Californian Avocado Company Completes Ripening Center in Shanghai

Oxnard, California-based Mission Produce, today announced that it has completed construction on its first Ripe Center in China. The Center, operated by a joint venture between Mission Produce, Lantao International and Pagoda Stores, will operate under the Mr. Avocado brand for the distribution of ripe avocados in China…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Apr 2017 Key Point

Shanghai FTZ to Become Free Port

Shanghai has moved to deepen reforms by reinventing its pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ) into a world-class free port, Shanghai Securities News reported on Tuesday [14 February 2017]. Such an ambition would be accompanied by plans to further relax import cargo controls and streamline customs clearance in accordance with international practice…Full Article: ECSN.cn Feb 2017

Chinese Investment Bank Promotes Traditional Huangjiu (Yellow Wine)

Forget beer and wine made from grapes. In China’s alcoholic drinks market, it’s all about another, equally old boozy beverage. Yellow rice wine, sometimes known as liquid cake, dates back to the Shang Dynasty (c.16th century-11th century BC) more than 3,000 years ago. It is the fastest growing mass-market alcoholic drink in China, with sales

Shanghai Food and Drug Administration Detects High Chemical Residues in Samples of Vegetables, Fresh Fish, Flour, and Tofu

Two batches of vegetables sold at Lotus and Tesco outlets in Shanghai were found to contain excessive pesticide residue, the city’s food watchdog said. A batch of celery sold at the Chuanchang outlet of Lotus and supplied by Shanghai Jiangqiao Wholesale Market was found to contain 3.6 milligrams of chlorpyrifos residue per kilogram — 71

Australian Government OKs Sale of Kidman to Hancock Prospecting and Shanghai CRED

Australia’s Treasurer Scott Morrison approved on Friday [9 December 2016] the sale of Australia’s largest pastoral land holding ,S. Kidman & Co, to a partnership involving local mining magnate Gina Rinehart and Chinese consortium Shanghai CRED…Full Article: China Daily Dec 2016 Key Point Australian Outback Beef (AOB), a joint venture between Australia’s Hancock Prospecting (67%

Peru Exports Mangos, Blueberries, and Other Fresh Produce Via Air Freight to Shanghai

Peruvian mangos and blueberries have arrived in China on the maiden chartered cargo flight from Peru to Shanghai. The cargo flight is a symbolic achievement for bilateral trade as well as the broader strategic partnership between China and Peru…Full Article: China Daily Nov 2016 Key Point Peruvian blueberries and mangoes [as well as avocados, asparagus,

Tmall and Yiguo.com Hold Online Promotions for Ecuadorian Mangoes

For the first time in China, mango lovers will be able to purchase Ecuadorian mangoes online. The tropical fruit’s entry into the Chinese market was signaled by the November 15 launch of a big Ecuadorian mango promotion campaign between Ecuador and Chinese online shopping platforms Yiguo.com and Tmall in Shanghai…Full Article: The Global Times Nov