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Price collapse hits Huelva’s strawberry producers

Freshuelva urging producers to destroy fruit rather than sell it at below-cost prices

Spanish strawberry producers are facing another disastrous season, with many being forced to discard fruit and dismantle farms two months before the end of the season due to plummeting prices, according to Huelvan grower-exporter association Freshuelva. read more

Tesco cuts price of everyday items

Tesco customers are set to make massive savings on their shopping as the supermarket has cut the price of even more food products and is slashing online shopping charges – including FREE Click & Collect for groceries. read more

European veg event to offer new ideas

Suppliers and retailers heading for European Vegetable Strategies in Brussels as fall in consumption raises concerns

European Vegetable Strategies, the region’s first ever conference and networking event dedicated to the fresh vegetable business, will attempt to identify new ways to boost demand and improve the range of products and merchandising found in the EU fresh vegetable sector. read more

Carbon first for potato giant

New water and waste initiatives lead to Branston becoming the first firm in the food sector to get a trio of Carbon Trust honours

The UK’s leading supplier of potatoes has just been awarded the Carbon Trust Waste Standard by the Carbon Trust, making it the first company in the food and agriculture sector to have achieved the standard in all three areas: carbon, water and waste. read more

Pakistan steps up mango treatment to avoid EU ban

Pakistan has implemented compulsory hot water treatment for mangoes destined for the EU to avoid being banned from the market

The Pakistan government has made hot water treatment compulsory for mangoes destined for the EU to avoid being barred from the market, reports Pakistan website www.dawn.com. read more

Sugar not the daddy at Waitrose

Retailer squeezing 7.1 tonnes of sugar from its chilled juice range, and adding new lines including Pink Lady juice

Waitrose is squeezing the sugar out of its chilled juice lines by removing 7.1 tonnes of sugar from its assortment over the next 12 months. read more

BanaBay joins the pineapple market

UK-based firm will source new product from Ecuador, with plans to enter the US, New Zealand and Maltese markets

BanaBay has expanded its portfolio to include pineapples.

The BanaBay pineapples will be of MD2 Golden variety and will be sourced from plantations in Ecuador, where the company will have its own dedicated hectares. read more

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