Redbridge's Summerfruit Co has announced it is joining forces with US growing heavyweight Sunnyridge Farm. It will buy soft fruit from the grower as well as collaborating on developing new varieties and marketing fruit.
Apples on track
The European top fruit industry is in a more confident mood after the EU estimates were unveiled at Prognosfruit in Budapest. The apple crop is just 5% down on last year at 2.54m tonnes.
Dutch grower Jover is taking over the commercial activities of Van Doorn International Fruit, giving parent company The Greenery a stronger foothold in the UK. The merger will take place next month.