Jaffa Orri Eyes China’s Fresh Produce Market
|Mr.Tal Amit , Head of the citrus sector, Israel’s Plant Production and Marketing Board|
|March 29, 2017|
Following the substantial harvest growth of Jaffa Orri, identified the China market as the next target to grow its export in 2017.
“We expect to dramatically increase sales volumes of delicious Jaffa Orri in China market in 2017,” says Tal Amit, head of the citrus sector at Israel’s Plant Production and Marketing Board. Chinese are fond of fresh produce and seeking for premium mandarins and are willing to pay for its delicious taste.”
According to PMA, China is the world’s largest e-commerce market and is rapidly growing.
Sales of online fresh produce were nearly $4 billion in 2014, with industry forecasts predicting a market size of $16 billion and, total fresh produce market segment of 15% by 2018.
“Jaffa Orri mandarin is well established in Western Europe, especially in France and Germany,” explains Amit. ”The growing demand for mandarin in China encourage us to conduct a market research in China and Japan to learn about Jaffa Orri potential in these markets, including e-commerce outlets . We hope to receive the consumer research results in April 2017.”
The Jaffa Orri is a mandarin developed by scientists of the Israeli Volcani Research Center.
This easy to peel mandarin boosts an excellent, fresh, sweet flavor while has minimal seed content and a particularly long shelf life shelf life.
This variety also has an extremely long harvest season of four months, which far exceeds the typical harvest season of around two months for most mandarins.
A growing segment of the Chinese population has become more concerned with food safety standards and regulations, reports PMA. “Our Jaffa Orri brand is well known as a safe, delicious fruit and it is payoff in comparison to other mandarins in the market,” explains Amit.