Special Asia Fruit Logistica

Photo Report: Asia Fruit Logistica 2019

Last week Asia Fruit Logistica took place despite worries about the demonstrations in Hong Kong. Visitor numbers were certainly down but on the whole stand holders were very happy with the event. A few stand holders were not happy about the fact that their stands had been moved at the last minute, in…

"Peru’s institutions work to consolidate and increase growth in agricultural exports to Asia"

Peru finalized its participation in Asia Fruit Logistica, where it was a Partner Country, with projected business deals of US$180 million for the export of products from the Peruvian fruit and vegetable sector to different Asian markets. “We feel very much at home at this trade fair. The Peruvian…

Infia at Asia Fruit Logistica to promote recycled plastic solutions

Infia took part in Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong as its market is a global one. The sensitivity towards eco-friendly packaging solutions is spreading.  "Operators from Oceania were particularly interested in our solutions, which are made entirely of recycled PET," explained sales manager Matteo Baiocchi.…

12,000 visitors found their way to the Hong Kong fair

Visitor numbers down only 10% at Asia Fruit Logistica

Asia Fruit Logistica 2019 had to withstand difficult circumstances in Hong Kong to deliver on the expectations for the exhibition. Attendance was inevitably impacted somewhat…

Photo Report: Reception at Dutch Consulate in Hong Kong

During Asia Fruit Logistica, there was a reception at the Dutch Consulate in Hong Kong. Next to drinks, laughs and snacks, the Dutch Consul General Annemieke Ruigrok spoke to the crowd and emphasized how important it was that the exhibition took place, despite the political unrest in Hong Kong. Click here…

Increase in visitors for day two of Asia Fruit Logistica

The Hong Kong government has announced that there will be no extradition law, and this has ensured that the visitors at Asia Fruit Logistica continue to feel safe as the second day of the exhibition arrived.  There was an increase in visitors today, but overall people said there were approximately 30% less visitors…

"800 hectares in China will be dedicated to Jintao kiwifruit"

Thanks to a booth placed in the center of the huge Hall 05, the participation of Jingold to Asiafruit Logistica has been particularly successful. During the tradeshow days, indeed, the booth has been visited by a lot of people and Asiatic clients together to the intervention at Asiafruit Congress of…

Day one of Asia Fruit Logistica 2019

Good exhibitor turnout, but noticeably less visitors

Asia Fruit Logistica 2019 commenced on September 4th in Hong Kong. Despite recent unrest in the area, the event got off to a good start. There is noticeably heightened security at the event, but there were no signs of any disruption, neither at the event nor in the surrounding area such as on the trains…

Apple brands will be in the spotlight

There will be a wide range of new offerings on show at Asia Fruit Logistica. Following their successful debut at the Fruit Logistica in Berlin, BayWa and T&G Global will…

Going green with compostable fruit labelling

Sustainability and innovation go hand-in-hand as retailers, producers and growers look for ways to reduce reliance on unsustainable packaging and find environmentally friendly packaging solutions. Behind each sustainable packaging solution is a journey. At the Asia Fruit Business Forum 2019, you can find…

Hong Kong's Fruit Logistica: Brand Tasmania to showcase primary produce

Primary producers from across Tasmania will work to expand their Asian export options at Hong Kong's Fruit Logistica, the three-day event that starts on September 4, involving…

Fresh-key™

How do you control the quality of fruits during supply chain management?

The Asia Fruit Logistica and the Asia fruit Congress are to go ahead in September as planned and the majority of fruit industry brands will attend the show and exchange more and more ideas about the market trends and experience.How to do the quality control of fruits during supply chain management?…

Three types of melons specifically designed for the Asian market

Companies Rijk Zwaan and Levarht have been participating in Asia Fruit Logistica for many years, presenting their latest developments. This year, both companies will present Asian Jewels: a range of melon varieties specifically developed for the Asian market. The product presentation is the latest step…

"We are eager to once again export our Chinese apples to the Indian market"

India was once the largest export market for Chinese apples, but in July 2017 the Indian government prohibited the import of apples and pears from China. Many Chinese apple farmers and apple traders were affected by this prohibition. "We are in communication with many Indian importers. They are also…

Volumes are picking up after pricy start

Early start for Turkish fig season

Despite a rocky and early start, the Turkish fig season now seems to be in its element. At first, the volumes just weren’t there to meet the rising demand. Just in time for Asia Fruit Logistica, the volume has started to pick up the past couple of days. Convenient, as one Turkish exporter plans to…

“Our new cooling facility can store up to five million kilos of kiwis”

A big celebration is coming up for Greek kiwi exporter Mitrosilis. In about twenty days, their new state of the art cooling facility will be opened, which is built specifically with kiwis in mind. Up to five million kilos can be stored in the facility. It was only four years ago that Mitrosilis started…

Afrex South Africa grows its global baby veg & edible flower footprint

Afrex South Africa, supplier of more than forty varieties of unique and niche baby vegetables, edible flowers and leaves, will be exhibiting their products at the Asia Fruit Logistica trade show in Hong Kong from 4 to 6 September 2019. The event takes place at the Asia World Expo, Lantau in Hong Kong.…

New Chinese grape varieties becoming more popular

This year’s grape season has been advancing smoothly. Many new varieties are becoming increasingly popular, and growers have also been adjusting their varieties following changing market trends. “There are many popular grapes in China, and there are many varieties. Customers nowadays have diversified…

New Eco-Ripe ethylene generator exclusive to the Asian market

Catalytic Generators will showcase the newly developed Eco-Ripe at Asia Fruit Logistica, Booth #5V28, on 4-6 September 2019. Based on the design and dependability of Catalytic Generators’ Easy-Ripe® Ethylene Generator, the Eco-Ripe is a new option for ethylene application exclusive to the Asian market.…

"Eco-friendly packaging becoming mainstream"

With more and more consumers concerned with the ecological footprint of packaging and are more eager to use less packaging or eco-friendly packaging, the packaging industry has been changing. Packaging manufacturer Boix has been following this trend for many years. “Boix has always been concerned with…

Continuity at The Grape Company ensures innovation

The Grape Company was one of the first companies to be granted an export license after deregulation of the South African export sector. “Our vision has been to focus on delivering quality table grapes to our customers over the world. We are very proud to say that the biggest part of our growth over the…

“Our lemon business not affected by unsatisfactory weather in Argentina”

The intense rainy weather in May and June had a big impact on many Argentinian lemon growers, which resulted in less yield and a delay in supply. “But this did not have serious effects on our business. We had early-season lemons. Our season lasted from March until now. Our products are in good condition…

A 40% growth forecast for South African berries

BerryWorld will be attending Asia Fruit Logistica, a key event for the company. Here, the company will showcase a significant growth in shopper penetration, thanks to their award winning exclusive MBO varieties. BerryWorld South Africa will be marking 25 years in soft fruit and display their exciting…

China: "Supply window for Egyptian apples is longer this year"

Over the past few years, the Chinese fruit market has been undergoing some changes. In addition to the huge production of fruit grown locally, the volume of imported fruit has also been increasing year by year. Hexing Food (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., whose focus was on exporting Chinese fruit globally, is now…

From 20-22g of plastic to 3-4 g per pack

Coolibah Herbs switches to pillow packs

It has been a very cold wet winter in Victoria and has been since the beginning of August, according to Vincent Eysseric from Coolibah Herbs. “It is starting to affect supply and we are now seeing shortages. Spring should start in September but there are no signs of it yet, normally we are starting to…

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 attractive…

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 season…

"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…


© FreshPlaza.com 2019