In an effort to trim food waste, Waitrose cuts out ‘best before’ dates

Waitrose is one of the many retailers in UK heeding the call to prevent food waste, and to that end, it is planning to remove “best before” dates on 500 of its products including fresh fruits and vegetables starting in September. The hope is that consumers won’t be so quick to toss away perfectly good […]

EU’s plan to go green will boost innovation, but costs will rise, too

Companies and citizens of the European Union (EU) will not be able to escape the fact that there is no such thing as a free lunch and there are costs to “greening” the union. The European Green Deal is the name of the EU’s overarching policy that aims to make the EU climate neutral in […]

Newly GAP-certified Veracruz Almonds looks to expand in UK

Veracruz Almonds produces four varieties of the succulent, healthy nuts in Portugal across its 1,300 hectares. Much of its distribution is local. But after recently getting GlobalGAP accreditation, Veracruz wants to greatly expand its international reach, and that includes the UK.  “Securing the GlobalGAP certification is an important step forward in our ambitious growth plans,” […]

Westfalia edges towards carbon neutrality

Westfalia Fruit Group has taken another step towards carbon neutrality, achieving the One Carbon World Carbon Neutral International Standard for 15 of its businesses for 2020.  The leading multinational supplier of avocados has counted its 2020 footprint with One Carbon World, a carbon footprint verification organization. It is also a recognized resource partner in the UN’s Climate […]

UK’s Freshgro co-op looks to produce world’s first carbon-neutral carrots

Carbon neutral is all the rage across the globe as governments, businesses and individuals strive for a more sustainable planet. Growers are trying to do their part, as well. The Nottingham-based Fresh Growers, or Freshgro co-operative, is hoping to deliver the world’s first carbon-neutral carrots later this year. The 10 farmers said premium Chantenay carrots, […]

Freshfel Europe and top produce companies launch Environmental Footprint Initiative

Environment Secretary opens £40 million fund to boost farm productivity

With legislation forthcoming on environmental accountability, a coalition of fresh produce partners along with Freshfel Europe have launched a new strategy to boost sustainability across the EU supply chain. The Environmental Footprint Initiative – being forged by Freshfel andAilimpo, ANPP, Apeel Sciences, Assomela, Bama Gruppen, Bayer AG, BVEO, COLEACP, Dole, Greenyard, Fresh Produce Centre, IG […]

Jooste to speak at London Produce Show on Industry’s Moral Responsibility to foster sustainability

How Dutch growers in glasshouses are throwing their expertise at the world

Nic is one of the most distinguished names in the produce industry, and he has written many ‘European Marketing’ columns for PRODUCE BUSINESS. He has also been featured as a speaker in our shows and events: Making ProduceMarketing Everything It’s Not: Creative, Innovative, In-your-face, Non-conventional, Digitally Driven, Attitude- And Adventure-oriented… Nic Jooste Of Cool Fresh Guides The Trade On […]