Produce Business UK Archive

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    Despite sales surges during the pandemic, Tesco forecasts flat profit outlook

    UK retailer post solid online numbers but cites costs relating to payroll, including paid leave to vulnerable colleagues and recruitment of temporary colleagues. Read more >

  • Foodservice eating out produce on plates

    Report: 'Squeezed Middle' need support for foodservice restart to succeed

    New report says further support from the UK and devolved governments is vital to sustain manufacturers supplying several sectors. Read more >

  • Avocados Peru

    Cranfield University develops new technique for measuring avocado ripeness

    Laser Doppler vibrometry can help save some of the 35% of the popular fruit that is wasted because of damage caused by testing during grading and at retail. Read more >

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    Nonington Farms recognised by LEAF for sustainable farming excellence

    Owner James Loder-Symonds says, 'There could not be a more important time to promote farming, self-sufficiency of food, health and wellbeing.' Read more >


    Freshfel: EU and UK negotiators cannot let the fresh produce sector down

    With No Deal scenario looming, the two must allow businesses to recover after COVID-19 before implementing major changes for operators. Read more >

  • waitrose_13178484034890 surpasses 150,000 online orders per week, adds 150 delivery vans

    Director Stimson: 'We're seeing a fundamental shift to many people's shopping habits, and we're incredibly proud of how our shops have scaled up our online operations at such speed.' Read more >

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    In the midst of pandemic and protests: new Perishable Pundit Podcast first episode is here!

    Jim Prevor explores how the damage and losses to businesses during protests that turned destructive may end up hurting those the protestors actually intended to help. Read more >

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    Trendsetting PLUS Retail in Netherlands sets global standard for sustainability

    The co-op of nearly 270 stores is in tune with responsibility demands from Gen Z and Millennial consumers. 'They pay attention to the impact their business has in the present day, but also in future.' Read more >


    Commentary: Freshfel remains positive, yet wary of Farm to Fork Strategy

    While Freshfel supports the ambitious nature of initiatives such as increasing organic farming and reductions in pesticide and fertilizer use, it worries about the viability of them long-term. Read more >

  • ASDA1

    Sweet summer on way as Asda, Bruce Farms team up on strawberry offering

    Great growing conditions in Scotland and partnership are helping the UK retailer give customers a much-needed treat during coming months. Read more >