Red, green and gold pay dividends for Zespri

Brent Melville
Fri, 28 May 2021

Brent Melville
Fri, 28 May 2021

Money, however you slice it

Global kiwifruit marketer Zespri flew through the embattled 2021 growing season on the strength of strong international demand, rewarding its 4,300 growers with record per tray returns.Revenue on expanded sales of SunGold kiwifruit, positive returns from green fruit and a strong showing from a new varietal, Zespri red, boosted net profit after tax by 30.9% to $290.5 million, from $200.8m last year. Overall operating revenue jumped to $3.89 billion, from $3.36b, on the back of a 10% increase in global sales volumes to 181.5m trays. The...

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