Fresh produce consumption

Festival of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: A 16th edition 2.0 under the sign of sharing

Festival of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: A 16th edition 2.0 under the sign of sharing

Published on Jun 04th, 2020

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Festival is an event organized by Interfel, in France, to bring together professionals for a week of the fresh produce sector. The event will be held on social media from the 12th to the 21st of June, 2020.

This year, the festival is reinventing itself to offer a 100% digital edition and still convivial. For 16 years, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Festival has been going towards families as a bridge to (re)discover the pleasure of cooking and eating fresh fruits and vegetables.

23% of consumers to increase consumption of sustainably grown vegetable over next 3 years

23% of consumers to increase consumption of sustainably grown vegetable over next 3 years

Published on Jan 10th, 2020

Consumers worldwide are changing their purchasing habits and the sustainable food revolution appears to have taken off. These are the findings of the Wave X-Remix Culture report, carried out by the IPG Mediabrands Group, which surveyed 56,398 consumers from 81 countries on their consumption habits. The report also predicts that in the next three years, 23% of buyers will increase their consumption of sustainable vegetable products and 13% will increase purchases of non-fresh sustainably produced items. 

Citrus losing primacy in global fruit trade

Citrus losing primacy in global fruit trade

Published on Dec 23rd, 2019

As the fruit sector diversifies, citrus is coming to play a smaller role. While Spain dominates the citrus trade overall, African and South American countries are coming to play a greater role in certain regions.

Walmart back on track with Produce 2.0

Walmart back on track with Produce 2.0

Published on Dec 16th, 2019

 

Walmart’s fresh produce is now at the level of its competitors. This is the bold statement of the US retail giant’s CEO Doug McMillon, following the launch of the Produce 2.0 initiative. Speaking at an investor conference, McMillon said, “We match up (to our rivals), but I don't want to have our team get comfortable. We have a really competitive quality offer and a great value in produce today.”

Campaign to lower VAT on fruits and vegetables in Netherlands

Campaign to lower VAT on fruits and vegetables in Netherlands

Published on Oct 29th, 2019

 

Dutch organisations promoting healthy eating habits are calling for their government to remove VAT from fresh fruits and vegetables. In fact, there are already several European countries that have taken this step. These include Ireland, Malta, and the UK. Elsewhere, the rate is lower for fresh fruits and vegetables than for other products in some countries like Spain (4%), Latvia (5%) and Poland (5%), according to data published by EC Europe. EU regulations allow for a so-called special rate.

Potato consumption on the rise in France

Potato consumption on the rise in France

Published on Jul 09th, 2019

French consumers’ purchases of fresh potatoes rose 7.3% in May 2019, according to data published by Kantar. Since the start of the 2018-2019 campaign, purchases have grown 0.8% in volume. Growth was recorded in all of the distribution channels: +3.7% in hypermarkets, +6.9% in supermarkets, +13.8% in specialised channels. The average price of potatoes in supermarkets in May was €1.28/kg, up 39% from the same period last year. French early potato accounted for 25% of varieties marketed.

North Americans to Eat More Fruit and Vegetables

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