The International Strawberry Congress is coming back to Belgium in mid-September, offering latest in guidance and networking opportunities to those in the soft fruit sector. Organised by Hoogstraten, the event at the Flanders Meeting and Convention Centre in Antwerp will take place from 21-22 September, featuring panel discussions and critical presentations for those who want […]
The produce industry is unlikely to thrive unless the country does. But with a wise collection of thought leaders, we find ourselves optimistic.
With all the challenges and disruptions faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the wind-down of restrictions and the emergence of a more familiar working environment are making the future look rosier for many produce wholesalers and distributors. “I think everyone feels incredibly optimistic about the direction of business,” says Joshua Gatcke, general manager of Nathel & Nathel, […]
As the UK government lifts mandatory masks in public settings on Monday, one supermarket chain says it will strongly encourage customers to keep them on. Officials at Sainsbury’s say they will ask its shoppers to continue to put on face coverings as they shop at stores, providing an extra layer of protection for themselves, other […]
Tesco is launching a fruit and vegetable scheme aimed at helping children experiencing food insecurity this summer. The UK retailer’s Buy One to Help a Child initiative, which runs through 8 August, hopes to gain three million meals that will be turned around and distributed by charitable organisation FareShare. There are currently more than two […]
I have often thought of my father, Stephen D’Arrigo, these past 18 years since his passing. He was a wise, quiet and mature man who taught almost exclusively by example. He is the reason our great company exists. His fingerprints are everywhere: from our shippers to our customers, from the size and make-up of our […]
For the 13th consecutive year, South African deciduous fruit growing organization Hortgro is teaming up with UK retailers to showcase the health benefits and unique selling points of its stone fruit. This is a good time to be delivering that type of marketing campaign as sales of fresh produce have increased by nearly 10% since […]