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Hort Innovation Highlights Successes at Asia Fruit Logistica 2018

Launched at Asia Fruit Logistica 2017, Hort Innovation’s Taste Australia initiative has enjoyed great success in its first year of operations, as evidenced by the record $2.18 billion in exports of fresh Australian horticulture in the first six months of 2018.

September 29, 2018
Andrew D
Mexican Avocado Exporters Dubafresh and Frutival: “We See Our Future in China”

Summary: As China continues to grow in importance as a destination for Mexican avocado exports, Mexican avocado exporters Dubafresh and Frutival say that educating Chinese consumers about the visual appearance of avocados has emerged as a key priority to ensure continued development of the market.

September 19, 2018
Andrew D

From left to right: Chantal Abrajan, Deputy Trade Commissioner of ProMexico Shanghai, Alejandro Salas, Trade Commissioner of ProMexico Shanghai, Robert Huang, Frutival Sales Manager, Ignacio Valerio, Frutival General Manager, Lorena Larios, Consul General of Mexico in Shanghai, Adrian Vásquez, Export Sales Manager at Dubafresh, Mario Gallardo, Co-owner of Dubafresh, Juan Jose Gallardo, Co-owner of Dubafresh

Miss Fresh Receives $450 Million Investment in New Funding Round

The $450 million investment into fresh e-commerce start-up Miss Fresh by several big-name investors, including Tencent and Goldman Sachs, highlights the continued strength of online fresh e-commerce in China as well as the rivalry between the fresh food ‘blocs’ of Tencent/JD and Alibaba.

September 13, 2018
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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
Andrew D
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
Andrew D
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
Andrew D
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
Andrew D