Supply news from Produce Plus

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.

Zespri SunGold in NZ

Zespri preparing return to strong growth in kiwifruit supply in 2024


Kiwifruit marketer expects to ship 193m trays of New Zealand-grown kiwifruit thanks to improved growing conditions

GEN apples pears

Southern Hemisphere apple exports set to rise


The six leading apple suppliers in the Southern Hemisphere will produce more and export more as a group in 2024, but the story is different for pears

Gareth Edgecombe

T&G Global revises 2023 loss estimate amid insurance “complexities”


New estimate pegs pre-tax losses at between NZ$60m and NZ$67m

Ben Hoodless new IFPA A-NZ managing director

IFPA leadership programme to focus on innovation


IFPA Produce Executive Program returns for its 22nd year this May 

Pink Lady

Apple & Pear Australia launches new IP development venture Twenty Degrees


Twenty Degrees to specialise in commercial development of branded fresh produce, integrating Apal UK subsidiary Coregeo and managing Apal trademarks including Pink Lady

Bill Montague 1

Bill Montague passes aged 97


Founder of leading Australian fresh produce company remembered for significant contribution to industry

australian Hass Avocados

Report shows Australian horticulture’s mixed fortunes


Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook shows significant increases for fruit and vegetables offset losses for nuts  

Cherry Protective Netting

Australian government announces expansion to Horticultural Netting Program


Eligible growers to receive up to A$150,000 for new netting  

Palmerston Highway Queensland 2023 Tropical Cyclone Jasper

Citrus Australia calls for more disaster relief for Queensland growers


Industry body prompts government to financial assistance to citrus growers as transport costs rise following ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper

Angelo Demasi - standing in foyer_reduced

New data reveals South Australian growers are losing out on farmgate prices


Increased costs contribute to 20 per cent loss in farmgate prices for South Australian growers in 2023


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Australia collaborates with global scientists to improve crop genetics


Australian-first research collaboration delivered through Hort Innovation to develop new fruit varieties  

Gavin Scurr

Gavin Scurr elected as chair of Australian Fresh Produce Alliance


Piñata Farms managing director to lead AFPA agenda prioritising workforce policy, sustainability and export development


Citrus Australia releases first Australian Citrus Congress programme


The two-day programme will focus on R&D for Australian citrus industry  

Costa Group logo

Shareholders approve Costa takeover


Takeover to be implemented on 26 February pending Federal Court approval

New Zealand apples

Forecast up for New Zealand apple and pear harvest following challenging years


NZAPI expects good weather and hard work to pay off with high-quality fruit