Camellia-Bardsley partnership to propel agri-tech innovation

Earlier this month, Bardsley England , the UK’s second-largest apple supplier, was acquired by global agriculture group Camellia Plc – a grower-supplier of tea, nuts, avocados, blueberries, maize and timber in Africa, India, Bangladesh and Brazil. The tie-up is designed to allow both businesses to spearhead development and technology projects to transform how they grow food […]

UK apple suppliers welcome Enhanced Trade Partnership with India

Expanding the UK’s export horizons opens the door for growers to achieve superior prices for larger apple sizes not demanded by domestic retailers. Growers and exporters in the UK have welcomed the signing of an Enhanced Trade Partnership (ETP) between the UK and India to facilitate the supply of fresh apples. The opportunities in India […]

South African stone fruit industry reports record volumes

Despite the challenges of the pandemic and having to ship rather than fly most of its stone fruit to the UK, Hortgro said South Africa had one of its most successful seasons in recent memory. This 2020-21 campaign saw increases across the board in exports, including a 29% boost in nectarines where the UK took […]

Pink Lady, Nim’s team up on ‘wonderfully sweet’ fruit crisps

Nim’s Fruit Crisps, the UK’s only manufacturer of air-dried fruit and vegetable crisps (chips) has signed an exclusive agreement with Pink Lady. Founder Nimisha Raja is hoping the exciting tie-up will double the sales of the apple variety of crisps over the next twelve months and expects to see the co-branded packs available in Tesco […]