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Conversations at United — Zespri and Fresh Directions

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand-based Zespri and Miami-based Fresh Directions International shared a booth at the first-ever United Fresh Live! virtual event.

Zespri boosts kiwifruit production through Hazel Tech

Growers with New Zealand kiwifruit marketer Zespri International will be using a new product from Hazel Technologies to improve production.

JASA Sleever provides options for kiwifruit packaging

Jasa Packaging Solutions is promoting its Sleever, which can automatically put a cardboard sleeve around packages, for kiwifruit.

Trucco introduces sustainable 2-pound KiwiStar package

Trucco Inc., Bronx, N.Y., is introducing eco-friendly packaging for KiwiStar brand kiwifruit.

Zespri’s Let Your Taste Wander promotes kiwifruit

Zespri’s kiwifruit season is starting early in May, and messages to consumers are focusing on the nutritional benefit and flavor of the SunGold variety.

Zespri to unveil new packaging at Southern Exposure

Zespri will show off a new proprietary clamshell pack for its SunGold kiwifruit at the Feb. 27-20 Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure 2020 show in Tampa, Fla.

Hazel Tech kiwifruit trials at UC-Davis, Oppy give positive results

Hazel Technologies reported successful trials on kiwifruit at the University of California-Davis and The Oppenheimer Group, which has been shipping treated kiwifruit.

Judge rules Chinese company infringed on Zespri kiwifruit

A judge has ruled that New Zealand kiwifruit company Zespri’s claims that a Chinese company illegally propagated its fruit is valid.

Zespri sets sustainability goals for packaging

New Zealand-based kiwifruit marketer Zespri plans to have 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025.

Oppy debuts sustainable sugarcane fiber KeeWee brand packs

The Oppenheimer Group is introducing a sustainable packaging for its KeeWee brand kiwifruit.