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Avocados remain a ‘globally popular super fruit’

2022-05-03T08:00:00+01:00By

New Rabobank market trend report highlights ongoing supply and demand growth

FL European Statistics Handbook

Europe’s fresh produce trade: five key insights

2022-02-17T13:31:07+00:00

Published this week, Fruit Logistica’s latest European Statistics Handbook is free to download

Jamie Petchell Global Plant Genetics

GPG analyses latest trends in raspberries

2022-01-21T14:28:01+00:00

Jamie Petchell showcases GPG/James Hutton's offer and looks at how the industry might develop in future

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New year, new Brexit red tape

2022-01-11T10:44:29+00:00

As new EU trade regulations bit on 1 January, ParcelHero warns unilateral action by the UK could result in a delayed hard Brexit

Young girl eating vegetables

Sector must act to fill consumption gap

2021-12-17T09:24:09+00:00

Freshfel Europe has launched the latest version of its Consumption Monitor

Conversations

Fischer Farms team

Can vertical farms feed the world?

2021-11-23T12:47:47+00:00By

Vertical farmer and clean energy specialist Tristan Fischer has a plan he believes will transform the future of food production and help the world avoid climate catastrophe

New Zealand apples

What does UK-NZ free trade deal mean for fruit sector?

2021-11-22T13:17:46+00:00By

Will NZ exporters target the UK with increased volumes of fruit following the recently signed FTA or will Asian markets take prominence? John Giles of Promar International assesses the situation

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Can veg seize the day?

2021-11-05T10:23:40+00:00By

Veg Power’s new Market Insight Report underlines the scale of opportunity facing the vegetable sector right now and spells out how it can capitalise

Elsoms strawberries NLG 2

Strawberry fields forever?

2021-11-03T11:39:33+00:00By

UK seed breeder teams up with scientists to discover whether agri-tech can improve the resilience and duration of UK strawberry production

Bradley Magnus | Wellpak

Who will pay for the war on plastic?

2021-10-14T09:31:59+01:00By FPJ Staff

Comment: As the UK’s Plastic Packaging Tax draws ever closer, Wellpak’s Bradley Magnus asks whether money is our strongest weapon in the war on plastic

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Has Brexit been as bad as we feared?

2021-09-03T17:46:18+01:00By Pascal Simian

After five years, four Covid variants, three prime ministers, two general elections and a lot of rotten vegetables, is Brexit quite the beast we feared it would be? Wellpak’s managing director Pascal Simian weighs in

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Drones to deliver by 2040?

2021-03-15T11:36:33+00:00By

Drones could account for 30 per cent of same-day deliveries by 2040, according to LEK Consulting

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A local and seasonal revolution?

2021-02-02T12:06:06+00:00By FPJ Staff

Comment: Brian Richardson, UK head of agriculture for Yorkshire Bank,discusses how new British consumer trends are supporting the national farming industry

Port of Dover

What does Brexit mean for UK fresh produce?

2021-01-04T13:49:27+00:00By

The last-minute agreement with Brussels is a relief for Britain's fresh produce trade, but supply chains are set to get slower, more complicated and more expensive. Here's how the industry reacted to the deal

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Where next for the UK-US trade deal?

2020-08-25T17:52:54+01:00By

John Giles of Promar International assesses the progress towards a UK-US trade deal and what it could mean for fresh produce