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THE KINGDOM OF ESWATINI’S ONLY COMMERCIAL AVO PRODUCER

October 2019
The avocado harvest has come to an end at Hill Estate, currently the only commercial avocado producer in the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), with very strong demand for its late-season fruit. Hill Estate is a grower-partner of Halls which markets their avocados.


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PLOTTING A STEADY COURSE

August 2019
When Tracey Davies took over as CEO of South Africa-based avocado specialist Halls in May 2018, she could not have foreseen that her first few months at the helm of the company would be quite so turbulent. For much of the past decade, the 129-year-old firm has enjoyed explosive growth, significantly increasing its production capacity and expanding its operational footprint in Europe and beyond.


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HALLS HELPS EIGHT LOCAL PROJECTS ON MANDELA DAY

July 2019
Mandela Day 2019 presented Halls with another opportunity to positively impact the local communities surrounding the Halls Mataffin farm.


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THE ANNUAL HALLS MATSAFENI SOCCER TOURNAMENT ONCE AGAIN EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS THIS YEAR

July 2019
The annual Halls Matsafeni soccer tournament once again exceeded expectations this year as eight soccer teams battled it out for victory at the Mataffin Soccer Field this past weekend.


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HASS AVOCADO PRICES EXPECTED TO FOLLOW AN UPWARD TREND

July 2019
This year has seen a definite reduction in avocado volumes on the European market with lower volumes coming from both South Africa and Peru, two of Europe’s leading avocado supplying countries.


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SOUTH AFRICAN AVOCADO EXPORT FORECAST UP, EU PRICES “DECENT

May 2019
With South Africa’s avocado season now well underway, the current forecast for exports is up from the initial estimate.


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SOUTH AFRICA: HIGHLY ACCURATE OPTIC SORTING OF GREENSKIN AND HASS AVOCADOS

May 2019
At Halls’ long-established Mataffin packhouse outside Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, the fully integrated fresh produce company has completely revamped its avocado packing line by installing the very latest in optic sorting technology which now optimally grades five different Greenskin varietals as well as Hass avocados.


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HALLS REWARDS TOP GRADUATES IN SOUTH AFRICA

May 2019
Supplier gives its annual HL Hall Gold Medal Award to two students from University of Mpumalanga for academic excellence in agriculture.


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HALLS DONATES £1K TO SOUTH AFRICAN SCOUTS

April 2019
Avocado producer awards over £1,000 to Scout group for its good work with young people in eastern province of Mpumalanga


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KENYA CLOSES IN ON MARKET ACCESS IN CHINA FOR AVOCADOS

February 2019
Chinese phytosanitary officials are expected to visit Kenya this April in order to conduct training and inspections of avocado packing facilities.


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HALLS ADDS PERUVIAN MANGOES TO RA LINE-UP

January 2019
The Company celebrates the Accreditation of farms belonging to its Peruvian supplier, Luna Verde.


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SOUTH AFRICAN AVO INDUSTRY REFLECTS ON PAST SEASON AND FUTURE PRIORITIES

December 2018
At this year’s annual Subtrop marketing symposium for the subtropical fruit industry, speakers made reference to the consistent growth in global demand for, in particular, avocados.


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TRUE GRIT: 125 YEARS OLD AND STILL GOING STRONG

November 2018
The courage, tenacity, integrity, compassion and entrepreneurship of the Lowveld’s Hall family hold many lessons for business and family dynamics.


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HALLS TAPS INTO BRAZILIAN AVO POTENTIAL

August 2018
Halls, one of the world's leading producers and marketers of avocados, has highlighted Brazil as a potentially plentiful supplier of the fruit.


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KAKUZI SETTING THE STANDARDS FOR KENYAN AVOCADOS

July 2018
The first Kakuzi Kenyan avocados arrived at Halls' French operation in Rungis wholesale market last week.


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ZEBRAS WIN THEIR STIPES AT TOURNEYS

June 2018
The defending champs of the seventh annual Halls/Matsafeni Tournament, Mdluli united lost the trophy to Zebra’s FC this past weekend.


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CHANGE AT THE TOP FOR HALLS

April 2018
South Africa-based avocado specialist Halls has revealed that Tracey Davies is set to replace Craig McBain as CEO next month.


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SOUTH AFRICAN AVOCADO VOLUME 40% UP

April 2018
As the South African avocado harvest gets underway industry predictions are that the volume will be up 40% on last season.


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GREG VICHERAT: “LET'S PREVENT AVOCADO FROM BECOMING A LUXURY PRODUCT”

April 2018
The story of the avocado is a successful one. Globally, consumption continues to grow by double figures.


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PREPARING FOR GROWTH

November 2017
As global demand for avocados continues to soar, Halls is investing in new production, nurseries and education to achieve sustainable growth.


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