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Removing labor in the packhouse to reduce cost-per-pack and increase profit

Removing labor in the packhouse to reduce cost-per-pack and increase profit Posted by Andrew McQueen We all know that skilled labor is becoming more difficult to find and increasingly expensive to keep Source: Removing labor in the packhouse to reduce cost-per-pack and increase profit   We all know that skilled labor is becoming more difficult [...]

By |2017-01-25T09:32:42+00:00January 25th, 2017|Sunfresh News|Comments Off on Removing labor in the packhouse to reduce cost-per-pack and increase profit

Pineapple farmers apply ‘sunblock’ to fruit in Queensland heatwave

Sunshine Coast pineapple farmers are concerned their fruit will burn and become unsaleable in extreme heat. Source: Pineapple farmers apply 'sunblock' to fruit in Queensland heatwave   Pineapple farmers on the Sunshine Coast are concerned their fruit will burn and become unsaleable as a heatwave in south east Queensland reaches its peak today. While locals [...]

By |2017-01-20T14:47:29+00:00January 20th, 2017|Sunfresh News|Comments Off on Pineapple farmers apply ‘sunblock’ to fruit in Queensland heatwave

  A majority share in one of Australasia’s leading produce companies Freshmax Group is up for sale, with owner New Zealand-based Maui Capital looking for investors in Australia and Asia, the Australian Financial Review (AFR) reported. The AFR reported the potential deal was pitted to value the company at AUD$500 million (US$377 million), and has drawn quick [...]

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Vietnam to begin dragon fruit exports to Australia soon

Source: Vietnam to begin dragon fruit exports to Australia soon The country of Vietnam, while already a major exporter of coffee and rice, are looking to expand their reach in fruits and vegetables. One example of this is the government's recent initiative to increase dragon fruit exports, with plans to export for the first time [...]

By |2017-01-18T11:59:51+00:00January 18th, 2017|Sunfresh News|Comments Off on Vietnam to begin dragon fruit exports to Australia soon

New program’s $160,000 boost for Coast food businesses

PEOPLE with food-based business ideas can now apply to be part of this new local program. Source: New program's $160,000 boost for Coast food businesses   by Nicky Moffat EXCLUSIVE: The Sunshine Coast's growing number of "food entrepreneurs” will vie for the chance to score up to $12,000 worth of help to launch their business [...]

By |2017-01-18T08:22:02+00:00January 18th, 2017|Sunfresh News|Comments Off on New program’s $160,000 boost for Coast food businesses

Farm Co-ops

A plan to get collaborative farming ideas off the ground. Source: Farm Co-ops Co-operative farming is as old as farming itself, but that doesn't mean it's outdated. A modern take on working together could be just the thing to ensure the family farm remains the key building block of Australian agriculture. That's the thinking behind [...]

By |2016-11-16T08:25:05+00:00November 16th, 2016|Sunfresh News|Comments Off on Farm Co-ops

Supermarkets told not to treat suppliers like children

The ACCC puts supermarkets on notice to stop making up the rules with suppliers 'ad-hoc' and acting outside contracts, says legal expert. Source: Supermarkets told not to treat suppliers like children Posted Fri at 8:46am Woolworths' defence for demanding extra payments from suppliers is on shaky ground, according to independent legal expert. The Australian Competition [...]

By |2016-12-19T18:08:29+00:00November 16th, 2016|Sunfresh News|Comments Off on Supermarkets told not to treat suppliers like children

Thai mourners uninterested in Kiwi avocados

Source: Thai mourners uninterested in Kiwi avocados   Thai citizens have gone into official mourning for 30 days after the death of their King Bhumjbol Adulyadej. This has seen a dip in avocado exports to Thailand as business takes a back seat in the country. However, South Korea has developed a sudden taste for smashed [...]

By |2016-11-03T11:21:37+00:00November 3rd, 2016|Sunfresh News|Comments Off on Thai mourners uninterested in Kiwi avocados

Agricultural & rural farm news

The ACCC could release an app for anonymous complaints about Horticulture Code of Conduct breaches. Source: Agricultural & rural farm news   FRESH produce growers may be able to make future complaints about Horticulture Code of Conduct breaches via an app. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is exploring the use of an app that [...]

By |2016-12-19T18:08:29+00:00November 3rd, 2016|Sunfresh News|Comments Off on Agricultural & rural farm news

FAN networking event: Sourcing Local Tickets, Thu, 13/10/2016 at 4:30 PM | Eventbrite

It is no secret that consumers are increasingly interested in where their food is coming from.  Supermarkets and restaurants are tapping into this trend and seeking to supply produce that has a local flavour.   Join us at our next networking event where you will hear how industry is sourcing local product and how you [...]

By |2016-12-19T18:08:29+00:00October 12th, 2016|Sunfresh News|Comments Off on FAN networking event: Sourcing Local Tickets, Thu, 13/10/2016 at 4:30 PM | Eventbrite
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