UK cherries

Cherry crop booms as youthful farmers innovate

21 Jul 2015 | By Kevin White

Record yield of 4,500 tonnes expected this season, average age of growers ten years below industry average

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Own-label Budgens salad lines launched Subscription

02 Jul 2015 | By Kevin White

Budgens has further widened its fresh produce offering with an own-label bagged salad range…

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Neon cabbage set to light up UK salads Subscription

28 Jun 2015 | By Carina Perkins

A new Chinese leaf cabbage with bright pink leaves could make its debut in UK salad packs next year


First Picota cherries of season arrive in UK from Spain Subscription

27 Jun 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The season’s first Picota cherries have arrived in UK supermarkets…


Fruit Heroes sets up Facebook chat about healthy eating Subscription

27 Jun 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Fruit snacking brand Fruit Heroes is hosting a Facebook webchat to help answer parents’ questions…

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Blue Honeysuckle 'superberry' comes to UK

22 Jun 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The oblong-shaped, dark blue berry is celebrated as the ‘elixir of life’ in Japan, which has a national ‘Haskap Day’ celebrating its health benefits

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Co-op's 'Fresh Three' gets grocer into price wars

17 Jun 2015 | By Andrew Don

The £125m promotion will see three popular products go half-price every three weeks


Apple and pear disease early warning system launched Subscription

11 Jun 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The software, being launched on 22 July, calculates the likelihood based on live data collected from 40 fruit-specific UK weather stations

Strawberries and cream

Strawberries for Wimbledon: supplies to recover from wet May

11 Jun 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The recent wet weather will not put a dampener on strawberry supplies for Wimbledon, growers have insisted…

Asda stripy pepper

Asda claims first ever striped pepper, with distinct flavour

08 Jun 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The Asda Extra Special stripy pepper, a combination of yellow and red bell varieties, went on sale in stores nationwide today


East Malling Research: 'high-performance' strawberries set for UK in 2017

05 Jun 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Two new ‘high-performance’ strawberry varieties have been successfully trialled…

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Beetroot's use as ingredient up 20% due to superfood status

05 Jun 2015 | By Julia Glotz

From ‘old people’ veg to trendy must-have: beetroot is making its way into more and more food and drink products…

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Steve's Leaves rolls new salad bowl into Waitrose Subscription

28 May 2015 | By Kevin White

Steve’s Leaves has expanded its salad bowl offering with a Luscious Leafy Tomato Trio…

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Cool weather 'could hit demand for fruit' warn growers Subscription

21 May 2015 | By Kevin White

”The recent cool weather hasn’t been detrimental, but weather over the next few months could have a big effect on demand”


Top fruit growers merge into integrated body Subscription

11 May 2015 | By Kevin White

Top fruit growers are merging to form a fully integrated fruit marketing and growing group…


Potato Council and Bord Bia to fight falling potato sales Subscription

03 May 2015 | By Kevin White

The three-year Potato Potential joint venture is 50% EU-funded and will focus on educating consumers with highly targeted activities demonstrating potatoes are nutritious


UK asparagus harvest set to be 'biggest since records began' Subscription

30 Apr 2015 | By Kevin White

This year’s British asparagus harvest promises to be the biggest since records began, growers have predicted…


Spanish salad supplier Agroherni hits back at migrant claims Subscription

24 Apr 2015 | By Carina Perkins

groherni hit the headlines last week after being named in a two-part Channel 4 investigation into migrant workers on Spanish farms supplying fresh produce to the UK

Jersey Royal potatoes

First Jersey Royal potatoes land in supermarkets Subscription

13 Apr 2015 | By Carina Perkins

William Church, sales and marketing director at the Jersey Royal Company, said supplies had gone out to retailers 


'Earliest ever' asparagus hits M&S stores

23 Feb 2015 | By Kevin White

 Crop made possible by the development of a new, ‘early’ variety of the vegetable cultivated in polytunnels

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Beetroot juice shown to lower risk of heart disease

20 Feb 2015 | By Kevin White

Those consuming beetroot juice experienced an improvement of around 20% in blood vessel dilation capacity

Date brand Beloved

Beloved brand aims to raise profile of 'superfood' dates Subscription

10 Feb 2015 | By Lisa Riley

A premium food brand has been developed to raise awareness of dates as an ‘ancient superfruit’.

Mash pack

Mash Direct makes debut in Middle East supermarkets Subscription

03 Feb 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Northern Irish prepared veg supplier Mash Direct has launched its traditional vegetable dishes into the Middle East.

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Tesco set to lead in the fight against obesity Subscription

10 Jan 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco is relaunching its health and wellbeing service after promising to “shift the agenda”…


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…

Morrisons Concept Store, Milton Keynes

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…


UK apple production 'under threat' from neonics ban, says CPA Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Apple production in the UK could become “unviable” within a decade…

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Bananas prices are falling as mults slash cost of fruit Subscription

02 Nov 2014 | By Julia Glotz

The drama surrounding the failed merger of Chiquita and Fyffes has meant there have been lots of headlines about bananas…

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Chiquita-Fyffes: Banana mega-merger goes rotten Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

After months of twists and turns, Chiquita shareholders today delivered a fatal blow to its merger plans with Fyffes to create the world’s largest banana supplier.

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Fyffes-Chiquita merger looks increasingly likely to get thumbs up Subscription

17 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

The saga of the merger between Fyffes and Chiquita to create the world’s biggest fruit company could be entering the finishing straight.


Tomato prices rocket as season ends prematurely Subscription

03 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Tomato prices are up more than 50% month on month…

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California meringue mayhem for lemon lovers

25 Sep 2014

Visitors to the California Lemon Festival last weekend may have been surprised by its relative lack of lemons…


Potato prices fall on back of fine summer and high yield Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By Liliana Gonzalez

From famine to feast, the price of spuds keeps plummeting…

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