Fresh This Month

  • Robotics - FFRobotics apple-harvester grasping fruit

    Robot harvesting and weeding well on the way into mainstream

    Robotic picking and harvesting of fruit and vegetables is no longer the stuff of science-fiction. It is now reality Read more >

  • KWP market share Aug 14, 2016

    Iceland and Co-op benefit from summer sunshine sales boost

    Newest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show an acceleration in sales while promotions at the supermarkets fall to their lowest level in six years Read more >

  • Diet of an Olympian

    The Olympics: Does fresh produce win gold?

    If you think eating lots of fruit and vegetables is a diet befitting a successful Olympian, you might need to think again Read more >

  • Jack Ward

    Could Brexit sound the death knell of the British fresh produce industry?

    In a frank interview, Jack Ward of British Growers admits no-one really knows whether our fresh produce sector could survive without the required volume of seasonal labour flowing in from the EU Read more >

  • food assemblies

    Farmers markets move into the digital space

    New-style farmers markets are embracing online trading and collection or delivery of goods to provide an evermore direct link between customer and producer Read more >

  • PickingCherries_Waitrose

    Producer Organisations retain optimism despite Brexit

    European Union funded Producer Organisations (PO) have become an important part of the British farming landscape. Despite the vote to leave the EU, members are hoping the scheme will continue. Read more >

  • girl eating fruit

    Eating eight portions a day could make people happier

    A report published recently by the University of Warwick and University of Queensland suggested that eating up to eight portions of fruit and vegetables daily could make people happier as well as healthier Read more >

Fresh Opinions

Jim Prevor - PBUK

Why Lidl will succeed where Tesco failed in the US

Jim Prevor predicted that Tesco was on the wrong path in the US; but thinks Lidl is headed in the right direction.
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Ravikant Parvataneni, Crimson and Co

Supply-chain improvements make for better business prospects in India

Renewed government focus is bringing welcome change for Indian supply chains, says Crimson & Co, India consultant Ravikant Parvataneni View full post >

Briony Dunmore

Traditional greengrocers have a chance to take high streets back to the future

A visit to an independent greengrocer in Birmingham shows there is more to retail life than price View full post >

Darren A Smith_Making Business Matter

How smooth are your soft skills?

Darren Smith, trainer to the UK supermarkets and former produce buying manager talks scorecards, competency frameworks and how to develop the soft skills vital to a buyer.
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Fresh Insight

  • Iceland and Co-op benefit from summer sunshine sales boost

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  • How learning the lessons of the past can help beat Brexit fallout

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  • Brexit effect is proving elusive as mid-size retailers gain ground

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  • Consumers await Brexit impact on prices as discounters break share record

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  • Panellists tell sector to partner up, seize opportunity, promote and persevere

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