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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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Produce Investments looking to broaden into other veg Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Kevin White

Potato and daffodil supplier delivers “robust” results despite challenging market

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Tesco launches vitamin D-enriched mushrooms for winter

28 Sep 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Launch follows warnings from health experts Brits are not getting enough vitamin D


Fruitspot fruit & veg online marketplace goes live

27 Sep 2016 | By Kevin White

The site has already attracted more than 600 users, its founders claim


Gala and Braeburn set to aid continued apple yield boom Subscription

26 Sep 2016 | By Kevin White

Cox yields continue to decline as consumer tastes switch to sweeter apples


Russell Smith Farms unveils Savoursmiths luxury crisps

19 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The new brand hopes to offer ‘a better class of crisp’

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Farmdrop to host ‘Farmology’ educational push on food origins

13 Sep 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Delivery service is trying to encourage people to think about where their food comes from

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Tesco looks to extend apple 'flavour-life' with research project

08 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

The retailer has teamed up with Cranfield University for the research

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Waitrose and Fairtrade back food duo's Fruit Adventure Subscription

01 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Max MacGillivray and Gareth Jones will ride motorbikes from London to Cape Town


Sainsbury's sees 'unseasonal' hike in sprouts sales Subscription

31 Aug 2016 | By Beth Gault

Shoppers are eating more of the Christmas favourite during the summer

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Co-op pea sales treble following bumper crop Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Pea crop was “particularly sweet and juicy” this year, said the Co-op

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Tesco angers Scottish strawberry shoppers with flag switch

23 Aug 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Supermarket ditched Saltire in favour of Union Flag following complaints from English customer

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GCA issues new guidance on delisting of fresh food suppliers Subscription

11 Aug 2016 | By Kevin White

The new guidelines, issued last week by GCA Christine Tacon, bolster existing instructions

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Aldi says Olympic link has boosted fresh sales by a fifth Subscription

08 Aug 2016 | By Kevin White

Discounter says Team GB sponsorship has had significant impact on sales

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Riverford picks up six tonnes of 'unsuitable' lemons

04 Aug 2016 | By Kevin White

The lemons were deemed “unsuitable to meet retailer specification based on appearance”

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Florette expands range with Axgro Foods beetroot acquisition Subscription

01 Aug 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Salad producer Florette has acquired beetroot supplier Axgro Foods in a bid to expand its product range.

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Fruit & veg trading site Fruitspot to launch in August

27 Jul 2016 | By Kevin White

Online fruit & veg trading site Fruitspot will officially launch at the start of August


Salad producers warn E.coli reports could damage sales Subscription

21 Jul 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Public health authorities announced last week that two people had died after becoming infected with E.coli 0157

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Tesco lists 'world's hottest' Carolina Reaper chilli pepper

20 Jul 2016 | By Kevin White

Chilli pepper is about 400 times hotter than a jalapeno pepper, says Tesco

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Apple growers hit back at 'bad apples' reports Subscription

19 Jul 2016 | By Kevin White

Reports that storage technique SmartFresh would affect the quality of apples “unfounded”, claim growers


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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Are supermarkets to blame for falling fruit & veg sales? Subscription

29 Apr 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Retailers are working hard on availability and affordability, but with consumption down on a decade ago, the NFU wants action

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Wonky fruit & veg heralds dawn of a more honest age Subscription

22 Apr 2016

Tesco’s decision to extend its Perfectly Imperfect brand of wonky veg into fruit is a wider reflection of brands

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