Pandemic and Brexit Hit UK Traders Hard

Fresh look for New Covent Garden Market

Wholesale traders across the globe pride themselves on their ability to respond quickly to changing market conditions, to step up their game and show fortitude, unity and resilience while others lose their heads in times of difficulty. I recently read the excellent column by Hunts Point’s Matthew D’Arrigo on producebusinessuk.com (originally printed in the Produce […]

Where in the world is my container?

The global produce industry is a fascinating and entirely unique business model, with arguably one of the most delicate operational chains that spans global markets and meticulously juggles countless daily moving pieces. The industry is also no stranger to incident response, troubleshooting, and navigating large-scale challenges whether weather-related, a hiring or labor challenge, government policy […]

The next gen: Building off what got us here

To be a wholesaler located on the Hunts Point Market in the City of New York is to be a wholesaler presented with an abundance of opportunities. We are in the epicenter of the largest buying market in the country. If a shipper needs to find a home for product due to overproduction or the […]

South Africa Citrus Forecast Cut Due to Violence

South African citrus remains a success story despite ongoing CBS issues

South Africa’s 2021 citrus export forecast has been reduced following a period of violent unrest in the country, but the latest estimate remains above the 2020 figures as port operations return to normal. The estimate now stands at 156.2 million cartons across all categories, according to the Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa (CGA). The […]

UK apple suppliers welcome Enhanced Trade Partnership with India

Expanding the UK’s export horizons opens the door for growers to achieve superior prices for larger apple sizes not demanded by domestic retailers. Growers and exporters in the UK have welcomed the signing of an Enhanced Trade Partnership (ETP) between the UK and India to facilitate the supply of fresh apples. The opportunities in India […]

South Africa protests disrupt citrus exports

South African farmers have been hit by days of unrest and looting as trucks carrying produce are prevented from delivering to markets. The country’s citrus exports through the port of Durban have been halted after violence erupted in the KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng regions. Crowds have this week clashed with police and ransacked shopping malls, […]