Inflation, supply issues cause Del Monte’s profits to dip in first quarter

Report: Brexit decision could threaten bananas coming from Ghana

Despite posting higher sales year-on-year, Fresh Del Monte Produce saw a significant drop in its first-quarter profits because of inflationary pressures and ongoing supply chain constraints. Net income for the three months ended April 1 was $25.8 million, down from $42.7 million in the same quarter last year, while gross profit dropped to $89.8 million […]

Wholesale market: Food safety as you’ve never thought about it before

When we hear the phrase ‘food safety’ in the produce industry, many people’s minds go right to traceability, block chain, paperwork, and certifications. Take my family’s wholesale/distribution business, S. Katzman Produce, for instance. Every day, we check temperatures, fill out paperwork, tag up product, track packages all throughout the supply chain, and, of course, go […]

Lidl asks UK public to assist in picking new store locations

Oxfam: Lidl announces new measures to protect overseas workers

With plans to continue growing its footprint across the UK, Lidl is now turning to the public to help them identify worthy sites for their next stores. The discount retail chain says they will pay a finder’s fee that could amount to upwards of £22,500 for a completed £1.5m site purchase. Lidl has even given […]

Wholesale Market: We need social media to stay relevant

I started working at A&J Produce Corporation last May, thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the family business. My grandfather and his partners started A&J in 1977 at the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Cooperative Association located in the Bronx, NY. Forty-five years later, our mission remains the same: a commitment to […]

Freshfel Europe and top produce companies launch Environmental Footprint Initiative

Environment Secretary opens £40 million fund to boost farm productivity

With legislation forthcoming on environmental accountability, a coalition of fresh produce partners along with Freshfel Europe have launched a new strategy to boost sustainability across the EU supply chain. The Environmental Footprint Initiative – being forged by Freshfel andAilimpo, ANPP, Apeel Sciences, Assomela, Bama Gruppen, Bayer AG, BVEO, COLEACP, Dole, Greenyard, Fresh Produce Centre, IG […]