Chile to host Global Avocado Summit in November, with a sustainability as a major theme

The avocado industry has changed dramatically in the world and, particularly, in Chile. Today there are new supplier countries, growing markets, an increase in local consumption and great challenges such as enhancing the competitiveness of the avocado and promoting progress in sustainability. With that intersecting and current view, the day of the avocado returns: the […]

Morocco is conquering the global blueberry market and rising to meet demand in UK

Blueberry production boost for Moroccan growers

The Moroccan blueberry industry has steadily ascended to international prominence, marking a journey of strategic cultivation and sustainable growth. Since the inception of blueberry plantations in 2005, the nation has witnessed a remarkable surge, with blueberry acreage expanding more than 15-fold over the past 15 years. Positioned at the crossroads of a privileged location and […]

Sysco GB shows off benefits of ‘Foodprint’ deal as it looks to lessen carbon footprint

Sysco GB, the UK’s top wholesaler to foodservice, has launched a partnership with Nutritics to introduce its “Foodprint” technology for Brakes customers. The deal will bring carbon labelling within the reach of thousands of food businesses across the UK. Foodprint, which has pioneered a fully automated Environmental Impact scoring system for hospitality and foodserve, lets […]

Aldi pushes price cuts on fresh produce even further in first quarter of 2024

Many of Aldi’s price cuts may seem nominal, but in truth, the discount retailer has lowered them by 7% on 25% of its fresh produce to start 2024. Those drops include more than 50 items, from berries, grapes, tomatoes and apples to its fresh salad range. “This year we’re aiming to cut more prices than […]

Argentina’s record cherries season could have impact on UK this spring

Following two back-to-back seasons affected by poor weather, which saw export volumes drop, Argentine cherries are looking at a much better 2023-24, the Argentine Chamber of Integrated Cherry Producers (CAPCI) says. CAPCI President Aníbal Caminiti tells FreshFruitPortal.com the sector is projecting the end of the harvest on Feb. 25, and that he has observed good […]

Questions abound on fresh produce consumption, but shows like New York help spread word

Fresh notes: Rashford, Oliver call for 'urgent review' of free school meal plan

“How do we increase produce consumption?” This mantra has been chanted at industry events and in produce publications for as long as I can remember. It should be a no-brainer. Produce is healthy. Everyone wants to be healthy. Between fresh and non-fresh presentations, produce is available, affordable and there is a fruit or veggie that […]