Retail news from Asiafruit

Important developments in the Asia’s food retail arena, with a focus on fresh produce procurement, distribution, marketing, merchandising, and new product development.

Japan bananas

Rising costs hit Japanese fruit market


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

Tops Food Hall Sukhumvit 39

Central Retail launches premium Tops format


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

Rockit minons campaign China

Rockit collaborates with the Minions


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

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

Douyin screenshot

Growers embrace live-streaming in China


As e-commerce live-streaming trend grows choosing the right channel is becoming increasingly important

High res Westfalia avocado India (l-r) GVK Naidu, Zac Bard, Amos Or, David Levin and Ms Levin

Westfalia excited by Tanzanian avocado entry to India


The multinational avocado supplier has moved swiftly to establish the position of Tanzanian fruit in India 

Philippine bananas Japan

Philippine bananas seek Japanese price hike


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

LPG Cutri Fruit Global stonefruit peaches nectarines Vietnam export Austrade

Australian stonefruit takes first step in Vietnam


LPG Cutri Fruit Global sends successful trial shipment of peaches and nectarines under new protocol

Made with Care launches at Aeon Mall in Vietnam

NZ launches Made with Care in Vietnam


New Zealand Trade and Enterprise joins forces with leading fruit exporters to stage retail fairs for Made with Care campaign across Vietnam


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Dazzle Launch - Huong from Bostock, Tony Fruit and NZTE Trade Commissioners

Organic Dazzle arrives in Vietnam


Bostock New Zealand and Tony Fruit celebrate fruit’s arrival with major launch event

Global Tomato Congress 2022 audience

Global Tomato Congress makes impressive return

2022-05-25T14:51:00+01:00By Fruitnet Media International

Around 385 people from 30 countries were in The Hague on 24 May for Fruitnet’s immersive, interactive event

Kai Mangelberger Fruit Logistica

Countdown to Fruit Logistica 2023: exhibitors can register now


Companies have until end of July to reserve exhibition space at leading fresh produce trade show

Production base in Tengzhu, Shandong province Credit JDcom

Sales boom for JD’s wholesale platform


Usage of omnichannel wholesale platform Yinongpi increases as China battles Covid-19

Coles is rolling out marine waste shopping bags around the country. Shopper Julie is trialling the new bags at Coles Botanic Ridge in Victoria

Coles harnesses plastic marine waste


Australian retailer will recycle plastic recovered from Malaysian waterways to make shopping bags