COO Update: Period 1 and Time Rates

Hi everyone,

Our preparations for the 2024 season continue and the indicative Period 1 and Time Rates for the 2024 season have now been approved by Zespri, NZKGI and registered suppliers. The indicative Period 1 Rates can be found here and the Time Rates here. 

These rates are designed to maximise the value we can return to industry, making sure we have both a good supply of high-quality fruit to meet important early season sales opportunities and fruit that stores well throughout the season as we look to minimise late season quality costs.

Focusing on quality will remain a priority throughout next season, with our season planning based around the following key principles:

  1. Preserve a high standard of fruit quality being delivered to our customers and consumers in-market.
  2. Deliver a successful early start and a smooth, consistent flow of fruit through harvest to maximise early season sales run rates.
  3. Remove unnecessary complexity throughout our supply chain.
  4. Maintain industry collaboration and clear, timely communication.

Thanks again for all your efforts this year and the feedback you’ve shared as we look to set up our next season.

All the best for the next few weeks where I hope you can enjoy a break with friends and family, and I look forward to working with you again in 2024 to deliver a successful season for the industry.

Best regards

Jason Te Brake
Chief Operating Officer