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02 March 2015ZGS on course for record season

Zespri’s Gold volumes from Europe are up from 260K trays last season to around 600K trays this season and on course to increase significantly.

02 March 2015Intrexon acquires Okanagan Specialty Fruits

The British Columbia firm that engineered apples not to turn brown after they’ve been bruised or sliced has been bought by a U.S. company for $41m.

02 March 2015Scales beats forecast

New Zealand’s largest apple exporter has reported a 9.8% drop in annual profit after better-than-expected apple volumes drove up earnings in its horticulture division.

02 March 2015MyFarm moves into kiwifruit

MyFarm director Andrew Watters said the success of the kiwifruit industry since the establishment of Zespri as a single desk exporter made it a ‘compelling proposition’.

02 March 2015Seeka profit rises 38%

New Zealand's largest kiwifruit grower and second largest packer after EastPack, produces 7.2m trays of fruit a year and packs 21m trays.

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27 February 2015Fyffes meets profit target

With EBIT up 28.1% to €40.1m for 2014, the Irish multinational has delivered a sixth consecutive year of earnings growth.

27 February 2015Hail dents New Zealand apple exports

The Hawke’s Bay and Nelson production regions are forecast to ship 6% and 10% less pipfruit respectively this season as a result of hail damage caused last November.

27 February 2015US apple exports regain momentum

Prior to the dockworker dispute, Washington State apple and pear shippers had lost an estimated US$95m in both canceled orders and missed potential sales.

27 February 2015Asian Citrus swings to loss in H1

China’s largest orange producer was hit by a drop in revenue, largely due to lower production following damage to its plantations from typhoons and citrus canker.

27 February 2015Direct shipments boost Beijing

Over the past five years, North China’s imported fruit market has continued to boom as a result of an ever-growing number of direct shipments.

26 February 2015Argentinean pipfruit crisis looms larger

In the first 45 days of 2015 year-on-year shipments of apples and pears were down 92% and 52% respectively.

26 February 2015High Court upholds Kekhman bankruptcy

London's High Court has dismissed an appeal filed by the Bank of Moscow seeking to annul the bankruptcy of ex-JFC CEO Vladimir Kekhman.

26 February 2015Apples top Dirty Dozen for fifth successive year

Apples, peaches, and nectarines topped EWG’s 2015 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce list of the most pesticide-contaminated fresh produce.

26 February 2015T&G misses profit forecast

The New Zealand fruit marketer has posted a 1.9% fall in full-year profit as improved returns from its pipfruit business were offset by losses from processed foods.

26 February 2015Australian citrus shippers consider irradiation

Currently, citrus exports undergo a cold disinfestation treatment in transit, which can be expensive and damaging to fruit.