Hounslow's Western International produce market will have been redeveloped by next year, allowing tenants to move into state-of-the-art facilities. The market next to Heathrow has benefited from £1m of council money, with tenants spending £20,000 to £70,000 in the move.
Flower giants merge
Competitive pressures have forced flower giants Flora Holland and Flower Auction Alsmeer to seek a merger.
A new superfood
Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a variety of small purple tomato that is already slated to become a superfood when it goes on sale in two years. It contains higher levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin.