Grapa awards Jupiter Group ‘ARRA’ uniqueness in India

Grapa Varieties Ltd is a global family business dedicated in breeding and commercializing finest table grape varieties worldwide, under the ARRA™ and Early Sweet™ brands.

In an extraordinary move, Grapa Varieties Ltd award British-born Jupiter Group the exclusive production and marketing rights for ‘ARRA’ variety table grape in India.

At only two months in, 2019’s highlights are stacking up swiftly for the award winning fresh produce group, after it recently revealed its top 25 ranking in the coveted Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 for the second consecutive year.

The business made to the list of the UK’s top performing private companies after achieving average annual sales growth of 107.23% for the past couple of years. Andhas set a pattern to keep on growing as a result of its production forecasts in India and other regions.

The group which has already tested and examined ARRA varieties in the region with great accomplishment, is thrilled to see the larger scale plans come to life, with a volume harvest expected in early 2020 for export to international markets.

Jupiter Group’s CEO Mark Tweddle comments: “It’s great to see the strong relationship we have with Grapa develop further this year as we expand our Indian supply as growers. To have physical control right from variety generation through to the consumer retailer offers a transparency that reflects our core values as a business.

“I truly believe the development of the ARRA varieties will positively change the demand for Indian grape and bring the market into its own as a key supply in the annual table grape supply calendar.

“To be granted the exclusive production and marketing rights is an excellent and exciting step forward for the group.”

Sharing a common goal and values, Jupiter Group and Grapa Varieties have been collaborating worldwide for several years.

Rafi Karniel CEO-Grapa Vareities Ltd states: “We are very proud of our ever-strengthening relationship. The Jupiter Group, in just a few years, will become the largest producer and marketer of ARRA grapes worldwide.

“It is a great honour for Grapa Varieties to be the first table grape breeding program to enter India, there is huge potential in this vast country and we trust that the strong co-operation between the Jupiter Group and Grapa Varieties will make the program a great success.”

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