In 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, around 127 kg of food per inhabitant were wasted in the EU. Households generated 55% of food waste, accounting for 70 […]
Tue 08/11/2022 by Richard Wilkinson
Retail fresh produce sales in the US surpassed the record set in 2020 in terms of value but not in terms of volume. Fresh produce prices were 6.5% higher than […]
Wed 19/01/2022 by Richard Wilkinson
New Zealand’s 2021/22 apple harvest looks set to suffer the very same problems that beset production in 2020/21, especially labour shortages at harvest time. This is expected to constrain production […]
Thu 25/11/2021 by Richard Wilkinson
India’s 2021/22 apple and pear production is set to remain flat, at 2.3 million tons and 310,000 tons, respectively, according to FAS New Delhi. Improved fruit quality is expected due […]
Mon 22/11/2021 by Richard Wilkinson
Fresh Del Monte Produce has released its 2020 Sustainability Report, which it has said represents “a bold step” in expanding its sustainability efforts. The report outlines the role Del Monte […]
Wed 15/09/2021 by Richard Wilkinson
German discounter Aldi has seen its complaint about a Tesco press ad dropped by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The issue relates to an ad that appeared in July 2020, […]
Thu 22/07/2021 by Richard Wilkinson
Schwarz Group, which owns Lidl and Kaufland, saw turnover increase by 10% in 2020 to €125.3 billion. Lidl recorded 9.9% turnover growth to €96.3 billion, while Kaufland’s revenues were up […]
Wed 21/07/2021 by Richard Wilkinson
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Cultivated mushroom production in Russia has been growing steadily in recent years.
Wed 07/04/2021 by Richard Wilkinson
Photo: Retail China - CR Vangard
Despite China’s imports of fresh produce falling y-o-y in volume terms in 2020, they were up in value, according to Chinese customs data.
Wed 31/03/2021 by Richard Wilkinson
On the back of the pandemic, Peru exported 37% more citrus in 2020 than in 2019, with shipments reaching 244,000 tons, worth US$262 million, according to data released by the country’s Foreign Trade Research and Development Institute (Idexcam).
Tue 30/03/2021 by Richard Wilkinson
UK retailer Morrison’s has announced a 50.7% fall in profits to £201 million for the year to January 31
Thu 18/03/2021 by Richard Wilkinson