Produce Business UK Archive

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

    The groups say they have received reports that Aldi is aiming to reduce the purchase price of bananas by almost 9 per cent. Read more >

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    Don Limon launches retail partnership program to offer direct sourcing

    It is offering a supply of grapes from India, South Africa and Egypt; citrus from South Africa and Egypt; and limes from Mexico and Brazil. Read more >

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    Borough Market launches new ordering, delivery service that includes produce

    Newly appointed team members will hand pick fruits and vegetables and will deliver customers' weekly orders free the next day within the M25 zone Read more >

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    Tesco taking bold steps to shorten timeline for achieving energy goals

    With a series of initiatives, from electric vehicles to windfarms to solar panels at it stores, the retailer believes it can cut total emissions more quickly. Read more >

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

    The top-scoring innovation will be presented at the New York Produce Show and Conference virtual event on December 9-11 Read more >

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    Report: Brexit decision could threaten bananas coming from Ghana

    The prospect of post-Brexit import tariffs is leading UK supermarkets to refrain from entering into any buying commitments with Ghanaian producers for 2021. Read more >

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

    There are still significant opportunities to build on historical sales growth by offering ‘triggered’ or ready-to-eat fruit, and marketing ‘new season’ quality. Read more >

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    UK government relents, finally backs free meals initiative pushed by Rashford

    The Manchester United star's pitch draws a £170 million thumbs up from Prime Minister Boris Johnson for the scheme to care for underserved children Read more >

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    Durabilis confirms export potential for Ethiopian Hass avocados, other produce

    With a new rail line and the success of two early trials to the UK, Europe and Middle East, there is hope for further deals with the African country Read more >

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    Morrisons introduces school food scheme to help students who are isolating

    The Kids Meal Pack is helping to bridge gaps for schoolkids struggling with access to a range of healthy food during the COVID-19 pandemic Read more >