Supply news from Eurofruit

Coverage of Europe’s local and international fruit and vegetable suppliers, including news and analysis of key areas such as production, trade, exports, logistics, and research and development.

Covid shopping

December set for record grocery sales


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

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

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

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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

Jane Swift has been in the top job at Borough Market since joining on an interim basis in September 2021

Borough Market makes Jane Swift permanent CEO


Swift has experience in corporate and charity sectors having worked with Trussell Trust, Workers Education Association and Landscape Institute before joining the market

Welsh leeks are now one of 92 UK-produced GI products

Puffin secures UK GI for Welsh leeks


Puffin’s Blas Y Tir branded Welsh leeks will now carry the UK GI logo giving consumers a guarantee of their quality and provenance

Fresh Produce Consortium CEO Nigel Jenney

‘New approach needed to save nation’s food supply’


Comment: Safeguarding the UK’s fresh produce and horticultural sectors must be a government priority

Salad production

Home-grown food ‘integral to national security’, says former MI5 chief


Former MI5 director general tells NFU lecture that domestic production is integral to national security 

Marcel Koks is the food and beverage industry and solution strategy director at enterprise software provider Infor

Automation and supply chain agility ‘will shape sector’ in 2023

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Comment: Fresh produce firms must remain agile to meet fluctuating demand, as well as considering investment in automation and AI, as they face up to supply chain instability, inflation, labour shortages and climate change


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DP World links UK logistics hubs


DP World launches new train service connecting London Gateway and Southampton logistics hubs

Freshgrowers chantenay carrots carbon neutral

Carrots fit for a King


British-grown produce plays starring role in King Charles III’s first state banquet 

Sunions launched in January 2022

Season extension for Sunions


Tearless onion variety will return to Waitrose shelves six weeks earlier this winter in bid to capitalise on Christmas sales spike

Blueberries contain high levels of anthocyanins

South African blueberry business cleans up after strikes


The true picture of the impact of port strikes on the South African blueberry business will only be known at the end of the year

Indonesian seasonal workers were allegedly saddled with debts by unlicensed brokers earlier this year

Industry unites to protect seasonal worker welfare


Roundtable meeting addresses seasonal labour challenges following difficult year for recruitment and worker welfare