All Herbs articles – Page 14

  • Hard times for herbs
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    Hard times for herbs

    2012-08-24T10:06:32Z

    The herb sector has been one of the standout performers in the fresh produce category in recent years but, as Michael Barker reports, in 2012 the realities and challenges of life have caught up with it

  • Salads shine  - unlike the sun
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    Salads shine - unlike the sun

    2012-08-03T09:01:40Z

    The stuttering British summer hasn’t put shoppers off buying salad, with producers and retailers remarkably upbeat about the category’s prospects

  • Independent thinking
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    Independent thinking

    2012-07-27T10:31:57Z

    Away from the multiples the independent retail trade is finding ways to evolve and thrive. David Shapley reports from Surrey on how the sector has found its niche

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    Origins of produce are in the spotlight

    2012-07-27T09:30:16Z

    More and more volume fruit packs including avocados, cherries and strawberries are arriving on the retail shelf. Initial

  • Tomkin tomatoes
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    Asda unveils a flurry of NPD

    2012-07-26T08:01:01Z

    Asda has launched a raft of NPD across the fresh produce aisle.

  • Mixing it up
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    Mixing it up

    2012-07-06T09:24:35Z

    Cross-breeding techniques have added colour and interest to the fresh produce aisles. Thomas Hobbs finds out what goes on behind the scenes of varietal development

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    Retailers look to offer something extra

    2012-07-06T09:00:17Z

    Cherries hold the record for the highest rate of impulse purchase, and as volumes build Marks & Spencer has come up with a

  • Making fresh produce count
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    Making fresh produce count

    2012-06-29T09:26:10Z

    Best known as the brainy former Countdown co-host, Carol Vorderman tells Lisa Kjellsson how she maintains her intellect and enviable figure

  • Thai basil makes retailer debut
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    Thai basil makes retailer debut

    2012-06-26T13:51:34Z

    In a UK first, R&G Fresh Herbs has started supplying Waitrose with fresh-cut Thai basil.

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    Tomatoes in every shape and size

    2012-06-15T09:11:00Z

    Retail descriptions to market fresh produce have always fascinated me, no more so than in the tomato sector where varieties,

  • Farmers create armchair allotments
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    Farmers create armchair allotments

    2012-06-08T11:04:57Z

    A farm supplying asparagus to royal grocer Fortnum and Masons is offering the public the opportunity to grow their own posh produce without leaving home.

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    Uzbekistan in Asia Fruit Logistica first

    2012-05-20T13:01:02Z

    Uzbekistan will be represented at Asia Fruit Logistica for the first time.

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    Mystery and suspense fill the retail shelves

    2012-05-18T09:55:04Z

    The phrase ‘ripen at home’ is now very much part of the retail marketing dictionary, but how long the process

  • Thyme sales climb fivefold
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    Thyme sales hit new heights

    2012-05-14T14:01:02Z

    Sales of thyme have spiralled to lift it into sixth place in the herb best-sellers list, new figures from The Fresh Herb Company have shown.

  • Putting east London on the map
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    Putting east London on the map

    2012-05-11T08:59:23Z

    As New Spitalfields Market approaches its 21st anniversary, traders are looking to the future and the opportunities it presents. Lisa Kjellsson reports

  • Salads await summer of sales
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    Salads await summer of sales

    2012-05-11T08:58:21Z

    Salads are a firm fixture on the shelves as summer dawns, but producers will be looking nervously to the skies to help spark the expected sales rush

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    First PR campaign for Fresh Herb Company

    2012-05-09T13:01:01Z

    The Fresh Herb Company, the largest producer of fresh herbs for the UK retail market, is to run its first PR campaign.

  • Organics look  for rays of  light
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    Organics look for rays of light

    2012-05-04T08:46:31Z

    Despite sobering year-on-year market performance figures, the organic sector is reporting signs of life as consumer confidence shows signs of returning

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    Poor children get fresh produce boost

    2012-04-30T12:01:01Z

    Children from some of the poorest areas in Norfolk are being given the chance to grow fruit, veg and herbs in allotments then learn how to cook it.

  • The Heston of gardening
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    The Heston of gardening

    2012-04-13T09:13:19Z

    TV garden designer David Domoney’s unconventional methods, which include feeding plants with bananas, eggs, beer and even Viagra to keep them happy, have earned him the nickname “the Heston Blumenthal of gardening”. Lisa Kjellsson finds out more about him