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Chile optimistic about trade with China
As China’s economy begins to recover, Chilean fruit exporters breathe a sigh of relief. At a virtual conference organised by Fedefruta on Wednesday, Chile’s ambassador to China, Luis Schmidt, said that Chilean fruit exports had increased in recent months, as China gets back onto its feet after the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, Chile has been intensifying its efforts to comply with China’s demanding phytosanitary regulations.
First RT-Mart Super opens in China
China's largest retailer, Sun Art Group, has opened its first RT-Mart Super. Located in Changzhou. this is RT-Mart's first medium-sized store. With a sales area of 3,900 m2, the store carries more than 1,500 SKUs, covering main categories such as fresh, dairy, chilled, ambient as well as general merchandise products. The group is actively seeking ways to lessen its reliance on hypermarkets, as China’s consumers gravitate towards smaller and more compact stores, partially driven by China’s urbanisation.
China welcomes first Chilean oranges
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The first Chilean oranges have entered China, where they were welcomed with a ceremony at Jiaxing Haiguangxing Market, which has close ties with the Chilean Export Association. Chile, the Southern Hemisphere’s second-largest orange producer, exports about 18 million tons between May and November each year. Chilean oranges and lemons have a great price-quality ratio in comparison with oranges and lemons from other countries and require no refrigeration.
Fruit Expo: The only south China trade show for the fruit industry
The Guangzhou International Fruit Expo will be held on 24th-26th September at the Import & Export Fair Complex. The event represents a platform for providing quality healthy fruit, where visitors can explore the tremendous fruit market represented by firms from home and abroad. Guangzhou is one of the biggest fruit trade hubs in Southeast Asia. Supported by the China Fruit Marketing Association (CFMA), Fruit Expo 2020 will be held on a show floor of 30,000 sq.m and provide the best industry resources for the 500+ exhibitors and 30,000 visitors.
Xinfadi Market reopens in Beijing
Beijing’s largest fruit and vegetable wholesale market reopened on 15 August, two months after it was shut down in response to a Covid-19 outbreak. According to a report by Xinhua, only one section of the market will reopen initially, accounting for about 60% of normal transaction volumes for fruit and vegetables, while the remaining sectors are scheduled to resume business before 10 September.
Citromax Group completes first exports of Argentine fresh lemons to China
"There is much to celebrate," said Bernabé Padilla, fresh fruit commercial manager. "I think that achieving 35% more exports, taking up the challenge of opening a new market like China, and doubling our volume to the US in such a particular context are events worth highlighting." Citromax Group has become the first Argentine citrus grower to complete exports of fresh lemons to China, where it expects to send 120 tons this season, and twice this volume next year.
China consumes seven times more kiwi than any other country
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Kiwifruit is currently enjoying a spell of great popularity across the world, and its period in the limelight is set to continue. Demand is increasing in the major markets, thanks partly to its central role in the booming fruit juice industry and its attractiveness for health-conscious consumers. The growth in the world’s kiwi markets is also being driven by the sector’s constant innovation. Yellow kiwis have enjoyed great success in Asian markets, particularly in China, where consumers prefer sweet-tasting fruits.