Tesco donating £240,000 to LGBTQ+ charities

During the final days of Pride Month, UK retailer Tesco has announced it is gifting nearly a quarter of a million pounds to LGBTQ+ charities. The COVID-19 pandemic unfortunately has canceled many live planned events again this year, but that hasn’t stopped the donations and services from pouring in. “We’re delighted that we’re able to […]

Freshfel calls for more efficient, coherent agricultural promotion policy

Freshfel: EU and UK negotiators cannot let the fresh produce sector down

Freshfel Europe this week submitted its contribution to the European Commission’s public consultation on the EU agricultural promotion policy inside and outside of the European Union. In a 10-page response, Freshfel Europe recommends boosting the efficiency, coherence and EU added value of the promotion policy on the EU internal market and third-country markets to better inform and […]

Cherry growers see strong season for UK consumers

Consumers across the UK can expect to see a bevy of cherries arriving in supermarkets now and through the remainder of the summer thanks to a strong crop this year. The prediction from Love Fresh Cherries, the nation’s biggest representative trade body for the sweet British fruit, is that stores will be getting a total […]

Wholesale Market: Finding a home for every piece of produce

This article first appeared in the May 2021 edition of Produce Business magazine Imagine you’re a farmer. You’ve spent the entire growing season investing your energy and passion into growing delicious, high-quality, good-for-you fruits and vegetables. You’ve done everything within your control, and you’ve also overcome conditions outside of your control (such as our good […]

Retail roundup: Asda CEO Burnley stepping down after this year

Asda first supermarket to trial plant-derived coating on fresh produce

Asda CEO and President Roger Burnley said he is exiting the business next year once the supermarket makes its full transition to new owners the Issa brothers and TDR Capital and once they have a successor in place, the company said. Burnley, 54, who joined the company five years ago, has been the chief executive […]