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Friday 20 May 2022

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Zespri: China vessel redirected, standout season for Japan, Korea and Taiwan 12th May 2022

Zespri: China vessel redirected, standout season for Japan, Korea and Taiwan

To help ease port congestion as a result of China’s Covid-19 restrictions, Zespri has redirected one vessel scheduled to go to mainland China and Taiwan to Japan and Taiwan.


Zespri redirects China kiwifruit 4th May 2022 /

Zespri redirects China kiwifruit

Zespri has stood up a number of work-arounds in China to combat Covid-19 lockdowns which are slowing the distribution of kiwifruit from Shanghai port.


Zespri trading halt lifted 20th April 2022 /

Zespri trading halt lifted

Kiwfruit marketer and exporter Zespri has lifted its annual trading halt.


Zespri SunGold, RubyRed licence revenue down 14th April 2022

Zespri SunGold, RubyRed licence revenue down

Kiwifruit marketer Zespri says its revenue as a result of its SunGold and RubyRed licence release is anticipated to be between $290m and $305m, exclusive of GST.


Zespri aims for 14 million trays of early SunGold 5th April 2022 /

Zespri aims for 14 million trays of early SunGold

Zespri is procuring 14m SunGold kiwifruit trays ahead of market demand, in advance of main-pack, to ensures it has the volume of gold it need to meet increased market demand.


Trading halt for Zespri tender prep 29th March 2022

Trading halt for Zespri tender prep

Kiwifruit grower Zespri will go into a trading halt on the Unlisted Stock Exchange from tomorrow at 5 o’clock for three weeks.


Illegal Chinese SunGold plantings potentially doubled – Zespri 25th March 2022 /

Illegal Chinese SunGold plantings potentially doubled – Zespri

Kiwifruit exporter Zespri has estimated that Illegal plantings of New Zealand’s gold kiwifruit in China have doubled in the last year.


Zespri creates sustainability board 4th March 2022 /

Zespri creates sustainability board

Zespri has created a board specifically to focus on its sustainability goals.


Zespri 2022 payout, net profit forecasts rise 25th February 2022 /

Zespri 2022 payout, net profit forecasts rise

Zespri is forecasting its total fruit and service payment for the 2021-22 season to be $2.38bn, up from $2.25bn last season.


Kiwifruit industry exceeds decarbonisation target – Zespri 4th February 2022 /

Kiwifruit industry exceeds decarbonisation target – Zespri

The kiwifruit industry has exceeded the first year requirements under the New Zealand government’s primary sector partnership on climate action, He Waka Eke Noa, says Zespri.


Zespri predicts 33% jump in kiwifruit volumes by 2026-27 1st February 2022 /

Zespri predicts 33% jump in kiwifruit volumes by 2026-27

In its latest five-year outlook released on Thursday, the kiwifruit co-op said it expected New Zealand-produced Class 1 supply to grow from 178 million trays in 2021-22 to 238 million in 2026-27.


Zespri innovation under review 6th December 2021 /

Zespri innovation under review

The kiwifruit co-op is reviewing its innovation model and is calling for input from stakeholders.


Season’s last kiwifruit ships after “difficult” year – Zespri 30th November 2021 /

Season’s last kiwifruit ships after “difficult” year – Zespri

The last of this year’s crop of Zespri Kiwifruit has left Port of Tauranga, concluding another strong but challenging season of New Zealand-grown kiwifruit, says the co-op.


Zespri lifts SunGold returns forecast, cuts organic 24th November 2021 /

Zespri lifts SunGold returns forecast, cuts organic

Zespri has increased its forecast SunGold kiwifruit returns to $11.05 per tray for the 2021-22 season, up from the $10.92 guided in August.


T&G, Zespri, Plant & Food partner to develop regenerative hort 16th November 2021 /

T&G, Zespri, Plant & Food partner to develop regenerative hort

T&G Global and Zespri are partnering with Plant & Food Research to develop regenerative horticulture practices within the kiwifruit, apple and berry industries.


Industry steeling for “substantial” labour shortage – Zespri 5th November 2021 /

Industry steeling for “substantial” labour shortage – Zespri

Zespri says the industry is now planning for a substantial labour shortage for the 2022 season.


Zespri slashes 2022 SunGold licences 21st October 2021 /

Zespri slashes 2022 SunGold licences

The quantity of SunGold Kiwifruit licence to be released in 2022 has been slashed in half to 350 hectares.


RubyRed: Zespri rebrands its red kiwifruit 18th October 2021 /

RubyRed: Zespri rebrands its red kiwifruit

Zespri RubyRed will hit the shelves in commercial volumes in March with around 250,000 trays expected.


Three-quarters of fruit delivered to Northern Hemisphere – Zespri 6th October 2021

Three-quarters of fruit delivered to Northern Hemisphere – Zespri

“Despite a challenging season, market demand remains positive, following the Northern Hemisphere summer fruit period,” Zespri said. 


Kiwifruit Breeding Centre launches 5th October 2021 /

Kiwifruit Breeding Centre launches

Zespri and Plant & Food Research’s Kiwifruit Breeding Centre 50/50 joint venture opens its doors this week.


Global food firms and the SDGs – Fonterra, Zespri ranked 4th October 2021 /

Global food firms and the SDGs – Fonterra, Zespri ranked

The 350 biggest global food firms are assessed on their environmental, nutritional and social impact. Who is leading and who is lagging? 


Zespri warns chemical ban likely to hurt revenue 1st October 2021 /

Zespri warns chemical ban likely to hurt revenue

Zespri says a proposal to end the use of hydrogen cyanamide will likely hit kiwifruit industry earnings.


No further Covid found on kiwifruit – Zespri 28th September 2021 /

No further Covid found on kiwifruit – Zespri

Kiwifruit exporter Zespri says it continues to work constructively with authorities following a positive test result for Covid-19 in China on a sample of fruit from the Bay of Plenty.


Zespri scrambles after kiwifruit Covid alert in China 27th September 2021 /

Zespri scrambles after kiwifruit Covid alert in China

Zespri says it has launched its emergency management plans and is co-operating with the relevant government agencies after a sample of its kiwifruit from the Bay of Plenty tested positive for Covid-19 in China.


Kiwifruit season could be short nearly a quarter of workers – Zespri 23rd September 2021

Kiwifruit season could be short nearly a quarter of workers – Zespri

Labour shortages, increased kiwifruit supply, and shipping disruptions are leading to the one of the most challenging seasons in decades, says Zespri.


Food firms dominate Kiwi co-op rankings 10th September 2021 /

Food firms dominate Kiwi co-op rankings

Fonterra, Zespri, and Foodstuffs are heavyweights in NZ’s top 30 co-operative rankings.


Zespri grower roadshows postponed 23rd August 2021 /

Zespri grower roadshows postponed

With New Zealand remaining in lockdown until at least Tuesday 24 August, Zespri’s scheduled grower roadshows starting today, 23 August have been postponed.


Zespri, Plant & Food confirm kiwifruit centre JV 16th August 2021 /

Zespri, Plant & Food confirm kiwifruit centre JV

Zespri and Plant & Food Research will launch their 50/50 joint venture Kiwifruit Breeding Centre on 1 October 2021.


Zespri looks to Horizon with $160m upgrade 26th July 2021

Zespri looks to Horizon with $160m upgrade

Zespri says its Horizon Programme to upgrade its ageing internal systems and processes will cost about $160m over the three- to four-year life of the project. The co-op said on MORE »


HVN backs kiwifruit sleep link study 1st July 2021 /

HVN backs kiwifruit sleep link study

A study examining the effects of green kiwifruit on sleep quality and the sleep-wake cycle in healthy males has been awarded HVN funding.


Zespri’s northern hemisphere crop sells for $472m 30th June 2021 /

Zespri’s northern hemisphere crop sells for $472m

Zespri’s northern hemisphere kiwifruit crop for the 2020-21 season has been sold for $472m, up 27.9% on the previous season.


Zespri posts record returns as profit leaps 45% 28th May 2021

Zespri posts record returns as profit leaps 45%

The kiwifruit giant said it delivered record per tray returns across all categories in the 2020/2021 season.


Zespri appoints Barrass to board 20th May 2021 /

Zespri appoints Barrass to board

Zespri Group has appointed the former Goodman Fielder and Griffins Foods chief executive Alison Barrass to its board as an independent director.


Zespri resumes USX trading 23rd April 2021

Zespri resumes USX trading

Zespri resumed trading on the USX at 9am Friday 23 April. The company halted the trading of its shares on Wednesday 7 April to allow the finalisation of its 2021 MORE »


Zespri values 2021 kiwifruit licence at up to $435m 22nd April 2021

Zespri values 2021 kiwifruit licence at up to $435m

The co-op says the preliminary result compared to last year’s range of $300m-$305m.


Zespri in trading halt 8th April 2021

Zespri in trading halt

Zespri has been placed in a trading halt on the USX to allow the finalisation of the 2021 Gold3 and Zespri Red tender process.


Zespri vote looms as counterfeit kiwifruit plantings grow 24th March 2021 /

Zespri vote looms as counterfeit kiwifruit plantings grow

Zespri is progressing its plan to move against the unlawful growing of kiwifruit in China as illegal plantings increase.


First Zespri shipment to depart in March 18th February 2021 /

First Zespri shipment to depart in March

Zespri’s first charter shipment of New Zealand fruit is due to depart in March.


Demand strong, particularly from Europe – Zespri 17th December 2020

Demand strong, particularly from Europe – Zespri

A difficult 2020 has seen the the industry demonstrate its resilience, says Zespri chair Bruce Cameron.


Watch: Zespri sustainability showcased 14th December 2020

Watch: Zespri sustainability showcased

Zespri has outlined its sustainability strategy to the Sustainable Business Council.


Zespri goes in-house with sustainability boss shuffle 11th December 2020

Zespri goes in-house with sustainability boss shuffle

Carol Ward has been appointed chief grower, industry and sustainability officer.


Zespri, Plant & Food propose kiwifruit breeding centre jv 9th December 2020

Zespri, Plant & Food propose kiwifruit breeding centre jv

The kiwifruit exporter and the Crown Research Institute already have a 30 year working relationship together under their belts.


Kiwifruit team in top science award 7th December 2020

Kiwifruit team in top science award

The Science New Zealand 2020 National Awards were held on Thursday night.


Zespri to sign MOU with China for SunGold trial 6th November 2020

Zespri to sign MOU with China for SunGold trial

Zespri intends to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with government officials in China .


SunGold to drive Zespri’s 10-year growth 5th November 2020

SunGold to drive Zespri’s 10-year growth

It comes as demand for the variety across the globe remains strong.


20k kids take part in Zespri-led initiative 5th November 2020 /

20k kids take part in Zespri-led initiative

Twenty thousand children across 250 schools are taking part in a Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure.


Zespri adds trio of ships with Fresh Carriers investment 3rd November 2020

Zespri adds trio of ships with Fresh Carriers investment

The kiwifruit co-op is bolstering its shipping fleet by adding three new vessels.


Zespri, Synlait finalists in Deloitte Top 200 2nd November 2020 /

Zespri, Synlait finalists in Deloitte Top 200

Zespri and Synlait have been named as finalists in the Deloitte Top 200 Awards for 2020. The kiwifruit co-op has been nominated for two awards, Company of the Year and MORE »


Zespri boss joins PMA board 28th October 2020

Zespri boss joins PMA board

Zespri’s chief executive Dan Mathieson has been appointed to the Produce Marketing Association Board.


Zespri launches China trial to combat SunGold plantings 23rd October 2020

Zespri launches China trial to combat SunGold plantings

Zespri has started a procurement trial in China to try and combat illegal plantings of its SunGold kiwifruit.


Thousands of kids join Zespri’s health adventure 22nd October 2020

Thousands of kids join Zespri’s health adventure

Thousands of Kiwi children are beginning a five-week Zespri-led virtual adventure promoting the importance of taking care of themselves and the environment.  The Zespri Young and Health Virtual Adventure began on MORE »


Zespri confirms sampling, maturity service providers 16th October 2020

Zespri confirms sampling, maturity service providers

Following a three-month-long sourcing process, Zespri has confirmed its sampling and maturity clearance testing providers.


Zespri realigns business, focuses on sustainability 2nd October 2020

Zespri realigns business, focuses on sustainability

Zespri says it is placing further focus on the “critical” role of innovation and realigning its business towards growth.