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MOYA finalists announced

2022-05-15T23:07:00+01:00By Fruitnet Media International

Premier marketing award for Australasian fresh produce and floral industries attracts strong field of entries

Gail and David Littleproud

FMA approved for government grant

2022-05-11T23:30:00+01:00By

FreshData project to benefit from over A$500,000 in federal funding

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Harris Farm Markets expands into Canberra

2022-05-06T07:19:00+01:00By

Retailer’s first store in the nation’s capital to be located in Majura Park retail precinct at Canberra Airport

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New study suggests blueberries have cognitive benefits

2022-05-05T08:50:00+01:00By

USHBC-funded research indicates support of potential for blueberry consumption to help middle-aged individuals against cognitive decline

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Del Monte’s results hit by inflationary pressure

2022-05-04T11:47:00+01:00By

Despite higher Q1 sales year-on-year, the group’s operating income was hurt by rising costs

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Rockit campaign aims to inspire

2022-05-04T01:27:00+01:00By

New Zealand-based miniature apple company draws on stories of courage and bravery in latest brand campaign

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Australian cherries a hit in Vietnam and Malaysia

2022-05-04T00:37:00+01:00By

Taste Australia campaign promotes gift boxes filled with premium fruit in South-East Asia

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New ‘rescue’ hotline for fresh produce

2022-04-29T00:15:00+01:00By

Sydney-based social enterprise sets up call service to source ‘ugly’ produce

Costa Driscolls strawberry Zara Sweetest batch

New strawberries for Costa

2022-04-21T06:37:00+01:00By

Commercial trial with Driscoll’s Australia sees super sweet variety Driscoll’s Zara hit supermarket shelves

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Australian horticulture prices increase

2021-12-09T03:26:36+00:00By

Covid-19 related disruptions see Australian shoppers pay more for homegrown fruit and vegetables

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Jenkins offers humorous take on serious topic

2021-12-07T07:01:36+00:00By

‘Join the Vegelution’ campaign highlights push towards sustainable packaging

Anthony Romeo Cherry King SA

South Australia has a new ‘cherry king’

2021-11-26T01:36:04+00:00By

Anthony Romeo’s winning bid for Adelaide Hills-grown cherries raises A$50,000 for Camp Quality

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Qualipac pilots OmniOrder

2021-11-24T00:32:01+00:00By

Digital trading and supply chain optimisation platform to be used by Queensland-based vegetable grower

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LaManna ready for life after lockdown

2021-11-19T01:48:49+00:00By

Anthony Di Pietro talks openly about challenges the company has overcome over the last two years

PERFECTION FRESH Sydney markets

Fresh Awards winners announced

2021-11-12T02:56:26+00:00By

Sydney Markets takes annual awards online for the first time to celebrate the industry