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Fresh Produce Consortium advises on worker caravans Subscription

26 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Guidelines follow spate of exposés on poor conditions for migrant workers in the fresh produce sector

Morrisons Wonky asparagus

Morrisons adds asparagus to its wonky fruit & veg range

24 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

A warm early spring encouraged asparagus shoots to push up early and become wonky

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Morrisons recalls trimmed green beans in needle alert

21 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Two separate reports of metal contamination came from Glasgow and Manchester, according to a report by The Sun…

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EU launches electronic organic food certification scheme Subscription

21 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Scheme is designed to reduce risk of fraud and boost traceability

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Tesco trials packaging to keep mushrooms fresher for longer

18 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Customers complained that the current plastic packaging sometimes put them off buying mushrooms due to condensation

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Florette backs new coleslaw duo with summer marketing push Subscription

18 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Salad brand to spend £2.5m on campaign which will feature a singing tractor

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Tesco slashes prices on number of fresh fruit & veg products Subscription

18 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Price cuts follow pledge by CEO Dave Lewis for a post-Easter fightback against discounters and Asda

Asda Farm Stores

Asda returns to roots with budget Farm Stores brand Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Brand consists of 16 fresh lines and replaces SKUs sold under Asda’s Smart Price range 


Branston profits hit by surging potato prices Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Sales were up 23% to £123.3m in 2016, according to full-year accounts to 31 July 2016

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Sainsbury's trials cut-price Greengrocer's Value Selection fruit & veg range Subscription

04 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Range currently consists of six products and is designed to offer customers quality at ‘highly competitive prices’


Aldi chops cauliflower prices to 29p following bumper crop

03 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Discounter hopes to relieve pressure on growers after mild winter


English asparagus arrives on shelf three weeks earlier than usual

31 Mar 2017 Updated: 05 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Traditionally available from late April, several retailers are now selling the British crop 

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Waitrose hikes banana price again in face of rising costs Subscription

29 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

Price for 1kg of loose bananas rises to 75p as retailer cites increase in costs

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As Theresa May triggers Article 50, new report warns over rising food prices

29 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The need for additional border controls could push up cost of EU food imports by 8%, Rabobank warned today


Booths products to go on sale at Jasons Food Hall in Malaysia Subscription

28 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The upmarket grocer has struck a deal with Asian food group Dairy Farm

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Brexit to bring 'opportunities & challenges' to fresh sector Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

BGA CEO Jack Ward said there were “immediate issues” that needed to be addressed, such as access to labour

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90 jobs lost as £9m supermarket potato supplier collapses Subscription

22 Mar 2017 | By Edward Devlin

A supermarket potato supplier has collapsed after the loss of a major contract, with 90 staff made redundant.


Tesco to sell more cauliflowers at 79p following bumper crop

22 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

Retailer has acquired 220,000 extra cauliflowers after good growing conditions led to increased yields

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Majorcan new potatoes ‘not affected’ by Spanish rains Subscription

17 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

The seasonal potatoes will be in Tesco stores from Monday, says supplier

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English apple season to end early on high sales, low yield

16 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

Poor weather and issues with colour and size at the time of picking have led to a smaller yield this season

cartama avocados

Fresca and Cartama form joint venture for avocado supply Subscription

16 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

The jv formalises an eight-year trading relationship between the two companies


Irish 'hard border' must be avoided, urge food trade bodies Subscription

13 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

Disruption to established cross-border supply chains would cause “significant economic damage” for both countries

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Waitrose to grow British salad all year Subscription

09 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

The development will “ensure a consistent UK supply of salad leaf crops” it said

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Salad crisis over as courgette and lettuce supply stabilises Subscription

09 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

Supplementary imports from the US have now stopped, as yields across Europe have picked up

Fruit & Veg

Impulse promotions on the rise as fruit & veg deals decline Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Latest data reveals the mults are ramping up impulse promotions while cutting back on fruit & veg deals

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Spanish orange production back to normal Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

Orange production in Spain has returned to normal levels this year

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Made in Britain Subscription

16 Mar 2017 | By Megan Tatum

As Brexit, extreme weather and Trump threaten our reliance on imported fruit and veg, is it time to grow more British produce?


Going green: Juices & Smoothies Category Report 2017 Video Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Smoothies are shrugging off their sugar woes with souped-up blends packed with virtuous greens and added vitamins

Fruit & veg

Ten portions of fruit & veg a day? It’s not going to happen Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

New research suggests we should double the recommended daily amount of fresh fruit and vegetables in our diet, but is it a case of easier said than done?


Spanish weather hikes price of lettuce and tomatoes Subscription

23 Feb 2017

Lettuce prices have risen in the UK due to lower supplies from Spain

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Will Brexit uproot organic? Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

Will the Brexit squeeze on spending stunt the growth of organic food? Or does the sector now have enough appeal?

Iceberg lettuce

Cost of basket of fruit & veg moves up 3% on last month

17 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Some individual SKUs are significantly more expensive than a year ago – including those affected by widespread shortages

lettuce shortage

Has Brexit put an end to the era of cheap fruit & veg? Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

There is a risk that suppliers will send their produce elsewhere

lettuce shortage

Britain’s ‘veg panic’ needs a little perspective

06 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

A shortage of fresh produce in UK supermarkets is creating havoc in the country, with lettuce and broccoli sales now being rationed in some supermarkets 


Fresh produce heads for the bunkers, and a good thing too Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

Popular with suburban marijuana growers, hydroponics - the method of growing plants without soil - could be the solution to our growing vegetable ’crisis’

Fruit & veg

Sainsbury’s will need to be sensitive with its meat-free push Subscription

23 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

We all know the standing joke about giving up meat: you may not live longer, but it certainly feels like it

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