After more than 2 years, UK freeports ready to roll but not without cost concern

Following approval of their final business cases, Humber and Thames freeports in the UK are set to begin operating sometime this year, Port Strategy reports. The latter is already authorized to form its board and begin operating fully.  While Humber Freeport company’s conditional approval allows it to begin investment across the ports of Hull, Goole, Immingham and […]

ProHass president discusses Peru’s projected record avocado exports

UK fruit imports held steady in 2017

The Peruvian avocado industry forecasts a total of 630,000 tonnes in production for this season, a 14% year-on-year increase. The president of Peru’s Association of Hass Avocado Producers and Exporters (ProHass), Juan Carlos Paredes Rosales, spoke with FreshFruitPortal.com about the projections of a record season, the reasons that have led the industry to take a leap in […]

Aldi’s sales, market share rise again and it is looking for more

Most of the British supermarket chains saw increased sales during the 12-week period to 19 February, but one of them continues to make more of a splash than the rest. Aldi eclipsed its previous benchmark for market share against competitors and now stands at 9.4%, firmly in fourth place behind juggernaut Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda. […]

Aldi named favourite UK supermarket in latest consumer survey

Tesco might hold a huge edge over its rivals in the UK in terms of market share, but they aren’t No. 1 in terms of approval from consumers. Discount chain Aldi, sitting at No. 4 overall in share according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, has been named by British shoppers as their favourite […]

Synergy: Working to promote fruit and vegetable consumption at New York Produce Show

A record groundswell of produce industry titans and innovative change agents joined forces in New York City in late 2022 with an urgent imperative to increase produce consumption. The 13th annual New York Produce Show & Conference, with meetings beginning on November 29 and ending December 2nd, with the one-day trade show centered at the […]

Fresh Produce coalition worried about supply of fruits and vegetables

Retailer recognition is lifting potatoes from the doldrums

The Global Coalition of Fresh Produce has released a report analyzing the current global trading environment for fresh fruits and vegetables. The report alerts about a number of challenges that are currently threatening the long-term economic viability of the fresh produce sector worldwide, and thereby economic stability, food security, and health Current challenges include substantial […]

What Tesco sees in fava beans that could be difference-maker in the future

A unique partnership between Tesco and processor AB Mauri could mean the appearance of more fava beans in stores, and that is good news for customers who are looking for another healthy protein source in their foods. With its farmers and suppliers, Tesco has put together a trial to use fava beans “across a host […]