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Protera: The start-up that modifies foods and sparks interest in Silicon Valley

InvestChile - May,13,2019

Leonardo and Francia started to experiment in the laboratory at university, coming up with an idea for the global food industry. Today, they sell their developments to multinationals around the world and expect to bill US$3 million this year.

Topics: Food Industry- R&D- biotechnology- Innovation- Start-Up- Artificial Intelligence

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5 innovations that will change the Chilean wine industry

InvestChile - March,25,2019

Chile is the fourth largest exporter of bottled wine after Italy, France and Spain. Although it is a key player internationally, producers face the challenge of incorporating R&D in order to be more competitive in an ever more demanding industry.

Topics: Food Industry- R+D Law- Innovation- Wine

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Chilean blueberries aim to replace popcorn in Chinese cinemas

InvestChile - February,7,2019

Following record exports, Chile will begin to sell the little blue fruit, packaged in small rectangular boxes, to Chinese moviegoers as “Blue Pop”.  

Topics: China- Chile- Food Industry- Exports- Fruits- blueberries

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Chile to play key role in Telepizza global expansion plan

InvestChile - January,30,2019

The classic Spanish pizza chain will have a new factory in Chile to meet future demand in the region. Over the next few years, it also expects to open 50 new stores and remodel others.

Topics: Chile- Food Industry- technology- Innovation- development- growth hub

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Chile seeks to develop a healthy food industry

InvestChile - January,22,2019

The food industry is Chile’s second most important economic sector, accounting for 18% of GDP.

Topics: Chile- Food Industry

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A cheery tale of Chilean cherries

InvestChile - January,18,2019

Government help and market forces create a new industry. Thanks mainly to Chinese demand, Chile exported $1.1bn-worth of cherries in 2018, double the value of 2017 and two-thirds that of its much better-known wine exports.

Topics: Food Industry- Exports- Cherries- Chinese demand

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R&D: the investments of Cargill in Chile

InvestChile - November,6,2018

The company was one of the pioneers of the successful use of Chile’s Research and Development Law, a tax incentive that seeks to improve firms’ ability to compete. 

Topics: Food Industry- biotechnology- R+D Law- Innovation

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Driven by Chinese demand, exports of cherries and blueberries beat record

InvestChile - October,23,2018

According to official data, the main destinations for products of this type are China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the United States.

Topics: international trade- China- Food Industry- Fruits

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The case of Diana Food: Healthy ingredients from Chile for the world

InvestChile - June,12,2018

From Chile, the French company exports ingredients derived from fruit and vegetables grown locally and in other countries around the region.

Topics: Articles- success stories- Food Industry

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Counter-season production, technology and market access: Three advantages for agribusiness investment

Camila Comas - June,8,2018

Foreign investors can take advantage of the strengths that highlight the Chilean market as a producer and exporter in the agro-industry sector.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Food Industry- opinions

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The world wants blueberries all the time. Chile’s excited

InvestChile - May,10,2018

Blueberries have become something that consumers want 24/7, year-round. Worldwide, some 1.7 million tons of blueberries were produced last year, two and a half times the number in 2000. That should reach 2 million tons in two years.

Topics: Food Industry- Exports

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Chinese companies continue to show interest in Chilean agribusiness

InvestChile - April,2,2018

The food industry has positioned itself as one of the sectors of the Chilean economy that most interests Chinese investors.

Topics: international trade- China- Doing Business in Chile- Food Industry

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