Kenya – Kakuzi Prepares to Export Second Avocado Shipment to China Amid Growing Demand – Marketscreener.com
Kakuzi PLC Managing Director
Flowers said shipments to
“We received the pre-shipment clearance by KEPHIS last week and proceeded to load and dispatch the container to Mombasa over the weekend. The container is expected to leave the port of Mombasa for a 30-day voyage to
He added, “In recent times, our order book with the Chinese buyers has been growing at an encouraging and steady pace. While we have a full order book from our existing customers, additional crop this year has enabled us to keep shipping at least one container weekly to
“This year, we started our supply programme with
The Chinese market, Yu said, clearly needs more supply of quality fruit and more options to enable consumers to purchase avocados 365 days a year at affordable prices. More consistent availability of quality fruit with the correct dry matter content is essential to ensure we encourage repeat purchases because they have a great taste experience.
The export of fresh avocados to
The development comes weeks after
At the time, Flowers said the success of the inaugural export cargo to
The firm said it had also commenced plans to explore the Malaysian market as part of its market diversification strategy.
“The first Kakuzi Hass Avocado export load to
Under a tree-to-shelf marketing strategy, the firm, he assured, is strictly adhering to the Chinese protocols coupled with the renowned
Flowers noted that Chinese consumers and fruit marketing agents have proved to be highly discerning and quality conscious.
In early September,
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