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Hello Fresh launches 'revolution' with new Tube adverts

09 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The campaign launched on New Year’s Eve and runs throughout January

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Morrisons to give away 200,000 wonky 'Carrots for Rudolph'

19 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

Free carrots will be available in 492 Morrisons stores nationwide from 20 December

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Unhelpful weather shrinks Christmas easy-peelers Subscription

16 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The traditional clementine in our Christmas stocking is likely to be smaller than usual this year

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Aldi and Tesco compete in Christmas veg price war

15 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has brought back Festive Five promotion, but Aldi is undercutting offer with 19p deal

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Bristol grocer fined for selling rotten fruit & veg Subscription

14 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Fruit & Veg Planet director Hazrat Mohammad Ahmadzai and store manager Janatgul Easakhil were both charged

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British potato crop slump sends prices rocketing Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Kevin White

Lower gross yields led to the fall in production, said AHDB analyst Arthur Marshall

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Irish mushroom producers set to move production to the UK Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

Mushroom producers must “reinvent themselves”, said Walsh Mushrooms MD Padraic O’Leary

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Sainsbury's launches courgette and squash lasagne slices Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

Retailer adds to growing carb alternative lineup


Tesco and Waitrose follow rivals with banana price rise Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

Increasing import costs cited by Tesco as price of iconic SKU rises from 68p to 72p

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Dole Foods brings frozen fruit to the UK

01 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

The range started rolling into Sainsbury’s and Morrisons stores this week


French startup to develop container fruit & veg farms Subscription

28 Nov 2016 | By Kevin White

Agricool is aiming to produce strawberries in 75 containers across France next year


Bananas are latest staple to be hit by Brexit price rises Subscription

28 Nov 2016 | By Kevin White

The increase is the first by any major retailer on the iconic SKU since July 2014 and follows a milk price increase by Asda last month

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Crosse & Blackwell canned veg hit by delistings Subscription

17 Nov 2016 | By Kevin White

The seven SKUs have struggled to make headway in a declining canned veg category dominated by own label

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Brits must eat more UK-grown fruit & veg, says campaign

08 Nov 2016 | By Ian Quinn

A new report calls on the government to link post-Brexit agricultural subsidies to supporting the public good

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Waitrose adds apples and pears to 'wonky' fruit & veg range

03 Nov 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Waitrose has added weather-blemished apples and pears to its A Little Less than Perfect range of wonky fruit & veg

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Avocado craze set to be hit by rising prices

27 Oct 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Consumers splashed out an extra £49m on avocados in the past year

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Tesco to launch poached apples and pears to cut waste

27 Oct 2016 | By Beth Gault

The move follows the launch of wonky pears under its Perfectly Imperfect range last week

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AC Goatham exits English Apples & Pears Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Kevin White

The decision was taken “following a lengthy review”

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Former Grocer fresh produce editor David Shapley dies aged 77

25 Oct 2016 | By Kevin White

David Shapley was credited with transforming The Grocer’s coverage of the fresh produce sector

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Mexican fruit workers urge Driscoll's berries boycott Subscription

20 Oct 2016 | By Beth Gault

Consumers have been asked to boycott Driscoll’s strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries

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Fowler Welch partners with FareShare to reduce food waste

20 Oct 2016 | By Kevin White

Fowler Welch has signed an agreement to supply redistribution charity FareShare

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Calais and pound deterring European hauliers says Fowler Welch Subscription

17 Oct 2016 | By Kevin White

Haulier issues could contribute to food price inflation, warns logistics operator

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Waitrose launches pale ‘ghost’ pumpkins for Halloween Subscription

14 Oct 2016 | By Beth Gault

The “eerie” veg is in selected stores alongside the returning Gourd pumpkins

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Natoora opens 'shop within a shop' in Selfridges food hall

06 Oct 2016 | By Kevin White

The ‘shop within a shop’ builds on the brand’s ambition “to make better-tasting fruit & vegetables available to everyone”

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Fyffes sale to Sumitomo: what you need to know now Subscription

09 Dec 2016 | By Kevin White

A £635m deal between Ireland’s Fyffes and Japan’s Sumimoto Corporation was announced on 9 December

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Ugly fruit and veg is beautiful

14 Nov 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Primping and preening our dinners to make them camera-ready for Instagram is now a national pastime, but only with the right-looking type of veg


Poor weather drives up pineapple prices Subscription

08 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Food crime specialist Chris Elliott has warned that processed pineapple products are increasingly vulnerable to fraud


Tomato prices soar 36% due to bad weather in Europe Subscription

02 Sep 2016 | By Kevin White

Adverse weather conditions across Europe during the spring have led to a tightening in tomato supplies

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Is the wonky veg revolution happening at last?

28 Jul 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Shoppers have embraced imperfect produce. Will it last, and how much more waste could be stopped?


'Killer salad': time for a more careful approach to comms Subscription

22 Jul 2016 | By Carina Perkins

With reports of ‘killer salad leaves’ hitting the UK headlines this week, growers and packers are starting to get nervous

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Brazil heat drives up juicing orange prices Subscription

20 Jul 2016 | By Liliana Minton

A spike in prices for Brazilian processing oranges is threatening to push up the cost of juice

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Can fruit imagery be authentic as well as appealing? Subscription

07 Jul 2016 | By Simon Jones

Marketers are acutely aware consumers have become more and more attuned to fakery

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NFU pledge is an easy win for retailers – so why aren’t they signing up?

21 Jun 2016 | By James Halliwell

Slow progress, considering the pledge was launched in 2012. Is something wrong with it? 

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Sales of wonky fruit & veg are 'flying' at Tesco

27 May 2016 | By Ian Quinn, Carina Perkins

UK consumers are being won round by supermarket efforts to sell so-called ‘wonky’ fruit & veg

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Countryfile goes vegetarian for tales of innovation and doubt Subscription

27 May 2016 | By Megan Tatum

At first glance, life for the UK’s vegetable growers looks suitably idyllic

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Berry boom 'needs supply integration' says Rabobank Subscription

03 May 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Supermarkets and suppliers need to look towards integration if they want to cash in on the category

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