Produce Business UK Archive


    UK grocery sales see significant spike, grow by fastest rate in more than 10 years

    Sainsbury's and Tesco lead the way as all of the Big Four post strong numbers year-on-year, mainly due to extra purchases by consumers during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more >

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    Co-op hires 5,000 temporary colleagues in a week to 'feed the nation'

    CEO Whitfield says, 'The response has been overwhelming ... All of our colleagues are heroes and are doing an amazing job under huge pressure.' Read more >

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    Expanded partnership gives young farmers in Africa chance to succeed

    Aldi's ‘Growing Futures’ deal with Farm Africa has helped more than 500 farmers increase production of fresh produce in western Kenya and provide networking opportunities. Read more >

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    Retailers across UK take proactive, necessary steps to deal with impact of coronavirus

    Top five supermarkets enact measures to aide with social distancing, providing safety for customers and colleagues; challenges remain, especially for online ordering, which faces weeks of backlog. Read more >


    Freshfel urges concrete EU-wide solutions to ensure food security

    The European Fresh Produce Association says Member State governments should secure safe transport, work and accommodation of seasonal workers. Read more >


    Nisa retailers provide support to local communities during COVID-19 crisis

    Nisa's stores have donated almost £65,000 through the company's Making a Difference Locally campaign; workers continue to offer assistance on keeping communitites fed. Read more >

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    Concerns rise throughout Britain over lack of seasonal labour to pick produce

    A soon-to-be shortage of pickers is prompting a call to action from the government and other agencies to have those who are out of work fill in the gaps on farms nationwide. Read more >

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    Aldi UK steps up recruitment drives with thousands of full- and part-time jobs

    Retailer still looking to fill 4,000 permanent positions, along with 5,000 new temporary roles at stores and distribution centres across the UK, including some that may become full-time. Read more >

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    Morrisons outlines new measures for colleagues, customers during outbreak

    The retailer plans to hire 3,500 workers during the crisis, while protecting colleagues with more guarantees on sick pay, creating a hardship fund and instituting strong safety measures. Read more >

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    Tesco to recruit 20,000 temporary colleagues to help ease impact of coronavirus on retail

    The supermarket has launched a number of initiatives to help ensure stores are clean and supplies are kept high, but Lewis says, "It is fair to say that we find ourselves in uncharted waters." Read more >