China’s National Fruit: A Market Snapshot of Kiwifruit

Overview China accounts for just over half of the world’s kiwifruit output, with the bulk of production occurring in the southern counties of Shaanxi Province. New Zealand and Chile dominate China’s kiwifruit import market, with nearly all supply entering via the port cities of Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Tianjin. Since 2013, New Zealand supply

New Zealand’s Zespri Claims its Psa-Resistant Kiwifruit Was Illegally Planted in China

Zespri International has called in police to investigate the transfer of Gold3 and Gold9 kiwifruit varieties into China that may have been done illegally. Last year the Mount Maunganui-based international fruit marketer started investigating reports that a kiwifruit license had been sold to a third party, breaching the terms limiting transfers within a country, and

Shanghai’s FruitDay.com Becomes New Zealand’s Zespri Largest Direct Retailer in China

Peter McBride, chairman of Zespri, visited the headquarters of Fruitday in Shanghai yesterday. Fruitday is a prominent Chinese retailer which is especially good with online sales of fresh fruit. The two companies have settled the collaboration, in which Fruitday will become a direct retail customer of Zespri in China…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Sept 2016 Key

NASDAQ-listed SkyPeople Fruit Juice Opens New Kiwifruit Orchard in Shaanxi Province

SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPU) (“SkyPeople” or “the Company”), a producer of fruit juice concentrates, fruit juice beverages and other fruit-related products, today announced the official launch of Hedetang (Mei County) Kiwi Orchard on August 3rd, 2016 by Shaanxi Guoweimei Kiwi Deep Processing Company (“SGKD”), an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of SkyPeople, which signed a

New Zealand’s Kiwifruit Producer, Zespri, to Expand its Operations to Shaanxi, Chengdu, and Chongqing

One of New Zealand’s largest producers of kiwifruit is considering the possibility of growing its variety of the fruit in China as part of a plan to source it from local growers and ensure a year-round supply. Zespri International Ltd announced the plan on Thursday [21 April 2016] in Shanghai at the launch of the

Southern Italy Granted Permission to Export Citrus and Kiwifruit to China

Luca Braia, regional councilor for Agricultural and Forestry Policies, has announced that the Chinese government has authorized the import of citrus fruit and kiwis from Basilicata. “We managed to achieve such a great result thanks to the cooperation of our producers and of the Phytosanitary office managed by Ermanno Pennacchio…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Jan 2016

Chinese Imports of Avocados, Citrus, Blueberries, and Bananas Showing Healthy Growth

Longstanding fears over food safety standards on the mainland – including frequent reports of residue left on domestic fruit after the excessive use of pesticides and swelling and ripening agents – have led to a craze among China’s growing middle class for imported prime fruits in recent years. Avocados shipped in from Mexico were now