Race for Resilience: Unlocking growth in a post-pandemic FMCG landscape

Even two years after the pandemic, the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector is struggling to return to normalcy, with demand yet to fully rebound. Ordinary categories are increasingly transforming into discretionary ones, and private label persists in grabbing market share from established brands. Consumers, grappling with the impact of inflation, are adopting deal-seeking behavior and […]

Aldi and Lidl putting massive investments behind British vegetable suppliers

Discount retail chains Lidl and Aldi have each bolstered contracts aimed at helping struggling British fresh food suppliers and consumers. Lidl said it is pouring more than £70 million into a three-year deal with suppliers that handle root vegetables, including carrots, parsnips, and swedes. Meanwhile, Aldi said it will be sinking more than £1.4 billion […]

Leaning on ‘quality’ and Food, M&S is big winner during the Christmas period

Despite the admitted challenges and competition facing big retailers in the UK, especially the rise of deep discounters, some are doing quite well. Marks and Spencer, which had its share of struggles before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, has shown particular resilience with a stunning 7% boost from its M&S Food Division during the Christmas […]

Global Trade Symposium: Building an efficient, affordable future in produce

The New York Produce Show and Conference kicked off with the annual pre-show Global Trade Conference, Dec. 5. In his opening remarks, moderator Gustavo Yentzen, chief executive, The Yentzen Group, laid the day’s foundation. “We have come to learn, share, increase our understanding, provide information, address mutual challenges and opportunities, and hopefully leave in a much […]

Chile teams with Peru to tackle industry issues at Global Grape Convention 2024

For the first time, organizations from Chile and Peru will meet at the Global Grape Convention 2024, to seek solutions to the problems facing the grape sector, as well as provide market information. Grape producers and expoters worldwide have experiencedchange and stress: marked by “climatic factors, the COVID-19 pandemic, logistical issues in origin and destination, […]

Bidding a fond farewell: It’s time for the next generation to step up

How has COVID-19 affected the fresh produce sector in the UK?

For the past decade or so, it has been my honor and privilege to present the intricacies of produce retailing to you in the pages of Produce Business. I have tried to shed some light upon the mysteries involved with the business of retailing fresh produce. I am quite sure that, at times, the explanation left […]

Pioneering Sustainable Agriculture: Africa Organics Fuels Morocco’s Date Value Chain Revolution

Comprehensive Feasibility Study Lays Groundwork for a Sustainable, Vertically Integrated Date Value Chain In a progressive stride towards sustainable agricultural practices in Morocco, Africa Organics has spearheaded a meticulous feasibility study, representing the Subnational Climate Fund (SCF). This initiative is a part of SCF’s global mission to uplift mid-sized subnational infrastructure projects across developing nations, […]