Produce Business UK Archive

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    An unprecedented catastrophe: Spanish crops destroyed covering more than 300,000ha

    The most affected crops are citrus and table grapes; damage estimates are around €60 million due to farms being flooded. Read more >

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    Compagnie Fruitière's new ripening facility plans come to fruition in London

    The building will be built at DP World London Gateway’s Logistics Park, adjacent to DP World London Gateway port. Read more >

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    Nisa celebrates produce all shapes and sizes with 'wonky' new promotion

    Misshapen produce tripled in the UK from 2017 to 2018, and the retailer is taking advantage with carrots, parsnips and potatoes among its offerings. Read more >

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    Nisa employees help transform unused field for autism support group

    Supermarket's colleagues say they feel a sense of achievement after 'A Day to Make a Difference' and pitching in to assist those in need. Read more >

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    Aldi accelerates its expansion plans inside M25 after record financial results

    The discount grocer says it is planning a £1bn investment in stores and distribution centres across the UK over two years (2019-2020). Read more >

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    UK frozen, plant-based vegetable brand to expand in US with big investment

    The brand recently expanded into more than 3,000 U.S. stores via major retailers, including Target, Wegmans and Whole Foods Market. Read more >

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    Global Cherry Summit announces date for 2020 show in Chile

    Top leaders will convene in April for a day of informative sessions and networking to discuss the booming export market there and other relevant industry topics. Read more >

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    Project underway to pioneer commercial production of green-skinned avocado in India

    Harshit Godha, who discovered a taste for the fruit while attending college in the UK and became inspired by the possibilities, says climatic conditions in his country are similar to Israel. Read more >

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    UK hit by brassica shortage, particularly cauliflower, following 'extreme weather'

    Shortage forces some suppliers to buy from other countries and scarcity of the vegetable has caused prices to rise, in some cases to £1.50 and £2.00 per head. Read more >

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    South African blueberry industry, reliant on exports to UK, forecasts soaring growth

    Great growing conditions, new varieties and increasing demand have put the nation on par with the Netherlands and the United States in terms of the fruit's production. Read more >