Royal Show call 

The government's food and farming tsar Sir Don Curry has urged fruit and vegetable growers to reclaim the Royal Show. He said rekindling interest in the flowers and produce part of the show was a priority for organisers. 

Swancote bought 

Tesco potato supplier Greenvale AP has acquired Telford-based Swancote Foods, which specialises in potato-based convenience products, ready meals and ingredients. 

Avocado on radio 

TV's Nicky Hambleton-Jones, who presents 10 Years Younger, is fronting the South African avocado campaign with a series of radio interviews talking about the fruit's health credentials.