Produce Business UK Archive


    Bonduelle to buy Ready Pac Foods

    The “milestone transaction” will see Bonduelle acquire US salad bowl and fresh-cut specialists in a move to significantly expand the French company’s presence in America. Read more >

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    15 stowaways found hiding in lorry’s fruit pallets at Spitalfields market

    A lorry driver has been arrested after the group, mainly from Iraq, were discovered. A family of five have been taken to hospital for treatment. Read more >

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    Banana Link alleges sackings continue at Fyffes subsidiary

    The Freedom & Fairness for Fyffes Workers campaign has made an appeal to the company's new Japanese owners to address alleged abuse in Honduras. Read more >

  • Imperial College London

    No more five-a-day, 10 portions of fruit and veg prolongs life

    Eating 800g (1.7lbs) of fresh produce each day has significant impact on health with apples, pears, citrus, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and chicory cited by scientists as having “the best” results. Read more >

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    GreenCoop’s enviro-friendly tomato project takes off in Central Europe

    The group only uses renewable energy from geothermal sources, and its brand 'Happy Tomato from Rye Island' is taking market share from big European players in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. Read more >

  • Dr Judith Irwin

    Broccoli boost as scientists develop new speedy sprouting line

    John Innes Centre researchers says the fast-growing line negates seasonality problems as it goes from seed to harvest in 8-10 weeks, can deliver two full crops per season and can be grown year-round in protected conditions. Read more >

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    Peru: Early season avocados to ramp up in 2017, says ProHass president

    Exponential growth in avocado production out of Peru is no secret in the global produce industry, but a wider supply window may start to be felt this upcoming season. Read more >

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    New study reveals food waste is worse than we thought

    Researchers from the Universities of York and Edinburgh say almost half of harvested crops are lost through over-consumption, consumer waste and inefficiencies in production processes. Read more >

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    Fairtrade Fortnight: Fighting exploitation and tackling transparency through banana certification

    Ahead of Fairtrade Fortnight (Monday 27 February - Sunday 12 March), banana supply chain manager Leena Camadoo explains why certification must be matched with capacity-building in order to create sustainable development in the fresh produce sector. Read more >

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    Israeli herb growers expand production in Kenya

    ADA Fresh has finalised a deal to buy 94 hectares of Kenyan land to upscale basil production in a location with similar growing conditions to Israel. Read more >