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APPLE INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITY

By September 29, 2016 No Comments

The Board of Fruit West Co-operative Ltd (Fruit West), holder of the marketing rights to Australian grown Bravo™ apples, is inviting proven operators in the apple industry to pitch for the following Licences:

ANABP 01 APPLE VARIETY PACKING LICENCE

Applicants should demonstrate, as a minimum, their capability & capacity in regard to:

  • Handling localised commercial and boutique volumes expected to be harvested in 2017
  • Proximity to licensed ANABP 01 growers
  • Grading, sorting, and quality management including maturity testing, to specified variety standards
  • Relationship with apple marketers
  • Grading and packing to strict quality specifications
  • Storing fruit in air or CA at 1ºC
  • Handling off-specification fruit as directed by Fruit West as the Licensor
  • Weekly reporting of ANABP 01/Bravo™ pack house activity to Fruit West as the Licensor
  • Prompt and clear pack out reporting to growers
  • Audited pack house compliance to allow access to Australian and export markets
  • Delivering value for money services to growers, the Licensed Marketer and the Licensor.

BRAVO™ APPLE MARKETING LICENCE – AUSTRALIA

Applicants should demonstrate, as a minimum, their capability & capacity in regard to:

  • Developing and working to an agreed strategic value based national marketing plan
  • Marketing of branded fruit and building and protecting brand value
  • Servicing premium upper-end retail outlets Australia-wide
  • Relationships with packers Australia-wide and ability to manage delivery logistics for expected localised commercial and boutique volumes of Bravo™ in 2017 and beyond
  • Delivering innovative ways to maximise the placement and value of all harvested fruit
  • Supporting growers at orchard level with RD&E technical and marketing information
  • Data collection, analysis, storage and retrieval using CRM technology
  • Guaranteeing prompt payment to growers
  • Weekly KPI reporting of Bravo™ marketing activity to Fruit West as the Licensor
  • Engaging with all ANABP 01 stakeholders to deliver community and industry benefits.

General

Fruit West will short-list applications with a view to negotiating an agreement under a reciprocal Confidentially Agreement. Fruit West reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and is not at any time, precluded from negotiating with other parties.

EOI’s and supporting material should be emailed to nardiastacy@fruitwest.com.au by COB 21 21/10/2016Enquiries to Nardia Stacy (08) 9368 3869 are welcome.

Authorised by Ben Darbyshire, Chairman, Fruit West Co-operative Ltd and issued on 28th September 2016.

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