Sainsbury’s trying to keep costs low for consumers as inflation creeps up

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s said it is committed to keeping costs down for struggling consumers and will complete a total investment toward that end of £500m through March of 2023. The retailer says it will keep a range of everyday staple items affordable for shoppers – including fruits and vegetables – by maintaining initiatives such as […]

Veg Power adds Hazera Seeds UK to growing membership programme

European fresh fruit and veg sector facing tumultuous period, says Freshfel

Not-for-profit Veg Power, which aims to increase vegetable consumption throughout the UK especially for children, has added Hazera Seeds UK to its growing membership programme. The connection with the subsidiary of Hazera, the global leader of the vegetable seed industry, further increases the footprint of Veg Power, which is relishing the philanthropy of its partners […]

Fischer Farms drawing big interest in new vertical farming facility

Engineering a circular UK food economy

Vertical farming specialist Fischer Farms said it is seeing “significant interest” from investors interested in its building of the world’s biggest high-yield facility in Norfolk. Retailers and suppliers have asked the company about their plans and how they too can get involved in the game-changing business, which officials said will produce more than six tonnes […]

South African stone fruit campaign in UK gets lift with new marketing

What customers can resist colourful and succulent plums, peaches and nectarines? They practically sell themselves when displayed well with proper signage. Each year, South African Deciduous Fruit Industry body Hortgro oversees the export of nearly 8,000 pieces of stone fruit to the UK from November to May while ensuring that retailers understand what they are […]

Freshfel Europe asks for support for produce industry over Belarus embargo

Freshfel Europe calls for new policy approach to fresh fruits and vegetables

Freshfel Europe pressed European Union authorities to support the fresh produce sector because of continued restrictions resulting from the Belarus embargo. The embargo began at the beginning of the year, with at much as 500,000 tonnes of exports being compromised, including 300,000 from Poland, and between 10,000 to 60,000 tonnes from Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, […]