Navel Oranges Reap Ongoing Benefits from Maturity Standards
22 March 2022

New Zealand navel oranges have demonstrated the ongoing benefits of maturity standards, with six consecutive seasons of high consumer acceptability.

The retail monitoring data Delytics analyses for Citrus New Zealand has shown a consistently high consumer acceptance for navel oranges since the industry adopted consumer-validated minimum maturity standards in 2016.

Consumer acceptability has averaged 87% for New Zealand navel oranges since the new maturity standards were adopted, despite some significant seasonal variations in weather and crop yield. This is 20 percentage points higher than in 2015, before the standards were adopted, when consumer acceptability was 67%.

Record Early Season Consumer Acceptability for New Zealand Navel Oranges
23 August 2021

The New Zealand navel orange industry’s ongoing commitment to optimum eating quality has resulted in a record 97% consumer acceptability in the first three weeks of the season.

Post-harvest maturity data analysis carried out for the Citrus New Zealand by Delytics Ltd has shown a consistently high consumer acceptance for navel oranges since the industry adopted the clearance process Delytics developed for them in 2016. In 2015, before the new clearance protocols and BrimA standards were adopted, consumer acceptability was only 67%. Since then, consumer acceptability has tracked north of 82% each season, despite significant variations in weather-related growing conditions.

 

Market-Specific Maturity Standards to Increase Export Sales
22 April 2021

Fruit marketers wanting to achieve the same consumer response in every country they sell to can now develop maturity standards for each specific market to optimise demand and repeat purchases.

Delytics Ltd has extensive experience developing market-specific minimum maturity standards that link fruit properties with consumer taste preferences in different geographical regions. This enables export brands to strengthen their reputation as a premium provider that consistently delivers great taste.

Research Reveals Opportunity for Premium UK Blueberry Brand
22 February 2021

Retail analysis carried out by Delytics Ltd in collaboration with James Hutton Ltd has identified a significant opportunity to increase consumer demand for blueberries in the UK.

The analysis revealed extreme taste variations in different samples of the same blueberry variety, which were grown across Europe and purchased from UK supermarkets over a five-month period. The retail samples were analysed to provide a consumer acceptability benchmark for the James Hutton blueberry breeding programme.

Quality Assurance Critical for Protecting Fruit Brand IP
24 November 2020

Delytics Ltd is assisting Sun World International, LLC, an Australian licensing business to ensure its table grapes meet the quality standards required to bear its premium varietal brands such as MIDNIGHT BEAUTY® and AUTUMNCRISP®.

The independent quality assurance provided by Delytics is underpinning Sun World’s Australian compliance monitoring of its branded proprietary table grapes, sold throughout Australia and exported throughout Asia.

UK Blueberry Breeders Strive for Consistent Taste Appeal
30 September 2020

James Hutton Limited, on behalf of the blueberry breeding consortium, has contracted Delytics Ltd to help them select new varieties that will be consistently liked by consumers.

Delytics is assisting the consortium to pin point blueberry varieties that will appeal to multiple consumer groups with distinct taste preferences. The aim is to track how each variety matures over time to determine its taste development and expected acceptance by specific target markets.

Increased Demand and Prices for Table Grapes
19 August 2020

The Australian table grape industry saw a significant increase in consumer acceptability, demand and prices just one year after Delytics helped the industry put new maturity standards in place. Nielsen data showed an average 10.1% increase in volume over the 2019/20 season and an associated 5% increase in price. Retail monitoring over the same time period recorded the highest consumer acceptability in five years with an overall consumer acceptability of 79%. This was a 20 percentage point increase from the 2016/17 season, the year before the project started.

Grower Enjoys Best Prices in Nine Years
30 July 2020

An Australian table grape grower enjoyed the best prices in nine years, a more consistent pick and steady prices throughout the season, after adopting the Delytics crop quality system.

We often get asked how the systems we develop benefit growers. I took the opportunity to ask grower Glenn Pearmine that question when I was visiting his vineyard in Central Queensland, Australia in November 2019.

In this video Glenn tells us how using our system made a positive impact on his business and what he is now doing differently …

Table Grape Consumer Acceptability at Five-Year High
27 May 2020

Consumer acceptability of Australian table grapes hit a five-year high, just one year after Delytics helped the industry put new maturity standards in place. Nielsen data shows increased consumer demand and prices over the same time-frame, which is exactly what the industry set out to achieve.

Boosting Eating Quality of New Zealand Navel Oranges
12 March 2020

Maturity standards recommended by crop quality specialists Delytics Ltd have significantly improved the eating quality of New Zealand navel oranges, over the past four seasons.

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