All Herbs articles – Page 17

  • Work in progress at Lincolnshire Herbs

    Lincolnshire grower in £1.4m expansion


    Specialist herb grower Lincolnshire Herbs has begun building work on a major new mechanised packhouse thanks to a Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) grant of £400,000.

  • Herb trade capitalises on the craze for cooking

    Herb trade capitalises on the craze for cooking


    Jamie Oliver and other TV chefs have been credited with helping revive interest in fresh-cut herbs, with the category having seen impressive value and volume sales increases over the past year. But despite the impressive figures, the trade is still targeting further growth. Sonya Hook reports on what is next for the sector

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    Guernsey glass to push herb trade


    A Guernsey herb production company is applying for permission to build an acre of modern glass - something unheard of for many years on the island.

  • Vertical take-off

    Vertical take-off


    Imagine a skyscraper stacked high with floor after floor of food production. A futuristic vision home to everything from tumbling tomato vines to micro cress in neat rows, vertical farming could one day change the shape of horticulture in the UK and beyond. Anna Sbuttoni looks at growing fruit and vegetables from a different perspective

  • QV Foods has a makeover

    QV Foods has a makeover


    QV Foods has launched a new look for its Inspire potato range.

  • Morrisons in the limelight with strong citrus growth

    Morrisons in the limelight with strong citrus growth


    Citrus makes a good stocking filler, and importers have worked hard in the last quarter to ensure shelves are full. Morrisons is leading the big four with a new strategy, making the most of last minute trade to reach the right price ticket. As the new year swings into action, Anna Sbuttoni asks what’s in store

  • The Greenery's Sweet Sensation pear is among the nominees

    Fruit Logistica innovation nominees revealed


    The prestigious Fruit Logistica Innovation Award will once again honour outstanding new products and services.

  • A year to remember

    A year to remember


    With Christmas almost upon us, it’s time to ruminate on what’s been another extraordinary year for the industry. And so we give you the inaugural FPJ End of Year Awards, where we doff our collective caps to the weird and wonderful events that have caught our eyes this year, and hand out a few gongs of our own. Disagree with our selection? Let us know who you would have voted for

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    PR is more effective today than it proved in the past


    PR campaigns run by the various sectors of British horticulture have, in most cases, been launched as an act of faith.

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    Does size matter? It does in the modern retail war


    Nature dictates that fruit and vegetables grow to different sizes, resulting in a wide range of descriptions when they appear

  • Simon Townsend

    Signum gains lettuce approval


    The protectant and systemic-acting fungicide Signum has been reapproved for lettuce and strawberries following the produce’s removal earlier in the year.

  • Mark Horton outside Wealmoor's rebuilt site in Stratford-upon-Avon

    Wealmoor emerges from trauma to push on with expansion plans


    Ahead of next week’s FPJ Conferences - West Midlands event, which takes an in-depth look at the fresh produce supply chain in the region, Elizabeth O’Keefe interviews one of the main players in the Midlands, grower, importer and Re:fresh Fresh Direct Overall Produce Trader of the Year winner, Wealmoor

  • Israel’s winter wonders

    Israel’s winter wonders


    Growers and exporters are preparing to fill UK shelves with new season winter lines and even though concerns remain over the state of the UK economy and the exchange rate, producers are hoping the quality of their crops will win consumers over. Doris Lee Butterworth discusses prospects with leading producers

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    Spuds get glamorous in retail race to be different


    The humble spud has always lacked the more exciting qualities of many lines of fresh produce, but there appears to be a

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    Man arrested over herb labour investigation


    An unnamed Midlands man has been arrested for breaking labour laws while supplying workers to the herb trade.

  • Prepared fruit and veg sector emerges well from recession

    Prepared fruit and veg sector emerges well from recession


    Innovation and the prepared fruit and vegetable industry go hand in hand, and as the country emerges out of the recession fitter and leaner, retailers are becoming more adventurous with their fresh-cut and prepared ranges. And a wide range of new product development is increasingly finding its way onto shelves, as Elizabeth O’Keefe reports

  • Italians rethink their options

    Italians rethink their options


    Italy is home to a feast of fresh produce, but exports to the UK have been in decline in recent years. Anna Sbuttoni looks at the state of play ahead of annual Italian trade show Macfrut

  • A great British feast

    A great British feast


    Seasonal food, ideally sourced from local producers, has captured consumer imagination in recent years and the organisers and participants of British Food Fortnight are hoping to grow support for the UK fresh produce industry during the two-week event. Doris Lee Butterworth finds out more

  • The acquisition means Vitacress has a full range of herbs on offer

    Vitacress hikes herb ambition with VHB buy


    UK leafy salad supplier Vitacress has agreed to acquire Van Heyningen Brothers’ (VHB) West Sussex nurseries in what represents a major expansion across the fresh herb sector.

  • Summer sun rejuvenates flagging leafy salad sales

    Summer sun rejuvenates flagging leafy salad sales


    The last quarter has been both healing and rejuvenating for the leafy salad industry. With a good summer under their belts, growers have been able to recover from the past two years’ unseasonal weather, and at the same time, new and innovative brands and concepts have entered the retail market. Elizabeth O’Keefe takes a look at the burgeoning sales in some of the category’s sub-sectors