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Dan Siekman

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Walmart China Emphasizes Fresh Goods and Ecommerce for 2018

In conjunction with its “annual preparation meeting” earlier this month in the city of Zhuhai, Walmart China released a media statement outlining its achievements in 2017 and broad strategy for 2018. Particularly it seems intent on wading deeper into the fresh goods ecommerce fray in China through a deepened cooperation with, and dependence on, Chinese ecommerce giant—which Walmart partially owns, but is also a customer of for fulfillment and ecommerce services, and also competes with in grocery ecommerce.

March 19, 2018
Dan Siekman

Wern-Yuen Tan, President and CEO of Walmart China, speaking at the company's "annual preparation meeting" earlier this month in Zhuhai

Yidu Group Pioneers New Model for Chile to China Fresh Fruit Shipment

It is the first time multiple Chilean producers have banded together to send an ocean shipment “charter” style, where an entire reefer vessel is filled only with fruit and sails directly from Chile to China without making any other port calls, thus cutting several days off the shipping time.

March 12, 2018
Dan Siekman
2017 China Fresh Fruit Import and Export Statistics Released

China fresh fruit imports rose and exports dropped slightly in 2017, according to China Customs data

March 07, 2018
Dan Siekman
JD in "Mad Rush" to Establish National Presence for its 7Fresh Supermarket Brand

JD hopes to “cover the entire Beijing market” and make progress in a goal of opening more than 1,000 outlets across China during the next three to five years

March 07, 2018
Dan Siekman

Wang Xiaosong, president of's fresh division and CEO of 7Fresh Supermarkets

Preview: 2018 Greater China Produce Industry Expos and Conferences

Produce Report brings you its list of key produce industry expos and conferences in greater China for 2018.

March 05, 2018
Dan Siekman
CSO's 'Freshness from Europe' Program to Focus on Asian Markets

The Freshness from Europe promotional program run by CSO of Italy will revise its strategy to be more Asia-centric over the coming three years, according to CSO's head of marketing and PM, Luca Mari.

February 24, 2018
Dan Siekman

Luca Mari of CSO

Dole and Camposol Bring “Peruvian Flame Mangos” to Market in China

Importer and Supplier Team Up to Bring a Sweet Blush to Springtime Festivities

February 23, 2018
Dan Siekman
A Decade of Horticulture in China: An Interview with Lew Dagger

The New Zealand native has received honors from China’s government for his work here. Joy Wing Mau recently invested in Shennong Variety Management Ltd, in which Dagger is a shareholder and former Director.

April 02, 2017
Dan Siekman
Joy Wing Mau to Form New Joint Ventures with Capespan and Hortifrut

Joy Wing Mau and Capespan will form a new JV covering many parts of Asia, while a JV with Hortifrut will produce berries in mainland China. JWM has also recently acquired a stake in Shennong Variety Management of New Zealand.

March 24, 2017
Dan Siekman
AQSIQ: China Allowable Imported Fruits (Updated 24 February 2017)

The authoritative list of what fruits from what regions can be imported into China is maintained by the General Administration of Quality Inspection, Supervision and Quarantine (AQSIQ). The agency periodically posts updates to the list on its website.

March 14, 2017
Dan Siekman