Co-op unveils healthy, sustainable Summer line of to-go options

UK retailer the Co-op has launched its new Summer food-to-go range of products that are more healthy and more sustainable, thanks to the introduction of more vegan options and reduced packaging. The elimination of plastic cutlery is just one of the many environmentally friendly moves the chain is making, which includes getting rid of 274 […]

ICA Sweden’s Maria Wieloch On The Imperative Of Increasing Produce Consumption

We have worked with ICA’s Maria Wieloch, as she is not only an exceptional industry leader, but a rare trifecta, having presented at our events in London, Amsterdam and New York on a diverse range of topics: ICA’s Maria Wieloch Headlines Educational Seminar At London Produce Show; Talks About Halloween, Easter And How To Lift […]

Health, Sustainability and The Younger Diners Of Today’s Restaurants: How The Produce Industry Can Ride the Wave

Interest in health and sustainability — and plant-centered foods — will drive consumer behavior post-pandemic. Consumers aren’t the same people they were pre-pandemic. Foodservice consultant and thought leader Maeve Webster, president of Menu Matters, a consulting firm for foodservice manufacturers and operators, offered insight into how the pandemic fundamentally changed consumer perspectives and behaviors, and that impact […]

Research & Analysis: Industry Should Focus On Getting the Poor to Eat More

Consumers indeed make produce a personal decision, and to whatever degree the industry — growers/shippers and retailers — can offer more options, consumers will split up their purchases, and so the new items offered will have some volume. It is also true that some of the new items — better varieties, more convenient cuts, interesting […]

National Food Strategy: What a tax on salt, sugar would mean

The second part of the UK’s National Food Strategy, led by Leon co-founder Henry Dimbleby, was released last week, showing what it would take financially to get the nation on a more long-term path to more healthy, sustainable eating and the potential for general practitioners to prescribe foods for patients. Among the many parts of […]

Sainsbury’s asks customers to keep masks on as UK government lifts mandate

As the UK government lifts mandatory masks in public settings on Monday, one supermarket chain says it will strongly encourage customers to keep them on. Officials at Sainsbury’s say they will ask its shoppers to continue to put on face coverings as they shop at stores, providing an extra layer of protection for themselves, other […]

M&S targets food waste in latest scheme: 25p bananas

Trying to cut down on food waste across England, Marks & Spencer is selling a bunches of bananas in its stores for just 25p. The bananas, which M&S says come in a minimum of packs of three, are packaged in clever cardboard bags that are part of a “Go Bananas” campaign to reduce fruit that […]

Pomegranate Seeds Buck Prepared Fruit Trend With Ample Room For Growth

Strong sales growth and low household penetration point to positive opportunities for prepared pomegranate seeds, prompting PrepWorld to launch a consumer campaign. Pomegranates are turning heads in the UK. At a time when many prepared fruits have been challenged severely by the pandemic, sales of pomegranate seeds have experienced year-on-year double-digit growth. As such, the […]