Zespri aims to help people, communities, and the environment thrive through the goodness of kiwifruit. Committed to succeeding the right way, the 100 percent grower-owned organisation treads lightly on the land, supports local growers, and nourishes people with their fantastic kiwifruit all around the world.
Zespri’s origins lie in the 1980's when the Kiwifruit industry was undergoing rapid expansion. At the time, kiwifruit supply had exceeded demand, and prices plummeted to an all-time low which drastically affected local growers.
In the face of this adversity, kiwifruit growers across New Zealand decided to take matters into their own hands. Subsequently, in 1997, Zespri was born. Their mission? To create sustainable, long-term value for kiwifruit growers and provide global consumers with access to the most delicious kiwifruit all year round.
Today, Zespri is New Zealand’s biggest horticulture exporter; they distribute to 50 countries - and in 2020/21 provided more than $2.25 billion in direct returns to growers spread through many regional communities including the Bay of Plenty, Northland, Nelson, Gisborne, and the Waikato, providing support to people, communities and businesses across the country.
With sustainability at the heart of their purpose, Zespri has announced a suite of ambitious sustainability targets, including making 100 percent of their packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.
The company's success proves that their forward-thinking mindset has been well received. The world is changing, and Zespri is passionate about doing their part. This is one of the many reasons why Fresha Export is proud to distribute their juicy kiwifruit across the Pacific.
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