Produce Business UK Archive

  • Waitrose

    Citing struggles to keep stores 'profitable', Waitrose will close four stores

    As fierce competition takes hold of the grocery sector, Waitrose faces inevitable decision to cut certain shops. 'We have to do what’s right for the business as a whole.' Read more >

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    Top UK retailer Tesco takes stunning step, announcing it will price match Aldi

    Still at the top but losing ground to deep discounters, the supermarket will drop what customers pay on hundreds of products, including many of its own-brand items. Read more >

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    Salford supermarket receives 300th Argos store inside Sainsbury’s

    Customers have benefited from the Argos Fast Track Delivery and Collection, which can complete same day collection in store or home delivery in as little as four hours. Read more >

  • The Wayki system being installed

    Wayki signs deal with Italian supplier to distribute innovative fruit crop cover

    The umbrella-like system is currently being used for cherries, but officials say they could provide protection for fruits such as blueberries and apples. Read more >

  • Waitrose92 launches expansion campaign as it preps for split from Ocado

    Among the big changes coming during the supermarket's roll-out is the addition or redevelopment of 5,000 of Waitrose's own-label products. Read more >

  • apple picker

    As immigration laws tighten, Brexit 'perfect storm' could force produce shortages

    In report, Ali Capper of the National Farmers Union and an apple farmer herself expresses concerns over new rules and potential delays, calling them "head-spinningly unbelievable." Read more >

  • ASDA

    Report: US retailer Walmart exploring selling its majority stake in Asda

    The market giant likely still would retain a minority stake in the UK grocer as it continues its ongoing expansion of international operations. Read more >


    China's port congestion eases amid fluctuations in global produce pricing

    Coronavirus' impact being felt globally; the biggest wholesale price fluctuations include Vietnamese flesh dragon fruit and South African citrus. Read more >

  • Cheque presentation with Maggie's Dundee and the Branston team

    Branston employees help raise £10,000 for Maggie's Dundee charity

    The potato supplier's team walking-and-cycling effort during the 500-mile challenge assists in earning much-needed funds for the cancer support centre. Read more >

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    UK's best and brightest hoping to land Nuffield Farming Scholarships

    Application period is open until late July for those young innovators who work within the farming, food, horticulture, rural and associated industries. Read more >