All articles by Emma Twyning – Page 7

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    Group call for greater biofuel commitment


    A cross-industry group is urging the government to show a greater commitment to the use of biofuel in UK transport.

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    Tornado hits El Ejido, Almeria


    A tornado and accompanying heavy rainfall that hit El Ejido in Almeria yesterday morning have damaged crops and caused havoc across the region.

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    Somerfield to outsource IT department


    Somerfield is reportedly planning to transfer nearly 120 IT jobs from its Bristol head office to a consultancy in India in a bid to reduce costs.

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    Easiweigh launches low-cost weigh-pack solution


    Easiweigh Ltd has launched an integrated weighing and bagging system for start-up operations and low-volume producers.

  • Louis Kriel

    Capespan to adapt to world order


    Capespan Fruit Division’s ceo Louis Kriel has vowed that Capespan will see changes in the fruit trade as opportunities for global growth and that the company will continue to “adapt in tandem with the world.”

  • Del Monte launches snack bags in schools

    Del Monte launches snack bags in schools


    Del Monte Fresh is this month launching a new range of fruit and vegetable snack bags into the UK’s primary schools.

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    Government guidance notes to help out-of-hours delivery


    Government guidance notes on night curfews for lorry operations should help local authorities improve out-of-hours delivery arrangements, to the benefit of retailers, daytime road users and local residents, according to the Freight Transport Association.

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    Scrubber to rival SmartFresh?


    An ethylene scrubbing system from France could provide growers with an effective chemical-free solution to storing fruit.

  • Frupac invests in people

    Frupac invests in people


    Peterborough-based third-party fruit packer Frupac has commissioned the Assessment Network to help it achieve Investors in People (IiP) accreditation.

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    October retail sales dip


    Retail sales fell during October, ending a seven-month reign of growth, but food sales bucked the trend with “healthy sales growth”, according to a distributive trades survey.

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    NFU launches online survey


    The National Farmers Union is calling on fruit, vegetable and flower growers to take part in a new online survey to help build a better picture of the industry.

  • Zespri profits down

    Zespri profits down


    New Zealand kiwifruit giant Zespri has announced a 10 per cent decline in half-year profits, posting a consolidated, unaudited after-tax figure of $24.9 million (£8.7m) for the six months to September 30.

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    BPC explores opportunities for seed breeders


    The British Potato Council (BPC) will explore opportunities in the potato seed industry at a special event in Scotland next month.

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    Leafy greens increase brain power in elderly


    Leafy green vegetables could help boost mental ability in older adults, new evidence suggests.

  • Conference volumes curbed

    Conference volumes curbed


    Heavy russetting on English Conference pears brought on by erratic weather conditions this year will see saleable volumes of the variety significantly reduced, according to industry experts.

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    White chicory on stream at Jack Buck Growers


    Jack Buck Growers has announced the availability of its new-season white chicory.

  • Orange juice prices to rise

    Orange juice prices to rise


    Weather-related shortages of juicing oranges around the world could see the price of freshly squeezed juice rise by up to 30p a litre, according to experts.

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    Largest ever celebration for British produce


    This year's fifth annual British Food fortnight was the largest celebration of British produce to date, organisers have announced.

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    World's first purple tomato under development


    US researchers are developing the world’s first purple tomato, which contains the same health-giving property as the blueberry.

  • Mark Haysom, Val Braybrooks director of Holbeach Campus), vice chancellor David Chiddick and Clive Bound director of FE at the University of Lincoln

    Haysom praises Holbeach


    Chief executive of the learning and skills Council (LSC) Mark Haysom has praised the University of Lincoln’s specialist food technology and manufacturing centre following a visit to talk to its staff and local employers.