Retail news from Produce Plus

Important developments in the food retail arena in Australia and New Zealand, with a focus on fresh produce procurement, distribution, marketing, merchandising, and new product development.

Buy West Eat Best Western Australia citrus

Citrus season kicks off in Western Australia


Locally grown citrus fruit to receive special promotion across the state’s supermarkets

Zespri Kiwifruit

NZ-UK FTA spells kiwifruit, says Zespri


The New Zealand kiwifruit marketer has welcomed the 31 May start of the UK-NZ FTA with promises of increased exports to Britain

Jerry Prendergast United Fresh New Zealand

“Unprecedented disruption” for New Zealand growers


Food Price Index data shows higher fruit and vegetable prices, reflecting the many challenges producers are facing

The Warehouse fruit and vegetable fresh produce trial New Zealand

The Warehouse adds fresh produce


Fruit and vegetables available at six of the New Zealand retailer’s stores as part of trial

IFG Cotton Candy grapes

IFG celebrates 20 years of Cotton Candy


Unique variety added a new flavour profile to the table grape category

Leah Weckert, Coles

Leah Weckert named Coles CEO


Long-serving executive to replace Steven Cain in May, as retailer announces first half results 


Scott Marshall to depart Metcash


Australian wholesale distribution and marketing company begins search for food pillar CEO 


Tune in to the biggest industry trends ahead of Fruit Logistica 2023

2023-01-09T11:35:00+00:00In partnership with Fruit Logistica

Special online series World of Fresh Ideas offers sneak preview of industry’s latest and most exciting developments before Fruit Logistica begins, with first of eight videos now online

AFC2022 opening panel Karthik Jayaraman

Asiafruit Congress: markets on the rise


The opening session to Asiafruit Congress explored opportunities in emerging markets such as Vietnam and India

(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


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Driscolls Sweetest Batch strawberries 1

Driscoll’s Sweetest Batch strawberries get Australia-wide launch


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

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

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