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Wednesday 27 October 2021

Zespri

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.