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.

Freshippo store

Zespri, Driscoll’s and Garces Fruit sign Freshippo deals


Alibaba-owned Chinese retailer ramps up fresh produce procurement programme ahead of a planned IPO in the next 12 months

ClemenGold mandarins on sale in China

New theme for ClemenGold


This year’s ClemenGold campaign to be anchored by a new theme: ‘ClemenGold, your language of love’

FPI 2023 India’s future in focus

FPI 2023 highlights exciting market evolution


Fresh Produce India opened with a look at how changing demographics, digitisation and a massive upgrade in logistics infrastructure will propel the growth of the consumer market

AEON GGN Label Introduction

Aeon introduces cross-category GGN label in Japan


GGN is a consumer label that stands for certified, responsible farming and transparency and is available across a range of fresh produce

Save the date

Inaugural Global Tropicals Congress dates announced


Save the date for the new meeting point for international tropical fruit growers, marketers and buyers

2023 Apr New

Asiafruit April out now


India edition provides in-depth focus on the country’s fresh fruit market in the lead up to Fresh Produce India, plus, Fresh Focus South African Apples & Pears 2023

Amazon India 2

Amazon Fresh expands in India


Online grocery service is now in more than 50 cities across India with the majority of users located outside of tier-one cities

Vietnam: O+G-Exporteure müssen Sicherheitsstandards erhöhen

Vietnamese fruit struggles on domestic market


Export focus by country’s growers provides opening for imported fruit to meet demands of domestic consumers

Siam Makro domestic fruit promotion

Thai fruit goes on show


Government department partners with retailers to promote domestic sales as Thai fruit production rises

(l-r) Tarun Arora, director of IG International and Alk Brand, CEO of Westfalia Fruit Group

Speakers announced for Fresh Produce India


Industry experts will share key strategies for success in the Indian market at the online event, which takes place on 3-5 May 2023


Asiafruit is the leading fruit and vegetable industry marketing magazine for buyers in Asia.

Subscribe and get 10 issues per year. Plus newsletters and full digital access.

Pomegranate Plant 3

India resumes pomegranate aril exports to US


First shipments in almost four years land successfully in the US under a newly developed systems approach

South Africa map grocery basket

April start for South African fresh produce inquiry


The intensive 15-month process may bring changes, but potentially from 2025 onwards

Rockit Ramadan promotion instore 2023

Rockit partners with charity for Ramadan


Collaboration with Emirates Red Crescent will see funds donated for every Ramadan-inspired Rockit giftbox sold

Westfalia - Avocados

Westfalia Fruit India launches 2023 campaign


Avocado marketer kicks off new season with shipments from Tanzania and Peru as it prepares for first commercial harvest of Indian-grown Hass

Jerry Prendergast United Fresh New Zealand

“Unprecedented disruption” for New Zealand growers


Food Price Index data shows higher fruit and vegetable prices, reflecting the many challenges producers are facing