WaxWrap, first seen in London, wins top honor at Veggie Awards

First trialled at Whole Foods Market in London a year ago, WaxWrap’s signature roll format has quickly received acclaimed as one of the top products from publication VegNews. The company’s Beeswax Organic Cotton Food Roll was named as the top Plastic-Free Innovation during the Veggie Awards 2021, which honor the best products that have a […]

Tesco opens first checkout-free supermarket in London

Imagine walking into a supermarket, getting all of your groceries and simple leaving without being forced to go through a queue. Tesco has done it. The retail giant has unveiled its first ever checkout-free store in at its High Holborn location in central London, giving its shoppers who utilize the Tesco.com app the chance to […]

Aldi will have more than 1,000 stores in UK if it hits target

Aldi pushes ahead with trial of its first click-and-collect services in UK

The Aldi wave continues to rolls across the UK as the retail chain announced it is planning to open an additional 100 new stores within the next two years. Two of the cities being targeted are York and Coventry as the supermarket seeks to lay out £1.3 billion in its quest to open at least […]

South Africa forecasts increased stone fruit production in 2021-22

South Africa is forecasting greater stone fruit production in the 2021-22 season driven primarily by new orchards coming into production. The country’s Hortgro industry body said that normality has returned after the drought years that distorted reference points and preceding the big increase of the previous season. “It’s still early days as many cultivars are […]

UK’s Jones Food Company begins construction on huge new vertical farm

Engineering a circular UK food economy

Ocado-backed Jones Food Company has broken ground on a massive new vertical farm in Gloucestershire it says will be the biggest in the world. At 148,000 square feet, the multimillion-pound site in Lydney will be the second for Jones, whose current farm in Lincolnshire is one of largest in the UK – the size of […]

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 […]

Fruit Logistica set to welcome exhibitors back live in February

Some of the biggest names in fresh produce will be headlining the list of exhibitors at Fruit Logistica, which will be held live in Berlin from Feb. 9-11, 2022. Dole, Fyffes, SanLucar and Zespri will be among the representatives showing off their latest innovations and fruit and vegetable products as the show becomes the latest […]