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Salad leaves to get primary schools push

26 Nov 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The salad industry is hoping to persuade school kids to love their greens with the help of a new campaign

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Tesco trials free fruit for children offer in Glasgow stores

26 Nov 2015 | By Kevin White

Tesco has begun offering free fruit to children as part of a four-week trial across 15 of its stores in Glasgow

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Tesco rolls out Avalon Produce's new 'Kentish Kiss' apple Subscription

18 Nov 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The apple will go on sale nationwide in 2016


Sainsbury's to extend ripening technology to more fruit Subscription

12 Nov 2015 | By Andrew Don

A new maturing technique has boosted sales of its ‘Ripe and Ready’ avocados


Kent Potato Company to be closed by Produce Investments Subscription

10 Nov 2015 | By Kevin White

Decision comes after a reduction in a major contract to supply potatoes to an unnamed supermarket

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Wonky produce: Brits not put off by ‘ugly’ fruit & veg Subscription

06 Nov 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Consumers are not as bothered by ugly fruit and wonky veg as had previously been assumed, an Asda trial has concluded

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Asda pledges to source '100% sustainable' bananas Subscription

06 Nov 2015 | By Kevin White

Asda is to switch its entire banana supply to sustainable sources from March 2016


British cucumbers under threat of extinction, says NFU Subscription

05 Nov 2015 | By Carina Perkins

 British cucumber production has fallen to under 100 hectares for the first time in history 

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Organic Maris Piper potatoes make UK supermarket debut Subscription

03 Nov 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The potatoes are supplied by the Produce World Group under its Nature’s Premium brand

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G's Growers and Tesco open UK's second-largest mushroom farm Subscription

30 Oct 2015 | By Kevin White

The facility consists of 48 individually climatically controlled growing tunnels and a chilling and packing area


Avocado fans face higher prices as global demand keeps rising

29 Oct 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Prices of avocado – a growing favourite of health-conscious foodies – could be set for steep price increases

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AHDB Potatoes urges retailers to excite shoppers about spuds Subscription

29 Oct 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Retailers need to inspire shoppers to experiment with spuds if they want to revive the potato category

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Thanet Earth strikes tomatoes deal with British Sugar

22 Oct 2015

Kent vegetable grower Thanet Earth has signed a five-year deal with British Sugar for marketing rights

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SPC Nature's Finest coconut water snacks win listing

22 Oct 2015 | By Vince Bamford

SPC Nature’s Finest has secured the first supermarket listing for its fruit snack in coconut water…

Tesco has added two days shelf life to fresh produce including citrus

Tesco 'adds two days' to fruit & veg shelf life

20 Oct 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Tesco says cutting out a food packing stage means fresh produce is on shelves quicker…


Pumpkin shortage won’t scare Budgens and Londis, says Booker

16 Oct 2015 | By Andrew Don

Growers have warned volumes could be down by up to 50%

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Nisa Best in Fresh workshops boost sales of produce by 8% Subscription

15 Oct 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Nisa retailers have seen an 8% jump in fresh produce sales since Nisa’s Best in Fresh workshops started

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Hot Spanish spring set to hit citrus category Subscription

15 Oct 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The whole citrus category is looking “challenging” for the year ahead, wholesaler Reynolds has warned


Halloween scare as pumpkin supply set to be down 50% on plan Subscription

15 Oct 2015 | By Carina Perkins

One major grower warns heavy August rains have cut pumpkin yields in half


Chiquita launches first UK marketing campaign

09 Oct 2015 | By Kevin White

Banana brand Chiquita has launched its first ever UK consumer campaign by advertising on 300 London taxis.

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AHPA moves to protect potato growers from epitrix beetle Subscription

09 Oct 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Plant health authorities have stepped up controls on imports of Spanish potatoes

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Morrisons extends English apples season by two months Subscription

02 Oct 2015 | By Andrew Don

Morrisons extends English apples season until May

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Antonio Carluccio named new face of Cirio tomato products Subscription

30 Sep 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The Italian chef will feature in Cirio advertising and PR in the UK and Australia


British asparagus season to be extended with £600k tech trial Subscription

28 Sep 2015 | By Kevin White

The project will evaluate if dynamically controlled atmosphere technology can be used to smooth out supply

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Minimum price absent from Asda banana move Subscription

19 Nov 2015

It’s a shame that Asda has picked the lowest-hanging fruit when the trickier ones were still within reach

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Potato prices in a state of flux Subscription

30 Oct 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Predictions of lower potato production in the UK have pushed prices up year on year

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Morrisons' food artist carves up frightening famous faces Subscription

29 Oct 2015

Hopefully all you pumpkin lovers are now maniacally stabbing horrific faces into a fleshy squash

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Potato prices pushed up by summer heat Subscription

20 Sep 2015

Carrot prices have fallen back 4.1% month on month as the season progresses


Orange supply squeeze puts pressure on juice suppliers Subscription

22 Aug 2015 | By Edward Devlin

An expected shortage of fresh oranges from Spain is set to squeeze juice supplies

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Asda Extra Special Stuffed Chestnut Mushrooms: acid test Subscription

21 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

While fresh mushroom sales dipped 2.5% last year, they outperformed the declining fresh veg category…


Superfoods documentary: foodie revelations at the kale party

03 Jul 2015 | By Megan Tatum

For nearly 60 years, celebs have been extolling the virtues of the grapefruit diet to burn fat…


Tonnes of tomatoes help set pizza record in Milan Subscription

24 Jun 2015

The people of Milan have used World Tomato Week to break a world record.

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Attack on 'unhealthy' Morrisons is unjustified and completely misses the point Subscription

23 Jun 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Children’s Food Campaign complaint against Morrisons is a perfect example of a complaint for the sake of complaining

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Coldpress HPP juice & smoothie brand adds veg juices to range Subscription

09 Jan 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Coldpress is refreshing its high pressure processing (HPP) juice and smoothie brand with a new look…

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Fresh fruit & veg: Lettuce takes greatest hit in veggie war Subscription

19 Dec 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Fresh produce is a major weapon in the war between the discounters and the major mults, and the ­damage is plain to see…


The good, the bad and the ugly Subscription

18 Dec 2014 Updated: 06 Jan 2015 | By Andrew Don

People like to be seen to be saying and doing the right thing. It can be dropping the penny change from the £4.99 joint of meat…

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