Asia Fruit Logistica honours four fresh produce companies with awards

Four standout fresh produce companies from across the globe were honoured Thursday at the three-day Asia Fruit Logistica in Bangkok for their outstanding work and innovations in helping grow the sector. South African citrus marketer ClemenGold, Chinese distributor Goodfarmer, Thailand’s wholesale chain Makro and the Paramount Export Company earned this year’s Asia Fruit Awards for […]

South African table grape industry forecasts 8% decline in exports in 2022-23

South Africa forecasts lower table grape crop for 2017-18

The South African table grape industry expects 2022-23 season volumes inspected for export to decrease by approximately 8% in comparison to 2021-22 season figures. This estimate was released Oct. 31 by SATI, the South African Table Grape Industry Association, headquartered in Paarl, South Africa. A crop estimate of approximately 71.7 million cartons (4.5kg equivalent) is […]

Sainsbury’s trying to keep costs low for consumers as inflation creeps up

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s said it is committed to keeping costs down for struggling consumers and will complete a total investment toward that end of £500m through March of 2023. The retailer says it will keep a range of everyday staple items affordable for shoppers – including fruits and vegetables – by maintaining initiatives such as […]

Veg Power adds Hazera Seeds UK to growing membership programme

European fresh fruit and veg sector facing tumultuous period, says Freshfel

Not-for-profit Veg Power, which aims to increase vegetable consumption throughout the UK especially for children, has added Hazera Seeds UK to its growing membership programme. The connection with the subsidiary of Hazera, the global leader of the vegetable seed industry, further increases the footprint of Veg Power, which is relishing the philanthropy of its partners […]

Fischer Farms drawing big interest in new vertical farming facility

Engineering a circular UK food economy

Vertical farming specialist Fischer Farms said it is seeing “significant interest” from investors interested in its building of the world’s biggest high-yield facility in Norfolk. Retailers and suppliers have asked the company about their plans and how they too can get involved in the game-changing business, which officials said will produce more than six tonnes […]