From the CEO’s Desk: Produce’s Role in Plastic Prevention

April 25, 2022 Vanguard International

Over-scheduled and fast-moving day to day activities have led to a “grab and go” culture that prioritizes convenience, speed, and efficiency. But at what cost? With climate concerns becoming more front of mind and the list of cities banning single use plastics growing, what does a more sustainable future for produce packaging look like? 

Vanguard: The 2022 Peru Harvest Wraps

April 5, 2022 Vanguard International

Tuesday, March 8th marked the last day of the Vanguard Peru grape harvest. The harvest may be complete, but there is still one-third of the product from the season still to arrive in the markets as our global team continues to navigate a challenging supply chain.

Vanguard International Shares South Africa Apple and Pear Season Update

February 11, 2022 Vanguard International

“We are still seeing growth in the apple and pear industry that can be attributed to the replanting of orchards that followed the drought the region had years previously. This along with the second great winter season replenishing all water reserves leaves South African growers with a very positive outlook for the 2022 season. ”

Fresh From the Field – South African Grape Season

December 1, 2021 Vanguard International

Growers from all South African production areas are cautiously optimistic about the coming season are are paying extra close attention to the shipping woes and container shortages challenging exporters and other industry players.

Fresh From the Field – 2021/2022 China Fuji Apple Season

December 1, 2021 Vanguard International

With many external hurdles to navigate, 2020 was a disappointing season for Chinese Fuji apples. Sales were slow due to a weak domestic Chinese market and lower overall export volumes from the pandemic paired with increased ocean freight rates and container shortages.