Seven tough questions in preparing for the post-pandemic future

How has COVID-19 affected the fresh produce sector in the UK?

Originally printed in the March 2021 issue of Produce Business. As we move into the second year of our pandemic-created reality, it’s become clear that whenever the virus ceases to be a major factor in our industry, things will never be the same as they were prior to March 2020. Innovative and resourceful produce retailers are […]

Industry leaders discuss yearlong challenges at Global Cherry Summit webinar

The webinar held recently by the Global Cherry Summit has been hailed a major success, with hundreds of professionals coming together to share crucial information about the past and future of the Chilean cherry industry. The webinar entitled “Cherries 2021: Challenges and opportunities after a complex season”, was co-organized by Yentzen Group and the Cherry […]

The costs of COVID, new hires eat into Tesco’s sales profits over past year

Report: Watchdog group claims Tesco stopped rivals from opening nearby stores

Tesco’s profits saw a sizable decline during the past year, tumbling by nearly 20% because of the massive costs of doing business during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company reported. After posting more than £1 billion in pretax profit in the previous year, it brought in just £825 million in 2020-21. Those figures and the fact […]

Research Perspective & Analysis: New ingredients drive fresh growth in US

Originally printed in the February 2021 issue of Produce Business. COVID-19 has significantly changed how we think about, shop for, prepare and even stock up on fresh food. According to Deloitte’s new report, “The Future of Fresh: Patterns from the Pandemic,” the anxiety of shopping in store, combined with ongoing health and financial concerns, has disrupted […]

Retail roundup: Sainsbury’s giving millions back to store colleagues

PHOTO COURTESY OF SAINSBURY'S

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s announced it is increasing pay for store colleagues by 20p for their “incredible efforts to help feed the nation during the pandemic,” part of a £100m effort to give back to their workers. In addition, the retailer will give some of those who have served in frontline capacities an extra £530 based on […]