Produce Business UK Archive

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    Kantar: Growth of online shopping clicks up again as trends remain positive

    Online leads the way as sales rise by 91% over the four weeks to 14 June. Ocado and convenience stores, including independents, continue to soar. Read more >

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    European apple and pear conference Prognosfruit shifts to virtual event

    WAPA Secretary Philippe Binard of Freshfel will be among a group of luminaries who will present sessions online during the 6 August gathering. Read more >

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    Solar power! Berry Gardens takes a huge step in reducing carbon footprint

    CEO Nick Allen: "We estimate that the new Solar Array will provide enough energy to satisfy the demand of 237 four-bed houses for a year." Read more >

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    Waitrose welcomes in crooked carrots and asymmetrical asparagus for summer

    The retailer is continuing its efforts to combat food waste while providing robust quantities of perfectly good root vegetables to consumers during Covid-19 pandemic. Read more >

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    As convenience numbers rise, Nisa manages more than 200 new store sign-ups

    Building on a big 2019 and the wave of success enjoyed by smaller outlets during the lockdown, the retailer makes a stunning 40% like-for-like leap in recruitment. Read more >

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    Despite sales surges during the pandemic, Tesco forecasts flat profit outlook

    UK retailer post solid online numbers but cites costs relating to payroll, including paid leave to vulnerable colleagues and recruitment of temporary colleagues. Read more >

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    Report: 'Squeezed Middle' need support for foodservice restart to succeed

    New report says further support from the UK and devolved governments is vital to sustain manufacturers supplying several sectors. Read more >

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    Cranfield University develops new technique for measuring avocado ripeness

    Laser Doppler vibrometry can help save some of the 35% of the popular fruit that is wasted because of damage caused by testing during grading and at retail. Read more >

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    Nonington Farms recognised by LEAF for sustainable farming excellence

    Owner James Loder-Symonds says, 'There could not be a more important time to promote farming, self-sufficiency of food, health and wellbeing.' Read more >


    Freshfel: EU and UK negotiators cannot let the fresh produce sector down

    With No Deal scenario looming, the two must allow businesses to recover after COVID-19 before implementing major changes for operators. Read more >