Hazel Technologies Launches Partnership With Migiva Group
CHICAGO, IL - Continuing to grow its footprint in the industry, Hazel Technologies has recently unveiled a new partnership with Migiva Group. The solutions company's new partner is a family-owned group of diversified companies in the Americas and is the owner of Agricola Andrea. In joining forces, Migiva will trial Hazel Tech® post-harvest application for its grapes on a commercial scale.
“Our growth in Peru has been fantastic in our first year of commercial operation. Our ultimate goal is to allow our customers to provide the highest quality fruit, decrease food waste, and increase sales,” said Martin Roeder, Latin America Sales Manager, Hazel Technologies. “For post-harvest protection in grapes, there is no solution simpler than Hazel 100™.”
Migiva Group has been trialing Hazel Tech’s product over the last year in Peru, and has seen overall positive results. According to a release, the solutions offered by Hazel have the potential to deliver significant added value for Agricola Andrea in delivering the highest quality table grapes to the high-end markets it serves.
Hazel Tech has shown to prolong shelf-life of table grapes, reducing dehydration and improving the overall visual appearance of the fruit.
“In this business, and especially for the high-end markets that we serve, nothing is more important than the perfection of the fruit and its eating experience. We don’t just sell fruit; we sell an extraordinary eating experience! We are passionate about distinguishing ourselves with the best quality fruit,” explained Eduardo Mazzini, Commercial Director of Migiva Group. “Based on our trial results, we believe that Hazel Tech’s product favors the grapes post-harvest. The fruit keeps fresher for longer; the stems look greener, as if they were not long ago harvested. This is key because the condition of the stems is a known indicator of freshness in grapes.”
Following the trials of Hazel’s solutions last season, the product is being trialed commercially throughout the 2020–21 season on exports of Agricola Andrea’s table grapes from Peru that are destined primarily for Asia.
Some of the grapes will also be hitting markets in Europe, the U.K., the U.S., and Canada, among others.
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