All articles by Emma Twyning – Page 4

  • Red grapes supply stays tight

    Red grapes supply stays tight


    The market situation in the UK for red grapes remains extremely tight in the run up to Christmas, despite suppliers’ hopes that the position would improve this month.

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    Sainsbury’s scoops third in corporate comp


    A team of Sainsbury’s colleagues scooped two prizes at global corporate team-building event.

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    Citrus strike called off


    The citrus sector strike in Spain scheduled for today and tomorrow (Friday) has been postponed indefinitely by producer organisations.

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    Promising prospects for US watermelon


    The US-based Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) has said the country’s prospects for exporting watermelon to the UK look “promising” following a recent trip to London.

  • Grocery market shows strong growth

    Grocery market shows strong growth


    The grocery market has bucked the rumoured trend of a poor pre-Christmas trading period, showing healthy growth in the last quarter.

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    ACS opposes removal of restrictions


    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is calling on the government not to remove vital planning restrictions on supermarket development.

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    Junk food still a favourite for UK shoppers


    UK shoppers have continued to opt for junk food over healthier choices including fresh produce, despite the government’s ongoing focus on tackling the obesity crisis, according to a survey by retail consultant Dunnhumby.

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    ABS director wins top award


    Anglia Business Solutions development director Richard Jones has been awarded IT Developer of the Year at the British Computer Society (BCS) IT Professional Awards this month.

  • Waitrose shoppers most loyal

    Waitrose shoppers most loyal


    Waitrose and Marks & Spencer customers are the most loyal, according to a new survey.

  • 5 A DAY not enough, top nutritionist claims

    5 A DAY not enough, top nutritionist claims


    The five portions of fruit and vegetables a day recommended by government are not enough, and only a paltry number of British adults are reaching the daily minimum of three portions, nutrition scientists claim.

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    Huelva extends berries


    The fragraria Foundation in Huelva, south-western Spain, is looking into growing strawberries year round in the region, as well as enhancing production of raspberries and other soft fruit.

  • Spanish citrus gears up for strike

    Spanish citrus gears up for strike


    The Spanish citrus sector is preparing for a national two-day strike on Thursday and Friday, severely disrupting production, packing and shipping operations.

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    Clemenules return


    Clemenules are set to make a comeback on the shelves at Morrisons this Christmas following a successful debut in December 2005.

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    Moroccan citrus exports on the up


    Moroccan citrus exports are set for a 15 per cent boost to 622,170 tonnes this season, according to citrus growers’ association Aspam

  • Florette launches new ad

    Florette launches new ad


    Florette is launching a £1 million television advertising campaign in January to promote its new Steam Vegetable range, bringing its total marketing budget over the £3m mark for the first time.

  • Kip Winter-Cox, head of marketing at Bakkavor

    Bags of value


    Kip Winter-Cox, head of marketing at Bakkavor, has urged the prepared salads market to look at whether salad bags are really delivering consumers best value for money.

  • Onion supply tightens

    Onion supply tightens


    Onion prices in the UK have risen to their highest levels for eight years as a range of factors combine to tighten supply. Prices on wholesale markets were up to 780p for 25kg of UK product compared to 325-370p at this time last year.

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    Italian clem production drops


    Italian clementine production is set for a 17 per cent drop to 360,000 tonnes this season, according to agricultural organisation Coldiretti.

  • Spanish lemon volumes down

    Spanish lemon volumes down


    A €48 million loss is expected for the 2006-07 Spanish lemon campaign, according to Ailimpo, the Spanish trade association for the lemon and grapefruit sector.

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    Exosect to develop IPM solutions


    Biological control company Exosect has announced a further agreement with a global crop protection specialist to research the capacity of its powder platforms to control a variety of pests in apples and pears.