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.

Minette Batters

‘Which party will deliver a plan for British food?’ NFU asks

2024-02-20T10:53:00+00:00By

England’s farming union addresses urgent food production issues with political leaders at annual conference 

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NFU Cymru raises urgent concerns with Welsh govt

2024-02-20T10:23:00+00:00By

NFU Cymru presents farming policy recommendations to Wales’ rural affairs minister Lesley Griffiths 

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Red Tractor governance “sound”, report finds

2024-02-19T17:12:00+00:00By

NFU-commissioned independent review finds “no breach of procedure” in Red Tractor governance

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SH Pratt buys commercial arm of mango supplier Ripe Now

2024-02-16T11:55:00+00:00By

Leading UK banana distributor expands its tropical fruit range with acquisition of mango business

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Growing Kent & Medway offers £600k for sustainable food innovation

2024-02-14T15:39:00+00:00By

The UK research, innovation and enterprise organisation is looking to fund businesses that can improve supply chain operations in fresh produce 

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Apple marketing in 2024? It’s complicated…

2024-02-14T07:00:00+00:00By

With a broader range of product types, an array of trademarked brands, and a series of targeted marketing programmes, the business of selling apples has changed dramatically in recent years

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Govt ‘must take hort seriously or risk its future’, says NFU

2024-02-13T15:21:00+00:00By

Westminster’s response to Lords’ report is inadequate and misses chance to support the UK horticulture sector, farming union says

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Ecuador keeps up the pressure on bananas

2024-02-12T11:58:00+00:00By

Demands for fairer pricing and a more streamlined approach to certifications top the agenda in Berlin

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Southern Hemisphere apple exports set to rise

2024-02-12T10:21:00+00:00By

The six leading apple suppliers in the Southern Hemisphere will produce more and export more as a group in 2024, but the story is different for pears

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South Africa’s compliance effort targets sensible, sustainable steps

2024-02-08T23:03:00+00:00By

The South African fruit industry says its answer to the proliferation of social and environmental certification schemes is rooted in realism and pragmatism

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HCP on track to become ‘one-stop crop-protection shop’

2024-02-05T16:09:00+00:00By

HCP has had a strong year as it looks to become the one-stop shop for the whole of horticulture’s crop protection needs post-AHDB

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BerryWorld has big plans for Egyptian blueberries

2024-02-05T10:09:00+00:00By

Northeast African country’s production has potential to supplement year-round supply alongside South Africa, Morocco and Spain

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Climate creates challenging conditions for banana suppliers

2024-02-02T14:57:00+00:00By

SH Pratt Group business unit director João Barata talks to FPJ about the challenges facing the UK banana sector – and how his firm is working to mitigate them

Tenderstem is Britain's second-biggest fresh produce brand

The Power of Branding

2024-01-31T09:31:00+00:00By

For decades, own-label has dominated the fresh fruit and vegetable aisle at Britain’s top supermarkets. But now high costs and tough market conditions are putting huge pressure on margins. So is own-label still the only game in town?

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Logistics UK calls for govt clarification on EU produce imports

2024-01-30T09:45:00+00:00By

UK government must clarify classification of European fruit and vegetables given risk to supply chain, says transport body