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González Byass acquires Veramonte and Neyen Apalta Estate vineyards

InvestChile - December,1,2021

The holding company, one of the most recognized in Spain, already had investments in Chile. It was founded in 1835 and has 11 wineries, with Tío Pepe and Lepanto Solera Gran Reserva brandy being two of its best-known brands.  

Topics: Food Industry- Wine- Foods- Spanish investment in Chile- Wine industry- Vineyards- González Byass- Spanish companies

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Chilean products with seal of origin that travel the world

InvestChile - September,9,2021

In Chile, there are 36 products with protection against unfair competition.  

Topics: Inapi- Food Industry- Foods- Healthy Food- Seal of Origin- Chilean Food

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NotCo: What’s next for this new Chilean unicorn

InvestChile - August,17,2021

The Chilean company that manufactures plant-based products has been valued at US$1.5 billion. After raising US$235 million in a new financing round, CEO Matías Muchnick talks about the three priority areas that lie ahead.  

Topics: Food Industry- Foods- Healthy Food- NotCo- The Not Company- Foodtech- startup- Unicorn

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Chilean startup to improve salmon harvest using AI

InvestChile - August,4,2021

This project aims to improve the performance of Camanchaca salmon farm, keeping in consideration variables such as salmon production capacities, demand and price. 

Topics: Food Industry- Salmon- Artificial Intelligence- Foods- Healthy Food- Foodtech- Food Technology- startup- Camanchaca- Salmon farm

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Ferrero Group to install a new hazelnut processing plant in Chile

InvestChile - July,12,2021

The group will invest US$40 million in a new plant in the Ñuble Region through its Chilean subsidiary AgriChile, thereby increasing its production capacity.

Topics: Food Industry- Foods- Italian investment- Ñuble Region- Hazelnuts- Farming- Ferrero- AgriChile

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Mexican firm Aconcagua Foods wants to stimulate growth in Chile

InvestChile - June,25,2021

The multinational owned by parent company La Costeña is present in 40 countries and buys 60% of the peaches grown in Chile.

Topics: Food Industry- Fruits- Foods- Healthy Food- Food Technology- Mexican Investment

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Firm that creates fungi-based fertilizers to work with Concha y Toro

InvestChile - June,23,2021

Myconativa, a fungi-based fertilizer that allows plants to absorb a greater amount of water and nutrients and encourage their growth, has signed a partnership with Latin America’s largest wine producer and exporter to continue to validate its products and carry out new tests.

Topics: international trade- Food Industry- biotechnology- Wine- Foods- Food Technology

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Chilean start-up adapts seeds for irrigation with seawater

InvestChile - December,28,2020

Chilean entrepreneurs have successfully germinated grains like maize, wheat and barley at temperatures between -2°C and 50°C. They are now seeking to test the development in the field with a view to transforming it into an alternative in the face of water scarcity.

Topics: R&D- Innovation- Foods- Food Technology

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FoodTech firm creates formula to reduce salt and expands abroad

InvestChile - December,17,2020

Done Properly produces umami naturally and is working on the pilot and scale-up phase for its expansion to Colombia, Mexico, the United States, Spain and Switzerland in 2021.

Topics: Food Industry- Innovation- Start-Up- Foods- Foodtech- Food Technology

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Opportunities in the food sector in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis

Cristián Sagal - April,21,2020

Today, in the midst of the crisis caused by the appearance of COVID-19, we have seen how large economies have closed their borders in a bid to combat a pandemic that is claiming victims around the world. However, this has not meant that world trade has stopped, especially when it comes to food.

Topics: Food Industry- opinions- Foods- Coronavirus- COVID-19- Supply chain in Chile

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Norwegian company to transport salmon in Chile

InvestChile - March,25,2020

With an investment of US$140 million, Intership expects to obtain a 4% share of the local market.

Topics: FDI- Food Industry- Salmon- Investment Opportunities- Foods- Transport- Logistics- Norwegian investment in Chile

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Grupo Bimbo chooses Chile for its business accelerator

InvestChile - February,4,2020

BakeLab will accelerate entrepreneurs’ solutions that are related to food and the supply chain.

Topics: Food Industry- Innovation- Start-Up- Entrepreneurship- Foods- Bimbo- business accelerator

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Chilean start-up NotCo to appear in episode of The Age of A.I.

InvestChile - January,6,2020

YouTube recently launched a new documentary series presented by the actor Robert Downey Jr.

Topics: Food Industry- Start-Up- AI- Artificial Intelligence- Foods- NotCo- YouTube

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Agroecology gains ground: to produce food respecting biodiversity

InvestChile - December,18,2019

This revolutionary technique, implemented in crop farming and livestock grazing projects, seeks to conserve ecosystems and recover degraded soils, generating less environmental impact and greater social equity.

Topics: Food Industry- Foods- Agroecology- biodiversity

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5 Chilean innovations that will impact agriculture

InvestChile - July,5,2019

Chile is the southern hemisphere’s principal fruit exporter. Each year, it produces 5 million tonnes of fresh fruit of which it exports 2.6 million tonnes, representing sales of US$4,000 million. Exports of vegetables are also growing and reached US$30 million in the first four months of this year, up by 23% on the same period in 2018.

Topics: Food Industry- R&D- Innovation- Agriculture- Foods

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