Produce Business UK Archive

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    New fulfilment centre expected to double Waitrose grocery deliveries in London

    The six-acre site in Enfield is part of a £100m investment in the retailer's online business, with 370 new jobs being created to meet demand. Read more >

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    Co-op pitches in for kids, offering free school meal scheme across the UK

    Access to nutritious meals has been a challenge for students and their families during the pandemic, but the retailer's scheme is helping bridge the gap to quality local food. Read more >

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    Tesco, Branston teaming up to rescue potatoes and boost supplies in stores

    With catering and fast food orders in heavy decline during the Covid-19 crisis, the UK retailer is answering calls for demand from in-store and online customers. Read more >

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    Berry Gardens Growers name Walker as new chairman, succeeding Brooks

    Walker says: 'It will be a challenging 12 months ahead and our main focus is to support our growers to ensure they have sustainable businesses in the long term." Read more >

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    Chinese joint venture with Hochfeld International adds value to grape category

    Hi Fruit will help provide seedless grapes from around the world, which partner Zhuang 'an will help sell to Chinese supermarket customers. Read more >

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    Retailer roundup: Lidl closes Middlesbrough store after staffers contract Covid-19

    Sainsbury's decides to defer dividend decision until autumn; Tesco reports it is the first retailer in the UK to fulfil one million online grocery orders in a week. Read more >

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    How has COVID-19 affected the fresh produce sector in the UK?

    Promar International's John Giles says the pandemic has shown 'how fragile our fresh food supply chains are; but they have also shown us how resilient they can be too.' Read more >

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    'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger' ... Reynolds adapts to change

    UK foodservice distributor survives with home delivery service and thrives with new approaches to business strategies. Read more >

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    Freshfel’s Binard sheds light on European produce industry’s response to COVID-19

    General Delegate says, 'We are concerned what will be after the crisis. A lot of companies stopped operating, and their future is uncertain. The way we do business will be completely different." Read more >

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    Ecuador reassures UK of continued fruit supply, with ports running at 100%

    Despite the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, fresh fruit harvesting, packing and shipping are running safely and efficiently. Read more >