Produce Business UK Archive

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    UK food supply chain steps up after initial panic, Tesco says in report

    As it still incurs more costs than normal, the UK retailer reminds stakeholders and consumers that it is "impossible to predict with a high degree of certainty" what the potential next steps will be. Read more >


    Freshfel: Produce supply chain long-term stability in doubt amid burdens

    The availability of seasonal workers in the EU produce sector is still insufficient in many places and efficiency in orchards and packhouses has decreased due to social distancing rules. Read more >

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    John Lewis Partnership offering assistance for health workers on frontline

    The company is creating an area at Nightengale Hospital for staff workers to relax and is also delivering care packages to NHS staff across the UK during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more >

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    Morrisons teams up with Deliveroo on home delivery during pandemic

    The UK retailer says customers will be able to order from 70 essential household items, including fruits and veg, in as little as under 30 minutes, through duration of the crisis. Read more >

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    Totaljobs reports huge surge in applications for 'seasonal' roles in farming

    In response to labour shortages and consumer demand, searches for these positions on the site see 83% rise in applications, whilst searches for ‘fruit picker’ are up 338%. Read more >

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    John Lewis Partnership honours 'siginifcant sacrifice' of workers with bonus

    Colleagues will receive weekly rewards into June for their work during the crisis and will also get big discounts while shopping in Waitrose supermarkets. Read more >

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    Sainsbury's puts fast delivery bike service on trial in closed convenience stores

    Chop Chop gives the UK supermarket a chance to increase its offer during outbreak, especially to those in need; company will consider expanding if it goes well. Read more >


    Tesco stepping up its community efforts with additional £30m in support

    Much of the new scheme will be in food donations to groups such as FareShare and Trussell Trust, whilst it also provides aid to other groups that serve those in need. Read more >

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    Morrisons says thank you to colleagues with threefold increase in bonuses

    Full time colleagues will earn a bonus of £1,050 compared to around £350 average last year. The special bonus is the largest for frontline supermarket staff announced in recent weeks Read more >

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    Rabobank: Fresh produce foodservice demand has 'virtually stopped' in Europe

    Report says "the ‘healthfulness halo’ around fresh produce could be a positive demand factor that ends up lasting longer than the COVID-19 outbreak." Read more >