Tesco offering huge range of ‘savoury’ plant-based dishes for the Christmas season

Tesco offering huge range of 'savoury' plant-based dishes for the Christmas season

UK supermarket Tesco has unvelived nine “centrepiece dishes” for Christmas this year that it says will be enticing for those with vegan appetites. Tesco is keen to leverage the trend toward healthier eating, which has seen a more than 50 percent spike in demand this year.  “The range of high quality plant-based food available to British shoppers […]

One more amazing selling point for avocados: they are good for the gut

One more amazing selling point for avocados: they are good for the gut

In a nation crazy about avocados, and for retailers keen on leveraging their many benefits, this should be good news. Eating avocado as part of a daily diet can help improve gastrointestinal system health, a new study from the University of Illinois, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences in the United States shows. It […]

Produce notes: Freshfel urges EU sector to support 2021 Fruit and Veg initiative

Produce notes: Freshfel urges EU sector to support 2021 Fruit and Veg initiative

Freshfel Europe is asking the EU fresh produce community to support the UN General Assembly’s mission to designate 2021 as the “International Year of Fruits and Vegetables.”  It says this push by the worldwide body offers a unique opportunity to boost consumption and raise awareness on the part the sector in working to achieve high health […]

Marketing And Selling To Gen Z And Millennials: The Do’s And Don’ts

Originally printed in the November 2020 issue of Produce Business. In February 2020, my father Nic Jooste wrote a column on Generation Z and Millennials, called ‘Keep it simple, for goodness sake’, in which he wrote the following sentence: “Generation Z grew up in a globalised world packed full of information. For them, ignoring major social […]

Food Solutions SA de CV of Mexico wins Joe Nucci Award for Innovation

Food Solutions SA de CV of Mexico wins Joe Nucci Award for Innovation

Food Solutions SA de CV, based in Monterrey, Mexico, was announced as this year’s recipient of the Joe Nucci Award for Innovation. The company’s Solem Coconut Meat garnered the most votes cast by the industry after it was announced as one of the 10 finalists in the PRODUCE BUSINESS Fourth Annual Innovation Award Competition, profiled in the November issue. […]

Retail roundup: Sainsbury’s adding 12,000 roles for Christmas season

Retail roundup: Sainsbury's adding 12,000 roles for Christmas season

UK supermarket Sainsbury’s announced it is nearly doubling the amount of seasonal roles it will add for this Christmas season compared with last year to meet the demand and needs of its customer base during this unusual year. Sainsbury’s says it will hire 12,000 support colleagues as it aims to deliver safe, convenient and robust […]

EU recognizes UK organic certification for one year, alleviating stress of 2020

EU recognizes UK organic certification for one year, alleviating stress of 2020

After much uncertainty, the EU has decided to approve a regulation to recognize the UK’s six organic certification bodies as equivalent to its own until Dec. 31, 2021, for the purpose of trade in organics. This decision means that the organics industry in the UK will be able to operate with more certainty throughout the next year. Recognition […]