Retail news from Eurofruit

Important developments in Europe’s food retail arena, with a focus on fresh produce procurement, distribution, marketing, merchandising, and new product development.

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Look who’s talking… at Global Tropicals Congress


Top names gather at Fruitnet’s new meeting point for the tropical and exotic fresh produce business.

DOGK 2023

German event DOGK returns on 20-21 September

2023-08-02T11:09:00+01:00By Fruitnet Media International

Leading fresh produce event considers potential major changes that are likely to shape the business over the next few years

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UK berry industry publishes retail sales data amid viability concerns


Lidl tops the chart of major retailers as the most supportive of British berries, followed by Aldi and Waitrose

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UK and Turkey to broker new FTA


The two nations today agreed to start talks on a new bi-lateral trade deal


Festival of Fresh 2023 in pictures


FPJ’s open-air summer festival allowed the UK fresh produce trade to catch up, share ideas, enjoy the sun and take in a heavy-hitting speaker programme at the site of AMFRESH’s new packhouse and innovation centre

Jim Jefcoate believes food safety standards overstate the risks associated with wholehead produce

How can we make the UK a lower-maintenance destination for produce?

2023-06-29T11:34:00+01:00By Jim Jefcoate

Compliance and sustainability specialist Jim Jefcoate explores how the UK can become a more appealing market for fruit and vegetable exporters by simplifying compliance complexity

There were empty shelves in the fresh produce aisle at UK supermarkets in February and March

Why is the UK no longer the destination of choice for European fresh produce?

2023-06-28T16:00:00+01:00By Jim Jefcoate

Compliance and sustainability consultant Jim Jefcoate considers the multiple reasons why the British market has fallen out of favour with some European exporters of wholehead fruit and vegetables


‘Make produce sexy,’ says AMFRESH


The fresh produce department needs a complete makeover to combat falling sales, according to the UK’s top fruit supplier

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AC Goatham secures new deal with Aldi


The Kent company will be Aldi’s sole supplier of British apples, providing around 45m units each year


Biedronka celebrates Colombia’s finest fare


Poland’s biggest supermarket is showcasing a range of Colombian foods as part of its Acción Colombia initiative


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Is it time for a fresh look at bananas?


Better consumer engagement is the key to shaking up the banana category and increasing sales, says Fyffes’ Juan David Alarcón

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Albert Heijn uses AI to improve strawberry offer


Retailer says new technology can cope with variations in product shelf-life and make far more accurate predictions 


Lidl delivers pay hat-trick


Lidl store and warehouse workers receive third pay rise in 12 months

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RedPop gets a ticket to ride


The new apple variety is riding high in the UK with adverts on London’s double decker buses this spring

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Zespri, Driscoll’s and Garces Fruit sign Freshippo deals


Alibaba-owned Chinese retailer ramps up fresh produce procurement programme ahead of a planned IPO in the next 12 months