United Fresh | United Fresh Media Releases
  • 30 Oct 2023

    Trend Report Aotearoa 2023

    As we head into the latter half of 2023, New Zealand's food scene continues to be influenced by availability, sustainability and affordability with health and budget conscious Kiwi making smart choices about buying locally grown, in-season produce.

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  • 11 Oct 2023

    United Fresh Launches Fresh Facts 2023 with Fresh Produce Insights for NZ

    Celebrating over two decades of providing invaluable insights into the fresh produce sector, Fresh Facts, an annual resource collating data contributions from the industry, has found a new home under the stewardship of United Fresh.

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  • 12 Sep 2023

    United Fresh Spring Trend Report 2023

    Restricted household budgets, the need for balanced health and well-being, and an awareness of being eco-friendly for our planet have influenced the food and shopping trends for 2023.

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  • 22 Jun 2023

    Significant leadership transition in fresh produce industry to drive gender equity

    The vital role that women play in New Zealand’s $6 billion horticulture sector has received a significant boost as United Fresh gears up to lead the industry collective, Women in Horticulture (WiH).

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  • 20 Jun 2023

    Bright future ahead for wāhine Māori growing careers in horticulture industry

    One of the country’s most sought-after horticulture prizes, the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Grower of the Year Award has been presented to Grace Rehu (Rangitane, Taranaki) who works as a Leading Hand for T&G in Puketapu, Hawke’s Bay.

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  • 14 Jun 2023

    Fresh fruit and vegetable prices falling as industry rebounds from challenging season

    For the first time this year, the Food Price Index (FPI) shows a drop in the cost of fruit and vegetables as the country’s growers recover from a tough spell of weather-related challenges.

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  • 20 Apr 2023

    Balancing sustainability costs with rising prices in our fruit and vegetable industry

    Research conducted last year showed nearly two thirds of Kiwi shoppers were unwilling to pay a premium for fruit and vegetables grown, picked, packed and delivered with sustainable practices

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  • 17 Apr 2023

    March Food Price Index reflects the consequences of stormy end to summer

    The release today of the March Food Price Index shows yet another month of disruption to the country’s fresh produce industry off the back of a challenging summer. Fruit and vegetable prices in March were up 22.2 percent on March 2022.

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  • 13 Mar 2023

    Food Price Index: Fruit and vegetable prices reflect unprecedented disruption for many growers

    As expected, the Food Price Index released today shows another increase in the cost of fruit and vegetables from the same time last year

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  • 08 Mar 2023

    Kiwi women encouraged to consider a career in horticulture providing essential nutrition to whānau

    The award-winning team of women at United Fresh New Zealand want to use this year’s International Women’s Day to encourage others to join the thriving fresh produce industry.

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  • 14 Feb 2023

    Food Price Index: Fruit and vegetable industry continues to battle market forces and tough weather conditions

    The release today of the monthly Food Price Index showing a 16 percent increase in the cost of fruit and vegetables around Aotearoa compared with January 2022 is unsurprising for the horticulture industry.

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  • 31 Jan 2023

    Urgent Notice: Fresh vegetables face contamination risk from floodwaters

    United Fresh New Zealand advises consumers to be prepared for fresh vegetable shortages in the coming weeks as floodwaters throughout the upper North Island impact food safety.

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  • 23 Jan 2023

    Trend Report 2023: A balancing act in the grocery aisles

    Set to impact our 2023 shopping are restricted budgets, the need for balanced health and wellbeing, and the occasional small indulgence. While the triple threat of inflation, international war and global supply chain issues will dominate household decision-making for the coming months as the realities of post-lockdown recovery set in, Kiwi shoppers have also started to prioritise investing in their health.

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  • 12 Dec 2022

    United Fresh Market Report 2022 – Finding Value in the Freshest Kiwi Produce

    As we near the end of a rollercoaster year of recovery from the global pandemic, New Zealand’s fresh fruit and vegetable growers will be taking a deep breath before they leap into 2023.United Fresh President, Jerry Prendergast, says the challenges faced by those in our $6 billion horticulture industry this year have been significant.

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