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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.

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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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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

Organic farming

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

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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

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‘Best farmers’ at risk of going bust


High input costs and changing policies could force the ‘best farmers in England’ out of business, says charity

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Belgian campaign launches in UK


Belgian produce marketers are targeting retail and foodservice companies in the UK with a message of high quality and sustainability

British strawberry volumes are up 50 per cent on the same period last year

British strawberries sweet and plentiful as season gets underway


UK season begins weeks earlier than last year, with favourable weather boosting berries’ natural sugars

Birds Eye has planted a huge butterfly artwork at one of its North Yorkshire pea farms to boost biodiversity and inspire consumers

Birds Eye kicks off biodiversity campaign with giant wildflower artwork


Campaign seeks to educate nation on importance of biodiversity and impact of its loss, as well as what we can all do to help protect it, with 20,000 wildflower seed boxes up for grabs

South African Sharon Fruit

South Africa’s Sharon Fruit harvest starts


The first containers shipped to Europe and airfreighted to the UK and the East have arrived

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Countess of Wessex celebrates 30 years of LEAF


HRH The Countess of Wessex led celebrations for the organisation’s 30th  anniversary in Warwickshire


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Logistics costs rise

UK transport firms report rising costs


Seven in ten logistics operators report escalating costs as fuel prices soar, Logistics UK survey finds

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Record first-quarter results for Maersk


Q1 saw the ”best earnings quarter ever” with growth across Ocean, Logistics and Terminals

Tesco has introduced HGV trailers with refrigeration units powered by solar panels

Tesco solar powers new HGVs


Joint initiative between Tesco and Marshall Fleet Solutions puts 100 per cent solar powered refrigerated units on the road

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Del Monte’s results hit by inflationary pressure


Despite higher Q1 sales year-on-year, the group’s operating income was hurt by rising costs