Produce Business UK Archive


    Costly cutting: Avocado-related injuries, insurance claims on the rise in New Zealand

    Experts say improper slicing techniques to blame; patients at British hospitals in London also have been treated for 'avocado hand.' Read more >


    Great British Apples: What the growth target means for retailers and shoppers

    English Apples & Pears is planning an increased home-grown supply of affordable, high-quality, tasty apples it says consumers want. Read more >


    UK employers must be fair, flexible and responsive to attract and retain talent

    Martin Brown of food and fresh produce recruiter Henderson Brown discusses how to successfully maintain your workforce during a period of full employment in the UK. Read more >


    Greenyard Fresh UK opens new ripening rooms as part of £2M investment program

    Ribbon-cutting ceremony introduces new chambers, which increase Greenyard’s overall capacity and will help to improve the uniformity of its produce. Read more >


    The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers unveils exciting competitions for students, career climbers

    Up for grabs are internships at Berry Gardens and G’s Fresh, cash prizes and an Under 30s Award, plus other opportunities. Read more >


    Fallout from Brexit could have profound impact on food suppliers, restaurants in UK

    Borough Market managing director and Brindisa restaurant founder say there are a slew of potential pitfalls to consider regarding perishable items, especially in a no-deal scenario. Read more >


    High five! Reynolds named best restaurant produce supplier for fifth consecutive year

    Restaurant Magazine's Readers Choice award, chosen by chef throughout the UK, rewards the distributor with its highest honour for the fruit and veg category. Read more >


    UK taps Duchess of Cornwall's nephew to tackle 'unforgivable' amount of food waste

    Ben Elliot, who is appointed to a one-year voluntary role, says, 'As a nation, we need to stop this excessive waste and ensure that surplus food finds its way to people in our society who need it most.' Read more >

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    Perishable Pundit: Counting our blessings during the holiday season and beyond

    'Rejoice for how lucky we are to have had such wonderful people in our lives and how lucky we are to have wonderful people in our lives right now.' Read more >

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    Fair Trade USA decertifies Fyffes' Honduran melon subsidiary for non-compliance

    The investigation turned up issues at Sur Agrícola de Honduras (Suragroh farm) related to wages and benefits, worker health and safety, and freedom of association. Read more >