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Fyffes faces worker abuse accusations on fruit plantations Subscription

12 Feb 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Workers union GMB claimed here had been “sustained and repeated violations of human rights” on plantations…

Potatoes

QV Foods hit hard by low potato prices Subscription

12 Feb 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Supermarket price pressure and dwindling potato consumption have hit fresh produce supplier QV Foods

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World Avocado Organization readies promotional campaigns Subscription

12 Feb 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The non-profit organisation aims to boost global avocado consumption through collective self-funded marketing campaigns

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Kettle Produce back in black as exports boost sales 5% Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Carina Perkins

According to the company’s accounts for the year ended 30 May 2015, turnover rose to £101m from £96m last year

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Asda extends wonky veg boxes trial after 'amazing feedback' Subscription

11 Feb 2016 | By Kevin White

Asda launched a trial selling boxes of mis-shaped winter veg at 128 locations on 5 February

Berries

New berry venture promises to boost supply chain profitability

10 Feb 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Berry Alliance promises to take out “significant costs” compared with traditional, third party procurement

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Another major UK food retailer 'to follow Lidl' on bananas

04 Feb 2016 | By Kevin White

Lidl announced plans on Monday to increase the amount of Rainforest Alliance-certified bananas it sources

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Peppers and carrots pricier due to unfavourable weather Subscription

01 Feb 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Adverse weather in major growing regions in the EU has caused concern for the pepper crop

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New year willpower tested as mults cut deals on fruit Subscription

01 Feb 2016 | By Elinor Zuke

Shoppers with healthy eating aspirations would do well to avoid a trip to the supermarkets this month

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Apple prices set to rocket as Polish supply hit by weather Subscription

01 Feb 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The price of Polish apples is up 85% year on year – and suppliers of fresh fruit are already feeling the sting

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Lidl promises switch to 100% sustainable bananas this year Subscription

01 Feb 2016 | By Kevin White

Lidl has pledged to source its entire supply of bananas from sustainable sources by the end of the year

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Waitrose claims first with British sea kale listing Subscription

28 Jan 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The vegetable will be on sale at Waitrose from next week

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Freeze-drying 'as good as freezing' fruit, says Chaucer study Subscription

22 Jan 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

The research was carried out with Newcastle University’s School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

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Adrian Barlow to step down as English Apples & Pears CEO Subscription

21 Jan 2016 | By Kevin White

Barlow, 75, began working with English Apples & Pears in 1996

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Produce World boss Fraser departs as part of reshuffle Subscription

20 Jan 2016 | By Kevin White

Fraser has been replaced by William Burgess (pictured)

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Gangmasters sent to prison over exploitation case Subscription

19 Jan 2016 | By Kevin White

Lithuanian pair found guilty of people trafficking and labour exploitation in fresh food supply chain

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G's to restructure top management after Alan Christie departure

19 Jan 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

Alan Christie, CEO of fresh salad and veg supplier G’s Group is to leave the business this month

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Florette UK and Ireland MD Neil Sanderson to depart Subscription

18 Jan 2016 | By Kevin White

He will be replaced by Doug Robertson, the current operations director of Florette’s Spanish division

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Hartley's launches TV push for new Fruit in Jelly flavours Subscription

18 Jan 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

Drive debuts as part of a £2m support program for the brand in 2016…

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Natures Way Foods sees double-digit growth despite “challenging” market Subscription

15 Jan 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Sussex-based salad and fruit producer Natures Way Foods saw full-year revenues rise by 11.8% in the year to 27 March 2015 as it expanded its product range.

Potatoes

Pregnant women told not to stop eating spuds despite BMJ study

13 Jan 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Evidence in study too weak to warrant change in diets, said British Nutrition Foundation

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Birmingham wholesaler fined for selling rotten veg

12 Jan 2016 | By Kevin White

Fruit and veg wholesaler Jaffer Mohammad hit with fine over sale of rotten produce

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M&S 'Adventures in Wonderfood' film showcases healthy eating

11 Jan 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

30-second clip pushes fruit and veg as an adventure

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Albert Bartlett profits hit by strong UK spud crop and low prices Subscription

08 Jan 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Rock-bottom potato prices took a major chunk out of producer Albert Bartlett’s profits last year

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Good fruit and veg driven out of the country Subscription

12 Feb 2016

Having worked in produce for 20 years, I have seen how the grocers have driven value out of this sector

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Are vegetables the next food to face a public health backlash? Subscription

04 Feb 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Specialist diets mean the likes of tomatoes, onions, cauliflower and broccoli are at risk of being portrayed as less than healthy 

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Pulses will be the new sweet potatoes says UN Subscription

07 Jan 2016

The United Nations has declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses

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Wholesale prices: falling supplies drive up pear prices

11 Dec 2015 | By Kevin White

British pear prices have risen by 44.1% month on month

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Storm Desmond shows how vulnerable our food supply chain is becoming Subscription

07 Dec 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The NFU warned just last week that food production was at risk from severe weather

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James Brett's pomegranate mission in Afghanistan Subscription

04 Dec 2015 | By Megan Tatum

Give pomegranates a chance. That was James Brett’s pitch to poppy-growing Afghani farmers. And they did

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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

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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…

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