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.

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

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

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

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

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


WayCool makes investment in AllFresh


Indian agri-tech company boosts sourcing of domestically grown apples and citrus with investment in distributor AllFresh Supply Management

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Jill Witheyman with Angus Soft Fruits sales director David Buxcey

Angus Soft Fruits eyes Asian export expansion


Scottish berry supplier sees opportunities for exports of high-quality fruit to markets such as Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong

GBC2018 Rabobank

Uncover new berry trends at Global Berry Congress 2022


Fruitnet’s annual event for the international berry business returns to Rotterdam on 15 November

AFL overview pic

Asia Fruit Logistica makes strong return


Global industry celebrates coming together again at Asia’s premier fresh produce trade show 

Todd Fryhover and Lindsey Huber of the Washington Apple Commission

“Challenging” Asian market remains a priority for Washington apples


Short crop, unfavourable exchange rates, and export duties in China and India are affecting trade, but Asia remains a key market, says Washington Apple Commission

Sarah Huntley of G's Fresh at Asia Fruit Logistica 2022 in Bangkok

G’s targets Asian beetroot expansion


UK supplier sees export potential in Thai market but described process of growing demand for cooked beetroot in Asia as a “long burn”