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Coverage of local and international fruit and vegetable suppliers in Australia and New Zealand, including news and analysis of key areas such as production, trade, exports, logistics, and research and development.

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Costa Group calls for fresh action on Australian produce exports


Leading Australian business spotlights need for improved approach to negotiation market access as industry awaits key breakthroughs

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Premier Fresh Australia appoints Kerry Smith as independent chair


Smith joins as director and independent chair following recent ownership update


Frank Yiannas headlines 2024 International Fresh Produce Safety Symposium


Inaugural event brings together international fresh produce safety sector in Sydney on 20-21 August

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Administrators sell HS Fresh Food to PM Fresh Foods


Buyer found for Tasmanian headquartered business following voluntary administration

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Global trade gears up for Asia Fruit Logistica


More than 600 exhibitors from some 38 countries and regions already signed up to showcase their offerings at Asia’s premier fresh produce event

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Bright Food secures Australian citrus imports with MFC


Chinese company receives shipment of fresh oranges as part of collaboration

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New Zealand and Indonesia boost two-way produce trade


Signed arrangements include a commitment to move towards electronic certification and export plans for New Zealand onions and Indonesian pineapples 

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MFC implements multiyear growth strategy


GM of the Australian citrus heavyweight Grant Leyden outlines plans to boost supply, add capacity and pursue branded varieties in a bid to grow “bigger and better” than ever


Australia and Japan to strengthen trade relationship


Ausveg leads series of coordinated events to cultivate stronger relationship between Australian and Japanese horticulture industries


New Zealand fresh tomatoes regain access to Australian market


Trade access was retracted in 2021 following the detection of PepMV in a commercial greenhouse  


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Growers vote to renew commodity levy and fund Horticulture New Zealand


HortNZ will apply for a new levy order to cover next six years following levy referendum 

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Premier Fresh Australia becomes 100 per cent Australian-owned


Premier updates ownership with current shareholders Anthony Di Pietro and Mark Lo Giudice acquiring stake held by Market Gardeners


Sun World International launches two new table grape varieties


Production of Applause and Epic Crisp set to ramp up in next five years  

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Leading Chinese avocado importer Riverking to visit Queensland


Visit follows tour of West Australian orchards late last year  

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Australian Food and Grocery Code of Conduct to be made mandatory following completed review


Australian government agrees to implement all 11 recommendations from the final report into the Australian Food and Grocery Code of Conduct