Compagnie Fruitière UK picks World London Gateway for ripening facility

Compagnie Fruitière UK picks World London Gateway for ripening facility

Compagnie Fruitière UK, a leading supplier and ripener of bananas to the British marketplace, has taken occupation of a 69,718 sq ft ripening facility on practical completion of the building at DP World London Gateway. The new ripening center will replace Compagnie Fruitière’s existing operation in Dartford and will help to reinforce the company’s approach […]

Aldi continues push towards milestone, opens 900th supermarket in the UK

Aldi continues push towards milestone, opens 900th supermarket in the UK

Aldi continued the quest towards its 1,200 supermarket milestone in the UK by opening its 900th store in Sandhurst, Berkshire. The discount retailer, which has said the initiative will help create 4,000 jobs in the UK over the coming year, says it is opening an average of one store each week, including new sites in Hertford, […]

CoolRail’s produce routes expand to include London to Valencia connection

CoolRail's produce routes expand to include London to Valencia connection

Europe’s CoolRail routes are to be extended throughout the continent thanks to a collaboration between Transfesa Logistics and Euro Pool System. The two companies have signed an agreement to work together to expand Europe’s first fresh produce rail service to many new destinations. As a result of this alliance, the first direct rail connection for […]

New Covent Garden to team with Westminster Kingsway College on menus

New Covent Garden to team with Westminster Kingsway College on menus

New Covent Garden Market announced it is collaborating with Westminster Kingsway College on a new seasonal menu launch at its two restaurants using the wholesale market’s produce.  Diners at the Escoffier and The Brasserie will be treated to multi-course meals featuring fruit and vegetables from the market and expertly prepared by students. Supplying produce to […]

Nielsen data shows huge growth in organic market, even during the pandemic

Nielsen data shows huge growth in organic market, even during the pandemic

Nielsen revealed this week at the virtual Organic Trade Conference that the UK market for organic food has reached its highest growth level in more than 10 years. Organics have seen an increase in sales of 9.5% year on year, showing the power of healthy, fresh food during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nielsen research indicated that the […]

Dutch A TOP Packaging wins prestigious European packaging innovation award

Dutch A TOP Packaging wins prestigious European packaging innovation award

On 7 October, the winners of the European Carton Excellence Award 2020 were announced during a virtual event that was organised to celebrate the achievements of the European carton industry during a challenging year. A TOP Packaging of The Netherlands, which focuses on circular and sustainable packaging solutions, was awarded the innovation prize for their […]

UK supermarket salad suppliers investigated over pesticides in rivers

UK supermarket salad suppliers investigated over pesticides in rivers

The UK environment watchdog is examining whether more than 50 sites that supply salad and vegetables to supermarkets and other businesses are discharging chemical pollution into rivers and streams, The Guardian reports. The action follows revelations that a salad producer supplying retailers including Waitrose was washing pesticides into a protected chalk stream in Hampshire. The […]

Consumers coming to market for sweet cooking pumpkins, according to Tesco

Consumers coming to market for sweet cooking pumpkins, according to Tesco

Carving pumpkins have been a staple item for UK shoppers and their families during the month of October.  But a new trend, largely fueled by the vegan crowd, has led to big demand for the cooking, edible variety of pumpkins.   In fact, during the past two years, Tesco says sales are up 150%. Because of […]