Fresh This Month

  • 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 >

  • capespan logo

    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 >

Fresh Opinions


Is transparency the key to growing a food business?

Richard Hanwell, associate director of FMCG recruitment agency,The Sterling Choice, delves into the importance of transparency for food businesses pushed to reveal “the good, the bad and the ugly”, to their consumers - and what happens to them if they don’t. View full post >

Amy Lance

The bikers on a mission to educate kids about fruit and veg

Waitrose fruit buyer, Amy Lance, is on the last leg of her year-long sabbatical working with growers around the world. At her latest stop in South Africa she caught up with the guys behind ‘The Great Fruit Adventure’. View full post >

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Fairtrade Fortnight: Fighting exploitation and tackling transparency through banana certification

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight (Monday 27 February - Sunday 12 March), banana supply chain manager Leena Camadoo explains why certification must be matched with capacity-building. View full post >

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Could Amazon’s disruption of the marketplace spark unlikely alliances?

As Amazon seeks to become almost all things to almost all people, competitors are being forced to think outside the box to keep pace View full post >

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  • Bananas the main fruit crop victim from Peruvian torrential rain

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  • India: Apple orchards get makeover in Himachal Pradesh

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  • New Asian JV for Capespan, Joy Wing Mau

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

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  • Immigration minister dismisses pleas for seasonal farmworkers scheme

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