‘Uncertain times’ ahead for UK and fresh produce industry

Commentary: Post-Brexit, where does the UK turn next in trade talks?

As we begin to look back on 2022, we are currently facing a combination of global, regional and local challenges which impact, directly and indirectly UK and international farming and food: the strength of the US$; conflict in Ukraine; climate change; energy issues; the ongoing impact of Brexit, COVID and then our own UK economic/food […]

Q and A with John Giles: New UK exit referendum talk in Scotland

Editor’s note: Prior to the London Produce Show and Conference in March 2022, Special Projects Editor, Mira Slott, spoke with John Giles, divisional director for Promar International, the value chain consulting arm of Genus plc. In his session at the London show, Giles addressed a plethora of topics from a UK perspective, including labor issues, […]

100 days post Brexit, what are the impacts on the produce sector?

After four years of Brexit talk, one might be forgiven for thinking that we have had enough of discussing the pros and cons of trade deals for British fruit and vegetable businesses. While probably ending up with the best deal possible from Brexit, the early days of our new trading arrangements have seen the use […]

‘Brexit buster’ direct shipping route announced between UK and Morocco

Logistics company United Seaways plans to launch a new ‘Brexit buster’ direct shipping route that will connect the UK and Morocco. The route, which will link Poole in Dorset to Tangier, has been in planning for more than two years and will help bypass post-Brexit traffic congestion and additional import procedures on goods arriving via […]