Will the fresh produce office environment ever be the same?

It feels like a lifetime ago that we were able to walk into a restaurant and order a meal without having to think twice about disinfecting our hands on arrival, registering our health situation, and in certain cases having our temperature checked. Or walk the streets without a facemask. Or have family over for dinner. […]

Pandemic shopping trends unwind for Tesco as sales growth slows

Little Helps? Tesco to have shareholder vote on tackling obesity in UK

Tesco expects some of the changes driven by the coronavirus pandemic to begin reversing in the months ahead as a period of rapid sales growth combined with elevated costs draws to a close. Ken Murphy, chief executive of the UK’s largest supermarket group, said there were already signs that as restrictions eased and hospitality reopened, […]

Much More Data Needed in Studying Food Pantries

There is little question that giving away anything for free tends to increase use or consumption of that item. If we give away healthy produce, but people still have to pay for unhealthy items, people’s diets will likely show some shift to healthier items. Despite its claims, the report below provides no evidence that 300 […]

Seven tough questions in preparing for the post-pandemic future

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

Originally printed in the March 2021 issue of Produce Business. As we move into the second year of our pandemic-created reality, it’s become clear that whenever the virus ceases to be a major factor in our industry, things will never be the same as they were prior to March 2020. Innovative and resourceful produce retailers are […]

Industry leaders discuss yearlong challenges at Global Cherry Summit webinar

The webinar held recently by the Global Cherry Summit has been hailed a major success, with hundreds of professionals coming together to share crucial information about the past and future of the Chilean cherry industry. The webinar entitled “Cherries 2021: Challenges and opportunities after a complex season”, was co-organized by Yentzen Group and the Cherry […]

Cherry Summit hosting webinar on opportunities, challenges from pandemic

UK growers foresee favourable season ahead for cherries from UK, abroad

The Global Cherry Summit, the premier annual event for cherry industry professionals worldwide, will hold a webinar on 29 April. The online event will act as a preview of the in-person event that has been postponed to August and as an excellent opportunity for the sector to meet and analyze the complex 2020-21 Chilean cherry […]

Five trends shaping food safety requirements

The events of the pandemic have caused a fundamental reset in human behavior and as the hospitality and catering sector know well, new food and beverage requirements have been shaped for the long term. From the rise in takeaways and collection services, through to eco-conscious consuming and ensuring a positive food safety culture, Kirstie Jones discusses five food trends that […]