GreenTech Amsterdam offers glimpse at future of food and flower production

GreenTech Amsterdam kicks off next week with a focus on food security, cutting down on energy usage, public health and “the birth of a fresh food ecosystem.” The event is bringing horticulture professionals together for three days of learning and networking (13th-15th June) at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre. There, they will be able to […]

Staying fresh matters: How to use social media to directly reach consumers

Social media is a powerful marketing tool in today’s produce world. It connects a product or brand directly with consumers and influences buying decisions. Witness the explosive effect of a recipe called uunifetapasta, or ‘oven-baked feta pasta,’ shared by Finnish food blogger Jenni Häyrinen in January 2021 on the social media platform, TikTok. A key […]

The Future of Fresh Food: New Research Identifies Five Key Insights

Today’s shoppers are more aware of everyone involved in bringing food to their table and are ready to embrace personal experience and culinary adventure with renewed enthusiasm. Culinary Visions’ latest research was inspired by revisiting some of the discussions from the World Food Exposition in Milan eight years ago. The expo focused on the power […]

Sainsbury’s pushes out 12 fully electric vans to handle deliveries for superstore

Rival supermarkets Waitrose and Tesco both made headlines late last year for use of fully electric-powered lorries to handle deliveries in some areas. As these chains clamor for solutions to achieve net zero by 2035, a new grocer has embraced the EV craze. Sainsbury’s announced this week it is now using a fully electric fleet […]

Could Africa’s ‘forgotten crops’ be key to a healthier, sustainable future?

What do wild custard apples, bush plums, Malabar spinach, spider plants and bottle gourd have in common? They are all among a group of African fruits and vegetables highlighted as forgotten food crops by a group of researchers at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), the World Vegetable Center, World Agroforestry and other institutions. They say oft-dismissed […]

Product rationalisation in Food and Drink: Causes and challenges for manufacturers

The need for product rationalisation has significantly increased in recent years for a number of reasons. Major events have influenced changes in consumers’ shopping behaviour, affecting retailers, and in turn suppliers. The Covid-19 pandemic caused retailers to reduce their product range following consumers’ shopping patterns, contributing to the development of a ‘simplification’ trend that has […]