11 Apr 2011

Higher profit for kiwifruit operator

1:27 pm on 11 April 2011

Post-harvest kiwifruit operator EastPack has increased its profit by 22%, to $10.5 million.

EastPack which has facilities in Te Puke, Opotiki and Edgecumbe, employs 80 permanent and up to 1400 seasonal staff.

Growers will receive a rebate of 30 cents per tray, compared with 25c last year. Shareholders will receive a 1c increase in dividend.