Industry analysis from Fresh Produce Journal

Analysis and insight for the UK fresh produce business.

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Avocados remain a ‘globally popular super fruit’


New Rabobank market trend report highlights ongoing supply and demand growth

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Europe’s fresh produce trade: five key insights


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

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GPG analyses latest trends in raspberries


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


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

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Sector must act to fill consumption gap


Freshfel Europe has launched the latest version of its Consumption Monitor


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Can vertical farms feed the world?


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

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


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?


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

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Strawberry fields forever?


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

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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 drone delivery

Drones to deliver by 2040?


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

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What does Brexit mean for UK fresh produce?


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?


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