All articles by Emma Twyning – Page 10

  • Willowbrook spies spuds

    Willowbrook spies spuds


    Ulster-based salad and vegetable supplier Willowbrook foods is expanding into the potato-processing sector following a £400,000 investment.

  • Herbert helps out Morrisons

    Herbert helps out Morrisons


    Herbert Industrial has solved a dilemma for leek supplier Simms and Woods, installing special labelling equipment to produce a specific font required by its customer, Morrisons, within 24 hours.

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    Waitrose growers get greener


    Waitrose’s entire UK grower base has committed to help protect British wildlife by planting extra-wide hedgerows on their land, the supermarket has announced.

  • First grapefruit from Proagro

    First grapefruit from Proagro


    The first grapefruit of the season from Mexican fruit exporter Proagro has left the country by reefer, destined for the UK and continental Europe.

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    Spain suffers worst drought for a decade


    Spain’s flourishing agriculture sector is contributing to the country’s worst drought in a decade, which could see taps in the south east dry up completely, claim reports.

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    Markem offers GS1 introduction


    Digital coding system supplier Markem is running series of one-day training courses to provide an introduction to the GS1 bar code standards and system.

  • Fruit juice significantly reduces risk of dementia

    Fruit juice significantly reduces risk of dementia


    Fruit and vegetable juices could receive a boost from the latest medical research, which claims drinking them more than three times a week could cut the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by 76 per cent.

  • Kendall: "abuse of power"

    Farmers accuse retailers of abuse of power


    The NFU has told the Competition Commission inquiry into the grocery market of “an abuse of power within the supply chain”.

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    F1 champ to speak at tomato conference


    Champion F1 driver-turned organic grower Jody Scheckter will speak at this year’s annual tomato conference in September.

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    New plant-health procedures for NCH in Manchester


    Importers of Plant-Health controlled goods that clear customs via the National Clearance Hub (NCH) in Manchester will soon have to adhere to a new set of procedures, the Fresh Produce Consortium has announced.

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    US fast food chains turning away from fresh produce


    Salads and fresh-cut fruit on fast-food outlet menus could become increasingly scarce if the UK’s eateries follow the example of chains in the US.

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    Blight-resistant GM spud on trial


    Chemicals manufacturing corporation BASF is hoping to trial crops of genetically modified blight-resistant potatoes in the UK next year, it has been revealed.

  • Somerfield stages price bonanza

    Somerfield stages price bonanza


    Somerfield is staging a two-week price bonanza on a wide range of its fruit and vegetables in a bid to increase consumption in the run up to the start of the autumn school term.

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    Food prices set to soar, says Daily Mail


    High food prices, caused mainly by poor harvests and rising fuel costs, will continue to rise in the long term, the Daily Mail has reported.

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    Freight demand growing in spite of soaring fuel prices


    An FTA survey has suggested that demand for freight is growing in spite of soaring oil prices.

  • Tesco still leads in strong growth period

    Tesco still leads in strong growth period


    Tesco still leads the retail pack in the strongest period of grocery market growth for two years, the latest TNS figures have shown.

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    Biocides expert appointed


    Anti-microbial technology company Byotrol plc has appointed a new biocides expert.

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    FTA calls for greater operating standard enforcement


    Member states need to take responsibility for poor enforcement of operating standards, rather than raising quality standards across the board, the FTA has told the European Commission.

  • Really Garlicky launch

    Really Garlicky launch


    Scottish-grown garlic brand, Really Garlicky Garlic, has been launched into Tesco stores across the country this week.

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    Jersey growers' show debut


    A band of Jersey growers will cross the Channel to promote Jersey produce at the Three Counties Agricultural Societies Malvern Autumn Garden & County Show for the first time this autumn.