Exporting

Hong Kong marketing pilot identifies niche opportunities

Following an open tender in 2017, Tasmanian-based Hansen Orchards was one of the successful service providers chosen to undertake the Pilot marketing activities to drive offshore demand for apples project. Hansen Orchards Marketing Manager Baden Ribbon and Hort Innovation Apple and Pear Marketing Manager Olivia Grey report on the outcomes of the project. Hansen [...]

SPC sold for $40 million

Coca-Cola Amatil is selling its Victorian-based Shepparton Preserving Company (SPC) fruit and vegetable processing business to the Shepparton Partners Collective for $40 million. Shepparton Partners Collective, a joint venture between Perma Funds Management and The Eights, said it would focus on reducing the complexity at SPC and product innovation. SPC employs 500 permanent staff and a [...]

By |June 5th, 2019|Exporting, Labour / employment, News, Victoria|

Strategic Marketing Panel enters recruitment phase

Transformation of the apple and pear industry’s long-term marketing strategy has entered a critical new phase with recruitment commencing for a Strategic Marketing Panel (SMP). With the backing of growers’, APAL has been working with Hort Innovation since late last year on the best approach for delivering an impactful long-term marketing strategy and annual plan [...]

By |May 15th, 2019|APAL, Branding, Exporting, Industry Issues, Marketing, News|

Export Readiness Project Reference Group Application

APAL is calling for three industry representatives to join The Apple & Pear Export Readiness and Market Access Project Reference Group. Reference Group members will be motivated to represent Industry and will be responsible strategic decisions regarding the prioritisation of project deliverables and key investment decisions. Register your interest here Background The Apple & Pear [...]

By |April 3rd, 2019|Exporting, News|

FRUITCo, Jeftomson’s packhouse revolution

Geoffrey Thompson Holdings Limited, more commonly known as Jeftomson, has received a $15 million grant from the Federal Government for its ‘FRUITCo’ project. The project consists of the purchase of high-tech new food handling equipment that will significantly reduce packing cost, which will allow the Australian industry to be more competitive in the international market. [...]

By |March 20th, 2019|Exporting, Machinery and mechanisation, News|

Northern Tasmania declared fruit fly free

Northern Tasmania was officially reinstated as a Pest Free Area today, re-opening the door to domestic trade. Fruit Growers’ Tasmania, CEO, Stuart Burgess welcomed the positive news and thanked Tasmanian growers impacted by the exclusion zone. “There have been no fruit flies detected in Northern Tasmania over the past six months thanks to a collaborative [...]

By |January 9th, 2019|Biosecurity, Exporting, News|

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|