Profits up at Total

Total Produce, Fyffes' retail fruit and veg supply business, has announced a 10% increase in first-half profits to £13.3m. It claimed strong demand in April and May helped boost turnover to £817m.

Residents eat well

Sandwell Primary Care Trust in the West Midlands is funding a fruit and veg promotion to try and improve the health of local residents. The Eatwell in Sandwell campaign is working with 30 independent stores to offer affordable produce.

Katopé acquisition

Exotic fruit supplier Katopé has been acquired by Belgian-based Univeg group for an undisclosed sum. Katopé, whose UK operation is Malet Azoulay UK, posted a turnover of about £200m last year.