The British onion industry will remain under pressure from imports, according to Jonathan Tremayne, chairman of the British Onion Producers’ Association.
Apart from the Netherlands, one of the UK’s traditional suppliers, there are growing signs that Poland will also become a major player. Tremayne warned: “We must not be engulfed in a tidal wave from Eastern Europe. We must listen to the customer and get them to think British.”
However, he said that domestically grown produce was winning back market share from Spanish and Chilean imports.