Report: Dole planning to shift Ireland operations to new £44M facility

According to a report from, Dole is planning to develop a £44.3M logistics hub in eastern Ireland. The new facility could see the company’s operations in the country move from Dublin to the new campus in Balbriggan, which is already under development at the M1 Business Park in Courtlough. The publication notes that the […]

‘Growing to Love’ campaign hopes to boost produce consumption among children

The driver of increased produce consumption among school-age children, Veg Power, has launched a campaign called “Growing to Love” that wil aim to get more kids on board with eating fresh vegetables. Using tomatoes as linchpin to encourage more healthy eating habits, children from across the UK will learn how to grow their own tomato […]

Aldi creates ‘allyship’ training for managers to help them better support colleagues

Store-level managers and those that head up other departments at Aldi are being trained to better serve the needs of colleagues. Leaning into the notion of “allyship”, Aldi wants its managers to make their workers feel welcomed, included and respected. That is particularly true of “colleagues from minority groups.” At present and aside from managerial […]

Self-driving vehicles are making grocery deliveries in London as part of ASDA trial

Customers who frequent ASDA’s Park Royal superstore in London west of Portobello Road Market now have another option to do their weekly shops instead of fighting the crowds. In a trial just launched by the retailer, shoppers can have their groceries delivered by self-driving vehicles. Over the next year, ASDA says it will serve approximately […]

Led by Montreal, Canada’s dynamic produce trade is making a comeback

Montreal, the largest city in Canada’s Québec province, is a dynamic place where cultures, ideas and fashions intermingle, and the food culture is strong. Although the city retains many French Canadian roots, the opening of a new supermarket in 2022 demonstrates it also has a diverse culture. Last year, the first Quebec T&T Supermarket opened […]

When it comes to produce departments, knowledge is power

Our world is in a continuous state of change. Demographics are changing across the globe, as immigrants move to new locations and influence their new homes in many ways. One of the major changes is the influx of new and different cuisines being introduced in all areas of the world. To meet these changes in […]

Jim Prevor: My Thousandth Man

This tribute appeared in Produce Business magazine earlier this year, just two months after the passing of co-founder Jim Prevor. On the wall in my home is a Rudyard Kipling poem that Jim had mounted and framed. He gave it to me about the same year he and Debbie were married. I did not realize […]

Could Africa’s ‘forgotten crops’ be key to a healthier, sustainable future?

What do wild custard apples, bush plums, Malabar spinach, spider plants and bottle gourd have in common? They are all among a group of African fruits and vegetables highlighted as forgotten food crops by a group of researchers at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), the World Vegetable Center, World Agroforestry and other institutions. They say oft-dismissed […]