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20% higher sales of Zespri’s New Zealand kiwis forecast in Europe

20% higher sales of Zespri’s New Zealand kiwis forecast in Europe

Published on Apr 27th, 2021

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Zespri expects a record season for sales of New Zealand-grown kiwifruit, the first batches of which landed in Europe at the Port of Zeebrugge, Netherlands, on 18th April. The 7,000-pallet consignment of SunGold is aboard MV Cool Eagle, a new specialised reefer vessel built by Cool Carriers and the largest vessel to carry Zespri kiwifruit to date, reports Eurofruit. The first green kiwi should arrive in May.

Zespri launches SunGold marketing drive in North America

Zespri launches SunGold marketing drive in North America

Published on Apr 21st, 2021
Photo: Zespri

Zespri has commenced its 2021 SunGold kiwifruit marketing campaign in North America, with the first fruit to arrive in mid-May. According to Zespri, SunGold is now the top-growing kiwifruit and retailers can drive sales by making it easier to find. Shoppers are better able to locate SunGold in the produce section with its newly designed vertical packaging, which is stackable and easier to merchandise.

First shipment of record ZespriTM Kiwifruit crop is due to arrive in Europe

Zespri appoint new North America chief and prepare to open New York office

Zespri appoint new North America chief and prepare to open New York office

Published on Apr 01st, 2021
Photo: Dan Riley, Market Manager North America - Zespri

Zespri has announced the opening of a New York office in 2022 and the appointment of a new chief for North America. Dan Riley will take over from Glen Arrowsmith as market manager North America in addition to launching the New York office. 

Zespri accused of intimidating behaviour toward Kiwifruit NZ to secure China deal

Zespri accused of intimidating behaviour toward Kiwifruit NZ to secure China deal

Published on Feb 22nd, 2021
Photo by Robertson from Stuff.co.nz

Zespri has been accused of attempting to pressurise industry regulator Kiwifruit NZ into "rubber-stamping" a contentious business deal in China, according to Stuff.co.nz. The accusation relates to a phone call described as “threatening” by Kiwifruit NZ’s chairperson, Kristy McDonald, following a rejection of Zespri's proposed three-year trial at buying and branding 1.95 million trays of counterfeit SunGold kiwifruit grown in China on vines stolen from the company. 

Healthy nutrition and school support for children: Zespri Europe supports the Hamburg ARCHE

Healthy nutrition and school support for children: Zespri Europe supports the Hamburg ARCHE

Published on Dec 02nd, 2020
Photo: Zespri Europe

For many children from socially disadvantaged families there are neither regular hot meals nor suitable learning conditions at home. The Corona crisis has further accellerated this situation - but social institutions work daily to accommodate these children and give them a new perspective. Kiwi producer Zespri™ is now supporting the Hamburg ARCHE with 45,000 euros to implement two projects. 

“At Zespri, we recognize how fortunate we’ve been during this extraordinary year.

Zespri ships 600,000 tons of New Zealand kiwis to world in 2020

Zespri ships 600,000 tons of New Zealand kiwis to world in 2020

Published on Nov 24th, 2020
Photo: Zespri New Zealand

New Zealand’s kiwi season draws to a close, with Zespri announcing increased exports from last season. The ciountry’s record harvest, which also commenced earlier than usual, allowed 600,000 tons of Zespri SunGold, Green and Red kiwifruit to be exported from New Zeland to over 50 countries around the world. As the Southern Hemisphere campaign ends, Zespri’s production focus now shifts to Italy, France, South Korea and Japan.

 

Zespri™ invites us to discover a delicious way to take care of ourselves

Dole and Zespri partner up in China

Dole and Zespri partner up in China

Published on Jul 22nd, 2020

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.”

SunGold licenses in great demand

SunGold licenses in great demand

Published on Jul 14th, 2020

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.

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