Summerfruit Australia estimates losses at $70m due to labour gaps

Elizabeth Anderson
By Elizabeth Anderson
Updated May 17 2022 - 6:47am, first published May 11 2022 - 6:00pm
HIT: Summerfruit Australia's chief executive officer Trevor Ranford says unharvested and over-ripe fruit lost in the packing process and lost export markets adds up to a $70 million loss for the 2021-22 season.

LABOUR shortages at harvest are thought to have resulted in losses of as much as $70 million as peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots were either left on trees or downgraded on quality due to delays.

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Elizabeth Anderson

Editor of Stock Journal.

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