On 14 July, Zespri and Dole signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Shanghai, making Dole Zespri’s official distribution partner in China. The move is intended to support mutual development in this lucrative market.
Michael Jiang, general manager of Zespri Greater China, said, “We believe that Dole will provide a strong impetus for the sales growth of Zespri kiwifruits in China market and help Zespri to deepen our market structure.”
Dole has 12 distribution centres in China, handling over 90 references from 17 countries. The centres are all fitted with state-of-the-art pre-cooling, storage and computerised ripening facilities.
Terry Chan, general manager of Dole China, said, “Zespri’s high quality requirement coincides with Dole’s core concept of ‘Quality is the foundation of our reputation’ and ‘Dole Sunshine For All’.”