Produce Business UK Archive

  • Cauliflower

    Tesco buys up cauliflower surplus as volumes peak following mild winter

    The retailer takes an extra 220,000 cauliflowers from UK suppliers as production spikes because of unseasonably good growing conditions. Read more >

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    Shipping containers converted into hydroponic “farm-in-a-box” growing system

    Hydroponic urban farming experts groLOCAL promote homegrown food production leasing repurposed shipping containers for quick grow cycle crops like leafy salad. Read more >

  • Rubens

    Serbian apple grower “excited” to distribute Rubens apple variety

    Delta Agrar will distribute the Gala and Elstar cross throughout Russia, Serbia and the Balkans region joining other northern hemisphere licensees enhancing the fruit’s international profile. Read more >

  • broccoli

    Spanish crops still “thin on the ground” as the impact of extreme weather continues

    Supplies of broccoli, salad leaves, peppers and tomatoes remain low following planting gaps earlier in the growing season, exacerbated by recent low light levels. Read more >

  • Floods-Piura

    Bananas the main fruit crop victim from Peruvian torrential rain

    While floodwaters have prevented many growers from accessing fields to pick fruit, if conditions don't improve soon it could take some farms up to six months to recover. Read more >

  • Apples growing

    India: Apple orchards get makeover in Himachal Pradesh

    Around 6,000 new saplings of “exotic” high-yielding varieties are planted across the leading apple growing regions to future proof the state’s highest cash crop. Read more >

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    New Asian JV for Capespan, Joy Wing Mau

    Consolidation activity continues in the fruit branding space, with Metspan and Capespan Japan set to become part of a new joint venture Joy Wing Mau Asia. Read more >

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    Italy: Amazon Prime Now delivers new line of Orsero Brothers exotics

    The Italian fresh produce supplier teams up with the online platform to debut avocado, mango and papaya in Milan and surrounding areas in a free two-hour delivery slot. Read more >

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    European Commission fines leading air cargo carriers €776M for price fixing

    Air France, KLM, British Airways and Cargolux have received the biggest fines out of the group of 11 carriers. Read more >

  • Fruit picking

    Immigration minister dismisses pleas for seasonal farmworkers scheme

    Robert Goodwill MP rejects industry calls for SAWS to avoid a labour crisis on UK farms, claiming there is little evidence to back it up. Read more >