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Potato prices plummet as market returns to normal Subscription

29 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Potato retail prices are plummeting as the market continues to return to normal

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Potatoes missing out on c-store growth Subscription

28 Aug 2015 | By Kevin White

Potato suppliers are failing to take advantage of the growth in convenience shopping

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Organic veg back into growth Subscription

27 Aug 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Sales of organic veg are back in growth, thanks to improved UK household incomes and growing consumer interest in health


Online is top choice for local foodies Subscription

27 Aug 2015 | By Kevin White

Consumers find online deliveries the easiest way to support local and organic food producers, new research has suggested


British veg shortages predicted as aphids attack crops Subscription

20 Aug 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The UK’s worst insect infestation for nearly 10 years has wreaked havoc on vegetable crops…


Hass avocados to get first UK support from Peru Trade Office Subscription

20 Aug 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The Peru Trade & Investment Office will run promotional activity on Peruvian Hass avocados in the UK for the first time this season. 

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Bakkavor brings 'innovative' veg to prepared food

17 Aug 2015 | By Kevin White

Bakkavor has linked with grower Hammond Produce to showcase unusual varieties such as red kale and purple cauliflower

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JJ Food Service to deal direct as it triples fruit & veg offer Subscription

16 Aug 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

JJ Food Service has almost tripled its range of fresh fruit and vegetables…


Spanish lemon crop slump forecast Subscription

07 Aug 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Lemon production in Spain – the UK’s biggest supplier – is set to fall 23% this year…

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Glens of Antrim Potatoes set for export drive Subscription

06 Aug 2015 | By Kevin White

Northern Irish supplier Glens of Antrim Potatoes is targeting new export markets in Great Britain and Europe

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British carrot crop hit by cold start to season

06 Aug 2015 | By Carina Perkins

A shortage of large carrots has caused UK wholesale prices to rocket


Tofurky meat alternative set for UK retail launch

05 Aug 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Already available from some health food outlets, the US meat alternative will get a mainstream UK retail rollout from Sept

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Asda offers juice in fruit & veg aisle in B.Fresh deal Subscription

31 Jul 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Asda is taking a fresh approach to fruit & veg merchandising by selling a juice brand in its fresh produce fixture…

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Copa-Cogeca calls for extra support on fruit & veg

31 Jul 2015 | By Kevin White

European farmers group Copa-Cogeca has called on the EC to hike the number of fruit & veg products covered…

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Heatwave brings temporary boost to supermarket sales Subscription

31 Jul 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Supermarket sales were boosted by soaring temperatures earlier this month – but fell off when cooler weather returned.

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Bramley returns to form as UK apple crop hits record

31 Jul 2015 | By Kevin White

British apple growers are promising a record crop of dessert apples for the 2014/15 season

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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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Kiddylicious heads for Australia and Japan

02 Jul 2015 | By Vince Bamford

The Kids Food Company, owner of children’s snack brand Kiddylicious, has ramped up overseas business…

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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…


Lettuce prices up due to colder than normal weather Subscription

24 Jun 2015 | By Carina Perkins

UK lettuce prices have risen 17.7% month on month due to reduced supply

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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


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…


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…


Tonnes of tomatoes help set pizza record in Milan Subscription

24 Jun 2015

The people of Milan have used World Tomato Week to break a world record.

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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.

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