Produce Business UK Archive


    Proposed merger could strengthen Spitalfields, Smithfield and Billingsgate markets

    London fruit and veg wholesale market remains upbeat but acknowledges the need to modernise, provided the right co-location is found for three historic markets. Read more >


    Ambitious food hub at New Covent Garden Market to foster industry innovation

    Next phase of New Covent Garden Market’s redevelopment will create London’s ‘largest shared commercial kitchen space’ for food entrepreneurs. Read more >


    Emirates Airline aims high with vertical facility that will provide farm fresh to air cabin table

    Said to be the world’s largest vertical farming endeavor, it will open in November 2019 and is slated to provide high-quality produce to passengers' plates within 24 hours of being farmed. Read more >


    Tesco, Carrefour waste little time in trying to leverage power of partnership

    Alliance between UK and French supermarket giants is slated to take effect in October as they look to take on deep discounters, other top chains. Read more >

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    Linkfresh enters expansion mode, launches raft of new ERP solutions for fresh produce

    Demand is growing worldwide for Enterprise Resource Planning software as a way to manage costs in face of mounting industry challenges. Read more >


    Developed from the heart, latest innovation by Anecoop proves a hit at Morrisons

    Spanish innovator partners with UK grocery chain on its latest creation, a stunning watermelon that is the same variety as its signature mini Bouquets. Read more >


    EU ruling on genetically edited crops may have impact on international trade

    Biotechnology leaders fear the ruling could quell innovation, engineer food and that certain imports could undergo a rigorous authorization process. Read more >

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    Waitrose gives green light to tomato punnets made with leaves, recycled cardboard

    As part of a companywide initiative that includes joining The UK Plastic Pact to eliminate waste, the retailer is making big strides toward 2025 goal by finding clever ways to reuse materials. Read more >


    Little Cook Box aspires to change the way children eat food with creative meal kits

    The new meal kit scheme for young children has the potential to encourage greater fresh produce consumption among an age group at risk of obesity. Read more >


    Pink Lady apple sales show no signs of slowing, post record numbers in June

    Strong Southern Hemisphere season leads to big increase year over year for the brand, which has been buoyed by Aldi's expansion in the UK. Read more >