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 […]

Westfalia joins Veg Power mission to boost child produce consumption

Westfalia Fruit International forges new capital investment with US company

Westfalia Fruit Group, the top supplier of avocados to the UK, has joined the coalition of 23 other member organisations in support of nonprofit Veg Power to help drive healthy consumption among children. Westfalia, the multinational grower-packer-shipper that has sales office in the UK and around the world and grows a multitude of other vegetables, […]

Demand for pumpkins expected to soar as Brits celebrate, gather more this season

It’s pumpkin season and that means demand will be high for the versatile fruit during the next month. With a great quality crop this year according to Oakley Farms in Cambridgshire, Tesco is expecting to see a sizable bump in sales as shoppers prep for family gatherings and meals. The retailer said it could see […]

Waitrose testing linerless packaging for gold kiwifruit

Waitrose this summer is trialing the Pro-Produce pack linerless solution for its Fresh Gold Kiwis. ProPrint Group collaborated with Primafruit and the retailer to launch the eight-week trial. If successful, the Pro-Produce pack could roll out further within the Waitrose fruit range. For Gold Kiwis alone, the linerless packaging format can save 1.2 tonnes of […]

Total Produce shares tumble in London as Dole cuts IPO price range

Total Produce chief sees good times ahead with Dole deal

Dole Plc on Wednesday slashed the marketed price range for its initial public offering (IPO) in the U.S., a move that reduced the fruit and vegetable grower’s targeted valuation by more than $400 million. The company said it plans to price its shares between $16 and $17 apiece, compared with the previous range of $20 […]

How BerryWorld and its growers are thriving while keeping an eye on the environment

Like most UK produce companies, BerryWorld for decades not only has focussed on delivering high-quality fruit to consumers but also ensured its operations and growers do in a sustainable manner. Its grower base are all Global Gap certified, as well as meeting Nurture, Sedex, BRC and Leaf standards for food safety and labour. While working […]