October 23, 2014 / Week N° 43
October 23rd, 2014
South Africa’s table grape grower group says while it would like to focus more on the Far East, some obstacles remain.
October 20th, 2014
Union Owocowa’s Jolanta Kazimierska says the toughest times are just around the corner for Poland’s apple sector.
October 17th, 2014
One of China’s most influential men is looking at new ways to trade kiwifruit via smartphone e-commerce.
October 16th, 2014
Costco will sell some of its products in China through Alibaba’s website, delivering orders from its U.S. warehouses.
October 13th, 2014
Travel and e-commerce put a dint in the Zhejiang Wenhui wholesale fruit market for a key national holiday.
October 8th, 2014
The U.S. looks set to lose its position as the second biggest grape supplier to the Chinese market this season.
October 3rd, 2014
While production challenges abound, China’s macadamia industry now has as many trees in the ground as Australia.
October 2nd, 2014
A Chinese partner will soon start selling Disney-branded grapes sourced from Dayka & Hackett in the U.S.
September 29th, 2014
A South African fruit industry representative believes it is possible the Chinese market will be open for next season.
September 23rd, 2014
Washington apples and Israeli citrus are just two of several new fresh fruit items listed by China’s AQSIQ as approved for import.
September 16th, 2014
Mexico could start shipping several types of berry to China by the end of this year.
September 15th, 2014
A South African citrus industry representative gives insights from a recent visit to Hong Kong, India and Indonesia.
September 9th, 2014
Pineapple exports from Costa Rica could be allowed into China later this year, but transit challenges remain.
A Zespri representative sheds light on the niche organic fruit sector in China.
An earlier season could give Spanish stonefruit exporters an edge in China once the market opens up.
Protocols have been signed between Chile and China to allow shelled walnut imports.
Prices for North Korean blueberries that are juiced and sold to China have increased by around 50%.
September 5th, 2014
China’s Silk Road economic belt strategy is expected to lead to more Central Asian fruit imports.
As a very successful second season with excellent prices in China draws to a close, one Canadian cherry company says shoppers are ‘more sophisticated’ than five years ago.
September 2nd, 2014
New Zealand cherry industry players discuss several steps underway to make the most of booming opportunities in Asia.
Ivo Ravelli says EU tariff cuts might not come soon enough for Ecuador, with other markets showing more potential.
September 1st, 2014
U.K. fruit company BanaBay has continued its rapid expansion with the opening of a new office in Shanghai.
After recording sluggish export results, China’s Great-Sun Foods is raising capital to invest in better processing and distribution centers.
Australian citrus is one of many imported fruits that have suffered from flat sales in China recently.
August 29th, 2014
Hot on the heels of apples, Chinese citrus is now on track to gaining U.S. market entry after a recent proposed rule from APHIS.
Xia Zuxiang explains how Ecuadorian bananas have edged ahead of local and Philippine competition in China.
August 14th, 2014
Simon Boughey is not too fussed about the loss of the Russian cherry market for now.
August 12th, 2014
“We must get ahead now” but be careful not to swarm the Russian market, says a leading Chinese produce exporter.
August 11th, 2014
Two Russian importers claim most products lost from the ban on EU produce can be regained from other countries.
August 7th, 2014
A key U.S. apple grower group expecting a bumper crop says consumers are ‘looking for a different experience’.
August 6th, 2014
A Hong Kong importer says good shelf life is key for produce in China due to limited cold chain capabilities.
August 5th, 2014
After a 15-month absence, California’s citrus industry can once again ship its fruit to China.
Spanish plums, peaches and possibly grapes are under review for potential export to China.
August 1st, 2014
Peru’s Hass avocado representative body says it is on track to enter Japan, China and Korea in 2015.
A U.S. Northwest Horticultural Council representative discusses the state of trade barriers with Indonesia and China at the moment.
July 29th, 2014
An Australian apple grower looks to ‘broaden’ China-bound exports after the first sea shipment was ‘a big success’.
July 25th, 2014
Canada’ BC Blueberry Council says gaining China and Korea access will be a key use of government funding.
July 22nd, 2014
Shandong Goodfarmer’s president talks about Ecuadorian bananas, Zespri kiwifruit and creating a new Latin American company.
July 18th, 2014
A recent posting on the Federal Register puts China one step closer to gaining access to the U.S. apple market.
July 11th, 2014
From figs to persimmons to chestnuts, U.S.-based Stellar Distributing is on the hunt for new international trade deals.
July 9th, 2014
First it was Longwu, then Huizhan stepped in, and now another player aims to build a project in Jiangsu north of Shanghai to “revolutionize” China’s imported fruit market.
Chilean authorities in China have signed the final protocol to permit avocado exports to the Asian country.
July 4th, 2014
Peruvian diplomats are lining up Shanghai supermarkets for the first sales of asparagus exports later this year.
New quinoa varieties are growing in France and the Netherlands, while cultivation in Asia is also a possibility.
July 3rd, 2014
China Fruits Corp has announced it will set up shop with Alibaba’s online sales platform Tmall.
July 2nd, 2014
Banking on customer experience, a young company is making inroads in China’s booming online fruit market.
A recent visit of two Chinese officials to Californian citrus groves bodes well for market access negotiations.
“It takes a lot of guts to travel to Xinjiang alone just to procure local apples,” says trader Chen Haiwen.
July 1st, 2014
Australia’s AHEA will have access to new funding to boost online communication and trade relationships in Asia.
The first Australian apple shipment via sea to mainland China is due to arrive this week, featuring a newly developed variety.
June 30th, 2014
The Australian stonefruit sector has been actively promoting itself in China ahead of expected market access approval for nectarines.
June 27th, 2014
A landmark strategic deal with China’s biggest agricultural distributor is set to be a boost for Aussie citrus exports.
June 23rd, 2014
British Colombia’s cherry growers say the new deal with China is a gigant step for the industry.
June 20th, 2014
China’s soil quality may not be the best, but that hasn’t stopped investors from clamoring to grow blueberries.
June 19th, 2014
Canadian government officials hope blueberries will follow a recent Chinese cherry market access deal.
June 16th, 2014
Joyvio’s Dr. Jin Xixuan looks at some of the challenges of developing ready-to-eat fruit for the Chinese market.
One Chinese fruit industry rep has questioned whether blueberries will follow the price falls seen for blackberries and raspberries in 2010.
June 12th, 2014
Retail analysts take an in-depth look at what a partnership may mean for Tesco and China Resources Enterprise.
June 10th, 2014
Thai and Vietnamese dragonfruit, as well as Vietnamese bananas, will be under closer scrutiny from AQSIQ.
June 6th, 2014
Zespri’s public response to its latest legal case is quite strange considering the amount of money in question.
June 5th, 2014
Chinese produce giant Joyvio is strengthening its blueberry capabilities across a range of different fronts.
A Chinese-U.S. study shows a substance in blueberry leaves can help extend fruit shelf life and add antioxidants.
June 3rd, 2014
Lisa Cork gives a detailed account of her exposure to the Chinese online grocery shopping experience.
May 28th, 2014
A Shanghai Zelun Trading rep is positive about the launch of Enza Red kiwifruit today, and discusses other T&G-owned fruit varieties on their way to China.
May 23rd, 2014
An increase in franchise stores and a push into foreign markets have helped drive exponential growth for China Fruits Corporation early this year.
May 22nd, 2014
Amy Nguyen is optimistic for selling a range of produce items in China following a recent USDA trade mission visit.
May 20th, 2014
Shanghai Supafresh’s Zhang Haitong tells of her impressions from a recent visit to Australian apple orchards.
May 9th, 2014
California has reached a supplementary protocol to regain access to the Chinese citrus market, but approval will depend on a technical visit that will likely take place in June.
May 7th, 2014
New Zealand’s wine sector was not able to beat apple growers’ phenomenal rise in export values last year.
April 25th, 2014
After trying its hand at wine, Lenovo-owned Chinese produce power Joyvio is expanding into tea.
With labor shortages at home, C.H. Robinson is considering a grape re-packing set-up in China.
April 24th, 2014
New Zealand and Chinese authorities have come to an agreement to continue apple shipments.
April 22nd, 2014
Citrus Australia plans a strong season in China this year, including diversification with lemons and grapefruit.
April 21st, 2014
China may only account for a small fraction of the world’s banana powder, but the industry is set for buoyant growth.
April 11th, 2014
Following suspension in October, Chilean apples will once again be able to enter China.
April 9th, 2014
A lower Australian dollar has helped make Tasmanian apple shipments to China more viable.
April 7th, 2014
PMA’s Ed Treacy says PLU codes could add value to China’s fruit sales – if China is ready for them.
April 4th, 2014
While many Chinese ecommerce sites have emerged in recent years, Fruitday.com has stood out for fresh produce.
April 3rd, 2014
With Chinese cherry demand growing, should Chile worry about over reliance on the Asian market?
April 2nd, 2014
Imported fruit may come at a price, but China’s Ole’ stores satisfy a niche once unavailable to premium buyers.
March 26th, 2014
E-commerce offers tremendous growth and import opportunities in China, said panelists at PMA Fresh Connections.
March 24th, 2014
Zespri is on the cusp of signing a new importer in China, where executive Simon Limmer looks at the season ahead.
March 17th, 2014
An Australian company is set to bring its value-added banana technology to the Chinese island of Hainan.
March 14th, 2014
Cold treatment requirements have complicated Uruguayan citrus shipments to China.
March 11th, 2014
Frugi Venta’s Inge Ribbens looks at a range of market opening negotiations in the works.
Mexico’s berry industry has been hopeful for Chinese blackberry access in 2014, but raspberries could be in line too.
March 3rd, 2014
Transportation time for Pakistani fruit exported to China will be cut to 70 minutes by air.
February 20th, 2014
It may receive a fraction of what is sent to the U.S., but the EU is set to import more litchis this year from one of China’s leading shippers of the fruit.
Myanmar’s government has plans for several wholesale fruit markets to increase access to China.
Shandong Goodfarmer’s Liu Zijie outlines some of the company’s trading operations and plans.
February 17th, 2014
Although new to China, U.S., Western-style pears have already exceeded volume expectations.
February 12th, 2014
Chinese authorities will be visiting Mexico very soon to inspect berry orchards as part of trade talks.
Peru expects to surpass its export record for fruit products in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.
January 29th, 2014
Two Chinese experts explain the factors behind this year’s “viral” cherry sales campaign.
January 14th, 2014
Peru has big expectations as a grape provider to the Chinese market.
Chinese app WeChat, now with 100 million users, has given fruit a prominent position in its ‘Selected products’ section.
January 9th, 2014
Australian companies will now be able to export grape seeds to China following a recent agreement.
An area the size of Maryland has been deemed unfit for farming due to pollution in China.
January 2nd, 2014
Volume for Chilean cherries may be down for the Chinese New Year but the fruit should perform well.
December 31st, 2013
U.S. apples could soon regain access to China but the future remains unclear.
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