Trade groups, NGOs note disturbing banana price trends in UK supermarkets

Trade groups, NGOs note disturbing banana price trends in UK supermarkets

Trade groups and NGOs have written a joint letter to UK retailers highlighting their concern over the trend of decreasing prices paid for bananas. The letter was signed by Gilbert Bermudez, Coordinator of The Coordinating Body of Latin American Banana and Agro-industrial Unions (Colsiba) and Alistair Smith, Coordinator of The intercontinental Banana Action Network (Euroban). […]

Aldi continues to grow Deliveroo options as it heads towards Christmas

Aldi continues to grow Deliveroo options as it heads towards Christmas

Aldi announced it is extending its trial with on-demand delivery service Deliveroo during the COVID-19 pandemic to nearly 130 stores across the UK. Within the past month, the discount retailer has added some 90 new supermarkets, including those across Scotland and Wales in main hubs of Aberdeen and Cardiff. And they aren’t stopping there, with […]

EU imposes retaliatory tariffs on fresh, frozen blueberries coming from U.S.

EU imposes retaliatory tariffs on fresh, frozen blueberries coming from U.S.

The European Union has imposed an additional retaliatory tariff of 25 percent on a range of U.S. agricultural products, including fresh and frozen blueberries. This development will take the total EU tariff on U.S. fresh blueberries to 28.2 percent, and on those frozen lines listed to 25 percent. In a release, the North American Blueberry […]

Tesco taking bold steps to shorten timeline for achieving energy goals

Tesco taking bold steps to shorten timeline for achieving energy goals

UK retailer Tesco is setting its sights on a new target for its energy of hitting the net zero energy mark –  in 2035 – some 15 years sooner than it planned as it seeks to quell the use of electricity production and transportation emissions. To help acheive the quicker timeframe, Tesco has enlisted the […]

Borough Market launches new ordering, delivery service that includes produce

Borough Market launches new ordering, delivery service that includes produce

Historic Borough Market on Friday announced it is implementing a phone ordering service before Christmas that will provide customers with free next day delivery as long as they are located within 30 miles of London.  The market says the telephone service team will be available to “discuss food options with customers, check stock and hand pick their grocery shopping […]

South Africa association offers UK retailers tips to maximise stone fruit sales

South Africa association offers UK retailers tips to maximise stone fruit sales

With the ongoing global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, arguably there has never been a more important time for retailers and producers to work together to promote fruit consumption and to encourage shoppers to pursue a healthy diet both in-store and online. Here, PBUK speaks exclusively with Hortgro (the South African deciduous fruit growers association) and its UK marketer RED […]

Report: Brexit decision could threaten bananas coming from Ghana

Report: Brexit decision could threaten bananas coming from Ghana

Brexit could “seriously threaten” the supply of bananas from Ghana to UK supermarkets and cause thousands of job losses for plantation workers in the West African nation, warns non-profit Banana Link. Liz Truss, the Secretary of State for International Trade, has rejected calls from the government of Ghana to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal that […]

Produce Business Innovation Awards: There’s treasure in every innovation

Produce Business Innovation Awards: There's treasure in every innovation

With a focus on innovations in Product, Packaging and Process, PRODUCE BUSINESS presents the 10 top-scoring entrants to this year’s competition and leaves it up to the industry to decide which item merits the Annual Joe Nucci Award for Product Innovation.   After scrolling through the entries below, readers can vote for their top 3 innovations by completing the ballot […]