Ed Bedington is a former editor of the Fresh Produce Journal.
South African citrus exporters are being urged to avoid shipping fruit to Spain due to stringent inspection processes.
Greenvale is celebrating after being awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Innovation.
Poor weather has delayed harvesting of California Bing cherries but supplies are on course to arrive in early June, the California Cherry Advisory Board has confirmed.
Angus soft Fruits have been getting the consumer appetite whetted with tasting sessions at the Taste of Scotland show last week.
The Re:fresh Partnership has lined up a series of hard-hitting industry leaders to be interviewed on-stage during this year’s Re:fresh Conference 2006.
Asda is extending the scope of its local sourcing when it comes to strawberries, with a little help from Advanced Marketing Services.
A leading Welsh wholesaler has landed a deal to supply a leading pub chain with local produce.
The practical impact of the compulsory 48-hour working week has not lived up to the industry’s fears but the cost burden is significant, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA).
A family firm supplying flowers, plants and vegetables for more than 160 years is now at the cutting edge of technology after a shake-up.
Hazeldene foods is celebrating after signing up Somerfield as a new customer.
As FPJ went to press this week, two New Covent Garden-based brothers were embarking on a joint venture that puts the daily turmoil of the fruit trade well and truly in the shade.
The government is pulling the plug on the School Fruit & Vegetable Scheme and the fresh produce industry has 18 months to assist in the creation of a suitable replacement.
Re:fresh award-winning retailer Booths has relocated its Lancashire-based headquarters to state-of-the-art offices tailor-made to help its staff achieve their business objectives.
Brazilian apple producers are hoping for success in the UK this season with the launch of a new promotion.
Freshfel has led a trade delegation to China in a bid to open the market up to European exporters of fruit and vegetables.
Local councils and authorities are being ‘bullied’ into approving plans for new and extended supermarket stores, a team of independent researchers has alleged.
The government is launching another new campaign to encourage people to eat more fruit and veg to improve their health.
Tesco has revealed record breaking underlying profits of £2.25 billion, 17 per cent up on the year before.
Tesco is planning to open as many as 100 convenience stores in the south-east over the next decade, it has been reported.
The Co-operative Group is showing its support for British tomatoes this season, with a little help from suppliers IVG White.
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