Analysis from FPJ – Page 2

  • Dutch onions
    Analysis

    Scratch cooking boosts wholehead market

    2019-09-20T15:29:51Z

    Kantar consumer insight director Joe Shaw Roberts looks at how the home cooking trend is giving traditional produce a boost

  • Broccoli in field
    Analysis

    Brassicas benefit from health boom

    2019-08-23T11:12:02Z

    Kantar consumer insight director Joe Shaw Roberts looks at how brassicas are back in vogue as consumers look for healthy options

  • Pacific Produce avos Peru
    Analysis

    Reality check for avos?

    2019-04-15T17:00:03Z

    While demand continues to rise, albeit more slowly than before, importers must be mindful of fruit quality and fluctuations in supply, warns Rob Cullum of Pacific Produce

  • Dubai
    Analysis

    Deep farms: The future of food production?

    2019-02-11T10:53:04Z

    There’s been much talk of how vertical farming offers a solution to the impacts of climate change and population growth, but University of Nottingham academics Professor Saffa Riffat, president of the World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies, and Professor Yijun Yuan, EU Marie Curie fellow, are preferring to look downwards for the future of food

  • mushrooms
    Analysis

    Room for Manoeuvre?

    2018-11-29T17:04:18Z

    Poland is a key mushroom source for the UK market, which relies on imports to ensure it can meet demand. Michael Barker speaks to producer Grzybmar to find out how supply is shaping up and how it is bracing for Brexi

  • Romaine lettuce
    Analysis

    A new leaf for salad?

    2018-09-26T17:14:51Z

    High temperatures and health-conscious shoppers mean Brits are buying more salads despite hot weather and labour shortages putting pressure on producers

  • Gert Kema WUR
    Analysis

    Panama disease: the point of no return?

    2018-09-19T16:41:28Z

    The future looks bleak for the banana business as it struggles to contain the disease TR4, but Professor Gert Kema believes an escape route could be within reach, provided the industry works together. He speaks exclusively to Mike Knowles and Michael Barker

  • Credit Matthias Hangst Wimbledon
    Analysis

    New strawberries, please!

    2018-06-20T11:37:18Z

    As labour and packaging serve up fresh challenges for suppliers, the ball is very much in the industry's court

  • Figs
    Analysis

    Tropical fruits cooling off?

    2018-05-03T16:35:58Z

    Tropical fruit volume sales dropped unexpectedly in the past 12 months, but excitement abounds for the potential of smaller and exotic varieties

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    Analysis

    Could 3D printing boost fruit and veg?

    2018-04-16T14:33:35Z

    Natural Machines co-founder claims technology is here now to offer creative ways to get people eating more fresh

  • South Africa vineyard
    Analysis

    Is the sky the limit for South Africa?

    2018-04-13T12:10:42Z

    The South African fruit export industry is facing a number of challenges beyond its control, but if things fall into line, the sector is set for further growth

  • Unicorn Grocery
    Analysis

    Organics for all?

    2018-04-12T14:31:46Z

    The organics sector is shaking off perceptions of exclusivity, but could the major supermarkets be doing more to lower prices? Fred Searle asks whether lessons can be learned from an organic co-op in Manchester

  • tractor in field
    Analysis

    Healthy and harmonious?

    2018-04-09T10:45:45Z

    NFU chief horticulture adviser Hayley Campbell-Gibbons has been touring the country to get growers’ views on the future direction of the industry. Here, she outlines the opinions of a panel of producers in Kent

  • Whole Foods Market
    Analysis

    Will Amazon revolutionise food distribution?

    2018-03-22T11:31:43Z

    Isabelle Chaboud, a professor at the Grenoble School of Management (GEM), looks at the possible long-term effects on the grocery market of Amazon's foray into food retail

  • robotic brassica picking arm (credit University of Plymouth)
    Analysis

    More human than human?

    2018-03-07T14:48:58Z

    Rapid technological growth and labour issues have brought agricultural robotics out of the fringe and into the mainstream, but are they a panacea or still in the realm of sci-fi?

  • spiralizer CREDIT Jessica Mullen
    Analysis

    Have spiralisers had their day?

    2018-02-26T14:35:51Z

    New figures from Argos show sales of spiralisers have nosedived, but potatoes are set to benefit from appetite for 'real' carbs

  • Chris Bavin portrait cartoon
    Analysis

    Opinion: Why it's now crucial media

    2017-11-24T15:27:08Z

    TV's Chris Bavin on why it's no longer social media, but vital media in the new business environment

  • Fruit and veg Credit Garry Knight
    Analysis

    Analysis: The final tool in the box

    2017-11-06T12:23:13Z

    Diversification in varieties and products can help mitigate climate change, preserve ecosystems and protect the future of farm businesses

  • Columnist copy
    Analysis

    Opinion: GCA can help produce firms through Brexit

    2017-10-05T10:24:03Z

    The government should make an extended Groceries Code Adjudicator part of a post-Brexit agriculture bill, writes Tom Wills, policy officer at Traidcraft Exchange

  • Ian Nottage column picture
    Analysis

    Opinion: The role of the chef in healthy diets

    2017-10-03T11:50:38Z

    Chefs have a responsibility to create appetising veg-based meals to help encourage healthy diets, writes Ian Nottage of Reynolds