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Top 5 -yesterday
- Booming South African blueberry industry eyes Asian markets
- Opportunities in the US market come from the great marketing done by the citrus community
- Almost everybody is happy with the new Tomato Suspension Agreement
- Zirkle Fruit to lay off 300 workers in Prosser, WA
- Polish blueberry season recovering, work force needed for manual harvesting
Top 5 -last week
Top 5 -last month
- Enormous, but strange avocado
- Will Asia Fruit Logistica take place in September? Trade show organization offers participants option in December
- Avocado market expected to tighten in coming weeks
- "India can have its place in the avocado growing industry"
- Potato prices double due to shortage in Europe
"Guaranteed traceability is key to the successful launch of our new grape brand"
Yunnan is a major grape production area in China. Even though the grapes produced in this area are of good quality, sometimes it is still hard for farmers to find the right sales channels. Therefore, this year the Chinese government started a new initiative, they began to work together with some…
China: "Quality of Sanhong honey pomelos has improved significantly"
Last year, the overall sales performance of pomelos was not ideal, mainly due to oversupply. Moreover, the size of the fruit was too large for export markets, which led many farmers to have a large amount of unsold fruit. This year, Pufa Agricultural Resources Co., Ltd. hopes to help pomelo farmers to…
"Cape gooseberries from Northeast China sell at satisfactory price"
Currently, cape gooseberries are gradually arriving on the market. In China, Shandong is the main production area and, considering the geographical and climate conditions, the Northeast is the most suitable area for planting cape gooseberries, explained Mr. Zhang. “We have our own cape gooseberry growing…
"The use of ripening rooms is gradually infiltrating in the Chinese fruit industry"
In China there is a growing demand for cold storage and ripening rooms. More attention is given to the better preservation of fresh fruits and vegetables nowadays, not only because it can extend the shelf life of a certain fruit, but also because it can effectively protect their freshness. This better…Mr. Avocado:
"We invested in our own production center in China last year"
The demand for avocados continues to grow globally, and as a result, their annual production is also rising. This is mainly thanks to consumers' high appreciation of their nutritional values. More growers and companies have also noticed the market potential of this fruit, and have been increasing their…
Cherries from Central Asia flown into China
On June 12th, Urumqi Diwopu International Airport welcomed cherries imported from Kyrgyzstan. Since the beginning of the summer, cherries from China’s neighboring countries in…
Japan: Hokkaido’s black watermelon sells for US$4,700 at first auction
A black watermelon grown in the town of Toma, Hokkaido, in northern Japan, was sold today for 500,000 yen (US$4,729) in the year’s first auction of the fruit at a market. Some 260 of the Densuke watermelon, known for their black and shiny skin as well as for their crunchy texture, were auctioned off at…
Festive opening of Wellfruit Fruit store in Shanghai
At the beginning of this month a thriving fruit store company, Wellfruit, opened its new store in Shanghai. They had worked for several months on the completion of the shop and this month it was officially opened by their general manager Jiawei Feng. Wellfruit is a well established fruit company, who…
"The combined characteristics of a watermelon variety decide market success in China"
"The Asian Fruit and Festival Exposition successfully concluded several days ago. The exposition is a large-scale commercial event that has been running for several consecutive years. We have greatly benefited from participation in this exposition in previous years. This year the exposition was even…Promoting Italian Fruit and Vegetables in Asia
CSO Italy Project - The European Art Of Taste
China, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong will all be involved in The European Art of Taste until 31st January 2022. They will carry out promotional activities and campaigns for a total value of 3.7 million Euro. Conveying the values of the European fruit and vegetable sector, and of the Italian production in…The reasons: economic growth and the Chinese New Year
Chilean cherries are very popular in China
According to Ignacio Caballero Torretti, the marketing assistant manager of the Fruit Exporters Association of Chile (ASOEX), the popularity of Chilean cherries in the Chinese…They account for 36% of the fruit volume exported to Asia
Citrus exports to Asia from the southern hemisphere increase
The role of the Southern Hemisphere regarding fruit exports to Asia is becoming increasingly important, as they account for 36% of the total volume exported. Chile, South…
"Sino-Malaysian agreement brings great commercial opportunities for Malaysian durian traders"
The General Administration of Customs China (GACC) announced the "Agreement between the GACC and the Malaysian agricultural industry for the quarantine requirements with regard to the export of refrigerated durian from Malaysia to China" on May 30th, 2019. This day marked the end of the long period when…
Photo report: Asia Fresh Expo 2019 Shanghai
Last week the Asia Fresh Expo took place in Shanghai and many people visited the exhibition. On the first day several activities were presented, including lectures on banana cultivation, preservation and post-harvest ripening. Mr. Hu Xian from AiRipening gave a lecture about a case study on banana…
How will rising temperatures affect the price of Chinese vegetables?
Production areas in the north gradually take over from the south as temperatures rise and rainfall in the north increases. Some vegetables were previously delayed because of…
A successful ending to the Asia Fresh Expo
Today was the last day of Asia Fresh Expo, and attendance was smaller than for the two days before. In the afternoon most of the companies had cleared their booths. All the fruits had been sold and companies left to go back to their own cities in China. During this exhibition, there was a very clear…
New grape brand presented at Asia Fresh Expo, Shanghai
The second day of Asia Fresh Expo was a bit more quiet than the first, but there was still people that came to visit the exhibition. Not only Chinese visitors showed their interest in this exhibition, but also some foreigners visited the exhibition to see the different Chinese companies with their…
Good start for Asia Fresh Expo in Shanghai
Today the Asia Fresh Expo started with a well attended opening ceremony given by Wang Rongjiang, President of China Vegetable Marketing Association, David Zhong, President of VNU Exhibitions Asia and Zhang Qingfeng Executive Vice President of the China Fruit Marketing Association. They all mentioned the…
Paprika pods see higher prices due to cold snap
An unusual cold snap in China has adversely affected the harvest of paprika pods and overall yields are down nearly 50%. This premium grade paprika, which is around 14 cm long and grows on top of the plant, has experienced a 20% drop in yields and that has pushed prices up. According to Paul Donohoe, who…
FreshPlaza Asian Special
Our June-special will focus on Asia, which is a very interesting market for the entire world, with many fresh fruit and vegetable exporters trying to get a foothold in China. At the same time, countries like Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and India are showing progress every year. What's going on in these countries and what is the…