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How Karsten Group Became One of South Africa’s Top Grape Exporters

50 years ago, the Karsten Group was founded as a simple family farm business. Today, it is a respected table grape grower-exporter in South Africa and one of its largest fresh fruit producers and exporters. The main reason behind this success? Investing in its own employees.

September 10, 2018
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The “New” Origine Group Participates in Asia Fruit Logistica

The newly-expanded Origine Group participated in Asia Fruit Logistica 2018, presenting its new brand portfolio of Sweeki, Pera Italia, Made in Blu, and Fruitaly.

September 10, 2018
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Trump Administration Announces $12 Billion in Aid to Farmers

On July 24, the Trump administration unveiled its three-part plan to offer $12 billion in aid to American farmers affected by retaliatory tariffs imposed by its trading partners in response to the growing U.S.-initiated trade war, which has been received less than enthusiastically.

July 30, 2018
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Google to Invest $550 Million in

Google has announced its plans to invest $550 million in the Chinese e-commerce company in a strategic partnership which would see Google gain a 1% stake in the company and make its product available on Google Shopping.

June 20, 2018
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Major changes coming to AQSIQ & China’s regulatory environment

With the consolidation of numerous food safety and regulatory agencies and administrations, including AQSIQ, Beijing looks to simplify and strengthen its control in regulating the country’s food import and export.

March 30, 2018
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Orri Jaffa Mandarins to Launch 2018 China Season

Despite a marked decrease in production due to environmental factors, Orri Jaffa mandarins expect a strong 2018 season and are keen to tap into the rich Chinese market.

February 28, 2018
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Tencent, Yonghui Superstores to Invest in Carrefour China

Tencent makes major strides in China’s offline retail market through an investment in Carrefour China, which itself hopes to improve its e-commerce position and improve slumping profits

January 25, 2018
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Australian Stonefruit Set for Exciting Export Season to China

Summary: The 2017/18 Australian stonefruit export season to China is shaping up to be an exciting one, as plums, peaches, and apricots joined nectarines Australian stonefruit in being granted export access to China, and the “Taste Australia” retailer program launched, facilitating greater co-operation between Australian orchards and Chinese retailers.

December 04, 2017
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Colombian Avocado Export Booming & Eager for Further Investment

Summary: Colombia’s avocado production and export has increased rapidly over the past several years and looks to continues its fast-paced growth as it expects to gain Chinese market access in 2018

October 30, 2017
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Nonbrowning Arctic® Apples Set to Shake Up Apple Market

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