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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

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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

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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’.

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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”…


Iceberg lettuce price up 30% year on year

09 Jan 2015

In keeping with typical January price movement, Iceberg lettuces are up more than a third month on month…

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Asda to trial wonky veg as Oliver raps stores over ‘criminal’ waste

02 Jan 2015 | By Amy North

Asda is to trial the sale of ‘wonky’ veg as TV chef Jamie Oliver launches a campaign encouraging shoppers to buy misshapen produce.

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Budgens retailer Andrew Thornton launches Heart in Business Subscription

20 Dec 2014 | By Andrew Don

High-profile Budgens retailer Andrew Thornton has launched Heart in Business…


My darling clementine - sales of easy-peelers boom Subscription

19 Dec 2014 | By Vince Bamford

When children get to the bottom of their Christmas stockings next week, they could well find a clementine…


Savse unveils new look for cold-pressed fruit & veg smoothies

08 Dec 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Savse has unveiled a new look for its range of cold-pressed smoothies…

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Store fined for selling rotting fruit and veg

08 Dec 2014 | By Kevin White

A West Yorkshire grocery shop has been rapped for selling rotten, damaged and incorrectly labelled fruit and veg.


Fewer consumers regard organic food as 'expensive'

08 Dec 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

The proportion of shoppers who consider organic food ‘expensive’ has dropped, according to the Organic Trade Board…


Tesco and Asda told to sell more Fairtrade bananas

16 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Campaigners are calling on Asda and Tesco to sell more Fairtrade bananas…

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Russian trade ban drives down apple juice prices Subscription

02 Nov 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

The Russian ban on EU imports includes apples, and this has led to reduced demand for the fruit…

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Fruit and veg suppliers blast Defra for spurning compensation fund

28 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

British fruit and veg growers have blasted Defra for opting not to take advantage of an EU aid package offered in the wake of the Russian trade embargo on Western foods.

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Produce World launches Nature's Premium organic veg boxes Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Produce World Group is hoping to change public perception of veg boxes with new organic brand Nature’s Premium…

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Florette's introduces baby kale to the UK single leaf sector

24 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Florette is supporting its launch of the UK’s first baby kale leaves with a marketing push in 2015…

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New Compass Group health strategy pledges to cut calories

24 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Compass Group has pledged to remove 50 million calories from meals by 2020 in a new strategy it said would help “fight obe…

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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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Horticulture wins a royal seal of approval Subscription

03 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

The Chartered Institute of Horticulture now has a royal charter - and it’s hoping to change the image of the profession.

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Orange juice market feels global squeeze Subscription

28 Aug 2014 | By Liliana Gonzalez

We might think of orange juice as an irreplaceable item on our breakfast table, but it may become a rarer item…

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