Fyffes banana

Fyffes and Chiquita find new cost savings from proposed merger

27 Aug 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Fyffes and Chiquita have announced their proposed merger would generate an additional $20m of annualised cost savings in a bid to convince investors to back the deal.

Diamond Jubilee Raspberry bush

Raspberry sales soar in a bumper season Subscription

24 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

Raspberry growers are reporting year-on-year sales increases of 33% in an expected bumper season…

Alvaro Munoz AMC

Tesco strikes citrus fruit supply deal with AMC Group

22 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

Tesco has signed a five-year deal with food producer AMC Group to supply it with citrus fruit.

Bananas

Chiquita vows to to press ahead with Fyffes merger

15 Aug 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

US banana firm Chiquita has rejected a $611m takeover bid and reaffirmed its intention to merge with Irish contemporary Fyffes.

Fyffes banana

Fyffes-Chiquita merger at risk as rival bid emerges

11 Aug 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

The $1bn merger of Irish banana producer Fyffes and American giant Chiquita has been thrown into doubt by a rival bid for Chiquita.

bestway fuit & veg

Bestway rolls out own-label fruit & veg under Best-in brand Subscription

08 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

Bestway has launched an own-label fruit and vegetable range for c-stores under its Best-in brand…

Florette croutons

Florette adds duo-flavoured croutons to line-up

08 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

Salad brand Florette has added a range of duo-flavoured croutons to its line-up.

Morrisons Sun offer

The Sun tie-up offers Morrisons shoppers £5 off fruit and veg

07 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

Morrisons has launched its second high-profile promotion through national newspaper The Sun in the space of a week - this time offering readers £5 off fruit, veg and salad.

Potatoes

Decline in fresh potato sales slows down

02 Aug 2014 | By Vince Bamford

The fall in sales of fresh potatoes has slowed, according to the latest Potato Council figures

tomato cordial

Tomato cordial launched by The Tomato Stall

24 Jul 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Tomato supplier The Tomato Stall has launched what it claims is the first cordial made from the fruit…

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Organic food study by Newcastle University: a tipping point? Subscription

20 Jul 2014 | By Simon Creasey

After FSA’s damning 2009 report, is this the tipping point?…

Iceberg lettuce

Tesco credits bumper crop for 38p iceberg lettuces

19 Jul 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Tesco says a bumper lettuce crop has enabled it to slash the price of its iceberg lettuce…

british apricots

Tesco starts selling first British apricots

19 Jul 2014 | By Daniel Woolfson

A grower supplying Tesco with British apricots says the UK could become an exporter of the fruit…

bananas

Banana prices pushed up by Sainsbury's and Waitrose Subscription

11 Jul 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Sainsbury’s and Waitrose have upped the price of bananas in the wake of rising costs…

Florette polytunnel

Florette expands polytunnel operation in year-round push

09 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Florette has begun constructing the second stage of its polytunnel growing operation near Colchester in a bid to reduce imports and become a year-round UK grower.

British raspberries have bumper crop in summer 2014

British raspberries set for bumper crop in 2014

06 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Growers are predicting a bumper British raspberry season for 2014, with sales forecast to grow by 15% on last year…

oloves

Snacking olive supplier Oloves launches multipack

29 Jun 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Snacking olive supplier Oloves is launching its first multipack as it looks to expand into the mults…

Potatoes

Potatoes face 'fight for relevance' as volume sales fall

29 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Retailers and suppliers have to work harder to address the volume decline in potato sales, a report by the Potato Council …

scot herbs

Sainsbury's gives bigger herbs contract to Scotherbs

29 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Own-label fresh cut herbs for Sainsbury’s stores across Scotland, Northern Ireland and North West England…

Scotherbs field of herbs

Herb supplier Scotherbs bought by Langmead Group

25 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Scotherbs, the fresh culinary herbs grower, has agreed to be purchased by fresh food, farming and property business Langmead Group.

tenderstem

Tenderstem broccoli UK supply set to overtake imports Subscription

22 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Sales of British-grown Tenderstem broccoli are tipped to exceed those of imports for the first time…

florette crispy bow

Florette extends its salad bowls range

22 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Florette is to extend its salad bowl offer as sales of the format grow…

morrisons fresh

Morrisons fresh produce managers get refresher training

22 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Morrisons has held motivational away days for more than 500 fresh produce managers…

tesco spuds

Cornish new potatoes go into Tesco in South West

22 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Tesco has rolled out seasonal Cornish new potatoes to 100 stores across Cornwall and the South West…

Orange juice

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…

Fruit and veg

Fruit & vegetable prices on downward trend Subscription

22 Aug 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Seasonality and favourable conditions in many key growing regions mean fruit & veg prices remain on a firm downward trend…

Fyffes banana

Fyffes could suffer collateral damage from US battle over “corporate deserters” Subscription

11 Aug 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

US political pressure over Chiquita’s plans to shift its tax HQ to Ireland could help see rival bid succeed.

Sprouts

Nosey sprout pusher makes it up Mt Snowdon

09 Aug 2014

How do you dodge your Christmas sprouts? Feeding them to the dog can backfire in catastrophic fashion…

Fruit and veg

Russian sanctions will hit fruit and veg industry, warns Rabobank

08 Aug 2014 | By Cindy van Rijswick

The EU fresh fruit and vegetables industry is one of the sectors that will be hit hardest by the Russian import ban, according to Rabobank.

cash money

Why is UK fruit so expensive? asks Joanna Blythman Subscription

25 Jul 2014 | By Joanna Blythman

Back in Britain after a spell abroad, I can feel my healthy, sun-kissed diet go down the tube…

Apricots

Dried apricot prices soar following frost in Turkey Subscription

24 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

UK dried apricot prices have more than doubled over the past year – largely as a result of a devastating frost in Turkey…

Bananas

Bananas: farmers and workers are paying the price

20 Jul 2014

The retail price of bananas has halved in the past 10 years while production costs have doubled…

Red brussel sprouts purple vegetable

Pre-packed red Brusselberry sprouts set for Waitrose and Asda

13 Jul 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Red Brusselberry sprouts – a milder, sweeter Brussels sprout – will be going into a pre-pack format for the first time thi…

Florette salad Feiry PepperCress

Florette Fiery PepperCress back on TV

11 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Florette is to run a second burst of TV advertising for its Fiery PepperCress bagged salad from Monday…

Cheerfull Gold apples

Fresh fruit is not fresh

05 Jul 2014

I have been unable to buy a crispy, fresh apple…

debbie from waitrose wimbledon

Wimbledon Waitrose gets set for soaring strawberry sales

29 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Staff at Waitrose have been preparing for the rush on strawberries and cream…

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