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News updates for Asia’s fresh produce business.

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

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Californian ports to receive investment boost


US$2.3bn investment has been earmarked for port infrastructure improvements and upgrades

Fedefruta met with government officials on Friday

Crisis meeting for Chilean fruit producers


With many producers on the brink of bankruptcy, Fedefruta met with the government on Friday to discuss new measures to ease the crisis

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

Seeka avocado

Seeka releases first sustainability report


Company outlines initiatives and targets to measure its sustainability performance and initiatives to respond to climate change

Rockit minons campaign China

Rockit collaborates with the Minions


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

Westfalia's refinery produces avocado oil for a wide variety of uses

Westfalia takes avocado oil refining closer to circularity


New plant in Kwa Zulu Natal finds innovative ways of using waste generated from the refining operation


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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

T&G Hawkes Bay apple orchard New Zealand

T&G signs sustainability-linked loan


First sustainability-linked loan in New Zealand’s horticulture sector commits T&G to emissions reduction target

South African rand

Ukraine war causes concern in South Africa


Cape leaders meet to discuss the crisis which has already cost the country an estimated R77bn

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