Demand among New Zealand producers to produce SunGold kiwifruit continues to surge. Farmers Weekly reports that once again, the annual offering of 700ha of new licences for producing SunGold was oversubscribed, with bids totalling 1,660ha, reflecting the ongoing optimism among growers about SunGold’s value and prospects. At NZ$400,000/ha, SunGold is the most valuable fruit license, with the next being Envy apples at around $100,000/ha. Licence income has now become an integral part of Zespri’s non-fruit earnings, accounting for $211 million, or 6% of company revenue.
SunGold licenses in great demand
Walmart China partners with Sweeki for top-quality kiwis
Zespri™ presents new communication platform “Taking care of yourself is a pleasure”
Since the brand was founded 22 years ago, Zespri™ has remained true to its original image, but in 2020, the New Zealand kiwi brand decided to make a change to more faithfully reflect its purpose: to contribute to the prosperity of people, communities and the environment by offering the benefits of kiwi, while also continuing to increase its participation in the fresh fruit sector globally.
Origine Group reports strong growth in Italian kiwi
Despite the health crisis affecting the entire country, Primland is announcing substantial volumes in Chilean kiwis
As it has done each season for more than 20 years, Primland is supplying its clients with Chilean kiwis. Primland is even offering higher volumes than it has in past years, regardless of the lower national production. This situation has become possible thanks to its special relations with local farmers, despite the COVID-19 epidemic, which is hitting the country hard.
Health and safety are central
Italian crops lost to frost
A cold snap in Italy has caused sweeping damage to the country’s agriculture in the past month, with asparagus, carrots, artichokes, fennel, turnips and beets all affected. Coldiretti is now fearful for the upcoming peaches, apricots, plums, pears, and apples, which are either in full bloom, budding or with small fruits ready to grow.
Concerns over how to market bumper New Zealand kiwi crop
As New Zealand’s kiwi harvest gets underway amidst forecasts of a bumper crop, the country’s sector is now concerned about how markets will be found for the fruit given the current trade disruptions caused by the coronavirus. New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc. (NZKGI) project there will be 155 million trays of green and golden kiwi this season – up 5.5% on last year’s crop. Zespri estimates it will produce more SunGold than green this season, which will be accompanied by a growing supply of red kiwi.
Origine Group records 80% increase in sales of Italian kiwi
“A satisfactory and successful Fruit Logistica”: that is the positive assessment of Alessandro Zampagna, managing director of Origine Group, the consortium of 9 leading Italian and Chilean companies.
“The absence of the Chinese and a few cancellations had no visible influence,” said Zampagna. “There were many visitors and all our meetings were confirmed.” There is growing interest in the activity of Origine Group, which promotes its members’ fruits in overseas markets.
Positive year expected to New Zealand kiwi
With New Zealand’s kiwi harvest due to start soon, and run from early February to early April, a good crop is expected, according to the NZ Kiwiberry Grower Association. Thanks to favourable growing conditions, a good sized and good quality crop is anticipated. Export volume for this season is estimated at 240,000 kg, similar to the last campaign. The fruit is exported worldwide and enjoys great appreciation on the global stage. The main varieties grown in New Zealand are Tahi, Marju Red and Takaka.
Zespri reveals bold new brand identity
5 February 2020
Zespri, the world’s leading marketer of kiwifruit, has unveiled its first new look in its 22-year history, with a refreshed brand providing a strong platform for the company to continue its recent growth.