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Dan Siekman

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Pagoda and Hortgro Stage South African Apple Retail Promotions in China

On July 4, industry association Hortgro Pome and fruit retailer Pagoda teamed up to hold a tasting event for Pagoda’s Newton brand of South African Fuji apples.

July 07, 2021
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US Industry Taking Action on Fresh Blueberry Retail and Promotion in China

On June 17, the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council kicked off its inaugural China campaign with a webinar and virtual meet-and-greet between U.S. blueberry growers/exporters and Chinese retailers. Despite the high tariff, both sides are optimistic.

June 28, 2021
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Fruit Day and Hortgro Partner To Promote South African Apples in China

If current trends hold, 2021 is shaping up to be a record season for South Africa’s apple exports to China. Through week 21, the cumulative export volume was more than double that at the same point last season.

June 14, 2021
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Chilean Grapes Maintain Leading Position in China Market

In 2020, approximately 97% of China’s table grape imports originated from the Southern Hemisphere. Chile was the leading supplier with a volume of 111,487 tons.

May 27, 2021
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Chilean Grapes China Offline Campaign Features Novel Tea Shop Cooperation

A new cross-promotion between Grapes from Chile and the Zhu Chun tea chain is part of a broader offline campaign for Chilean table grapes in China this season, including supermarket/hypermarket promotions and online activities.

May 25, 2021
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Sam’s Club China Enters New City and Announces Major Expansion Plan

Walmart plans to continue opening new Sam’s Club stores in China at a pace of four to five per year during the next few years, aiming to reach 40–45 stores in operation or under construction by the end of 2022.

May 12, 2021
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Chilean Table Grape 2021 Online Promotions in China Focused on Beauty

This April, the Chilean Table Grape Committee of ASOEX staged an omnichannel promotional campaign in China that included digital advertising, social media and e-commerce activities.

May 10, 2021
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2021 South African Apple Exports to China Show Strong Start

Export volumes to China of South African apples stood at 173,320 equivalent cartons (12.5 kilograms) through week 15, up five times compared to 2020.

May 06, 2021
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South African Pear Exporters Still Await Final Steps of China Market Access

Frustrated South African pear exporters have now faced a delay of more than one year in the signing of the official pear export protocols for China.

April 11, 2021
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New Plum Variety Highlights Development of Chilean Stone Fruit in China

A shipment of two containers of the new Sweet Pekeetah variety of plum imported by Dalian Yidu is expected to arrive to port on April 9.

April 05, 2021
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