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Barfoots boss Julian Marks

Food shortages inevitable without government backing - NFU


Union warns the government must step up and support beleaguered fruit and veg growers

Covid shopping

December set for record grocery sales


December grocery sales on course to beat £12-billion mark for first time, says Kantar

Charles Barter

Remembering watercress pioneer Charles Barter

2022-12-06T11:59:00+00:00By The Watercress Company

Obituary: Charles Barter, a leading figure within the British watercress industry, has died suddenly after a short illness

Fyffes community project Latin America 2022

Fyffes assesses LatAm farm communities


Fresh produce leader completes community needs assessements for 100 per cent of its Latin American farm neighbourhoods

The B-hive team outside their new office

B-hive upgrades workspace in company expansion


Agritech innovator moves building but stays within Lincoln Science & Innovation Park as part of growth that has seen the business make 12 recent appointments


Sainsbury's value christmas dinner

Sainsbury’s invests a further £50m in holding prices


Supermarket says move enables it to offer an affordable Christmas dinner

Azovian is a large plum variety from BASF with intermediate resistance to ToBRFV

BASF fast-tracks rugose-resistant tomatoes


Devastating tomato virus sparks urgent calls for resistant varieties, with breeder anticipating strong demand for new round cultivar

Organic produce

Organic frustration over ELMS update delay


Soil Association says farmers are lacking details on support for nature-friendly production

The UK is the first market where the full range of Kissabel apples is available

Bright start for Kissabel in UK


Red-fleshed apple range receives positive feedback in consumer tastings as Worldwide Fruit spearheads marketing push

Asiafruit Congress global suppliers panel

Asiafruit Congress: global suppliers weather challenges


Panel of global suppliers underlines commitment to Asian markets amid impacts of shipping turmoil, inflation and lockdowns


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South Africa flag

Paul Clüver handed conservation award


Former Capespan and Unifruco chairman rewarded for his conservation work on his family fruit farm in Elgin, South Africa

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

Tesco suppliers reducing waste

Tesco launches platform for inter-supplier trade


Tesco Exchange offers suppliers the chance to trade surplus stock among themselves

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Maersk and IBM throw blockchain system overboard


Full collaboration across the entire global shipping business could not be achieved, admits carrier

Asia Fruit Logistica

Asia Fruit Logistica heads back to Hong Kong


Asia’s premier fresh fruit and vegetable trade show returns to AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong on 6-8 September 2023