Produce Business UK Archive

  • ALDI44

    Aldi extends partnership with Neighbourly to donate food, reduce waste

    The supermarket chain expects surplus giving, which will take place at all of its stores, to increase by 50 percent as it continues its work with community engagement group. Read more >


    Global Grape Summit announces stellar lineup of panelists, insightful sessions

    The commercially focused event — in conjunction with The London Produce Show and Conference — will feature several educational sessions; M&S, Sainsbury's reps will be part of UK panel. Read more >

  • The-Greenery

    The Greenery reports disappointing year for net profit, announces future plans

    The Dutch company says it plans to continue its partnership with UK-based APS but admits it has concerns over potential disruptions caused by Brexit. Read more >

  • TOMRA1

    Optimizing sorting tech would grant produce industry a 'quick win', says TOMRA

    The Norwegian company says tackling waste can lead to profits; 'Selling fruit or vegetables as a lower grade of produce ... is far better than not selling it at all.' Read more >

  • Hortgro apples and pears South Africa

    South Africa anticipates challenging apple and pear season in Europe

    The country’s topfruit marketing window and prices look set to come under pressure, but trade body Hortgro says fruit colour and eating quality will be “very good”. Read more >

  • Alegra plum punnet Italy

    LPS '19 preview: Italy’s Alegra aims to cement UK position as deciduous fruit supplier

    The marketer is eager to emphasise its offer of large, reliable volumes with standardised quality across kiwifruit, pears and stonefruit. Read more >

  • CANTA1

    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 >

  • Italian kiwi

    '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 >

  • robot

    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 >