Technology news from Fresh Produce Journal

Technology news stories with a direct relevance to the UK fresh produce business, including updates on production and harvesting systems, sorting and grading machinery, packaging, coldstorage and controlled atmosphere, digital management, robots and automation, vertical farming, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

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NIAB opens GreenTech Hub

2022-05-13T11:00:00+01:00By

New £11.3m horticulture research centre opens doors at NIAB’s East Malling site in Kent

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Belgian campaign launches in UK

2022-05-10T15:38:00+01:00By

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

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Alistair Winter joins KisanHub

2022-05-04T12:58:00+01:00By

Agri-tech software firm hires fresh produce manager as new head of sales

The Smartleaf process helps to extend shelf life and reduce food waste

Smartleaf tech lands Queen’s Award

2022-04-22T15:38:00+01:00By

Babyleaf supplier JW European rewarded for patented misting technology to boost the shelf life of bagged salads

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FPI captures market on the move

2022-04-22T06:56:00+01:00

Fresh Produce India speakers to discuss exciting market evolution in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic

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‘Activated air’ seed cleaning ‘accelerates germination’

2021-11-30T12:41:33+00:00By

Trials of chemical-free seed treatment show “significant reductions in infections, improved germination rates, higher yield and reduced losses” in baby leaf salads

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Sainsbury's adopts Amazon contactless tech

2021-11-29T12:13:09+00:00By

Supermarket is using Amazon's Just Walk Out technology in its contactless, checkout-free store in Holborn

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Proseal expands offer

2021-11-26T11:37:30+00:00By

Tray-sealing machine manufacturer Proseal now offers "complete end of line packaging solution" after company developments

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Metos UK unveils new potato tech

2021-11-24T09:37:57+00:00By

Potato-shaped sensor for in-store monitoring and app for yield estimates are among new introductions

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Belgian pears

Belgian campaign launches in UK

2022-05-10T15:38:00+01:00By

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

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New pilot grows fresh talent in Kent

2022-05-10T15:34:00+01:00By

A new apprenticeship scheme in Kent offers opportunities to fast track into the fresh produce industry

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

British strawberries sweet and plentiful as season gets underway

2022-05-10T13:53:00+01:00By

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

2022-05-10T11:52:00+01:00By

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

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South Africa’s Sharon Fruit harvest starts

2022-05-10T11:24:00+01:00By

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