UK research company says exotic fruit to drive growth in reefer shipping trade

UK research company says exotic fruit to drive growth in reefer shipping trade

Future growth in the reefer shipping trade is expecting to come from accelerating trade in exotic fruits driven by new technology, according to UK-based maritime research consultancy Drewry. Growth over recent decades has been largely driven by soaring demand for proteins into swine flu-ravaged Asia, it said, but this trend is expected to recede as […]

Produce notes: New £3m facility in North East will become produce hub

Produce notes: New £3m facility in North East will become produce hub

Saying he wants to create a “one-stop, fresh produce hub of the future”, CEO John Holland is about to launch a new 25,000-square-foot facility in the North East that will operate as a wholesale stop for retailers, foodservice and universities. A replacement for the struggling North East Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market at the Team […]

COVID vaccines are just the beginning

Originally printed in the November 2020 issue of Produce Business. With the announcement of what seems to be highly effective — 90% and higher — COVID-19 vaccines by many companies — Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and others — it seems likely that vaccination programs will begin soon. There are limitations and unknowns. The availability of the […]

UN’s FAO says water shortages must be addressed ‘immediately and boldly’

UN's FAO says water shortages must be addressed 'immediately and boldly'

Improved water management will be essential to ensure global food security and nutrition as the agriculture sector continues to be the world’s largest user of water, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Water is the root of ecosystems where the food and nutritional security of […]

Despite challenges, Total Produce reports trading has been positive this year

Despite challenges, Total Produce reports trading has been positive this year

Ireland-based multinational Total Produce says that trading for the 10 months ended Oct. 31 has “remained positive” against the backdrop of COVID-19. The development comes despite the company in March lowering its financial expectations for the year. Total Produce, one of the world’s biggest fresh fruit and vegetable companies which in 2018 purchased a 45% […]

Tesco CEO discusses current supermarket environment, support for others

Tesco CEO discusses current supermarket environment, support for others

In a statement to customers and colleagues, UK CEO Jason Tarry said Tesco’s in-store stock levels are still strong but is warning that the retailer may have to starting limiting purchases on some essential items as it grips with further fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Tarry lauded the reponse and delivery of its online Click […]

The gray foxes of circular packaging

In modern society, all good marketing intentions come to naught once an empty package must be discarded. What was created to be beautiful and valuable turns into a nuisance. Dutch packaging specialist, A Top Packaging, has a clear focus on this challenge: there always is a solution, one must just be committed to finding it. […]

Don Limon launches retail partnership program to offer direct sourcing

Don Limon launches retail partnership program to offer direct sourcing

Fresh fruit supplier Don Limón is launching a retail partnership program to offer greater flexibility amid an ongoing and intensifying trend towards direct sourcing. The German-based company is calling on global retail buyers of table grapes and citrus to build long-term, tailored partnerships with Don Limón’s sourcing and distribution offices worldwide for “seamless and true […]