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Rivoira group building a new apple packhouse


The Rivoira – Kiwi Uno group, one of the best-known kiwifruit firms in the province of Cuneo (Piedmont), will be undergoing major expansion in apples. To give better service, it is currently in the throes of building a new packhouse. The manager, Marco Rivoira, said that the group expects to increase its apple volumes significantly over the next 3 years, to reach 65 thousand tonnes. The shortage of kiwifruit caused by bacterial disease will bring about a considerable change in the fruit crops, as a large proportion of the growers have cut down their kiwifruit vines and replaced them with apple trees. This signifies an anomalous rise of about 35% in the apple surface area. It should be mentioned that Rivoira owns the exclusive rights to market the Ambrosia variety in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.