Less than 25% 'know what a fruit or veg portion looks like' Subscription

13 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

New research commissioned by the National Charity Partnership reveals ignorance of portion sizes

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Fyffes faces heat over Costa Rican drainage systems Subscription

09 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

The GMB union accused the company of “putting profits before people and planet”…

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Benefit prune juice listed by Tesco Subscription

08 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Benefit’s prune juice is made with prunes sourced from the Agen region of Bordeaux blended with vitamins A, C and E

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Morrisons adds frost-blemished apples to its Wonky range

06 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Tesco has already announced it would relax apple specs to include those affected by frost eye…

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Total Produce swoops again in the US with acquisition of 50% of Fresh Connection Subscription

03 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Listed fresh produce supplier Total Produce has acquired a 50% equity stake in California-based The Fresh Connection.


Florette launches resealable beetroot pouch Subscription

26 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

The 300g ready-to-eat fridge pack of peeled and steamed beetroot went on sale in Sainsbury’s last week…


UK asparagus production ‘could end’ under Brexit says grower Subscription

26 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

A new survey by the NFU revealed there was a 29% shortfall in seasonal farm workers in September

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Tesco to support producers via NFU's Fruit & Veg Pledge Subscription

24 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

Retailer joins Lidl, Aldi, and the Co-op in signing up to the pledge – designed to cultivate better relationships between retailers, intermediaries and growers

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Food retailers and producers commit to boosting veg consumption

24 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Commitments come at industry-wide Peas Please Veg Summit in London

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Fruit & veg labour crisis is year-round problem, says BGA Subscription

23 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

New research published by the BGA this week suggested the industry needed a year-round supply of labour, said CEO Jack Ward

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Tesco battles food waste with green satsumas and clementines

19 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Te move was prompted by recent high temperatures in Spain where the fruit are grown, which has caused their skins to turn

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Grayling call for UK to grow more is 'tripe' Subscription

18 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

Growers have warned suggestion UK could increase food production in event of a hard Brexit would face several challenges


Sales of PDO Spanish persimons soar 20%

05 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

UK supermarket volumes were estimated to climb by at least an extra 10% this season

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Princes launches six-month push for fish and fruit lineup Subscription

04 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

Brand has also expanded its mackerel and tuna ranges with three new variants exclusive to Tesco


'Lack of understanding' over labour, warns Produce Investments Subscription

03 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

Government has failed to grasp severity of labour crisis, says supplier

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Morrisons launches new £3 wonky veg box

28 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Box is part of trio of ‘affordable’ veg boxes which also includes £5 British veg box and an organic box for £8

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Tesco relaxes specifications on frost-affected apples

22 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Unseasonal temperatures dropped to -4C at the end of April in some parts of Britain, causing blemishes known as ‘frost rings’

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Morrisons apple supplier increases efficiency with help of bank loan Subscription

18 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

A Worcestershire-based supplier of apples to Morrisons has purchased new machinery for its facility using an £80,000 bank loan.

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Fresh produce veteran Laurence Olins announces retirement Subscription

18 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Olins started out in the sector during the late 1960s and has been at the forefront of the debate over the fresh produce industry’s Brexit-influenced labour shortages

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Apple sector faced with big labour shortages

13 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Average labour levels are down 20% year on year as the sector enters its crucial harvesting season

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Tesco unveils range of fresh vegetables aimed at children

08 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

Retailer says it wants to add a ‘touch of novelty’ through interesting shapes and sizes


Growers defend pesticides in wake of school fruit claims

07 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

A report by Pesticides Action Network claimed children were being exposed to ’a cocktail of pesticide residues’


Leave voters back seasonal work permits for EU citizens Subscription

06 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

New research by British Summer Fruits reveals 61% of Brexiteers favour a visa scheme

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British kiwi berry crop set to double 2016 level: BerryWorld Subscription

05 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

UK season has now begun, grower says, with product available in selected Tesco, Waitrose and M&S stores


Rising import and labour costs drive up price of fruit Subscription

03 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Pineapple was one of the big risers in this week’s Grocer 33, and exclusive research by The Grocer shows it’s not alone

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Apple shortage continues to hit juice and concentrate prices Subscription

02 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Apple juice prices remain on the rise as shortages in Poland continue


Banana prices at more normal level after summer dip Subscription

27 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Banana prices are now returning to normal levels following a dip from July to September


Irma crop damage pushes up orange juice concentrate Subscription

27 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Orange juice concentrate prices have surged in the wake of Hurricane Irma

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How can we eat more vegetables? Peas Please and the Veg Pledge Subscription

24 Oct 2017 | By Adam Leyland

The Food Foundation’s veg summit in London looks at ways we can increase our intake of the good things in life …


Heavy summer rains hit pumpkin quality Subscription

20 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

UK growers have warned that a wetter than usual summer has had a significant impact on pumpkin quality for the 2017 harvest

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From farm to food waste: the pre-farmgate fight

19 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Retailers take most of the heat on food waste, but down on the farm the levels of loss are much higher

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My food & drink job: Greenvale technical graduate Annabelle May

03 Oct 2017

Since entering the world of fresh produce, Annabelle has been pleasantly surprised by how varied the industry is. She even got to spend five months on sunny Jersey as part of a placement with The Jersey Royal Company

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Wonky veg up but are supermarkets digging deep enough?

29 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Shoppers continue to lap up wonky fruit & veg ranges, as the supermarkets introduce new lines and lower specifications

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Tesco’s squash star critics aren’t seeing the bigger picture Subscription

11 Sep 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Commentators are vexed that Tesco is encouraging food waste and that cutting veg into cutesy shapes undermines efforts to educate kids on food and healthy eating

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Three-a-day fruit & veg study is unhelpful Subscription

01 Sep 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Eating five fruit & veg a day might not make us more healthy than three, but it is a better option than more calorific alternatives

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Veg and two veg: roast dinner category report 2017 Video Subscription

18 Aug 2017 | By Amy North

Vegetables are taking centre stage as shoppers demand roast dinners that are healthier, more varied and easier to prepare



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