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Ten portions of fruit & veg a day offers 'maximum protection'

23 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

A study found that as little as two-and-a-half portions of fruit & veg a day could reduce risk of diseases

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Fyffes to face Ethical Trading Initiative inquiry Subscription

14 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

Fruit importer could be suspended from ETI if found guilty of breaking code of conduct over treatment of workers

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Mash Direct wins national supply deal with Morrisons Subscription

14 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

The £1m annual deal will see five gluten-free veg side dishes sold in the free-from aisle from 20 February…

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Salmonella discovery prompts Sainsbury's stir-fry recall Subscription

13 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

Low levels of salmonella were found during routine testing

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Video: Growers tell MPs why they struggle to find seasonal workers post-Brexit Video

10 Feb 2017

Watch Chris Chinn of Cobrey Farms explain why his company finds it harder than ever to recruit seasonal workers

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Potato growers 'frustrated' over payment deductions Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

Some growers were experiencing penalties of up to 30% on potato deliveries with little or no explanation

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Fresh produce shortage bites UK retailers to tune of £8m Video Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

eThe UK’s top nine supermarkets saw year-on-year sales of courgettes fall by more than £2m last month


Courgette shortages cost supermarkets £2m in lost sales Subscription

07 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

Year on year value sales fell by 58% in last week of January, data from IRI shows

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The UK's veg crisis explained - video Video

06 Feb 2017

Fresh foods editor Kevin White explains why there’s a produce shortage and why some supermarkets are rationing supplies

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Tesco and Morrisons ration lettuces to ensure availability

03 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn, Kevin White

Spanish crop shortages have led to bulk buying of lettuce in supermarkets 

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Fyffes denies labour rights violations on melon plantations Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

There have been claims of “serious” abuse of labour and union rights on Fyffes plantations


Veg supply shortages set to continue

26 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

Availability of courgettes could be “very short” until at least June

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Sainsbury's to encourage higher veg consumption with trial

23 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

 mThe retailer is to place vegetarian alternatives next to meat products and reward shoppers who choose vegetarian products


Asparagus growers predict later start and higher yields Subscription

19 Jan 2017 | By Beth Gault

This year’s season is expected to start between early to mid-March

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Morrisons adds new varieties to wonky fruit and veg range

19 Jan 2017 | By Beth Gault

The new lineup will include swede, apples, pears, sprouts, and peppers

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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


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

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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?

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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

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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

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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’

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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


Why #courgettegate could be a taste of things to come Subscription

19 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

The great veg shortage of 2017 has been dominating headlines this week

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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

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