London Produce Show
London Produce Show: UK’s leading global produce event
Freshfel Europe analyses promotion and trade opportunities for fresh produce at Annual Event in London
On 5 June 2019 leading fresh produce stakeholders from across Europe gathered at Freshfel Europe’s 2019 Annual Event to analyse the driving forces for opportunities in the current unpredictable business environment for the fresh produce sector. Freshfel Europe members debated a variety of opportunities through promotion and trade initiatives to enhance fruit and vegetable consumption levels and sustain growth in the sector.
The London Produce Show and Conference presents platform to create crucial personal connections
Produce industry professionals are signing up quickly to attend The London Produce Show and Conference 2019 (LPS) in order to network face-to-face at the UK’s leading global fresh produce event that connects suppliers with major international buyers.
According to the organisers, registrations are officially open for the sixth edition of the hugely popular show, which takes place on June 5-7, 2019 at the Grosvenor House on London’s iconic Park Lane.
London Produce Show returns next month
Now in its third edition, the London Produce Show will be bringing the world of fresh produce together again in London’s iconic Grosvenor House hotel from June 8-10.
Billed as a boutique exhibition for the global fresh fruit, vegetable and flower industries, this annual event for all parts of the fresh produce supply chain – from seed to plate – is presented by the Fresh Produce Consortium and Produce Business magazine.
The evolution of London’s New Covent Garden Market
One way to find out what’s new and hot on London’s food scene is to visit New Covent Garden Market, the UK’s largest fruit, vegetable and flower market.
As Zeenat Anjari, the New Covent Garden Market Authority’s business development manager, told ED at the London Produce Show in June, it is evolving is as an important fresh produce pantry for leading restaurants
”There's recognition that New Covent Garden Market is the place where chefs will find that trend product, that niche product,” she said.
Marco makes packing more productive and profitable
Fruit and vegetable pack houses with over-packing rates as high as 12% have managed to get them down to less than 1% thanks to productivity improvement expert Marco Ltd, according to its business development coordinator Becky Hart.
Speaking to ED at London Produce Show, Hart said UK-based Marco’s pack house systems have been installed in 27 countries, including Peru, Chile, Guatemala, the US, Canada, South Africa, India and Kenya.
In the fresh produce sector they are ideal for fruit and vegetables that need to be manually packed for handling or presentation reasons.
Exploring Waitrose's biggest store - Canary Wharf
Waitrose’s three-storey, 73,000 sq ft. Canary Wharf branch is its biggest store and the one with the highest sales.
Officially a ‘Food, Fashion & Home’ store, it also has one of the biggest fruit and vegetable sections of all Waitrose branches. About 15% of the store’s turnover is from sales of fruit, vegetables, salads and flowers.
ED toured this Waitrose flagship store in early June as part of the London Produce Show and spoke to Buying Manager for fruit Jocelyn Clarke and Department Manager Anselm Colom.
Laser Food & JBT bring cutting-edge laser labelling technology to UK
Spanish fresh produce technology specialist Laser Food, together with US partner JBT Corporation, made their first major appearance on UK shores at the London Produce Show.
Held June 3-5 at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, the show was a key opportunity to explain to leading members of the fresh produce sector why Laser MarkTM can be an effective alternative to traditional fresh produce labels.