Brakes unveils Help for Hospitality campaign to help businesses recover from pandemic

Foodservice wholesaler Brakes is offering significant discounts to hospitality sector businesses in the continued wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new campaign promises to not only help customers weather the next month or so as vaccines roll out across the UK but also over the next few months as companies look to rebound from an […]

BerryWorld celebrate two more wins at International Taste Institute Awards

LPS19: How Fresh4cast is helping the fresh produce industry get smarter

Two varieties of berries from the BerryWorld Plus breeding programme earned awards for superior taste and two starts during the recent 2021 International Taste Institute Awards. BerryWorld’s Diamond Jubilee/BerryWorld Gem and another commercial variety that has yet to be launched received acclaim from a panel of international chefs. “This double award recognises our efforts to […]

Mandarins fuel record South Africa forecasts for big citrus export year

Fresh Fruit Portal South Africa is expecting citrus exports in 2021 to set another consecutive record, driven in large part by late mandarins. The Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa (CGA) said estimates are for 158.7 million cartons for South Africa. The industry in 2020 exported 146 million, and 130 million in 2019, meaning that, […]

Tesco trials unwashed potatoes to help cut down on food waste

It has been more than 50 years since major UK retailers have sold unwashed potatoes in their stores, but Tesco says it is giving it a go again to help cut down on food waste in the home. Tesco says by leaving the dirt on them, it can help potentially double their shelf life. According […]

UK will have adequate supply of table grapes despite Chile weather

Inaugural Global Grape Summit will take place at Grosvenor House this June

Amid the potential grape shortages given heavy rains in Chile, the UK doesn’t seem to expect to see a loss of supply nor rising prices at the same level that the United States may see. Currently, the UK is adequately supplied with fruit arriving mainly from South Africa, India and Chile, with tail-end volumes still […]