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.

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Woolworths launches in-store vertical farm


Partnership with InvertiGro will see fresh herbs grown in Metro Park Sydney Village store

Harris Farm Markets Canberra

Harris Farm Markets expands into Canberra


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

Costa Driscolls strawberry Zara Sweetest batch

New strawberries for Costa


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

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NTUC FairPrice and Coles team up


Partnership to give Australian products increased profile in Singapore and promote collaboration between retailers

Woolworths Heathwood Distribution Centre DC Queensland

Woolworths opens Heathwood distribution centre


Temperature-controlled facility will service Queensland and northern New South Wales stores

Muddy Boots Cold Chain Management in-situ

Muddy Boots upgrades cold chain solution


Hardware advances to reduce food waste and strengthen Greenlight Quality Management portfolio


Competition report suggests NZ grocery changes


New Zealand Commerce Commission recommends changes to improve competition in the New Zealand retail grocery sector

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Coles launches drone delivery service


Retailer will use drones to deliver more than 250 items to consumers in Canberra

Country of Origin New Zealand apples

Origin update for New Zealand produce


New regulations will require country of origin information to be displayed on fresh produce


New brand for Woolworths Group


Operator of leading Australian supermarket chain reveals new brand identity


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Rijk Zwaan cauliflowers

‘More colour’ needed in fresh produce


Lavender-purple cauliflowers and chocolate-brown peppers are just what the doctor ordered, says breeder Rijk Zwaan

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Covid hits Australian supply chain


Industry calls for updated isolation requirements after retailers and distribution centres affected by surge in cases

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Australian horticulture prices increase


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