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Essential stories, analysis and research from Asia’s fresh produce markets, with a focus on imports, retail, wholesale, marketing, and consumers.

Ambrosia apples Italy Vip Rivoira

Ambrosia apples hit European shelves


Harvest volumes in Piedmont and Val Venosta are at the same level as last year, with apple quality said to be good

David Ironside and Joe Saina

DAFF’s David Ironside takes on import role


AHEIA welcomes DAFF’s appointment of former plant export operations manager to import role

Siebe van Wijk of The Fruit Republic

‘Big opportunities’ in Vietnamese fruit sector


Supplier forecasts major growth in exports and domestic supply if Vietnam can attract overseas investment, open up new markets, and modernise production methods

World Pear Day 2022

PBNW prepares global celebrations for World Pear Day


US organisation enlists chefs from around the world for seventh annual celebration of pears

Marcel Koks is the food and beverage industry and solution strategy director at enterprise software provider Infor

Automation and supply chain agility ‘will shape sector’ in 2023

2022-11-29T11:10:00+00:00By ,

Comment: Fresh produce firms must remain agile to meet fluctuating demand, as well as considering investment in automation and AI, as they face up to supply chain instability, inflation, labour shortages and climate change

Rohit Nadgewani founder and chief executive of Fresh From Farm

Fresh From Farm raises seed funding


Indian agri-business start-up secures more funds to support its predictive analysis-driven fresh produce distribution operation

Stephen McCutcheon Elke Cleverdon and Jan Vydra Hort Innovation board

Hort Innovation welcomes two new directors


Elke Cleverdon and Stephen McCutcheon join board of grower-owned research and development corporation

Chilean truckers strike

Truckers’ strike jeopardises 25,000 tonnes of Chilean cherries


Sector warns of significant losses unless situation is resolved swiftly

Anggarda Putra of Natural Delights showed off the new product at Asia Fruit Logistica 2023 in Bangkok

Natural Delights sets sights on Asia with chocolate dates


US Medjool date supplier wants to reach south-east Asian markets with new chocolate-wrapped range

Reji Retugal (left) and Renata Dalton of the USHBC at Asia Fruit Logistica 2023 in Bangkok

US blueberries in sports marketing push


US Highbush Blueberry Council is positioning fruit as performance food in Asia and highlighting its use in various savoury applications in new efforts to boost sales


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Kane Williamson with Rockit Apple

Kane Williamson and Rockit build on partnership


New Zealand cricket captain signs on for another year as global brand ambassador for Rockit apples and takes stake in Longlands orchard 

AFC Stats Handbook Cover mounted

Statistics Handbook reveals shifts in Asia trade

2022-11-17T08:08:00+00:00By ,

Asiafruit Congress Statistics Handbook 2022 provides expert analysis of key trends in trade across 12 different Asian markets

GBC2022 Lidl Agrovision

Global Berry Congress makes impressive return


Retailers including Aldi, Lidl, Delhaize, ICA and M&S among those who attended the leading event for the global berry business

DE Fruit Logistica Fresh Produce Forum

Fruit Logistica 2023: expert advice and practical solutions for all

2022-11-16T14:05:00+00:00In partnership with Fruit Logistica

Event programme for world’s leading fresh produce trade show in Berlin offers visitors valuable information to make better business decisions


IG and Foodcareplus join forces on EU-India trade


Major Indian importer partners with Belgium-based perishable logistics specialist to facilitate EU fruit shipments to the South Asian nation