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Pitto

Variety and volumes allow for mixed grape containers

In the Northern Cape, on the banks of the Orange River, the grape vineyards are starting to flower at the start of the new grape season, which will commence in week 48 for grower-owned company Pitto. Two weeks later their red and black grapes follow. The Northern Cape is traditionally strong on early…

Rijk Zwaan brings new melons and snack vegetables to Asian market

‘Asian Jewels’ is a new range of tasty melons that Rijk Zwaan has specially selected for the Asian market. The vegetable breeding company is launching the new high-quality melon types at Asia Fruit Logistica. Asian Jewels is not the only innovation Rijk Zwaan will be presenting at the event; a new snack…

"Quality of air freight cherries from the US is good"

“Imported cherries this year are popular in the Chinese market just as in previous years. In general, there are fewer varieties imported in the summer and prices are not much different from those of previous years. Even when the price rises, as long as the quality is good and the taste is unique,…

Trade war and tariffs imposed on US goods creating opportunities in China

With more markets opening up in Asia and international trade agreements being formed – and broken - there is still plenty of scope for companies to start trading in the region. Some companies lack the knowledge and experience to trade confidently with these counties and find it difficult to gauge the…

"One of the best trade shows for the pear industry"

Asia Fruit Logistica veteran USA Pears will be making another appearance at the event to be held in Hong Kong on September 4 - 6. They have been exhibiting at Asia Fruit Logistica for almost 20 years, spreading the news about pears from the United States to the Asian market. According to Jeff Correa of…

RK Growers Srl and VI.P Val Venosta together expand market in joint venture OmniFresh

Italian companies further expand their market in Asia

The Ambrosia apple from Italy is performing extremely well in Europe and the volume is increasing every year. For the past three years, RK Growers has been exploring new export opportunities with this sweet apple variety in the overseas markets. In 2018, RK Growers joined forces with industry heavyweight…

Vietnamese mango industry increases production to meet soaring demand from China

The R2E2 mango variety was introduced from Australia in 2003 to Vietnam. A few years ago, Vietnamese farmers increased their production by almost 10 times due to the soaring demand from China. Since then, the R2E2 mango has become the most popular mango variety grown in central Vietnam. The size of the…

De Keur looks to the East with bi-coloured apples

De Keur is a well-established producer-exporter in the Western Cape that will this year, for the first time, exhibit at the South African pavilion at Asia Fruit Logistica. The company has five production units spread over two regions, where apples, pears, nectarines and onions are grown. Recently they…

"Breeze apples from New Zealand enjoy popularity in China"

“Breeze, one of New Zealand's earliest apple varieties, is very attractive with its red skin and sweet and crisp taste, all thanks to New Zealand's fertile soil and warm climate. Breeze apples from New Zealand arrive in Hong Kong in February, at a time when most imported apples are not available in…

Mr Apple showcases new varieties and new mascot at Asia Fruit 2019

Mr Apple, one of New Zealand’s largest apple exporters is exhibiting at Asia Fruit Logistica for the 6th year. With New Zealand’s proximity to Asia and the growth of all major Asian markets, a focus on Asia and the Asia Fruit Logistics Show just makes sense. At Asia Fruit 2019, Mr Apple will be…

Essence

‘Helping Japanese agriculture and farmers get stronger through exports’

“The export volume of Japanese agricultural products is still low, but Japanese farmers aspire to export their products to foreign markets as overseas customers have a positive perception of high quality Japanese agricultural products. Price, communication and logistical issues are still obstacles for…

MSC

CA technology which enables bananas to be transported over long distances without deterioration

Ecuador, with its ideal tropical climate, is the world’s largest exporter of bananas, with many destined for Asia’s growing middle classes, and MSC is the largest shipper serving its banana industry. Its services and flexibility have opened up opportunities for small and medium sized exporters, bringing…

Seeka to introduce Rico pears to the market this year

Seeka Australia will showcase its refreshing green kiwifruit along with European and Asian pear varieties in the Taste Australia pavilion at this year’s Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong. Nashi and Packham Pears will be on display, along with its new variety Rico. The Rico pears are unique and an…

Ghabbour Farms on their grape season

Egyptian grape season was very challenging this year

The Egyptian grape season has been in full swing and even the late varieties are finding their way to various markets. The season started a bit late and the weather did bring some challenges to the season. For Ghabbour Farms (GB Farms), the grape season is an important one. Overall the Egyptian grape…

"We are very excited by the possible opportunities for MARCO in the Asian market"

UK company Marco have had their own stand at Asia Fruit Logistica since 2016. This year will be the first year that they take part as a co-exhibitor, participating as part of the UK Pavilion. "We believe that co-exhibiting at events such as this can actually bring huge benefits in terms of increased foot…

Asia an attractive market for Washington fruit grower

Washington-based company CMI Orchards will be hosting a booth for the first time at this year's Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong, September 4 - 6, 2019. The company has been attending Asia Fruit Logistica for many years, but its growth - especially in the Asian export market - has prompted the decision…

Interko opens Asia support office to add value for local ripening room customers

Interko, the world’s leading designer, manufacturer and installer of fresh fruit ripening rooms, has opened a local support office in Singapore to add another layer of value for its Asian customers as they seek to remain competitive, profitable and sustainable. Headed by Jeffrey Yeoh, Interko’s…

“Thai Durian is becoming popular in the overseas market”

“In Thailand, the golden season of selling durian is from July till October. Thanks to good weather conditions, this year the production volume of durian in the eastern part of Thailand is 77% higher than last year. We got our first order of fresh durian and mangosteen for the European market this year.…

"Our strong technical team ensures all products can meet the GAP standard"

Keitt Exporters Limited is a reputable grower and exporter of fruits and vegetables based in Kenya. For over a decade, Keitt Exporters Limited has supplied high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables to European and Middle East markets. The company’s mission is to maintain the highest quality standards for…

'The European Art of Taste'

The CSO Italy project sees its debut at Asia Fruit Logistica 2019

This will be the debut in Asia of the Project known as The European Art of Taste, that is financed by the European Union and by the companies that are associated to CSO ITALY:…

Special Asia Fruit Logistica 2019

It is almost time to head back to Hong Kong for this year's Asia Fruit Logistica which will take place from 4-6 September. As in previous years FreshPlaza is running a Special…


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