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MATHIBELA COMMUNITY RECEIVES FOOD PARCELS

June 2020
As the government of South Africa is running a programme to reach out to communities and assist disadvantaged families with food parcels during the COVID-19 pandemic. Buscor Pty Ltd in collaboration with Halls, Spar, and The Lowvelder has also joined hands to give back to communities.


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STAYING APART, SUPPORTING TOGETHER

May 2020
Employees from the Halls Fresh Produce group worldwide were invited to take part in setting up a fund to relieve the pressure on communities due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


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SPAR DONATES FOOD FOR FLIGHTS

May 2020
On Friday, SPAR donated maize meal to the value of R100 000 to the Covid Flight Food Distribution Initiative, organised by Halls, Buscor, SPAR, Covid Flight and Lowvelder.


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EMPLOYEES CHOOSE TO GIVE TO THE MOST VULNERABLE

May 2020
Employees from the Halls Fresh Produce group worldwide were invited to take part in setting up a fund to relieve the pressure on communities due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


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COMMUNITIES IN DIRE NEED IN MAHHUSHU RECEIVE FOOD PARCELS

April 2020
Good Samaritans in the form of Covid Flight, Halls, Buscor, SPAR, and Lowvelder are keeping the fires burning during these difficult and trying times for hundreds of destitute families throughout the Lowveld.


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HALLS FRESH PRODUCE DECLARED ESSENTIAL SERVICE WHILE THE LOWVELD IS IN LOCKDOWN

April 2020
130-year-old Lowveld company takes on one of the biggest challenges of its long history. The Fresh Produce business within HL Hall & Sons – the 130-year-old Lowveld-founded company with interests in fresh produce, property development, pharmaceuticals, technology, data analytics and financial services – has been declared an essential service during the 21-day, COVID-19 lockdown.


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UPDATE ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN AVOCADO SEASON

March 2020
As the South African avocado season is set to get underway, industry predictions are that the export volume will be at 18.5million 4kg cartons. This season’s fruit is expected to be smaller than usual and, in some areas, early season harvests are expected.


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HOW COMPANIES MANAGE SUSTAINABILITY? HALLS INTERNATIONAL SHOWS AN EXAMPLE

February 2020
More and more companies consider sustainability as a fundamental part in a wide range of areas, including new-product development, reputation building, and overall corporate strategy but only around 30 percent of executives say their companies actively seek opportunities to invest in sustainability.


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"CURRENTLY THE BUSINESS IS TRANSITIONING TOWARDS A MAJORITY HASS PRODUCTION"

January 2020
The Halls' commercial team is geographically located across the UK and the European continent, Africa and now China. This team has had many knowledgeable years in the avocado market.


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OPEN OUR HANDS AND HEARTS

December 2019
On 10 June 2019 the first group-wide initiative launched for the Halls group. Lula Sandla, which means reaching out a hand or “open hands”, is an employee volunteerism programme, open to all employees and shareholders of the Halls group.


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"IT IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY TO ACCURATELY SHOW HOW MANY HECTARES HAVE BEEN PLANTED AND WHERE TO FORECAST THE FUTURE VOLUMES"

November 2019
2018 was a challenging season for avocado growers and importers but according to Paul Devlin from Halls, it also played its part in setting up a very strong 2019 season.


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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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