Microwave packs 
Vegetable and salad specialist Barfoots of Botley has developed microwaveable retail packs that will allow pre-prepared produce to be heated quickly and easily. 

Salad in cyberspace 
English Village Salads has launched a website to help it communicate better with growers and customers. The site includes a live news feed, information about services, weather updates and animated growing plants. 

Capespan expansion 
International citrus giant Capespan has purchased the 490ha Applethwaite Farm in South Africa through associate company Rapiprop. The move will increase Capespan's capabilities in the apple, pear and plum sectors.