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, […]

Australia: Exclusive license agreement to market mango varieties will be awarded

The Queensland Government is offering three elite mango varieties for commercial development that have the potential for domestic and export markets. The varieties were developed under the National Mango Breeding Program, Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said. “We’re very optimistic about these mango varieties and the long-term opportunities they bring for […]

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 […]

Shares in UK supermarkets surge amid acquisition speculation

Morrisons introduces 'Love To Help' measures for vulnerable and elderly

Shares in British supermarkets surged today amid speculation that they could be targets for private equity bids, The Evening Standard reports. Sainsbury’s jumped by 13.8p — or 4.8% — to top the FTSE 100. Tesco was the second biggest riser with a gain of 1.6% and Ocado was just behind, up 1%. Momentum in the sector follows the conclusion of the bidding war […]

Green SuperFood launches European Marketing Arm

Green SuperFood, a producer-exporter of premium and sustainable fresh fruit and one of the largest Hass avocado growers in Colombia and Brazil, will launch its new European marketing and distribution arm called Farmers Home Europe at Fruit Attraction 2021 (Stand 6F03A in Hall 6). Farmers Home Europe, which will be the European office for GSF’s Latin American […]

A Vow for Continuous Improvement

European fresh fruit and veg sector facing tumultuous period, says Freshfel

To be a wholesaler in Boston, as far a major market from the big produce-production areas on the West coast as exists in the country, is to make one deeply sensitive to reefer trucking costs.