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BAPL announces 2022 campaign


BAPL puts affordability at core of its 2022 British apples and pears promotional activities

Iceland launches discount for over 60s

Iceland to launch discount to over 60s


Iceland offers new 10 per cent discount to shoppers aged 60+ to help ease cost-of-living worries

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Pink Lady creates buzz at Morrisons with Bee Pink campaign


Leading apple brand Pink Lady relaunches Bee Pink promotion in Morrisons stores to raise awareness of importance of pollinators

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Aldi teams up with Cashew Coast to crack sustainable nut supply


Aldi UK announces new partnership to support sustainable cashew production and supply chain

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Battle lines drawn for shipping rate confrontation


South African citrus growers seek cooperation with other industries to get control of produce shipping and counter steep freight increases



Lorry driver initiatives bear fruit


UK lorry-driver shortage persists but recruitment initiatives are starting to make a difference, says Logistics UK

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FPC Fresh Awards go global


The Fresh Produce Consortium is encouraging broader international participation at its FPC Fresh Awards 2022


Dogtooth takes robots to Downing Street


Strawberry-harvesting-robot manufacturer Dogtooth Technologies stressed UK growers’ urgent need for labour when it showed its intelligent machines to Boris Johnson

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New brand identity for Fruit Logistica


The world’s leading fruit and vegetable trade exhibition has updated its logo and event branding

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Global Tomato Congress: Prominent aims to inspire consumers


With costs rising and spending getting tighter, the health, taste and affordability of fresh tomatoes should be highlighted


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NIAB opens GreenTech Hub


New £11.3m horticulture research centre opens doors at NIAB’s East Malling site in Kent

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Govt announces £200m funding for HGV zero emission trials


Transport minister announces £200 million zero emission HGV funding at Logistics UK conference yesterday

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Organic farming on the rise in UK


More British farmers are converting to organic production in line with growing consumer demand, finds organic body Soil Association

Defra offers farmers advance on BPS payments

NFU Cymru launches Wales Woman Farmer of the Year 2022


The search is on for Wales Woman Farmer of the Year 2022 to celebrate women’s contribution to the country’s farming industry

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​Adriëlle Dankier named as new CEO of Nature’s Pride


Dutch importer confirms current chief executive officer Fred van Heyningen will step down as of 1 June