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Barfoots boss Julian Marks

Food shortages inevitable without government backing - NFU

2022-12-06T12:31:00+00:00By

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

Covid shopping

December set for record grocery sales

2022-12-06T12:26:00+00:00By

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

2022-12-06T10:36:00+00:00By

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

2022-12-05T12:05:00+00:00By

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

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Sainsbury's value christmas dinner

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

2022-12-05T11:34:00+00:00By

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

2022-12-02T12:47:00+00:00By

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

2022-12-02T11:35:00+00:00By

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

2022-12-02T10:32:00+00:00By

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

2022-12-02T05:15:00+00:00By

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

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Paul Clüver handed conservation award

2022-12-01T13:54:00+00:00By

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

2022-12-01T12:31:00+00:00By

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

2022-12-01T11:54:00+00:00By

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

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Maersk and IBM throw blockchain system overboard

2022-12-01T11:17:00+00:00By

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

2022-12-01T08:11:00+00:00By

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