Produce Business UK Archive


    British Tomato Conference gathers top delegates for glimpse at growing future

    The annual event, taking place 27 September in Warwickshire, promises an exchange of new ideas among industry leaders and features scheduled speakers Minette Batters and John Hartson. Read more >


    Natexpo trade show in France promises to offer all things organic

    The two-day event in Lyon later this month will feature 600 exhibitors, as well as a bevy of sessions, to address the latest developments in this growing sector. Read more >


    BerryWorld explores extended British kiwiberry availability, tests new varieties

    Healthy and convenient, the mini kiwifruit has mainstream market potential with hundreds of varieties from which to choose and trial. Read more >

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    New manager says ASDA aims to remove nearly six million pieces of plastic each year

    Swedes are just a first step in the company's Plastic Unwrapped manifesto, whose charge is being led by a senior-level member dedicated solely to the cause. Read more >


    New Covent Garden produce hanging in there despite extreme UK weather

    With heatwave and drought conditions taking their toll, wholesalers are still showing off their best fruits and vegetables at bustling market. Read more >


    Tesco Extra in Scotland gets complete car park makeover with recycled plastic

    Supermarket says Cuckoo Bridge store lot is part of company's overall strategy to re-use waste plastics, reduce carbon and promote a ‘sustainable closed loop system.’ Read more >


    Spotlight will shine on innovation at upcoming World Agri-Tech summit in London

    The two-day event in October will give start-ups, top companies a chance to connect and advance sustainable agriculture and achieve higher yields through new technologies. Read more >

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    Promising robotic harvester shows broad application potential, including raspberries

    Innovative technology from Fieldwork Robotics, with arms that are said to be softer than those from other developers, aspires to fill labour gaps, help cut costs and gather data. Read more >


    Proposed merger could strengthen Spitalfields, Smithfield and Billingsgate

    London fruit and veg wholesale market remains upbeat but acknowledges the need to modernise, provided the right co-location is found for three historic markets. Read more >


    Ambitious food hub at New Covent Garden Market to foster industry innovation

    Next phase of New Covent Garden Market’s redevelopment will create London’s ‘largest shared commercial kitchen space’ for food entrepreneurs. Read more >