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infographic Australian Single households 2016-2021 up by 17.2% and average weekly shopping trips down 3.7% with image of Sydney as background

Single-person households up 17.2%, shifting retail buying

Single-person households were up 17.2% between 2016-2021, with more Australians living alone according to the latest release of the Australian census. This figure significantly outpaced the national household increase of 11.9% and family households at 10.7%, with Australian single-person households now reaching 25% or 2.37 million households nationally. The trend of smaller families has also …

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Southern Hemisphere Export Profile Peruvian Grapes up 35% 'volume and 44% value from 2015 to 2020with background vineyard image

Playing to Win, Southern Hemisphere Exports Are a Team Game

Totalling $15.7B for fruit alone, Southern Hemisphere exports of fresh fruit and vegetables continue to realise strong growth to support global demand for perennial fruit supply. These exports are dominated by a small number of organised producing nations, with these nations often taking advantage of new market opportunities through massive scaling of national production in …

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Fruit & Veg Promotions down -18.4% as retailers face supply disruptions.

In a volatile March 22 quarter, total retail fruit & veg promotions were down 18.4% across  on the previous year as supply chain challenges affected retailers. Vegetable categories were more greatly affected, with 2505 adverts, a sizable 24.5% reduction across Australian retail. Reduced promotional activity was also recorded for fruit, with 2268 total promotions, 12.3% …

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Supermarket produce isle background, listing a reduction in 3 trip shopping households by 9.1% and single trip households up 8.7%

Single trip households up 8.7% as shopping trips fall

Since the outset of the pandemic, the number of consumer retail shopping trips has fallen. Proportionally, households shopping on average three times a week have fallen 9.1% between the March 20 to March 22 quarters. Households making a single shopping trip per week are conversely up 8.7% during the same period. While this phenomenon being driven …

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Flood, Fuel & Fertilizer Cost Pressure Drives Retail Pricing Inflation

With increases to supply chain costs driven by COVID and the outset of conflict in Ukraine, it is unsurprising that inflation has reached retail pricing of Australian horticulture. For the March quarter, retail prices vs 2021 were up on average 2.48%, for for fruit and 11.21% up for vegetables on the previous year. Crop losses …

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Australian exports moving to next stage of market development

It’s no secret that export markets have been the growth platform for Australian horticulture through the last decade. In the period from 2013 to 2021, fresh fruit, vegetable and nut exports have increased in value by $1.35bn, representing 33% of total growth across the sector. While labour shortages, constraints on freight and varied market sentiment …

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Omichron Supply Chain Distribution

Omicron Supply Chain Disruptions See Reduced Fresh Promotions

Retail promotions are down 11% on average for Australian fresh produce trade in an Omicron-affected first two weeks of 2022. Major retail has seen the largest reduction, with an overall reduction of 18.1% in the number of promotions on supermarket shelves, while greengrocers are up 9.8%. This appears to be in line with widespread staff …

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Eastern States Growers Feel The Squeeze

Eastern states growers feel the squeeze following heavy rain and labour issues

In general, fresh fruit and veg supply is headed for more disruption this spring, with continued wet conditions for growing regions across the East coast. With rainfall >50mL recorded in most growing regions over the last couple of weeks, inundated producers have been struggling to deal with water levels on farm. Sharpening labour shortages have …

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