Tesco, FareShare and Trussell Trust brighten summer for kids with healthy meals

Rest, relaxation and recreation. Summer months can provide all three, along with the feeling of being able to brush aside everyday stressors. But for those less fortunate including impoverished children across the UK, the summer ‘gap’ can be anything but carefree. In some cases, it can exacerbate their troubles. No school can mean no free […]

Why Southern Africa’s focus on ‘premium’ makes it a quality partner in blueberry market

Blueberry exports from South Africa expected to increase by 20 per cent

This Q&A features highlights from an interview done with Dane Castle, Blueberry Technical Sales Manager Southern Africa at Planasa, who discusses the state of the Southern Africa blueberry season. For the full interview and charts, go to FreshFruitPortal.com. Could you share insights into the expected volume and quality of the 2024 Southern African Blueberry season? Southern […]

How UK retailers are responding to rising demand for online supermarket shopping

The numbers of consumers turning to online shopping during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic was not surprising given lockdowns throughout the UK. However, once the nation fully opened up, it would have been natural for online orders to ebb. That hasn’t happened. Asda reported this week that its online grocery sales last year […]

Colombia cements its status as one of top suppliers of avocados to UK

Fresca Group inks deal promoting Colombian avocados in UK

During the first quarter of 2024, the Hass Avocado Producers and Exporters Corporation of Colombia (CorpoHass) reported significant growth in the industry’s contribution to the nation’s economy. The avocado sector’s input to Colombia’s Gross Domestic Product surged by 150%, representing 1.5% of the national GDP, according to CorpoHass data. Avobook highlights the impact of this […]