How can fresh produce wholesalers adapt to the blurring of traditional lanes?

There was a time when each part of the supply chain stayed within a well-defined and mutually respected lane. Every link — grower, shipper, packinghouse, buying agent, broker, wholesaler, distributor, fresh-cut processor, purveyor, retail store, big box store, freight broker, common carrier — knew its exact function on the long road to get perishable agricultural […]

Changing behaviours among consumers could have deep impact on companies through 2024

Uncertainty keeps UK supermarket consumers cautious about spending

How does the consumer products sector respond to the new financial realities faced by their customers? To find out, AlixPartners conducted an in-depth consumer priorities study, The Critical Consumer 2024, across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. More than 10,000 shoppers from France, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, UAE and the UK, were […]

World Banana Forum kicks off in Italy with a focus on sustainability, equity

The United Nations’ World Banana Forum returns this week to Rome, headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization. The fourth edition of the event is expected to gather 400 banana industry stakeholders, representing growers, government agencies, importers and exporters, retailers, research institutions and trade unions. “Bananas are the most exported fresh fruit in the world by volume […]

Top British farming group entices seasonal berry pickers with excellent perks

Before the start of the British berry season, farmers Hall Hunter have launched an extensive recruitment programme to try to bring in seasonal workers. With a yield of more than 8,000 tonnes of British soft fruit last year, Hall Hunter supplies major UK supermarkets with British strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Fruit pickers are required […]