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Preparing for growth

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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Kakuzi Rainforest Alliance

GROWER PARTNER AWARDED RAINFOREST ALLIANCE

August 2017
Halls has announced that that their long-standing Kenyan grower partner, Kakuzi Limited, has been awarded Rainforest Alliance certification.


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Mataffin Farm

HALLS GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

August 2016
Nelspruit – Having amassed land in South Africa over 125 years of business, Halls understands its important role in improving the social and environmental conditions in which it operates.


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Halls RIPE single

AVOCADO DEMAND GREATER THAN LAST YEAR

July 2016
The avocado market remains sky-high. “We are out of green avocados, and there is a shortage. They cannot touch the ground, and we can only barely fulfil our programmes. Prices are increasing to 13 euros for green avocados,


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Craig McBain

GREENSKIN AVOCADOS FLOOD EU MARKET

June 2016
After having such a long period where avocados were like gold dust and cost almost as much, the European market for green skin varietal took a sharp dip in week 19 due to record volumes arriving from South Africa and Peru.


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Halls RIPE in Rungis

HALLS OF FAME

April 2016
Managing director of Halls’ European arm, Paul Devlin, tells Nina Pullman why we’ve only scratched the surface of the avocado boom. Some produce trends build gradually and spread by word of mouth, and to many that is what appears to have happened in the avocado business


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Halls RIPE

HALLS GEARED TO MEET RIPE DEMAND

April 2016
As a fully integrated fresh produce business, Halls is ideally positioned to meet the global rising demand for the ripe and ready-to-eat formats.


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Media Ate and Arjan

AVO DEMAND RISING FASTER THAN PRODUCTION

February 2016
"There continues to be a good demand for avocados with an increasing consumption," says Arjan Verhagen of Halls


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Halls RIPE Avocado

HALLS RIDES AVO WAVE

January 2016
Paddock Wood – Subtropical fruit leader saw “staggering growth” in demand for its number one produce in 2015, with momentum expected to continue going forward.


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Hail in Limpopo

HAIL DAMAGES SOUTH AFRICAN MANGO CROP

November 2015
Over the weekend there was a large hail storm in Hoedspruit in the Limpopo area of South Africa. This is the largest mango production region in the country.


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Halls RIPE

HALLS’ INCREASING DEMAND FOR RIPE

July 2015
As a fully integrated fresh produce business, Halls is ideally positioned to meet the rising demand for the ripe and ready-to-eat formats.


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Fruit Logistica 2015

IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL

April 2015
Halls celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, while emphasising its continued commitment to its grower partners and to sustainable, long-term growth.


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Fruit Logistica 2015

INVESTMENT IN THE READY TO EAT FORMAT

February 2015
Halls is celebrating 125 years in business this year. The company was started in 1890 in South Africa and is still owned by the founding family. Halls CEO, Craig McBain said this was a year to pay homage to the forefathers who played their part in the company’s rich history.


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Netherlands

HALLS ACQUIRES DUTCH EXOTICS COMPANY

January 2015
Effective January 2015 Halls will acquire Columbus Exotics, a Netherlands based company specialised in the sourcing and marketing of exotics produce within Europe. Halls, a grower-based organisation with operations in South Africa, France and the United Kingdom,


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125 years

HALLS CELEBRATING 125 YEARS OF GROWTH

January 2015
Halls is a renowned South African family farming business with global reach. Now 125 years old and mindful of its rich heritage, it is also at the forefront when it comes to the production, sourcing, marketing and export of sub-tropical produce – especially avocado.


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Halls RIPE 2014

HALLS LAUNCHES NEW RANGE AT FRUIT LOGISTICA

February 2014
Halls will be launching their new range of ripe avocado and mango at Fruit Logistica (Hall 7.2b, Stand B-06), Berlin, 5 to 7 February 2014. With a newly designed, eye-catching carton emphasising Halls as an African specialist, the new range meets the increasing consumer demand for ready to eat fruit of consistent quality.


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