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Japan bananas

Rising costs hit Japanese fruit market


Rising production and logistics costs are pushing fruit prices up and consumer consumption and expenditure down

Shaffe Master's in Fresh Produce

Shaffe launches Master’s degree for fresh produce industry professionals


Association says the international qualification is the first Master’s designed by the industry and for the industry

Northwest cherries 2022 promotional event in Guangzhou, China

Northwest cherries kick off China campaign


Health benefits of cherries to be highlighted at promotional events held in a number of Chinese cities

Tops Food Hall Sukhumvit 39

Central Retail launches premium Tops format


Tops Food Hall Sukhumvit 39 targets premium consumers offering expansive imported fruits range

Pure Harvest greenhouse tomatoes

Pure Harvest secures investment to fund expansion


Agribusiness raises US$180.5m from global investors to invest in R&D and open new Asian markets

Rockit minons campaign China

Rockit collaborates with the Minions


Tie-up with Universal Pictures matches miniature apple brand with popular movie characters

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NZ cherry exporter seeks new partners abroad


Hortinvest in New Zealand is capturing the imagination of Chinese consumers with its cherries’ story, and hopes to do the same in the UK and Europe too

Jazz EU packaging DC League of Super Pets

Heroic team-up for Jazz apples


Jazz partners with Warner Bros for new campaign ahead of DC League of Super-Pets movie

Pakistan Sindhri mangoes on display in London

Festival showcases mangoes from Pakistan in Dubai


Pakistani mangoes are aiming to “connect hearts”, the “mangolicious way”, during a two-day promotional event in the UAE on 1-2 July


Camposol reports good progress towards year-round avo supply


As its avocado season enters full swing, the company has announced plans to strengthen sourcing in Spain, Morocco and Portugal


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Philippine bananas seek Japanese price hike


Philippine ambassador to Japan asks retailers to raise prices as banana exporters battle increasing costs

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Jupiter marks start of RSA citrus season


The Shropshire, UK, based international fruit grower-shipper announces start of South African citrus season with exports under way to the Middle East and Indian sub-continent

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Supply chain disruption set to continue, finds logistics report


Uncertain conditions continue to put pressure on supply chains, says Logistics UK

WayCool founder and CEO Karthik Jayaraman

WayCool Foods makes international debut


The Indian start-up continues to scale up its operations across southern and western India and recently made its first foray into the export market