All articles by Emma Twyning – Page 5

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    NZ top-fruit labour short


    Apple growers in New Zealand are fearful in the face of a labour shortage. Already at the peak time for thinning their trees, producers in Hawke’s Bay have said that government agencies are not giving them the help they need.

  • Fyffes de-merger gains approval

    Fyffes de-merger gains approval


    The proposed de-merger of fresh produce giant Fyffes was approved by shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting in Dublin this week (Tuesday).

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    Valencian citrus gets makeover


    The Regulatory Council Valencian Citrus Fruits unveiled its updated image at the Valencian Institute of Agrarian Investigations (IVIA) on October 14.

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    FTA praises Scottish action plan


    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has praised Scotland's first Freight Action Plan, launched by minister Tavish Scott on Tuesday, for recognising the predominant role of road transport and making a commitment to improving the trunk road network.

  • Sprouts, Ferrero-Rocher style

    Sprouts set for campaign boost


    Brussels sprouts are getting a big promotional boost with a campaign that sets out to show they are not just for Christmas.

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    Balicki named as WWF ceo


    Robert Balicki has been named Worldwide Fruit’s new chief executive officer.

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    Stern steps down


    Nicholas Stern, author of the government report on climate change, is to step down as head of Britain’s economic service.

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    SA stonefruit volumes down


    A slump in South African stonefruit production that will strike a “serious blow” to producers is anticipated for the 2006-07 season, according to the Stone Fruit Joint Marketing Forum (SFJMF).

  • John Haffenden, managing director of Farm Refrigeration

    F Gas deadline looms


    Fresh produce handlers need to get their refrigeration in order by July 4 next year, in time for F Gas Day.

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    Banana-skin envelopes to help Indian communities


    Banana-skin stationery is set to bring jobs and sustainability to Indian communities as part of a range by Wiltshire-based national procurement and fulfillment company The Consortium.

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    Tesco expands in Malaysia


    Tesco is set to nearly double its stores in Malaysia after buying eight new outlets for a reported £80 million.

  • Sainsbury's launches healthy eating scheme

    Sainsbury's launches healthy eating scheme


    Sainsbury’s will launch a healthy eating and cookery scheme aimed at school children from January 2007.

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    Third Morrisons director resigns


    Morrisons executive director Marie Melnyk has resigned from the Board with immediate effect.

  • Planning rethink pro-supermarkets

    Planning rethink pro-supermarkets


    A shake-up of the planning system put forward in a report on the future of land use in England could see a supermarket spring up in every market town.

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    NFU Scotland celebrates young achievers


    A £1000 prize is up for grabs as part of NFU Scotland’s annual Young Achiever Excellence Award - and the deadline has been extended to January 3.

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    Packaging Automation reshuffles


    Tray sealing and filling equipment specialist Packaging Automation Ltd has reorganised its sales team after several new appointments and internal promotions.

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    Supermarkets gear up for online boom


    Supermarkets are gearing up for a boom in online grocery sales, adding hundreds of extra delivery vans to satisfy increased demand over the festive period.

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    Fruit and veg halves miscarriage risk


    Eating fruit and vegetables every day could halve the risk of miscarriage, according to new research.

  • Tesco maintains growth

    Tesco maintains growth


    Tesco has maintained its strong growth into the third quarter, the UK’s number-one retailer announced yesterday (Tuesday).

  • Fresh Connect's Pieter Swart and Tony Brinsford

    New concept for SA fruit


    A South African fruit marketer has developed a new concept that sees companies buying and marketing a fruit tree’s entire yield - across all grades.