B.C. Fruit and Vegetable Companies Flourish at Asia Fruit Logistica 2018

B.C. Fruit and Vegetable Companies Flourish at Asia Fruit Logistica 2018

September 6, 2018 Posted by Vivian Lui

British Columbia fruit and vegetable companies attend Asia Fruit Logistica 2018.

Building on past successes at this event, several British Columbia fruit and vegetable companies will be part of the Canadian pavilion at Asia Fruit Logistica 2018.  This is a significant trade show where every link of the international fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain meet face to face to network and build business opportunities. The annual event takes place September 5-7 in Hong Kong, where the city serves as an international hub and gateway to do business in China and the entire Asian market. In 2017, the show featured 813 companies from 43 countries, which is a remarkable expansion from previous years.

British Columbia’s advanced greenhouse technologies, fertile environment and high safety standards yield high-quality fruits and vegetables. Furthermore, B.C. has the geographic advantage of shorter shipping routes to Asia compared to other North American cities. This results in quick deliveries to Asian consumers while the produce is still fresh and nutritious.

Headquartered in the fertile Fraser Valley, with greenhouses in Delta and Abbotsford, Windset Farms packs and ships premium quality tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and specialty produce throughout North America and across the globe.

Consolidated Fruit Packers (CFP) is located in Kelowna, and the company helped grow the B.C. blueberry industry by establishing many of the packing operations in the province. CFP looks to be a leader in sustainability by using technologies such as controlled-atmosphere rooms that lower impacts to the environment.

Coastal Fruit Company (CFC) is a fruit exporter based in Richmond. CFC has been a frequent exhibitor at both Asia Fruit Logistica and Fruit Logistica Berlin over the years.  The company has expanded its cherry exports to Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Based in Vancouver, MJO Solutions Ltd. is a Canadian company that develops, manufactures, sells and exports high-quality food products. The company specializes in sourcing fresh, conventional and organic blueberries for wholesale and export, with a focus on innovation, food safety, efficiency and sustainability.

BC Cherry Association was formed by a small group of cherry growers seeking to pool financial resources to increase research and development of cherry production. Twenty years after its inception, significant gains have been made in research and expanding the province’s cherry exports across the globe.

British Columbia Blueberry Council represents more than 600 growers of premium-quality highbush blueberries, producing an average of 150 million pounds annually. British Columbia is one of the largest highbush blueberry growing regions in the world, making blueberries an important Canadian export.

Our trade and investment team is working with Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a $3-billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agrifood sector. The program focuses on helping Canadian farmers, food processors and agrifood companies with resources to manage risks and to seize opportunities to expand in the global market.

Trade and Invest BC has offices globally to connect B.C. businesses with the world.  Learn more about our Hong Kong office and how they work to represent British Columbia in the global market. Connect with us through our LinkedIn and Twitter accounts. 
 
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