Produce Business UK Archive

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    Ethical Trading Initiative sees 'insufficient progress', terminates Fyffes’ membership

    A year after suspending the company, ETI acts on formal complaints from groups representing workers in Honduras; the Ireland-based fruit company has the right to appeal. Read more >

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    'Kiwigate': Police say Italian fruit was passed off as pricier French-grown kiwis

    Authorities say they were tipped off by French producers floored by the volume of fruit on the market; seven suppliers could face legal action. Read more >

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    New Zealand: Robotic apple harvester used for commercial crop in 'world-first'

    The machine uses vacuum technology to harvest the fruit from the trees; T&G Global says it has prepared for years to make its orchards 'robot-ready.' Read more >

  • Aldi apprenticeships

    Aldi teams up with training provider MDS to fund new produce apprenticeships

    The scheme will give 30 students the opportunity to learn about and enhance their career paths in the industry with 'empowering' experiences. Read more >

  • One Banana banana production line with happy worker

    London Produce Show: One Banana targets UK retail expansion with ethical, sustainable offer

    The family-owned firm, named Grower of the Year in 2018 by Tesco, aims to tap into current UK consumer sentiment with its people-first and responsible offering from Central and South America. Read more >

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    Global Grape Summit: Grapa says potential for ARRA grapes in India 'is huge'

    The company has partnered with UK-based Jupiter Group on commercial production of grapes there; Grapa also has its sights on China, Turkey and Central Asia. Read more >


    M&S Food makes splash by jumping in for sponsorship of 'Britain's Got Talent'

    The eight-week run on the popular programme will give the retailer a chance to expand its social media outreach and promote its food offerings. Read more >

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    LPS 19: UK importer VIDAfresh successfully navigates through choppy trading waters

    Business is up 20 per cent year-on-year at the expanding melon, pineapple and citrus specialist, as the firm plans for Brexit as boldly and effectively as possible. Read more >


    Aldi removes plastic wrap from cabbage and cauliflower in Scotland trial

    The initiative could lead to a broader rollout across the UK of reduced plastic in the two vegetables as the company moves toward 100-percent recyclable goal in 2022. Read more >

  • Emily Bright winning the Produce Dragon award from Nigel Jenney CEO of FPC

    Young career starters wow produce and foodservice experts at Fresh Careers Fair

    Two ambitious youngsters each won a hotly contested competition, where they pitched their career goals to a panel of either Produce or Foodservice Dragons. Read more >