Pioneering Sustainable Agriculture: Africa Organics Fuels Morocco’s Date Value Chain Revolution

Comprehensive Feasibility Study Lays Groundwork for a Sustainable, Vertically Integrated Date Value Chain In a progressive stride towards sustainable agricultural practices in Morocco, Africa Organics has spearheaded a meticulous feasibility study, representing the Subnational Climate Fund (SCF). This initiative is a part of SCF’s global mission to uplift mid-sized subnational infrastructure projects across developing nations, […]

Is this company positioned to lead the future of quality control for fresh produce?

Quality control for fresh produce remains one of the biggest struggles for producers and exporters around the world. Poor quality control is not only an issue for consumers and retailers, but it represents a liability for the profitability of everyone involved in the supply chain.  Clarifruit, an Israel-based company was founded under the realization that […]

Could food inflation in UK finally be waning? Food manufacturer price cuts offer hope

UK grocery sales see significant spike, grow by fastest rate in more than 10 years

Consumer food costs could drop sharply through the end of 2023 after food and drink manufacturers slashed their prices in September to pre-pandemic levels, according to the UK Sector Tracker Report from Lloyd’s Bank. The 48.8 tracker reading, which measures output charges, was down for the second consecutive month and was the lowest since February […]

It’s pumpkin season! This year’s crop from UK growers looks big and bountiful

This year’s crop of pumpkins has arrived in supermarkets such as Tesco, and they are looking bigger and plumper than in typical run-ups to Halloween. A rainier summer, especially in July and August, led to a lovely season for growers in the UK. Demand is expected to be strong again, according to the retailer. “The […]

Grape Attraction: 5 big consumer trends for the next year include nod to ‘green reality’

More than 90,000 visitors attended the recent 15th Fruit Attraction fair and conference in Madrid, which showcased agricultural industries of 135 countries. The convention included the 7th iteration of Grape Attraction, which explored the table grape sector in Europe and the world. Desmond Jas, head of sales and marketing at Olympic Fruit, based in the Netherlands, analyzed […]

Choosing the Right Path: How your produce business can seize strengths, limit weaknesses

The European fresh produce industry is witnessing a significant shift in companies adopting specific roles to sustain their success. With increasing competition and growing supply chain transparency, companies are faced with a crucial decision: should they become specialists, focusing on a few products that can be consistently supplied year-round to large-scale retailers, or should they […]

Potential threat of layoffs has Port of Liverpool workers on edge

A 12% year-on-year decrease in container volumes is worrying Port of Liverpool staff, which currently employs around 850 people.  Port owner Peel Ports and British syndicate Unite the Union are beginning a 45-day redundancy consultation that could lead to 15% of employees being terminated, Port Strategy reports. “This is a decision we have been wrestling with for […]