets consuming seedless grapes, this phase occurred 40 years ago. If they survived it, so can we.” Read more…

June 14, 2019 Global Grape Summit wrap-up part four: Retailing in China and the U.K. markets

China may not be the world’s biggest table grape import market, but it is rapidly building a taste for seedless and newer varieties, becoming an increasingly attractive destination for many exporters. George Liu began his presentation by highlighting the monumental growth of the Chinese e-commerce market. Read more…

June 13, 2019 Global Grape Summit wrap-up Part III: Ensuring success in the future

The grape market, he said, was becoming increasingly segmented into ‘value’ and ‘quality’. “In the apple category it’s really clear – there are Fujis and there are Honeycrisps,” he said. “There are two different apples and two different prices. They look the same, relatively speaking. They’re both red-stripe apples, as we call them, but the consumer knows them differently. We’ve marketed them that way differently.” Read more…

June 12, 2019 Global Grape Summit wrap-up part two: Consumer response to new varieties

Total market share of white grapes over the last four years has declined by 3%, while red grapes have increased 4%, black grapes have risen 70%, and purchases of mixed grapes have grown 33%. Read more…

June 11, 2019 Global Grape Summit wrap-up part one: International panorama and spotlight on Peru

A major trend has been the rapid introduction of newer varieties and the replacement of older cultivars such as Flame. These new varieties, combined with new production regions entering into markets, are contributing to supply gaps being closed in the two biggest import markets – the U.S. and Europe, he said. Read more…

June 6, 2019 Oppy to market Sun World proprietary grapes of multiple origins

“This is meaningful for Oppy because it broadens our grape portfolio with many of the exciting varieties our customers are seeking,” said Bill Poulos, grape category director. “We’re honored to have been selected among the handful of marketers granted a standard import license, which enables us to partner with a wide span of growers throughout the Southern Hemisphere—and beyond—in this innovative program.” Read more…

June 5, 2019 Q&A with El Ciruelo’s Rupert Maude: A crystal ball for the table grape industry

Ten years on, the only thing I would say with any certainty is fruit will continue to be consumed. I would be very surprised if grapes didn’t continue to be a very popular product — as to how it would reach the customer or the final user, in what format, that I think is beyond me. Read more…

May 31, 2019 Vanguard International chosen by Sun World Innovations to market patented grapes

Vanguard International has announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Vanguard Direct LLC, has been chosen by Sun World Innovations as one of a group of select companies to market and sell its proprietary grape varieties in North America.“We are thrilled to partner with Sun World Innovations to bring these great tasting grape varieties to market,” says Craig Stauffer, CEO, Vanguard International. Read more…

May 29, 2019 Be In The Room Where It Happens: The Global Grape Summit

Now, long term, of course, it is unlikely that this business can succeed if the growing community does not prosper. In the same article, we pointed out some deep concerns of the California grape growing community: 1) California’s minimum wage law raising the cost of production. 2) Worldwide over-production of grapes. 3) Mexico on the front end and Peru on the back end, eliminating the once profitable shoulder seasons. 4) Many new varieties not delivering on a promise of better taste, but still costing in royalties and licensing fees. 5) Consolidation on the buying end of the business, allowing for great pricing pressure to be put on producers. 6) Spain and other producers competing for Asian business that once was exclusively a market for California grapes. Of course, many of these concerns are global. In Spain, they worry about Morocco; in Chile, they worry about massive plantings in Peru, etc. Read more…

May 25, 2019 Sun World grants 10 licenses for its full line of proprietary grapes

Sun World Innovations has designated a panel of leading U.S. and Canadian fruit companies to import its proprietary branded table grape varieties to North America, President David Marguleas announced. The newly licensed importers are Camposol Fresh U.S.A. Inc.; The Oppenheimer Group; Dayka & Hackett LLC; Divine Flavor International LLC; Dole Fresh Fruit Co.; Fresh Flavor International Inc.; North American Produce Buyers Limited CCPC; Summit Produce Inc.; Vanguard Direct LLC; and William H. Kopke Jr. Inc./Southern Fruit Import Co. Read more…

May 18, 2019 New Table Grape Varieties Lifting Sales and Boosting Category in South Africa Market, Says Freshmark 

There is a definite ceiling price for new cultivars. Consumers are still uneducated when it comes to different varieties and most consumers only know a red, black or white grape. Some of the newer varieties that are proving particularly popular with South African consumers are Autumn Crisp, Adora, Sweet Globe, Candy Hearts, and Cotton Candy. But she noted that the latter two only sell well at the correct price point, and consumers are often not willing to pay the premium. Read more…

May 07, 2019 Vanguard Expects New Grape Varieties Next Season Following Peru Packhouse Upgrade

Vanguard International says that in the next Southern Hemisphere table grape season it will offer a range of new varieties which will be packed at its upgraded facility in Peru. “Our new varieties offer consumers great taste with large, crispy, and crunchy berries,” says Dirk Winklemann, business development officer, Vanguard Direct. The new varieties will include Icon Firestar, Allison, Midnight Beauty, Adora, and Autumn Crisp. Read more…

May 06, 2019 Sun World Divests it’s Farming and Focuses its resources on Genetics, Branding, and Licensing

BAKERSFIELD, CA – Sun World International LLC (Sun World) today announced the sale of it’s leased and owned California farming property to an investor group, which has contracted with Sun Pacific to farm the vineyards. The acquired entity will be called Famous Vineyards.

This move triggers a redeployment of resources to Sun World Innovations the company’s technology, breeding, and licensing business. Read more…

Red Seedless Supplies Low Following “Complicated” Period In Table Grape Market, Says Importer

A changing political landscape, as well as atypical season lengths and volumes, has had a marked impact on the European table grape industry over the last few months, says Robert van Melle, the head of grapes at Origin Fruit Direct. Read more…

April 15th, 2019 Global Grape Summit Announces Stellar Lineup of Panelists, insightful sessions

A star-studded lineup of speakers and panelists including retailers, exporters, marketers, and breeders from around the world have been announced for the first-ever edition of the Global Grape Summit, which takes place in London on 5 June, 2019. Numerous educational sessions have also been scheduled to provide attendees with insights they need to be successful in a fast-moving industry. Read more…

April 08th, 2019 Grape growers seek more flavorful varieties

Some retailers want consumers to know which varieties they’re buying so they can differentiate their stores from the competition, while others simply want a good-tasting grape, he said. Fuller said promoting branded grapes in-store and in print has been one way of connecting with consumers, but increasingly, “social media space is where things are trending.” Read more…

March 05th, 2019 Sun World unveils “Make it a Grape Two Weeks” retail promotion

Sun World International, LLC announced today that they will launch an in-store and online promotion opportunity called “Make It A Grape Two Weeks” during peak grape season in the U.S. The two-week campaign aims to support retailers in driving sales of Sun World’s proprietary grapes including ADORA SEEDLESS®, AUTUMNCRISP®, MIDNIGHT BEAUTY®, SABLE SEEDLESS®, and SCARLOTTA SEEDLESS® brand grapes. Read more…

February 25th, 2019 AUTUMNCRISP® and ADORA SEEDLESS driving Sun World’s global growth. 

Two of the company’s newer table grape releases that are driving some of the highest growth at the moment are Autumn Crisp, a late-season seedless green grape, and Adora Seedless, a late-season black grape. Sun World has a number of new early and late ripening white, red and black table grapes in the pipeline, Marguleas said. They are all seedless, many with neutral flavor profiles and some with new fruity flavors as well. Read more…

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February 21st, 2019 New windows force Hex hands

The shortening of the marketing window for table grape growers in South Africa’s Hex River Valley is forcing them to change their packing and marketing strategies – resulting in a greater emphasis on new, larger and more modern packhouses. Viljoen says in the past more rapid expansion in the east has not been possible because the company has not had the right cultivars to do so. “It is a niche market looking for extra-large berries of certain cultivars. We now have Midnight Beauty, Sweet Joy, Sweet Sapphire, and Sweet Globe which will be suitable for this kind of expansion.” Read more…

January 28th, 2019 South Africa: Good harvesting conditions lead to good quality grapes

In South Africa ,the early grape producing regions are winding down packing, while the later regions are in full swing. Harvesting conditions have been good throughout all the regions, there was a little rain in Berg River but according to the South African Table Grape Industry statement it only had minimal impact, overall the good conditions have ensured a good quality grape harvest. Read more…

January 25th, 2019 T&G, Laris Manis promote Adora to Indonesia

With a focus on healthy snacking for families, Laris Manis Utama in collaboration with T&G Global as the market developer for Sun World Indonesia held a number of promotional activities for Sun World’s Adora black seedless grapes between November and December 2018. The purpose of the event was to [encourage the] community to start consuming healthy snacks, because so far, as we know there are still many snacks that are of low quality which can endanger the health of children and families,” Laris Manis Utama said in a statement. Read more…

January 8th, 2019 Chile Looks to Build on top Exporter Status

In terms of overall produce value, Chile is now the fourth largest exporter of fruits and vegetables in the world and the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere, accounting for 59 percent of fruit exports from the region. Among their top exports to the United States are grapes, watermelon, stone fruit, cherries, and citrus, which keep the fruit pipeline flowing when the fruit is in short supply or unavailable from domestic growers. There is also an expanding number of companies like Sun World International LLC, Bakersfield, Calif., that export U.S.-grown produce to Central and South America. Read more…

2018

December 12th, 2018 Grape producer reports a significant increase in export volume

Grape company Sun World International has reported it has grown its export volume over the past few years. Specifically, Sun World International said it has grown their export volume by 40 percent year over year for the last three years with the company attributing strong receiver partnerships for the rise in volume this season. Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Korea are some of the countries the company said it has grown its brand presence. Read more…

December 11th, 2018 How businesses interpret the PMA/United Fresh Ethical Charter

Sun World, Bakersfield, Calif., a grower and exporter of grapes, talked with farmworkers and community members to find solutions to California’s farm labor shortage while improving their working conditions and support systems, Marguleas said. In early 2018, the company helped launch California Harvesters Inc., an employee benefits company that provides members with better pay, health benefits and access to education, according to Marguleas. Now, Sun World finds its laborers through that independent cooperative.“As more growers become aware of this, and the labor pool continues to tighten, it will broaden its reach,” Marguleas said in the webinar. Read more…

November 14th, 2018 PMA, United Fresh host web seminar on Ethical Charter

The Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association, which jointly launched the Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices, are offering a web seminar as they seek endorsers of the document. The Dec. 4 seminar is at 11 a.m. Pacific/2 p.m. Eastern. Participants can register online. PMA CEO Cathy Burns and United Fresh President and CEO Tom Stenzel will discuss the charter, and representatives of companies that have endorsed it will also speak: Soren Bjorn, president of Driscoll’s of the Americas; David Marguleas, executive vice president of Sun World International LLC; and Preston Witt, human rights director of global sustainability and compliance for Costco Wholesale. This is the first web seminar on the Ethical Charter, and its goal is to “inform participants and future endorsers why the associations launched this collaboration, share the vision of the Charter and how it was developed, and discuss the Charter’s values, goals and principles,” according to a news release. Read more…

November 6th, 2018 Good retail relationships and quality will carry South African grapes through the season

The white grape season has started in the northern regions of South Africa amid sweltering temperatures last week. Early Sweet (pictured right) opens the season at Schoonbee Landgoed, in Limpopo Province, with the following weeks seeing a quick succession of Prime and Flame, then Starlight and MIDNIGHT BEAUTY®. Rain and cooler temperatures at the moment will be a boon for the color development for which the area is known. Read more…

October 10th, 2018 Sun World to showcase proprietary fall grapes at PMA

Bakersfield, Calif.– Grape category leader Sun World International will showcase their late season’s best proprietary grapes at this year’s PMA Fresh Summit, including red SCARLOTTA SEEDLESS®, green AUTUMNCRISP®, and black ADORA SEEDLESS® brand grapes. Over the past three years, Sun World has seen tremendous growth in grape volume with this year yielding the largest crop in the company’s history. “We expect the great quality we are seeing in our vineyards so far to continue throughout the rest of the table grape season, providing more opportunity for promotable volumes,” Vice President of Sales Jason Fuller said. “To support this historic volume, Sun World is strategically working toward expanding its global export business and growing and strengthening the Sun World brand both domestically and internationally.” Read more…

September 28th, 2018 “I look forward to connecting fresh produce companies around the world”

At this year’s PMA Fresh Summit, David Marguleas will be welcomed as PMA’s Board Chair. Marguleas has been involved in the produce industry for more than 30 years and currently oversees Sun World Innovations. “I am thankful for this opportunity,” he said. In the next 12 months, I look forward to bringing PMA’s vision to life by bringing together the global produce and floral community to grow a healthier world.” Read more…

August 21st, 2018 Brazil’s Argofruta licensed to market Sun World grapes.

Sun World Innovations added the Brazilian company to its list of licensed growers, allowing Argofruta to expand seedless production and give them access to domestic and international markets, according to a news release. Argofruta, Petrolina, Brazil, specializes in grapes, but also grows melons, ginger, limes, mangoes, guavas and passion fruit. Total Produce PLC purchased Argofruta in 2016. “We are pleased to appoint Argofruta, to help bolster our presence in the global fruit trade,” Garth Swinburn, Sun World vice president of licensing, said in the release. “We’re confident that providing further access to our seedless proprietary varieties will allow producers to maximize their revenues while increasing the seedless grape volume in Brazil and the visibility of our varietal brands.” Read more…

August 13th, 2018 U.S: California grape season “turning a corner,” says Sun World.

The U.S. grape season is now picking up after a slow campaign from Mexico and California’s Coachella Valley, with the San Joaquin crop looking to be around a record level. Jason Fuller, vice president of domestic sales at California-based grape and stonefruit breeder Sun World, said the company was poised to have its biggest harvest volume on record. “For the overall grape industry in San Joaquin – although it is very early in the season – we do see at this point in time close-to-record or above-record type numbers hanging in the vineyard,” he told Fresh Fruit Portal. He said the volumes were leading to opportunities to be promotable with retailers, following what has been a sluggish few months. Read more…

August 8th, 2018 Sun World’s explosive growth leads to promotable opportunities for retailers

Bakersfield, Calif.– Grape category leader Sun World International will have a record amount of Sun World proprietary grape varieties this coming fall including their flagship “late season trio”: SCARLOTTA SEEDLESS®, AUTUMNCRISP®, and ADORA SEEDLESS® brand grapes. The company’s grape volume has grown a record amount overall. This year, retailers can plan aggressive promotions from mid-September through mid-November. Read more…

To learn more about Sun World’s grape varieties and product offerings, visit https://www.sunworld. com/types-of-grapes. 

June 21st, 2018 Sun World offers black grape sales tip

According to Sun World International, retailers are reporting category growth, market share growth, and improved margins through a key strategy of running black only grape ads…“Currently, we see 40 per cent of all grape sales are on promotion,” Sun World executive vice president Gordon Robertson said. “Customers that are running black only ads are seeing category lift and improved margins. Read more…

May 24th, 2018 Sun Richard Bagdasarian’s Franz De Klotz Talks 2018’s Coachella Table Grape and Veg Seasons

COACHELLA, CA – Richard Bagdasarian, Inc., worldwide marketer of fresh fruits and vegetables grown exclusively in California’s Coachella Valley, is off to the races for its 2018 season, giving retailers a taste of several new table grape varieties. “We’re very excited for our grape season this year, as we are introducing several new varieties. Bagdasarian will now be offering retailers MIDNIGHT BEAUTY®, SABLE SEEDLESS®, AUTUMNCRISP®, Sweet Sapphire, and Jack’s Salute for the first time,” Franz says. “We had a late start this year due to some unusually cool temperatures, but we’re expecting our Coachella Valley grape harvest that will go through the week of July 16th.”Read more…

April 24th, 2018 Sun World Celebrates Earth Day With Plans To Install Solar-Powered Vineyards

Bakersfield, Calif.– Grape category leader Sun World International, LLC, is planning to install 921 kilowatts (kW) of solar-powered photovoltaic (PV) facilities at four new ranches in the Central Valley of California. With this project, the company aims to have 10 percent of their power generated. Read more…

A group of solar photovoltaic panels powering a California vineyard, reducing the carbon footprint

April 23rd, 2018 Agritech California desert grapes ready for early May start

California’s Coachella Valley grape harvest is expected to begin between May 7-10, with crop prospects off slightly from a year ago.Despite cool weather in parts of February and March, Nick Bozick, president Mecca, Calif.-based Richard Bagdasarian Inc., said April 19 that the crop on the vine looks good.Richard Bagdasarian is growing several proprietary varieties and is the exclusive licensee of Sun World varieties in the Coachella Valley, he said, and is planting Sun World’s MIDNIGHT BEAUTY®, SABLE SEEDLESS®, AUTUMNCRISP® and SONERA SEEDLESS® varieties.Read more…

April 19th, 2018 Agritech Startup Backers Announce New Corporate Partners

Entering its fourth year, the THRIVE Venture & Innovation platform announced today the nine finalists and investment in its spring ’18 accelerator cohort. The THRIVE Venture & Innovation Platform also welcomes the latest partners Coca Cola and Wilbur-Ellis alongside its existing partners Wells Fargo, Trimble, Taylor Farms, Land O’Lakes, Western Growers Association, Verizon, City of Salinas, Corteva, Driscoll’s Berries, Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory, Produce Marketing Association, Sun World Innovations, Orrick, JV Smith, and Turatti.THRIVE’s partnership with Coca Cola aims to sustainably source 100% of the Fortune 500 brand’s priority agricultural ingredients by 2020 and build a healthy agricultural supply chain. Read more…

April 3rd, 2018 Italian Grape Growers Join Sun World Licensees

Sun World Innovations, the fruit grower-marketer’s fruit breeding and licensing business unit, has added two Italian companies to the foreign companies allowed to grow proprietary Sun World seedless grapes. Orchidea Frutta, Rutigliano, and the Salvi Group, Ferrara, can grow the Sun World seedless varieties in a country where most grapes are seeded, according to a Sun World release. The grapes will be sold in Italy and export markets. Read more…

March 8, 2018  A Snapshot of Sun World® Grape Varieties in Europe

California-based table grape breeder Sun World Innovations has recently added two more Italian companies, Orchidea Frutta and Salvi Group, to its long list of licensees worldwide. The move comes in a country where seeded cultivars dominate but farmers are increasingly looking to seedless grapes for export opportunities and domestic market development. During Fruit Logistica in Berlin we caught up with Sun World’s licensing manager for Europe, Maurizio Ventura, to discuss which brands were finding favor with producers in Italy and the Iberian Peninsula. Read more…

February 6, 2018 Sun World® Announces Six New Licenses

BAKERSFIELD, CA – Sun World Innovations has licensed six new companies in South Africa, Peru, Morocco, and Tunisia to grow and market the lines of proprietary fruit that Sun World Innovations has developed. “We’re confident that emerging production regions such as Peru, Morocco, and Tunisia, along with our more established regions, will provide more quality-oriented producers with access to our proprietary fruit varieties and further increase the visibility of our varietal brands”. Read more…

2017

November 3, 2017 Sun World Innovations™ Website Launch

If you’re looking for variety information and technical support for Sun World’s distinctive proprietary table grape and stone fruit varieties look no further. Retail, supermarket buyers, technologists and merchandisers from around the world will now have a central source for their preferred Sun World® stone fruit and grape varieties, including fruit quality traits, seasonal availability by growing region, marketer licensees and artwork for their own packaging and promotional needs. Read more…

October 22, 2017 Sun World Innovations™ at Produce Marketing Association

2017 Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit in New Orleans was a hit. Not only was there a strong retail presence from different national and international markets but also a high attendance with over 1000 exhibitors, and 19,500 people attending This year Sun World Innovations made its first official appearance at the PMA Fresh Summit, since its launch in December, 2015.  Read more…

August 22, 2017 Corporate Partners Advancing FoodTech and AgTech

Together with its partners, THRIVE AgTech identifies, invests, and accelerates innovations that set standards for the future of food & agriculture. Watch Video…

 

August 22, 2017 Spain: “Best Quality Seedless Grapes in 15 years”

Enrique Moya, CEO Ms Fina Mena points out that “it will be an exceptional campaign as far as quality, size and colour are concerned, especially when it comes to colour and sugar content. “The Sable Seedless®, Midnight Beauty®, Cotton Candy, Sweet Sapphire, Muscat, Ivory, Sweet Globe, Timco or the incredible Adora Seedless®, AutumCrisp® and Pristine have a quality above any specification.” Read more…

 

August 18, 2017 California Table Grape Scholarship Aid College Education for Three Students

The children of three California table grape farm workers will soon start their college career, thanks in part to scholarships from California’s table grape growers. Read more…

March 22, 2017 Court Sides with Sun World International in Israeli Intellectual Property Right Case

A newly resolved court case brought what Sun World International is referring to as noteworthy victory for proprietary fruit breeders. Read more…

 

May 11, 2017 Sun World Innovations™ to Accelerate Ag Technology as a THRIVE Corporate Partner

SVG Partners announced that Sun World Innovations has joined THRIVE as a corporate partner, joining Verizon, JV Smith, Land O’Lakes, Driscoll’s Berries, Taylor Farms, Wells Fargo, Western Growers Association, the City of Salinas, Panasonic, Yamaha Motor Ventures and PMA in a mission to advance agriculture technologies globally. Read more…

June 9, 2017 Sun Pacific Expands Grape Program

 In addition to offering Air Chief grapes, this season marks the launch of Sun Pacific’s partnership with Sun World, the company with one of the world’s longest-standing private table grape breeding program. Read more…

 

July 20, 2017 THRIVE News Article

Established late 2015, Sun World Innovations is the technology and licensing arm of Sun World International LLC, the US based producer and marketer of fresh fruit. As part of its overarching mission to supply more and consistent supplies of delicious fruit varieties, Sun World Innovations explores technologies in crop input, water, harvest and labor efficiencies, along with plant breeding. Read more…

2016

April 20, 2016  Sun World International announces Garth Swinburn as VP of Licensing, Terry Bacon as VP of Variety Development, and the addition of Ph.D Terrence Frett

Sun World International, LLC is bolstering its teams in licensing and variety development, having appointed new vice presidents to each department and adding a new expert in fruit breeding. Read more…

 

July 6, 2016  Sun Pacific, Dulcich to Grow, Market Sun World Grapes

Sun Pacific, known for its Cuties clementine’s, and Jakov P. Dulcich & Sons, whose grapes are marketed by Sunlight International Sales, are now licensed grower-marketers for Sun World International LLC. Read more…

 

July 13, 2016 Table Grape Harvest in the Coachella Valley

It takes a lot of hard work to bring our delicious red, black, and green grapes from our farms to your table. Take a behind the scenes look at this year’s Coachella harvest, and read the full article here, courtesy of AgWeb. Watch video…

July 15, 2016 Between the Vines: A Look Into Grape Research Video

Get a behind the scenes look into the product research that goes into Sun World’s Variety Development program explained by head breeder, Terry Bacon. Watch video…

Nov 22, 2016 Sun World adds Three Grape Marketer Licensees

Sun World Innovations, the fruit breeding, technology and licensing business unit within Sun World International LLC, has appointed three additional grape marketer licensees: T&G Global (Peru), LCS Exports (South Africa) and FruitMaster (Australia) – to distribute the company’s proprietary grapes. Read more…

 

Dec 21, 2016 Sun World Innovations™ Names Richard Bagdasarian as New California Grape Licensee

Sun World Innovations, the fruit breeding, technology and licensing business unit within Sun World International, LLC, has licensed Coachella Valley-­‐‑ based Richard Bagdasarian, Inc. to grow and market its line of proprietary table grapes. Read more…

2015

February 25, 2015 Sun-World ADORA SEEDLESS® – Behind the Greens

David Fenn, Senior VP of Farming, Land & Water at Sun World International, joins AndNowUKnow for this exclusive look at the company’s first commercial vineyard of Adora Seedless, a large black variety. Watch video…

 

March 4, 2015  Sun World International AUTUMNCRISP® – Behind The Greens Video

Sun World International has launched into the company’s late season green seedless grape harvest with the new AUTUMNCRISP®. There are three attributes that make AUTUMNCRIPS® so special it’s timing, size, and flavor. Watch video…

 

June 4, 2015  Sun World Licensees Target Greater Integration to Benefit Buyers

Licensees of Sun World table grape varieties are wide and varied in location, structure and size, spreading across the Mediterranean arc from southern Spain to Egypt and beyond, while the company is also strongly represented in South Africa. However, one aspect almost all the growers have in common is a keen interest in the UK market. Read more…

 

Sept 30, 2015 Sun World Adds Stone Fruit Licensees

Bakersfield, Calif.-based Sun World named six more companies to license its proprietary peach, plum, nectarine and apricot varieties, according to a news release. Read more…


Nov 24, 2015 Sun World Taps Two Chilean Grape Companies for Licensing Program

Sun World International has licensed two of Chile’s leading table grape producer-exporters, Rio King and RIOblanco, to grow and market its proprietary seedless grapes, executive vice president David Marguleas announces. The two grape companies join existing Sun World Chile grape marketer licensees: Subsole, Unifrutti, Dole, Compania Frutera Santa Maria, Gesex, Santa Elena and Exser. Read more…

 

Dec 7, 2015  Launching Business Sun World Innovations

Sun World International LLC has announced that it is looking to drive growth with the launch of its new entity Sun World InnovationsRead more…

2014

Feb 6, 2014 Sun World Names Carolina Uquillas as South American Licensing Manage

Sun World is welcoming accomplished Chilean grape breeder and agronomist Carolina Uquillas to manage all of the company’s fruit licensing business throughout Brazil, Chile, and Peru. She will be based at the California company’s Santiago, Chile office

May 1, 2014 Sun World International Names Moonlight Sales Corporation Newest Licensee

Moonlight Sales Corporation in Reedley, CA is the newest licensee of Sun World International LLC, enabling the Moonlight family of companies to access and expand Sun World’s renowned peach, plum, nectarine, and apricot varieties along with marketing its premiere brands. Read more…

 

March 18, 2014 Sun World Announces New Licensees

Sun World International has appointed Italian-based firm Giuliano Puglia Fruit and Chilean exporters Santa Elena and Gesex as grape marketer licensees. The appointments bring Sun World’s total marketer network to 32 companies from 12 countries. Read more…

 

2013

Sept 30, 2013 Sun World Adds Peru and Mexico Licensees

California-based fresh produce company Sun World International, a renowned supplier and breeder of premium fruit and vegetable varieties including grapes, stonefruit and peppers, has appointed Camposol and Grupo Alta as its new grape producer-marketer licensees in Peru and Mexico respectively. Read more…

 

Nov 27.2017 Sun World Names International Grape Licensees

Sun World International LLC has added two marketer licensees — Freshworld and Fresh Produce Group-Western Australia — to distribute its grapes. Read more…

2012

Sun World Expands South African Stone Fruit Licensing Program

Sun World International LLC has appointed Stems Fruit Pty Ltd, a relatively new stone fruit export company in South Africa, as a licensed stone fruit marketer. Read more…

Agricola Don Ricardo Joins Sun World as Licensee

Sun World has appointed Peruvian grape specialist Agricola Don Ricardo (ADR) as its first grape producer-marketer licensee in the Andean nation. Read more…

2011

July 5, 2011 Sun World MIDNIGHT BEAUTY® – Behind the Greens Video

Cecilia Rivera, Grape Quality Manager of Sun World International talks about the Midnight Beauty® grape in the Coachella Valley. Watch Video…

Seedless Grapes – Behind The Greens Video

Meet Terry Bacon, director of Sun World’s Variety Development as he explains how new varieties brought into the making. See him explain the breeding process and factors that influence the making of new varieties. Watch video…