Produce Business UK Archive


    Young chef competition to drive Peruvian super food usage in the UK

    The initiative aims to raise the profile of Peruvian ingredients, from fruit to fish, in modern British cooking by awarding budding chefs work placements at top Peruvian restaurants. Read more >


    Duff & Phelps completes sale of Solstice; all jobs retained in South Wimbledon

    UK's top catering supplier lands greengrocer and will "share similar family values of excellent quality and service" while maintaining their own customer base Read more >


    UK fruit imports held steady in 2017

    Avocados and oranges were star performers in the market, while returns were not as positive for bananas, grapes or apples. Read more >

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    Looking for a truly fresh career in foodservice? Simon Esner of WSH Ltd. offers some tips

    One of the hospitality sector’s most commended Business Development Directors highlights the merits of working in the foodservice industry for life. Read more >


    Exchange rate challenge hits Italian grape exporter in UK market

    Agricoper sales manager says 'Cotton Candy is not a commodity' and that British retailers cannot expect shippers to sustain losses much longer. Read more >

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    Fruit and Veg Crisps company caps expansion by agreeing to major deal with Tesco

    More than 1,500 stores nationwide will sell Nim's apple, pear and beetroot & parsnip varieties, which are made exclusively from fruit and vegetables sourced from the UK. Read more >

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    Total Produce chief sees good times ahead with Dole deal

    "Ultimately, you don’t necessarily need to control 100% of an organisation from day one to start planning cooperation," says Total Produce chief executive Rory Byrne. Read more >


    National Careers Service offers recruitment tips for employers

    The organisation suggests targeting local job centres, colleges and schools, as well as working directly with the careers advice sector, or even ‘growing your own’ talent. Read more >


    Martin of Barclays Agriculture: Find your passion, always aim to leave a legacy

    National Research Manager discusses company's first-ever agriculture apprentice programme in banking, running alongside its other apprenticeships and graduate schemes. Read more >


    Despite drought, South Africa in line for record citrus crop

    Drought impacts will be more than compensated for this year volume-wise for South Africa's citrus industry thanks to increased lemon and easy peeler plantings in non-traditional areas. Getting that fruit smoothly to market with reasonable returns is another story. Read more >