More than 1,000 suppliers will converge on pivotal conference hosted by Aldi

Aldi is bringing together more than 1,000 of its suppliers – along with 200 of its own colleagues – to discuss overall trade strategy and potential growth at a conference on 4th July at ICC Birmingham. It is the first time in five years that the discount retailer has done a live gathering for this […]

Tesco’s full network of UK growers achieve LEAF Marque standard

All of Tesco’s UK-based fruit and vegetable growers are LEAF-Marque certified, setting a high bar on sustainability that should carry through for generations. The nearly 500 growers have committed to strong climate standards that include ensuring soil health, limiting carbon emissions and preventing deforestation. In addition, they’ve fostered biodiversity across their farms. “Reaching this significant […]

To reduce food waste, Tesco pitches produce exchange program to suppliers

Tesco is giving more than 3,500 suppliers the chance to alleviate costs and expand environmentally friendly practices by taking part in a new scheme where they can sell or transfer unwanted products to other suppliers. The unique trade system called Tesco Exchange will be a digital “marketplace” where suppliers with too much stock – “crops, […]

Total Produce shifts brand to Dole UK

Total Produce UK has joined Dole’s Irish, Nordic and Exotics businesses by rebranding its operations across the UK. The firm officially transitioned to Dole UK on Monday, Nov. 7th.  The process seeks to position the brand as a vertically integrated business. Mark Owen, Managing Director of Dole UK, called the rebranding a “milestone” in the […]

FPC hosting black-tie ceremony for Fresh Awards on 8 July in London

The Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) is inviting all who are involved in trading fruits and vegetables, cut flowers and plants across the UK to submit their entries for the annual FPC Fresh Awards. The FPC will be hosting its first reception to honour the best growers, service providers, marketers and “distinguished personnel” from across fresh […]

Aldi UK plans to increase suppliers by 100 in new year

As Aldi moves to add to its growing base of supermarkets in the UK in 2022, it is also looking to add farmers and growers to keep the chain running smoothly. The discount retailer is hoping to add more than 100 British suppliers in the coming year, saying it wants to increase the amount of […]

Top Scottish berry supplier turns to 100% recycled punnets

Scottish berry supplier Angus Soft Fruits is switching its punnets to 100% recycled material, helping the company save more than 150 tonnes of single use plastic in the coming year. Angus, backed by its popular AVA Berries brand says that will include its strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. It supplies most of the leading supermarkets in […]

Guy Shropshire will take reins as CEO of G’s Group

Guy Shropshire, who has helped lead North American and European business for prominent fresh produce grower G’s Group for more than a decade, will become its chief executive officer on 1May. Guy will take over for his father, John Shropshire, who will become Executive Chairman and will help offer guidance to Guy and members of […]