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News updates for the fresh produce business in Australia and New Zealand.

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Indian tariff relief for Australian citrus


Australian industry welcomes new FTA, which is set to provide a boost for citrus exporters

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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

Ausveg chair Bill Bulmer

Ausveg welcomes new directors


Two new grower directors appointed and Victorian vegetable grower Bill Bulmer re-elected as chair

Asiafruit Congress global suppliers panel

Asiafruit Congress: global suppliers weather challenges


Panel of global suppliers underlines commitment to Asian markets amid impacts of shipping turmoil, inflation and lockdowns

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Maersk and IBM throw blockchain system overboard


Full collaboration across the entire global shipping business could not be achieved, admits carrier


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Asia Fruit Logistica heads back to Hong Kong


Asia’s premier fresh fruit and vegetable trade show returns to AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong on 6-8 September 2023

(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

Zespri Kiwifruit orchard

Zespri releases climate change adaptation plan


Kiwifruit marketer’s plan outlines how industry will respond the effects of a changing climate

Pye Group - Parilla Premium Potatoes Packing Facility

Pye Group opens potato packing facility


New facility is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere according to leading Australian potato supplier


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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

Catherine Velisha

IFPA A-NZ announces new directors


Kate Bryant, Dean Gall, Tim Nitschke, and Catherine Velisha take on new positions

Zespri SunGold in NZ

Zespri updates 2022/23 forecast


Second full estimate sees per tray returns for SunGold kiwifruit decline from August 2022 forecast, Green returns steady

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Hort Innovation welcomes two new directors


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

Joe Moro A Moro & Sons Growcom chair

Growcom announces new chair


Joe Moro of Moro & Sons will head the board of Queensland’s peak horticulture body