Olivia Tait

About Olivia Tait

Market Development Manager, Apple and Pear Australia Ltd (2014-2017).
For information regarding Market Development contact APAL at ea@apal.org.au or on 03 9329 3511.

Food loss equals food waste

APAL Market Development Manager Olivia Tait recently attended a workshop hosted by CSIRO titled "Your 'lost' horticultural products - a prospective gold mine?" and is interested in hearing from the apple and pear industry about how on-farm waste is managed and what innovative ways people use to dispose of their waste.    Essentially food loss equals [...]

By |November 30th, 2016|APAL, News|

A reminder for exporters from the Department

The Department of Agriculture, Water and Resources has reminded the apple and pear industry that it is the responsibility of exporters to know their requirements and obligations when preparing for export — it's important to ensure all registrations and certifications are up to date. Authorised crop monitors A reminder to exporters that it is their responsibility to ensure that authorised [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Exporting, News|

Asia Fruit Logistica 2016

The all-important vital statistics from Asia Fruit Logistica, Asia’s only dedicated fresh fruit and vegetable trade show, held 7 – 9 September 2016 are in - 11,000 high-quality buyers and trade visitors from 74 different countries in attendance. The visitor numbers marked a 22 per cent increase on last year’s event. Visitors found a show that [...]

By |September 21st, 2016|Exporting, News|

Exporting – not as daunting as it seems

Apple and Pear Australia Limited (APAL) has created a basic starting point for growers thinking about exporting their produce but don’t know where to begin. When it comes to growing fruit for the local market, Australian apple and pear growers have a fair idea of what they need to do and how they need to [...]

By |September 1st, 2016|Exporting|

Gulfood, an opportunity for Australian pome in the UAE?

In February 2016, APAL's Market Development Manager Olivia Tait went to Dubai to attend Gulfood, one of the worlds largest food, beverage and hospitality supplier trade shows, to showcase Australian apples and pears and to learn about the opportunity for our fruit in the United Arab Emirates. By Olivia Tait Consider the image below and [...]

By |March 21st, 2016|Exporting|

Apple and pear summer marketing update 2016

APAL’s Olivia Tait reports on what was achieved in the apple and pear marketing domain during the time APAL was asked to help. Author: Olivia Tait Market Development Manager, APAL 03 9329 3511 otait@apal.org.au It was agreed between APAL and Horticulture Innovation Australia Ltd (Hort Innovation) that APAL would manage a range of [...]

By |January 28th, 2016|Hort Innovation apple and pear marketing|

Promoting Australian pome fruit in China

APAL recently took part in this year’s Asia Fruit Logistica (AFL) held in Hong Kong and the Fruit and Vegetable Fair (FVF) held in Beijing. Author: Olivia Tait Market Development Manager, APAL 03 9329 3511 otait@apal.org.au During each of these events, the APAL booth was positioned under the Australia Fresh banner, exhibiting with [...]

By |September 25th, 2015|Exporting, Market access|

‘Now In Season’ – Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines

By Olivia Tait The launch of the ‘Now in Season’ program, an initiative targeting South East Asia with a focus on the promotion of horticulture across the retail channel, demonstrates the power of true collaboration. Author: Olivia Tait Market Development Manager, APAL 03 9329 3511 otait@apal.org.au The ‘Now in Season’ program was developed [...]

By |May 23rd, 2015|Exporting, News|