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Australian produce delegation travels to Japan


Major fresh fruit and vegetable suppliers set off to strengthen industry relationships in key Asian market

(l-r) Bryce Huggins, Troy Huggins and Jake Huggins from Huggins Organic Farms

Consumers keen for organic produce at Coles


Retailer expands range to meet increasing demand for organic fruits and vegetables

David Ironside and Joe Saina

DAFF’s David Ironside takes on import role


AHEIA welcomes DAFF’s appointment of former plant export operations manager to import role

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Driscoll’s Sweetest Batch strawberries get Australia-wide launch


New strawberry offering for the Australian market officially launches across the country this summer

Stephen McCutcheon Elke Cleverdon and Jan Vydra Hort Innovation board

Hort Innovation welcomes two new directors


Elke Cleverdon and Stephen McCutcheon join board of grower-owned research and development corporation

Kane Williamson with Rockit Apple

Kane Williamson and Rockit build on partnership


New Zealand cricket captain signs on for another year as global brand ambassador for Rockit apples and takes stake in Longlands orchard 

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Statistics Handbook reveals shifts in Asia trade

2022-11-17T08:08:00+00:00By ,

Asiafruit Congress Statistics Handbook 2022 provides expert analysis of key trends in trade across 12 different Asian markets

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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


IPLA pays tribute to John Cripps


International Pink Lady Alliance hosts a special tribute to the breeder of the iconic apple who passed away earlier this year 


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Uncover new berry trends at Global Berry Congress 2022


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

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Asia Fruit Logistica makes strong return


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

Fairtrade Non Fungible Banana

Fairtrade unveils first-ever ‘Non-Fungible Banana’


At COP27 Climate Conference, ’The Last Banana’ will warn delegates and governments alike that the future survival of the fruit is at risk


Asia Fruit Awards: winners announced


ClemenGold, Goodfarmer, Makro (Thailand), and Nick Kukulan and Paramount Export Company are the winners of the Asia Fruit Awards 2022

Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh Del Monte CEO

Results boost for Del Monte in third quarter


Net sales and income both increase year-on-year despite “continued macroeconomic headwinds”