Inflation, supply issues cause Del Monte’s profits to dip in first quarter

Report: Brexit decision could threaten bananas coming from Ghana

Despite posting higher sales year-on-year, Fresh Del Monte Produce saw a significant drop in its first-quarter profits because of inflationary pressures and ongoing supply chain constraints. Net income for the three months ended April 1 was $25.8 million, down from $42.7 million in the same quarter last year, while gross profit dropped to $89.8 million […]

Sainsbury’s latest data shows shoppers spending more on fresh

According to a new report released by supermarket chain Sainsbury’s, British consumers leaned in on more healthy eating … while taking the time to indulge a bit on special occasions. Sainsbury’s says more than six billion portions of fruits and vegetables were purchased alone from its Nectar points shoppers, including an astounding 375 million servings […]

Olympians sign on with Fyffes to find Ireland’s ‘fittest’ school

Multinational Fyffes is continuing its campaign to keep youngsters healthy, partnering with Olympians Phil Healy and David Gillick to determine Ireland’s fittest school. Healy and Gillick, both world-class sprinters and athletes, are ambassadors on the Fyffes Fit Squad that is helping schoolkids stay active and eating well through workout videos they say are “fit for […]

M&S targets food waste in latest scheme: 25p bananas

Trying to cut down on food waste across England, Marks & Spencer is selling a bunches of bananas in its stores for just 25p. The bananas, which M&S says come in a minimum of packs of three, are packaged in clever cardboard bags that are part of a “Go Bananas” campaign to reduce fruit that […]

Interko’s new mobile ripening rooms offer flexibility

Netherlands-based Interko, which has been partnering for the past five years on research and development with Fyffes, has created a new Containerised Ripening Room that can fit inside a standard insulated refrigeration container. The easy-to-build and mobile units allow operators the flexibility to not only house a ripening room In smaller facilities but also the […]