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Large companies, individuals prepare for future of business landscape

Thursday, 19 March 2015 | Posted in Industry Issues by Erin Hart

Rapid advances in technology are creating a world in which large companies face increasing performance pressure amidst sinking return on assets, intense competition and changing workforce dynamics. At the same time, individuals are taking advantage of lowered barriers to market entry and commercialization to become creators in their own right, according to a report from the Deloitte Center for the Edge.

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The Water Issue

Monday, 16 March 2015 | Posted in Industry Issues by Erin Hart

On a macro level, there is a water crisis facing agriculture that is being met with different solutions such as drip irrigation, water desalination and drought resistant seeds. Defining the issue is the first step to understanding possible solutions.

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Profitability: It's a numbers game

Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Posted in Industry Issues by Erin Hart

Even if you're not the financial manager of your company, the information in this Fresh Summit education session will equip you with the knowledge you need to analyse financial statements and communicate what they mean in an informed way. Advantexe Learning Solutions helps you develop a quick understanding of financial information and teaches you how to apply it in a real-world context. Gain the skills you need to develop a key understanding of your company's financials and learn how to interpret and communicate them to stakeholders.

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The wholesale supply chain & vertical integration

Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Posted in Industry Issues by Career Pathways Participants 2014

This report has been produced to give an overview of chances in the wholsale supply chain over the past decade, and how vertical integration is helping them to remain competitive. It was completed by Lincoln University student Ellen O'Connell as part of the PMA A-NZ Career Pathways Program.

Topic: How has the supply chain of the wholesalers changed over the last ten years? How do wholesalers see vertical integration as the key to remaining competitive? 

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  • Industry Issues Resources
    Further resources are available via the PMA A-NZ Information Centre.
  • PMA A-NZ Career Pathways Program
    Designed to attract the best and brightest students to begin a career in the fresh produce industry, the PMA A-NZ Career Pathways program connects the Australian and New Zealand fresh produce industry to future leaders by providing ten university students the opportunity to attend PMA Fresh Connections Conference and Trade Show.

Country of Origin Labelling & New Zealand Law

Monday, 12 May 2014 | Posted in Industry Issues by Erin Hart

New Zealand law does not require a food manufacturer to identify the origin of the contents used in the bag, can or box their product comes in. It also does not require point-of-sale country of origin information to be provided by retailers. 

With all New Zealand's major trading partner countries implementing Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL), including Australia, the USA, the UK and Europe and many Asian countries, industry groups are pushing for its' introduction in New Zealand.

 

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