Top British farming group entices seasonal berry pickers with excellent perks

Before the start of the British berry season, farmers Hall Hunter have launched an extensive recruitment programme to try to bring in seasonal workers. With a yield of more than 8,000 tonnes of British soft fruit last year, Hall Hunter supplies major UK supermarkets with British strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Fruit pickers are required […]

Blueberry Summit will bring together global leaders to look at state of industry

Blueberry exports from South Africa expected to increase by 20 per cent

The 2023 International Blueberry Organization (IBO) Summit, starting July 3 in Poland, promises to be a truly global meeting of the blueberry industry.   This is Europe’s first IBO Summit, and also the first opportunity for the global blueberry community to meet in person since 2019.  “In the space of two days, one will be able […]

UK should reap rewards of global blueberry expansion, availability

Thanks to a sea shift in the blueberry industry from regional to global, availability of the plump and nutritious fruits should continue to growth exponentially in the UK, according to a report from Netherlands-based Rabobank. Blueberries, a ‘super fruit’ with an unrivaled balance of antioxidants, colour, convenience and flavour, are seeing increased demand from consumers […]

BerryWorld celebrate two more wins at International Taste Institute Awards

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Two varieties of berries from the BerryWorld Plus breeding programme earned awards for superior taste and two starts during the recent 2021 International Taste Institute Awards. BerryWorld’s Diamond Jubilee/BerryWorld Gem and another commercial variety that has yet to be launched received acclaim from a panel of international chefs. “This double award recognises our efforts to […]