Divine Flavor’s Patrick Cortes Presents New Developments and a Progressive Strategy for its Viva Fresh Vision

ANYK!: “Divine Flavor’s Michael DuPuis Discusses Mexico Program Growth” (12/5/2022)

While in many parts of the United States, we are pulling out our cold weather gear and hunkering down for the winter, in Mexico, produce programs are heating up. With a strong group of grower partners in West Mexico, Divine Flavor is preparing to offer retailers a wide variety of high-quality products to meet shopper demand through the rest of the season.

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The import season for table grapes has had a unique start as shipments from Peru to North America started about six weeks earlier than usual. “This is in part due to the rain and the effects of Hurricane Hilary on the California grape season,” says Antonio Escobar with Divine Flavor.

U.S. grape market remains tight ahead of peak Chilean volume

A wild Mexican table grape shipping season will mostly end in late July, in the general consensus of key industry players. The industry expects its final Mexican harvest volume figure will be 24.5 million boxes, according to Michael Dupuis of Divine Flavor LLC.

Grupo Alta Hosts Social Event for Farmworkers Ahead of Jalisco Grape Season; Alan Aguirre and Carlos Bon Detail

ANYK!: “Divine Flavor’s Michael DuPuis Discusses Mexico Program Growth” (12/5/2022)

While in many parts of the United States, we are pulling out our cold weather gear and hunkering down for the winter, in Mexico, produce programs are heating up. With a strong group of grower partners in West Mexico, Divine Flavor is preparing to offer retailers a wide variety of high-quality products to meet shopper demand through the rest of the season.

Grower hosts social event for farm workers ahead of Jalisco grape season

Fresh Plaza: The Mexican grape season kept getting pushed back due to a May month that was unusually cool. Although the weather helped with the coloring of the grapes, it slowed down the maturity. “The grape season has been late before, but this was probably the latest it has ever been,” says Carlos Bon with Divine Flavor

Grupo Alta hosts farmworker social event ahead of Jalisco grape season

The Packer: “Sonora grape deal is rebounding after slow start, distributor says” (6/5/2023)

After a delayed start to the Mexican table grape season, producers are bouncing back with normal production moving into June.

What’s more, grower-owned distribution company Divine Flavor, Nogales, Ariz., reports that production is currently coming from the northern and costal districts of Sonora, an area that was delayed due to cooler spring weather.