The next gen: Building off what got us here

To be a wholesaler located on the Hunts Point Market in the City of New York is to be a wholesaler presented with an abundance of opportunities. We are in the epicenter of the largest buying market in the country. If a shipper needs to find a home for product due to overproduction or the […]

A five-step process to sustainability

Originally printed in the March 2021 issue of Produce Business. In my column of February 2021 (Sustainability & CSR: What Is It All About?), I promised I would present a 5-step plan that fresh produce companies can use to get started on the road to sustainability. In most sectors of the business world, corporate social responsibility […]

The costs of COVID, new hires eat into Tesco’s sales profits over past year

Report: Watchdog group claims Tesco stopped rivals from opening nearby stores

Tesco’s profits saw a sizable decline during the past year, tumbling by nearly 20% because of the massive costs of doing business during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company reported. After posting more than £1 billion in pretax profit in the previous year, it brought in just £825 million in 2020-21. Those figures and the fact […]

Making positive changes also came from the pandemic

New Covent Garden Market tenants call for clarity over lockdown and Brexit

The concept of a pandemic has been portrayed in movies, sci-fi books, medical journals and contemplated by agencies across the globe. The big picture issues are obvious: food scarcity, stress on medical supplies and services, global cooperation and competition for resources, social upheaval, loss of life, and the light at the end of the tunnel… […]