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Essential stories, analysis and research from the fresh produce markets in Australia and New Zealand, with a focus on retail, wholesale, marketing, and consumers.

(l-r) Pick a Local, Pick SA! campaign manager Penny Reidy with 2023 cherry queen ​Christine Scalzi

South Australian cherry queen crowned


Christine Scalzi takes out charity cherry auction at the South Australian Produce Market raising money for Variety SA

Professor David Hughes

Grape growers told to spread the word


As the 10th International Table Grape Symposium got underway in Cape Town, David Hughes highlighted the challenges facing the world’s growers, and implored the category to make its offering stand out from the crowd

SPG launch

Fruit Growers Tasmania launches seasonal guide


Seasonal Produce Guide directs consumers to the best place to purchase Tasmanian-grown fruit and vegetables

Cindy van Rijswick GBC 2023

Global Berry Congress: tough road ahead for berry suppliers

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Expert speakers predict higher costs and a higher bar in terms of quality for the soft fruit sector during the leading annual event for the international berry business

Queensland banana and melon export to Japan

Groundbreaking Japan voyage for Australian bananas and melons


Bananas and melons grown in Australian state of Queensland showcased in Asian market

QFVG's campaign aims to raise support for growers

QFVG campaign gets Australians to ‘give a fork’


National campaign aims to highlight the plight of horticultural growers and raise public support for the industry

T&G's first Chinese-grown Envy apples are set to hit the market

T&G expands Envy growing footprint to meet China demand


First commercially produced Chinese Envy apples to be sold in China


Snack-sized Ondine builds momentum


WA Farm Direct and N&A Group hope flat peach and flat nectarine varieties will add a fresh, attractive stonefruit option for Australian consumers.

Montague Nectara yellow nectarine Smooth Honey

Montague launches new nectarine brand


Nectara to highlight the flavour profiles of Montague’s nectarine range

Pride of Prima

Prima Fresh Fruit launches new apricot brand


Pride of Prima is a new offering aiming to help jumpstart the apricot category


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Lady Jane mangoes

Nutrano celebrates a bountiful Lady Jane season


Harvest surpasses one million mangoes representing double digit growth

Sydney Markets Cherry Auction

Cherry auction supports Sydney Markets Foundation


Annual auction sells ’best tasting cherries’ of the season to raise money for Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation

OrangeCandy melon

Bayer and Capogreco Farms partner with OrangeCandy


Vegetables by Bayer has announced a new partnership with Australian grower for its flagship melon variety OrangeCandy

Genuinely Southern Forests Farmers CREDIT Craig Kinder Photography

Funding boost for Southern Forests Food Council


West Australian government provides more support to help build Genuinely Southern Forests brand

The AEBE's Marianela Ubilla gave the opening speech at Banana Time 2023

Banana Time showcases Ecuador’s banana sector


Industry show in Guayaquil celebrates growth of Ecuadorian banana exports but discusses the various challenges currently facing the sector, from security to climate change