The first British sprouts should begin appearing on shelf this week. The British Sprout Growers Association has adopted August 12 as the official start for harvesting.

czech mates
Fyffes has acquired 70% of Czech fresh produce distributor Hortim International. It will pay e12m dependent on sales targets.

braSil sets sail
The Brazilian government enlisted its navy to promote its fresh produce in London this week. Visitors to the training frigate N.E. Brasil near HMS Belfast could sample a range of products over two days.