How will we remember the UK’s summer of 2021 in fresh produce?

Produce notes: New £3m facility in North East will become produce hub

The summer of 2021 has been one full of change in the UK fresh produce sector. We entered it, still feeling the impacts of Brexit. It took a long time to sort out the basis of how we would finally leave the EU. While the final deal with no tariffs or quotas on trade between […]

Belgian cooperative Hoogstraten launches UK trade campaign for strawberries

In response to the ongoing rise in demand for berries, Hoogstraten , a well-known cooperative of fresh produce growers in Belgium and the Netherlands, has launched a trade campaign in the UK to raise awareness among buyers of its “fresh, healthy and tasty” strawberries , which can be sold and arrive in the UK on […]

Want To Help The World While Helping The Industry? Reduce Online Out-Of-Stocks

Finding better ways to market and sell fresh produce online

The produce shelves of today’s retail stores are filled with innovative produce items, which offer flavor and convenience, new eating experiences and more. From new varieties of apples and grapes to innovative fresh-cuts and packaged items, one would think that this explosion of innovative activity would have led to substantial increases in produce consumption. Yet, […]

European Market: Lessons Drawn From Sustainable Rice

When I first met Jim Prevor, I was already long impressed with his acuity in commenting on the state of the industry and in guiding it to a more prosperous future. I asked Jim how he managed to be so consistently innovative and insightful in his writings. He pointed out to me that he had […]

Resilience on a Grand Scale: ‘The Year Was A Wakeup Call’ for New York’s wholesalers

With all the challenges and disruptions faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the wind-down of restrictions and the emergence of a more familiar working environment are making the future look rosier for many produce wholesalers and distributors. “I think everyone feels incredibly optimistic about the direction of business,” says Joshua Gatcke, general manager of Nathel & Nathel, […]

Hindmarch greengrocer store features fruit and veg items, workshops in September

Fruits and vegetables … and fashion? Anya Hindmarch, known for her luxury designer handbags, has created a new line of clothing and accessories that will be featured at her own greengrocer’s store at the Village in Knightsbridge. The store will be only open for one month, but it will feature high-style items for sale as […]

Experts provide valuable insights to cherry industry ahead of Chilean season

The virtual summit “The New Challenges of the Cherry Industry”, the second webinar held by the Global Cherry Summit, the main annual event for professionals in the cherry industry successfully took place on Thursday. With over 850 participants, the webinar included keynote presentations that provided attendees with tools to face the future of the industry. Various presentations […]