Fresh This Month

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    New “Liita” lavender flavoured cress launched

    Koppert Cress introduces the slightly bitter cress variant which can give lavender notes to dishes while the feathered-shape makes it ideal for decoration. Read more >

  • Clementinas

    Chile to launch pilot promotions for citrus in UK and Japan

    The Citrus from Chile campaign is designed to encourage consumption in key export markets. Read more >

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    “Real fruit on a stick” - Tesco launch watermelon ice lolly

    Thirst-quenching frozen lollies made from real fruit are the supermarket’s healthy answer to the UK’s heatwave. Read more >

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    Israeli packaging innovators keeping it fresh from field to table

    Lychees, avocados and broccoli are among the key products packed in shelf-life increasing durable film bags developed by R.O.P, says its CEO. Read more >

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    Super-sized Spanish lemons on shelves at Tesco

    Excessive rains in growing regions led to an unusually large crop of Emperor lemons that are twice the size of the normal waxed variety. Read more >

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    Tesco launch zip-lock salad bags to fight food waste

    New resealable packaging made from thicker film will help protect the leaves from getting damaged and cut down on the large amounts of salad leaves thrown away by UK households Read more >

  • Strawberry pickers in UK

    Strawberry production grows 6% as season gets underway

    “This season’s strawberry production reflects a robust and expanding soft fruit category that is able to meet the growing consumer demand,” says British Summer Fruits chairman Laurence Olins. Read more >

  • Sutherland - gold cherry

    Sutherland Produce to sell “world’s most expensive” cherry gift box in China

    As a promotion for its upcoming cherry deal the group has made a slight deviation into the world of precious metals. Read more >

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Paul Wheeler Elementar

What happens to the Protected Designation of Origin scheme post-Brexit?

Elementar UK general manager, Paul Wheeler, explores how Brexit might impact PDO products in the UK amid concerns that small producers practising ancient methods could lose out to mass-production competitors. 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 >