China reviews pesticide limits in foods
Asia Fruit Logistica 2021 returns to Hong Kong in September
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Asia Fruit Logistica is back to the face-to-face format of a physical trade show next September. Asia’s premier fresh produce trade show returns to AsiaWorld-Expo Centre in Hong Kong on 28-30 September 2021. It takes place together with Asiafruit Congress, which meets on 27 September 2021.
South Asian countries encouraged to collaborate to combat impacts of climate change
Tesco continues sell-off of Asian assets
Tesco chief executive Ken Murphy © Irish Times
UK retailer Tesco has announced it will complete the £8 billion sale of its Thai and Malaysian business to CP Retail Development Company. The purchase was approved by Thai authorities last month and CP Group has now confirmed it is satisfied with the formal notice of approval. The deal should be formally completed by December 18th.
Peruvian exports to Asia soar
SunMoon’s parent company declares bankruptcy
International fresh produce specialist SunMoon Food Company has announced that its parent company has been placed under voluntary bankruptcy reorganisation in China in a statement submitted to the Singapore Exchange on 12th October. Shanghai Yiguo E-Commerce, the holding company of Yiguo General Food, holds a 59.9% stake in Singapore-based SunMoon.
Melinda apples to debut in Asia
Italian apple brand Melinda is to market its fruit in Asia for the first time this season. The move is part of a collaboration with Italian export marketer Naturitalia. Rising demand for high-quality fresh produce among Asian consumers and the signing of export protocols are opening up growing opportunities for Europe’s leading fruit companies. During this season, Melinda apples will arrive in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Taiwan – the last three only opened to imports of Italian apples this year.