Retail news from Eurofruit

Important developments in Europe’s food retail arena, with a focus on fresh produce procurement, distribution, marketing, merchandising, and new product development.

Ambrosia apples Italy Vip Rivoira

Ambrosia apples hit European shelves


Harvest volumes in Piedmont and Val Venosta are at the same level as last year, with apple quality said to be good

Asda ditches swede wrapping

Wrap urges increased collaboration and action on climate


The climate action group is calling on more businesses in the UK to take immediate action on climate change, including efforts on food waste and plastic packaging

Siebe van Wijk of The Fruit Republic

‘Big opportunities’ in Vietnamese fruit sector


Supplier forecasts major growth in exports and domestic supply if Vietnam can attract overseas investment, open up new markets, and modernise production methods

Marcel Koks is the food and beverage industry and solution strategy director at enterprise software provider Infor

Automation and supply chain agility ‘will shape sector’ in 2023

2022-11-29T11:10:00+00:00By ,

Comment: Fresh produce firms must remain agile to meet fluctuating demand, as well as considering investment in automation and AI, as they face up to supply chain instability, inflation, labour shortages and climate change

Jan Ernst de Groot Ahold Delhaize

Ahold Delhaize updates its CO2 targets


Retailer sets CO2 emission reduction targets for its entire value chain in line with UN goal of keeping global warming below 1.5°C

Anggarda Putra of Natural Delights showed off the new product at Asia Fruit Logistica 2023 in Bangkok

Natural Delights sets sights on Asia with chocolate dates


US Medjool date supplier wants to reach south-east Asian markets with new chocolate-wrapped range

Reji Retugal (left) and Renata Dalton of the USHBC at Asia Fruit Logistica 2023 in Bangkok

US blueberries in sports marketing push


US Highbush Blueberry Council is positioning fruit as performance food in Asia and highlighting its use in various savoury applications in new efforts to boost sales


Driscoll’s Russell Allwell discusses Berry Gardens takeover


Exclusive interview: Efficient berry production, better sales and new exports are all part of Driscoll’s plans for UK grower cooperative Berry Gardens, group’s EMEA managing director Russell Allwell tells the FPJ 

This summer's dry growing conditions have brought down onion yields significantly

‘Don’t underestimate the drought’


Comment: Europe’s worst drought in 500 years is set to slash onion volumes this season, causing spot prices to soar as producers grapple with the twin challenges of climate change and hyper-inflation


Ukraine apples find safe haven in UK


British importer Growers Direct marks start of new UK-Ukraine apple deal


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Foodiverse Jesús Gómez

Foodiverse takes a fresh look at convenience


The group is living up to its name as it continues to expand its fresh-cut offering for the European market

GBC2022 Lidl Agrovision

Global Berry Congress makes impressive return


Retailers including Aldi, Lidl, Delhaize, ICA and M&S among those who attended the leading event for the global berry business

DE Fruit Logistica Fresh Produce Forum

Fruit Logistica 2023: expert advice and practical solutions for all

2022-11-16T14:05:00+00:00In partnership with Fruit Logistica

Event programme for world’s leading fresh produce trade show in Berlin offers visitors valuable information to make better business decisions

Wasted fruit veg UN

123 Pledge aims to spur action on food loss and waste


Coordinated by Champions 12.3, UNEP and the FAO, the new ‘123 Pledge’ highlights the connection between food loss and waste and the climate crisis and calls for concrete steps


WayCool makes investment in AllFresh


Indian agri-tech company boosts sourcing of domestically grown apples and citrus with investment in distributor AllFresh Supply Management