Worker welfare has certainly been a hot topic for the fresh produce industry in recent years, and in the past few months the issue of what constitutes a fair price for the fruit we buy, and a fair wage for those who produce it, has been keenly debated.

This, the first episode of Fruitnet’s World of Fresh Ideas 2023, features an exclusive interview with Franka Rodriguez, Director Global Sourcing at Aldi South Group.

We wanted to find out why the retailer has introduced a more responsible and transparent purchasing system for its banana supply chain, and work out what this means for the wider business.

Franka spoke to Fruitnet’s Latin America editor, Maura Maxwell.