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USTR Prevails in WTO Dispute with Indonesia Apple Import RestrictionsThe US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer announced that the World Trade Organization upheld their ruling that Indonesia’s import licensing regimes for horticultural products are inconsistent with WTO rules. This ruling should pave the way for improved access for Washington apples to the Indonesia, the largest market for Washington apples in SE Asia and an important export destination for the State’s Red Delicious crop. November 16, 2017
Grapery CEO: The Perfect Taste a Simple Goal but a Tough RoadAt the PMA Fresh Summit in New Orleans, Jim Beagle, CEO of Grapery, shared with Produce Report the stories behind Grapery’s success and his insights into the Chinese market. October 29, 2017
Jing Zang
Nonbrowning Arctic® Apples Set to Shake Up Apple MarketDeveloped over the course of two decades, the nonbrowning Arctic® apple will finally become available in the U.S. in the next several weeks after facing and overcoming significant research, regulatory, and commercial hurdles. October 26, 2017
Andrew D

Neal Carter, President and Founder of Okanagan Specialty Fruits and the Arctic® apple

Fresh Summit exhibitors earn product, packaging honors, Best of Show honorsFive companies stood out among more than 1,000 exhibitors at Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit’s 2017 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo, taking honors for Best Overall Product Promo and Best Packaging Promo, as well as Best of Show. October 25, 2017
PMA’s Burns: Trends, Technology Shape Industry FuturePMA’s Fresh Summit held on Oct. 19. The annual look into the future offered insights into trends and technologies that will shape the produce and floral industries. Cathy Burns, Produce Marketing Association CEO, identified technology, consumer and talent trends that will shape the industry in years to come. She stressed that working together is key to future success. October 20, 2017
870+ Costa Rican Pineapples Arrive in Yangshan Harbor, ShanghaiTransport time of pineapples shipping from Costa Rico was reduced by 10-days. More than 870 pineapples crossed customs in Yangshan Port on October 14. October 17, 2017
Sevan Golnazarian
“Washington Grown”: All about Washington ApplesIn the spring of 2017, the Washington Apple Commission (WAC) worked with the Spokane-based production company North By Northwest to film a number of segments for an episode of the television show Washington Grown. October 12, 2017
UC Riverside Charts Course for Future Avocado Varieties : Seeks Partners in New Research EndeavorThe University of California, Riverside is planning to develop the next generation of avocado varieties. October 11, 2017
An Overview of Global Blueberry Production in 2016Summary: Both highbush and lowbush blueberry crops experienced significant increases in production in 2016, driven by growth in South America, Europe, and Asia & Pacific. Planting acreage has skyrocketed in China, yet this has not been accompanied by equal growth in production. Nevertheless, the prospects of the blueberry industry in China and worldwide remain strong. September 28, 2017
Andrew D

Cort Brazelton presenting at IBO Summit 2017: China

Robinson Fresh®, Green Giant™ Fresh, and Avocados in ChinaThrough their close and unique relationship, Robinson Fresh® and Green Giant™ Fresh have worked together to ensure success for Green Giant™ Fresh avocados in China. Key to this success has been consistent supply, consumer education, market diversification, and continued branding campaigns. September 17, 2017
Andrew D

Robinson Fresh® at Asia Fruit Logistica 2017