WaxWrap, first seen in London, wins top honor at Veggie Awards

First trialled at Whole Foods Market in London a year ago, WaxWrap’s signature roll format has quickly received acclaimed as one of the top products from publication VegNews. The company’s Beeswax Organic Cotton Food Roll was named as the top Plastic-Free Innovation during the Veggie Awards 2021, which honor the best products that have a […]

Tesco opens first checkout-free supermarket in London

Imagine walking into a supermarket, getting all of your groceries and simple leaving without being forced to go through a queue. Tesco has done it. The retail giant has unveiled its first ever checkout-free store in at its High Holborn location in central London, giving its shoppers who utilize the Tesco.com app the chance to […]

Aldi will have more than 1,000 stores in UK if it hits target

Aldi pushes ahead with trial of its first click-and-collect services in UK

The Aldi wave continues to rolls across the UK as the retail chain announced it is planning to open an additional 100 new stores within the next two years. Two of the cities being targeted are York and Coventry as the supermarket seeks to lay out £1.3 billion in its quest to open at least […]

South Africa forecasts increased stone fruit production in 2021-22

South Africa is forecasting greater stone fruit production in the 2021-22 season driven primarily by new orchards coming into production. The country’s Hortgro industry body said that normality has returned after the drought years that distorted reference points and preceding the big increase of the previous season. “It’s still early days as many cultivars are […]

Westfalia joins Veg Power mission to boost child produce consumption

Westfalia Fruit International forges new capital investment with US company

Westfalia Fruit Group, the top supplier of avocados to the UK, has joined the coalition of 23 other member organisations in support of nonprofit Veg Power to help drive healthy consumption among children. Westfalia, the multinational grower-packer-shipper that has sales office in the UK and around the world and grows a multitude of other vegetables, […]

Sainsbury’s planning to give £1 million to help support Black communities

Retail roundup: Sainsbury's adding 12,000 roles for Christmas season

Officials at Sainsbury’s say the supermarket chain they will be donating an unprecedented £1 million over the coming year to organisations that offer support to Black communities. The retailer plans to kickstart the campaign through a partnership with Show Racism the Red Card, an anti-racism charity focused on children, to help the group provide educational […]

Demand for pumpkins expected to soar as Brits celebrate, gather more this season

It’s pumpkin season and that means demand will be high for the versatile fruit during the next month. With a great quality crop this year according to Oakley Farms in Cambridgshire, Tesco is expecting to see a sizable bump in sales as shoppers prep for family gatherings and meals. The retailer said it could see […]