Analysis and insight for the UK fresh produce business.
MorePeople CEO Andrew Fitzmaurice discusses the future role of AI and automation in recruitment, and argues there is still much value to be gained from the human touch
As Eurofruit’s Fresh Focus South Africa special reveals, disruption in South African ports has left the country’s fresh produce exporters with a mountain to climb
NFU Horticulture & Potatoes Board chair Martin Emmett calls for urgent government action to help the UK horticulture sector continue to make a positive contribution to the British economy
Of all the perishable cargoes affected by the Panama Canal drought, the Red Sea crisis, and infrastructure issues in South Africa, table grapes have been worst hit. And now, market prices may be about to fall
Mike Parr, director of logistics firm PML Seafrigo, lays bare the potentially dire consequences of Defra’s controversial decision to reintroduce physical checks on imports of fresh produce from the EU
Compliance consultant Jim Jefcoate sets out the tangible differences between the two approaches with a view to helping fresh produce companies improve their auditing operations
Roberto Zanichelli, business development and marketing director at Ilip, offers his insights into the changing dynamics of the fresh produce packaging business
Richard Clark of market analyst MrQual Research delves into data it has gathered on the factors that are important to UK shoppers when buying fruit and vegetables
Any company that wants to secure its future must integrate sustainability into its business plan. But that’s easier said than done, says Richard Bonn, co-founder of Aethr Associates
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Looking ahead to the next 12 months, John Giles of Promar International predicts further change in the fresh produce industry due to digitalisation, inflation, trade friction and climate change
The Italian government has backed Melinda’s unique plan to remove truck journeys between its Predaia packhouse and its mountain storage centre
Tim O’Malley, group MD of Nationwide Produce, reflects on the weather challenges facing growers of British vegetables as production is driven abroad and the sector lacks support from government
Reefer Trends editor Richard Bright explores whether abandoning the import tariff on Latin American bananas would amount to a betrayal of producers in West Africa, as the Afruibana trade body contests
Compliance consultant Jim Jefcoate makes the case for a more holistic and less burdensome approach to fresh produce certification based on ‘quality culture’