Fresh This Month

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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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    Sweet potatoes from Central America to sustain Europe’s growing appetite

    German fresh produce company Don Limón ships the first consignments from Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua next week, promising year-round supply to keep pace with demand for the tuber. Read more >

  • AmazonFresh Germany

    AmazonFresh launches grocery deliveries in Germany

    Prime members can now order groceries, including fresh produce, as the online giant looks to disrupt the German retail space by offering 85,000 items on its platform. Read more >

  • Campos-Borquez

    New varieties to buoy Mexican grape exports in 2017

    Good conditions have prompted volume forecasts as the table grape sector sets its sights on Australia while also exporting to “important” countries like England. Read more >

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    Pear pesticide screening kit used to “double check” organic fruit

    Dutch gene activity analyst NSure explains how its latest technology tests Abate Fetel pears for chemical 1-MCP to distinguish between pesticide treated and untreated batches. Read more >

  • Wonky Asparagus MEDIUM RES

    Cut-price asparagus spearheading Morrisons’ wonky veg range

    Budget-busting and bent, UK-grown asparagus is the latest edition to Morrisons’ wonky fruit and vegetable range, on sale at just £1. 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 >