Exporting

APAL appointment signals export readiness kick-off

New APAL Industry Services and Export Manager Justin Smith Apple and Pear Australia Ltd (APAL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Smith to the role of Industry Services & Export Manager. CEO Phil Turnbull said redressing a historical imbalance of investment and focus, particularly in terms of market access and [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Exporting, News|

Register now to export to Thailand in 2019

Registrations are now open for mainland Australia apple and pear growers and packhouses wishing to export to Thailand in 2019. APAL Technical manager Angus Crawford said this includes those wishing to export all varieties of apples (Malus domestica) and pears, including Ya pear (Pyrus bretschneideri), European pear (Pyrus communis), Nashi pear (Pyrus pyrifolia) and Siberian [...]

By |November 7th, 2018|Exporting, Market access|

Pears attract strong buyer interest at Asia Fruit Logistica

The launch of a new premium-pear brand Goulburn River Gold® and blush pear Fránk™ at Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong in September attracted strong interest from international buyers. Australian exhibitors reported a string of trade enquiries for the blush pear ANP-0131 that was bred at the Agriculture Victoria’s Tatura-based Australian National Pear Breeding Program. [...]

By |October 21st, 2018|Exporting, Marketing, News, Pears|

Positive consumer trends for apples and pears

Freshlogic are food market analysts with expertise in fresh and prepared foods. Specialising in interpreting market conditions, Managing Director Martin Kneebone analyses prevailing consumer attitudes that are impacting apple and pear buyer behaviour including the trend towards more snacking, the influence of new channels to the consumers, demand for health and wellness, an interest in food [...]

By |September 3rd, 2018|Exporting, Marketing|

Pink Lady® territory in focus – Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is an increasingly important market for Pink Lady®, including both existing and emerging markets. Following a recent trip to the region APAL’s Craig Chester shares his insights. To develop new markets for Pink Lady®, APAL and its European licensee Star Fruits have established a joint venture company, Pink Lady Development Limited. Pink Lady [...]

By |June 25th, 2018|Branding, Exporting, Marketing|

Funding to boost WA apples exports

Orchards in Manjimup and Pemberton are part of a new four-year research project aiming to boost exports of Western Australian apples to valuable northern Asian markets by establishing pest management credentials. Dr Rieks Van Klinken, CSIRO, with Pomewest Chair and Manjimup grower Harvey Giblett and Kim James, WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional [...]

By |April 25th, 2018|Exporting, Pests, diseases and weeds|

Consumers give insights into what they want in pears

Australian fruit growers and marketers have a better understanding of what international consumers are looking for when purchasing fruit, thanks to a series of consumer preference surveys carried out in Thailand and Indonesia. Consumers preferred the taste of new blush pears Deliza® and Lanya® . Agriculture Victoria Project Manager Bruce Tomkins said there [...]

By |April 18th, 2018|Exporting, Pears|

Partners sought for apple export project

Hort Innovation is seeking established apple exporters for a new project to drive growth in Australian apple exports through the development and roll out of marketing campaigns in key target markets. Apple export marketing will complement other initiatives including Taste Australia trade show presence. The Pilot marketing activities to drive offshore demand for [...]

By |April 18th, 2018|Exporting, News|

Pear export pilot partners appointed

New partners appointed to help Hort Innovation develop pear exports will target markets including Hong Kong, Canada, New Zealand and Singapore. Hort Innovation has signed contracts with partners to deliver the Pear early and broader season export pilot program (PA17515). Markets which will be targeted through support of this project include Hong Kong, Canada, New Zealand, [...]

By |March 28th, 2018|Exporting, Hort Innovation, News, Pears|

Exporters to EU advised iprodione approval to end in 2018

Australian growers exporting to the European Union are being advised to immediately cease using products containing the active constituent iprodione following an EU decision to withdraw approval for the substance from next year. EU members states have been given until June 2018 to withdraw authorisation for iprodione use, following the EU decision on 14 November 2017 [...]

By |December 19th, 2017|Chemical use, Exporting, Post-harvest diseases and disorders|