Camposol and Oppy Partner to Export Peruvian Blueberries to Canada
VANCOUVER, BC - Following Canada’s opening up to the Andean-grown market blues, Peruvian grower-exporter Camposol became the first to provide the country with Peruvian blueberries.
The milestone took place last week, according to the company, having dispatched on September 22 to Western Canada.
“We are proud to be the first exporters of Peruvian blueberries to Canada,” Javier Morales, Camposol’s General Manager for fruits and vegetables, said in a press release. “This achievement, which is not only Camposol’s—but indeed our entire country’s—is extremely gratifying.”
The shipment, which originated in Chao, Peru, was attended by National Service of Agrarian Sanitation (Senasa) authorities. Both Camposol and its marketing partner The Oppenheimer Group attended the marked occasion, stating that they are enthusiastic about the opportunity it represents.
“It’s an honor to be part of this achievement,” John Anderson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oppy, said in the release. “As one of Canada’s oldest companies, we appreciate the significance of historic moments like this one can have on growers, retailers, and families throughout the supply chain. We are glad our partner Camposol was able to serve the market so readily with high quality berries, and are looking forward to the successful future of this program.”
Morales added that the future for Peruvian blueberries is very bright, with the anticipation of having 3,000 acres in production by 2018. ”Camposol is prepared for this great challenge, which means an increase in job opportunities and a better quality of life for as many as 10,000 Peruvian people.”
Oppy markets in season blueberries grown in several different countries, including Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, and now Peru.