Jane Swift named permanent CEO at evolving and nimble Borough Market

Jane Swift, who has led Borough Market as chief executive officer for more than a year, has been approved into that role permanently by its Board of Trustees. Swift, who previously worked with Trussell Trust, Workers Education Association and the Landscape Institute before joining Borough Market, has a deep background in operations and financial management […]

To reduce food waste, Tesco pitches produce exchange program to suppliers

Tesco is giving more than 3,500 suppliers the chance to alleviate costs and expand environmentally friendly practices by taking part in a new scheme where they can sell or transfer unwanted products to other suppliers. The unique trade system called Tesco Exchange will be a digital “marketplace” where suppliers with too much stock – “crops, […]

Canadian vertical farm ‘taking sustainability to the next level’

Ontario-based Local Leaf Farms is fighting some of the industry’s biggest issues, one sustainably packaged romaine at a time. Its particular model seeks to provide fresher, more nutritious options while supporting locally grown produce. To bring its vision to life, Local Leaf Farms builds facilities that are no more than 7,000 sq ft. but produce […]

Berry Gardens promises more innovation, varieties after acquisition

Driscoll’s recent acquisition of UK-based Berry Gardens Limited (BGL) is described by representatives as a consolidation of both knowledge and resources, and expected to introduce new varieties and innovation for sustainability to the British berry market. News of the merger first broke in early November, with the two firms having collaborated for the past 20 years. However, […]

UK should reap rewards of global blueberry expansion, availability

Thanks to a sea shift in the blueberry industry from regional to global, availability of the plump and nutritious fruits should continue to growth exponentially in the UK, according to a report from Netherlands-based Rabobank. Blueberries, a ‘super fruit’ with an unrivaled balance of antioxidants, colour, convenience and flavour, are seeing increased demand from consumers […]