Morrisons first supermarket to ban plastic packaging from bananas

Morrisons has become the first UK supermarket to ban plastic packaging from all bananas sold in its stores. The supermarket giant – one of the ‘Big Four’ in Great Britain – announced a pledge to replace plastic bags with paper bands on some of its bananas – which is the second most bought item in stores. […]

Waitrose testing linerless packaging for gold kiwifruit

Waitrose this summer is trialing the Pro-Produce pack linerless solution for its Fresh Gold Kiwis. ProPrint Group collaborated with Primafruit and the retailer to launch the eight-week trial. If successful, the Pro-Produce pack could roll out further within the Waitrose fruit range. For Gold Kiwis alone, the linerless packaging format can save 1.2 tonnes of […]

Top Scottish berry supplier turns to 100% recycled punnets

Scottish berry supplier Angus Soft Fruits is switching its punnets to 100% recycled material, helping the company save more than 150 tonnes of single use plastic in the coming year. Angus, backed by its popular AVA Berries brand says that will include its strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. It supplies most of the leading supermarkets in […]

Learning from Pink Lady’s branding success in the UK

As one of the few fresh produce brands in the UK, we take a look at what others can learn about increasing household penetration and retail sales, and how retailers can tap into Pink Lady’s brand awareness. Pink Lady is recognised as the UK’s number one fresh produce brand, and the world’s first apple brand. Since […]

BerryWorld ‘leading the way for sustainable packaging innovation’

In efforts to minimize the company’s environmental impact, BerryWorld will this season continue to pack its British berry supply in Prevented Ocean Plastic that it introduced last year. The company is “conscious of their role in the supply chain and wider role in society” and is therefore working to ensure UK berries are sustainably grown […]

How farming makes you a better wholesaler

Originally printed in the March 2021 issue of Produce Business Together with my father and my brother, we are developing our family business with passion and excitement. Trying new things and seeing soon the result is very satisfying. Fresh fruits are demanding products with complex supply chains. We meet many interesting people around the globe. The […]

Five trends shaping food safety requirements

The events of the pandemic have caused a fundamental reset in human behavior and as the hospitality and catering sector know well, new food and beverage requirements have been shaped for the long term. From the rise in takeaways and collection services, through to eco-conscious consuming and ensuring a positive food safety culture, Kirstie Jones discusses five food trends that […]