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Booths recalls prepared veg & soup mixes after metal found Subscription

22 Feb 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

This follows the recalling of Booths’ own-brand mince pies in November 2018 

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Fruit & veg suppliers aiming to bypass Dover Brexit gridlock Subscription

14 Feb 2019 | By Rachel Graham

Exporters have been looking to ports in the north of England in a bid to sidestep bottlenecks at channel ports

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Berry specialist Chambers to launch fruit snacking brand

14 Feb 2019 | By Rachel Graham

The Fruitery brand is due to roll out its first product in May

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Soil Association considering Irish scheme in no-deal Brexit plans Subscription

07 Feb 2019 | By Kevin White

The organic certification body was still ‘investigating options’ about launching a scheme in Ireland, it said this week

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UK growers told to brace for regular extreme weather

05 Feb 2019 | By Kevin White

A new report by The Climate Coalition has warned last year’s drought conditions could become the norm for UK growers

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M&S launches free fruit for children scheme in 20 stores

05 Feb 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

The upmarket grocer launched its Free Fruit for Children scheme last month

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Supers offer more fruit & veg deals - but savings shrink Subscription

01 Feb 2019 | By Carina Perkins

There were 309 featured space promotions on fruit and 225 on vegetables in the major supermarkets last month

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M&S trials plastic-free packaging for fruit & veg Subscription

17 Jan 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

The retailer is stepping up a commitment to become a zero-waste business by 2025 

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Crops already suffering from scant labour, warns NFU Subscription

16 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

Farmers and growers are now facing further uncertainty after the Commons voted down Theresa May’s Brexit deal last night

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David Frankish to chair Covent Garden Market Authority

15 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

Frankish was appointed by Defra chief Michael Gove

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Mash Direct to phase out black plastic packaging

07 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

It plans to replace difficult-to-recycle black plastic with green alternatives

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Morrisons apologises for Union flag seen on Spanish veg

04 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

One consumer claimed in-store staff ‘didn’t seem bothered’ by the discrepancy

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Former Brakes boss Christiaanse takes helm at potato processor Aviko

04 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

Christiaanse is a former CEO of Grampian Food Group and Vion UK

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Growers defend standards after norovirus link to fresh produce

18 Dec 2018 | By Kevin White

A survey funded by the FSA found that more than 5% of lettuce sold in supermarkets carried the bug

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Tesco brings back Festive Five 29p fresh food promotion Subscription

14 Dec 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Festive Five was launched by Tesco boss Dave Lewis in his first Christmas as CEO, in 2014

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Berry sales boom in year of extremes for fruit & veg

14 Dec 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Brits splashed out an extra £100m on blueberries, strawberries and raspberries in 2018

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Morrisons adds discount produce box to cut food waste

13 Dec 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The Too Good to Waste boxes are set to go on sale this week at £1

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Potato processors to feel impact of heatwave until next summer

12 Dec 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The total tonnage fell to 4.9 million tonnes, compared to the five-year average of 5.6 million tonnes

Bananas

Banana supplier Reybanpac faces worker abuse claims

06 Dec 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Ecuadorian union ASTAC has accused Reybanpac of a host of workers’ rights abuses

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Tesco switches to single supplier for own-label potatoes Subscription

06 Dec 2018 | By Rachel Graham

It dropped Greenvale as a supplier and will now only source own-label potatoes from rival Branston

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Ex-Dairy Crest dairies MD Mike Sheldon takes reins at Vitacress Salads

05 Dec 2018 | By Kevin White

Sheldon most recently worked for Medina Dairy, and left Dairy Crest in 2015

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Christmas citrus supplies set to be hit by Spanish floods Subscription

29 Nov 2018 | By Kevin White

Heavy rain has caused coastal deluges from Murcia in the south east to Barcelona in the north east of Spain

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Iceland and Unilever to roll out Marmite Sprouts

12 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The launch was an effort to rekindle the UK’s love of sprouts, said Unilever

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Potato shortage to blame as price of crisps and chips soar Subscription

09 Nov 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The UK potato planted area fell by 4.4% year on year to just 117,300 hectares in 2018 – the third lowest on record

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Kids dislike veg - that habit won't change overnight

21 Feb 2019

It will take more than VegPower’s new campaign to change children’s eating habits

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The 'Eat them to defeat them' ad teaches children vegetables are a menace

12 Feb 2019 | By Joanna Blythman

We should challenge the idea that kids don’t like vegetables, says Joanna Blythman

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From baby bananas to mango-plums: the latest trends from Fruit Logistica Subscription

07 Feb 2019 | By Rachel Graham

If you’re among those who think the humble plum can’t be improved upon, read on

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G's to bring brands to British produce aisles

07 Feb 2019 | By Rachel Graham

It has partnered with food giant Kraft to ‘bring excitement back’ into veg

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Global banana glut sees wholesale prices fall Subscription

25 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

Average prices of imports to the UK are down 11p/kg on the equivalent week to 21 January during the past two years

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Food Foundation vegetable campaign hits ITV Video

25 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

The ‘Eat them to defeat them’ concept will air on ITV tonight (25 January)

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Does the rise in popularity of the avocado have a dark side? Subscription

07 Dec 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The popularity of the millennial’s superfruit of choice has been linked to cartels and deforestation

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Eight innovative new sweet potato products coming to supermarkets

05 Nov 2018 | By Ellis Hawthorne

From puffs to bread, the bright orange root veg has inspired a wealth of quirky product innovation this year

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How retailers can use premium fruit & veg to take on the discounters

06 Sep 2018 | By Cindy van Rijswick

Premium supermarkets must keep abreast of consumer trends and make sure they’re first to market to defend against the discounters, says Cindy van Rijswick of Rabobank

Potatoes

Brits still love nutritious and healthy spuds

24 Aug 2018

The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel shows a 2.6% rise in consumption of potatoes since 2015

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Al Shariat, director of Coconut Merchant, on Saint Germain and sourcing

23 Aug 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Through our focus on ethical sourcing, I know that for every product we sell means we are helping a farmer and their family

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Water scarcity means there’s no such thing as ‘guilt-free’ fruit & veg

22 Aug 2018 | By Chloe Sutcliffe

Source: Getty Images Over the past two decades the UK per capita demand for fruit has risen by 23% and vegetables by 7%

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