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Keep up to date with the London Produce Show 2015 and what the industry is looking forward to at the event this year

We have succeeded in building a name for this event

14 June 2016, 10:25

Last week the third edition of the London Produce Show got underway in the Grosvenor Hotel in London’s Park Lane, in addition to the traditional Cocktail Evening, Trade Show, Seminars and Industry Tours, there was a Foodservice Forum and a workshop on exporting to the UK which took place on Wednesday.

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Variety touted as ‘Pink Lady of the grape world’

13 June 2016, 10:10

Early white grape variety Blanc Seedless is marketed under the Pristine brand and could fill spring supply gap in the UK

Early white seedless grape variety Blanc Seedless could fill a difficult window in grape supply to the UK between April and June, according to one breeder and marketer.

Chilean company Polar Fresh Group, which also has offices in Barcelona, Peru and the US, holds exclusive rights for the variety, and has ambitions for its Pristine brand to become “the Pink Lady of the grape world”.

Polar Fresh was exhibiting yesterday (9 June) at the London Produce Show, held in London at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

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London Produce Show ‘Celebrates Fresh’

7 June 2016, 08:39

How New Trade Agreements May Set The Stage For A Produce Industry Boom, But Will The People And The Politicians Let It Happen? Miguel Gómez Of Cornell To Present The Facts And Moderate The Discussion At The London Produce Show And Conference

6 June 2016, 08:32

Miguel Gómez works tirelessly to take the research done in the Ivy League halls of Cornell and make sure it gets out in the industry where it can actually change the world. He has spoken at both The New York Produce Show and Conference and The London Produce Show and Conference,and we have highlighted these presentation in pieces such as these:

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Can Labeling Impact Food Waste? Is Zero Waste The Optimal Standard? Cornell’s Brad Rickard To Present New Research At The London Produce Show And Conference

6 June 2016, 08:31

Cornell’s Brad Rickard has graced the stage at both The New York Produce Show and Conference and The London Produce Show and Conference. Presentations we have profiled in pieces such as these:

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WHAT IS IN A LABEL? Does Promoting No-GMOs Impact Perception Of The Rest Of The Department? Would A Positive Message Smell As Sweet? St. Joe’s John Stanton To Address The London Produce Show And Conference

6 June 2016, 08:27

Among those at The London Produce Show and Conference for the third year in a row will be Jim Allen, President/CEO of The New York Apple Association and is the vice chairman of the US Apple Export Council (USAEC) after having served three times as chairman.  Maybe he keeps coming back because he finds it helpful in his drive to help New York and the USA to sell more apples overseas, but surely it also helps that we have quite the speaker program.

It was way back before the first edition of The New York Produce Show and Conference when we ran a piece announcing that Dr. John Stanton of Saint Joseph University would be presenting. Almost immediately Jim Allen sent us this note:

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London Produce Show and Conference announces Stage 2 Seminar Programme

2 June 2016, 13:23

The London Produce Show and Conference announces the schedule for Stage 2 of the Seminar Programme taking place on June 9, 2016 from 11.00 – 17.00in the Buckingham Suite at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
The London Produce Show and Conference (LPS), presented by the Fresh Produce Consortium and Produce Business, brings together some of the sharpest minds from the global fresh produce industry and beyond to present a series of educational seminars and workshops that explore the topics and issues which impact directly or indirectly on the working lives of every show attendee.

Dutch innovation gets vegetables moving up the menu

30 May 2016, 12:37

It is commonly understood that we should eat plenty of fruit and vegetables to stay healthy, and research shows that by increasing our fresh produce consumption we reduce the risk of disease. Most people, however, do not eat enough at all. So how can we redress that balance? And how can we be innovative with vegetables – products that everyone takes for granted? Produce Business UK turns to the speakers at the London Produce Show and Conference seminar Fresh From Holland: Innovative Concepts to get some answers.

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London Produce Show desvela su programa de seminarios (escenario 1)

30 May 2016, 12:34

La London Produce Show and Conference ha anunciado el horario del escenario 1 de su programa de seminarios, que tendrá lugar el 9 de junio de 2016 de 10.00 de la mañana a 5.30 de la tarde en el balcón del Gran Salón del hotel Grosvenor House (Londres).
La London Produce Show and Conference (LPS), presentada por el Fresh Produce Consortium y la revista Produce Business, reúne a algunas de las mejores mentes de la industria global de los productos agrícolas frescos para presentar una serie de seminarios y talleres educativos que exploran los temas y problemas que ejercen un impacto directo o indirecto en la vida laboral de todos los asistentes al evento.

London Produce Show and Conference announces far-reaching stage 2 seminars

30 May 2016, 12:33

The London Produce Show and Conference (LPS), presented by the Fresh Produce Consortium and Produce Business, brings together some of the sharpest minds from the global fresh produce industry and beyond to present a series of educational seminars and workshops that explore the topics and issues which impact directly or indirectly on the working lives of every delegate at the show.

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London Produce: dall’8 al 10 giugno l’evento top in UK con 4 espositori italiani

30 May 2016, 12:30

UNA CENA PER FARE NETWORKING, UNA GIORNATA DI FIERA CON TANTI SEMINARI, MEZZA GIORNATA DI TOUR TEMATICI. SI SVOLGERÀ A LONDRA DALL’8 AL 10 GIUGNO LA TERZA EDIZIONE DI THE LONDON PRODUCE SHOW AND CONFERENCE, L’EVENTO DEDICATO AL SETTORE ORTOFRUTTA PIÙ IMPORTANTE DEL REGNO UNITO. TRA GLI ESPOSITORI FIGURANO QUATTRO AZIENDE ITALIANE, TRE LEGATE ALL’UVA DA TAVOLA (AGRIMESSINA, PEVIANI E DIDONNA) E UNA ALLE TECNOLOGIE (TOP CONTROL)

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London Produce Show announces exhibitor list

26 May 2016, 12:31

The third edition of the London produce Show will take place at The Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, June 8-10, 2016. The previous editions have had attendee lists which covered every continent of the world and exhibitors showcased produce from every category. A wide range of UK and international produce buyers from the retail, foodservice and wholesale sectors were given unrivalled access to the deliberately limited number of exhibitors, both during the exhibition and at a series of equally well-attended networking occasions.

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London Produce Show unveils Stage 1 Seminar Programme

25 May 2016, 12:14

The London Produce Show and Conference announces the schedule for Stage 1 of the Seminar Programme taking place on June 9, 2016 from 10:00am – 5:30pm on the Balcony of the Great Room at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
The London Produce Show and Conference (LPS), presented by the Fresh Produce Consortium and Produce Business, brings together some of the sharpest minds from the global fresh produce industry and beyond to present a series of educational seminars and workshops that explore the topics and issues which impact directly or indirectly on the working lives of every show attendee.

LONDON PRODUCE SHOW AND CONFERENCE UNVEILS STAGE 1 SEMINAR PROGRAMME

24 May 2016, 12:15

The London Produce Show and Conference announces the schedule for Stage 1 of the Seminar Programme taking place on June 9, 2016 from 10:00am – 5:30pm on the Balcony of the Great Room at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

The London Produce Show and Conference (LPS), presented by the Fresh Produce Consortium and Produce Business, brings together some of the sharpest minds from the global fresh produce industry and beyond to present a series of educational seminars and workshops that explore the topics and issues which impact directly or indirectly on the working lives of every show attendee.

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How a celebrity chef discovered healthy eating the hard way

23 May 2016, 08:40

The picturesque Restaurant de Treeswijkhoeve in the Dutch town of Waalre sits in a fairytale location bordered by forest, fields and lakes. However, it was a horror story that led its head chef Dick Middelweerd to review its menu.

Dick Middelweerd is a celebrity chef in the Netherlands, popping up on television, and even as the face of an exclusive line of olive oil for supermarket chain Albert Heijn.
In 2009 Middelweerd had a heart attack, the consequences, as he freely admits, of a work-hard, play-hard lifestyle. He was overweight, and over-worked, but his recovery inspired a new direction in his cooking.

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‘Better than ever’ fresh produce opportunities in UK foodservice

16 May 2016, 12:40

The message is loud and clear; fresh ingredients are in demand on the UK’s eating-out market. So says Tony Reynolds, a third-generation greengrocer and managing director of Reynolds, one of the leading fruit and vegetables suppliers to the UK foodservice and catering industries

“There are better opportunities now than ever for greengrocers,” Reynolds begins. “The food industry is being shaped by a relentless demand for healthy eating. Operators are understanding how important it is to have fresh ingredients on menus.”

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The London Produce Show to hold Foodservice Forum

12 May 2016, 12:49

The London Produce Show and conference have announced a new feature for the 2016 event to be held as part of this year’s event on 8 June in the ballroom of the Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, London.

The one-day, foodservice forum, is dedicated to ‘Putting Produce First’ in the foodservice industry. It will address the question of how to get more fresh produce on restaurant plates and encourage more chefs and development chefs to have produce front of mind when developing menus for restaurants of all shapes, genres and size.

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Exporting to the UK: tap into expert advice and learn from other exporters

10 May 2016, 12:18

The UK market is a magnet for the international fresh fruit and vegetable trade, and while it represents an exciting opportunity it can sometimes be a daunting prospect for exporters. To tackle the issue, this year’s London Produce Show and Conference will provide delegates with the opportunity to learn how to access and supply the UK market via a tailor-made seminar programme

“The prospect of trading with the UK can be daunting for prospective exporters, with a raft of regulatory controls and customer requirements to be met, ” comments Nigel Jenney, Chief Executive Officer of the Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC). “Yet the UK offers great potential to overseas businesses, particularly as consumers are keen to enjoy a wide range of exotic produce all year round.”

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Exporting to the UK market: tap into expert advice and learn from other exporters

10 May 2016, 12:17

This year the London Produce Show and Conference is providing delegates with the opportunity to learn how to access and supply the UK market with a tailor-made seminar programme during the afternoon of Wednesday 8 June.
“The prospect of trading with the UK can be daunting for prospective exporters, with a raft of regulatory controls and customer requirements to be met, ” comments Nigel Jenney, Chief Executive Officer of the Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC). “Yet the UK offers great potential to overseas businesses, particularly as consumers are keen to enjoy a wide range of exotic produce all year round.”

LPS16 and Wholesale Market Tour

9 May 2016, 17:14

The London Produce Show & Conference 2016 offers independent grocery retailers the opportunity to learn more about the industry around them and sharpen up their fresh produce and flower supply chain.
Entrance is free to the main show day, on June 9th at the Grosvenor House on Park Lane, Mayfair, where retail attendees will have access to a trade exhibition featuring suppliers from more than 40 countries, as well as an educational seminar programme, a chef demonstration kitchen and free five-star food and drink throughout the day.

On June 10th, the event ends with a series of tours – one of which takes in New Spitalfields Wholesale Market in Leyton, one of the country’s leading fresh produce and flower locations.

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One-day event is dedicated to ‘Putting Produce First’ in the foodservice industry

8 May 2016, 12:53

London Produce Show announces brand new Food Service Forum

The London Produce Show and Conference announces the schedule for the brand new Foodservice Forum on June 8, 2016 from 8:45am – 5:25pm in the Ballroom of the Grosvenor House Hotel.

The Foodservice Forum is a one-day, interactive seminar programme dedicated to the UK’s diverse and thriving foodservice industry. The forum theme ‘Putting Produce First’ will address the question of how to get more fresh produce on restaurant plates and encourage more chefs and development chefs to have produce front of mind when developing menus for restaurants of all shapes, genres and size.

The Foodservice Forum will add another level of value to the London Produce Show and Conference (LPS16) and will appeal to culinary heavy hitters and major UK and international foodservice companies. The programme will include seminars, panel discussions, chef demonstrations, and ideation sessions – all with a view to improving the performance of fresh produce across the foodservice and catering sectors. A top-class group of speakers and panelists will cover topics including: Produce – The New Fast Food, menu customisation for consumers, committing to zero food waste, creating nutritional and exciting meals for youngsters and much more. The forum is sponsored by Reynolds, Westlands, ChefsKit and Feedback – the London Produce Show’s official charity partner.

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London Produce Show is Hotting Up! NEW FOODSERVICE FORUM ANNOUNCED

5 May 2016, 12:22

The one-day event is dedicated to ‘Putting Produce First’ in the foodservice industry

The London Produce Show and Conference announces the schedule for the brand new Foodservice Forum on June 8, 2016 from 8:45am – 5:25pm in the Ballroom of the Grosvenor House Hotel.

The Foodservice Forum is a one-day, interactive seminar programme dedicated to the UK’s diverse and thriving foodservice industry. The forum theme ‘Putting Produce First’ will address the question of how to get more fresh produce on restaurant plates and encourage more chefs and development chefs to have produce front of mind when developing menus for restaurants of all shapes, genres and size.

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LPS16 and Wholesale Market Tour

3 May 2016, 12:20

The London Produce Show & Conference 2016 offers independent grocery retailers the opportunity to learn more about the industry around them and sharpen up their fresh produce and flower supply chain.

Entrance is free to the main show day, on June 9th at the Grosvenor House on Park Lane, Mayfair, where retail attendees will have access to a trade exhibition featuring suppliers from more than 40 countries, as well as an educational seminar programme, a chef demonstration kitchen and free five-star food and drink throughout the day.

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Polymer Logistics to present at the London Produce Show

28 April 2016, 12:41

Polymer Logistics, a leading provider of retail-ready packaging (RRP) solutions, will exhibit its next generation products for the fresh produce supply chain at the London Produce Show 2016, held between the 8th and 10th June 2016 at Grosvenor House, Park Lane in London. Show’s attendees are encouraged to visit the company’s booths (booths 322 & 324) to discover more about the fresh and natural look of its Marketplace Display with crate range and its cost effective and hygienic CleanPal pallet.

Selected by Tesco Group’s ‘One Stop’ shops, the Marketplace Display is a wood-effect, modular crates’ display system that presents a “farm fresh” look for the in-store display of fresh produce. With the Marketplace Display and the Marketplace crate – Polymer Logistics’ wood-effect crates range for a distinctive “fresh from the field” appearance, in contrast to typical, industrial-looking crates – a perception of fresh and local produce can be created without compromising on the hygiene, cost and environmental benefits associated with reusable plastic containers.

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London Produce Show se afianza como una feria ineludible

21 October 2015, 12:24

La feria multifacética London Produce Show and Conference (LPS16) fue lanzada por la revista Produce Business y el consorcio Fresh Produce Consortium en 2014 para reenfocar la atención del mundo en uno de los mercados de destino líderes de producción hortofrutícola, el Reino Unido.

Creada como feria hermana de la feria de New York Produce Show and Conference —que se celebra en diciembre en la Gran Manzana— los organizadores del certamen supieron reconocer las nuevas señales en el mercado británico y decidieron que era el momento adecuado de volver a descubrirles, tanto a los operadores nacionales como internacionales, cómo está cambiando y evolucionando la dinámica.

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Student programme shines light on key industry need

30 June 2015, 12:12

The only downside for me of being involved in the organisation of an event like the London Produce Show and Conference is that I can’t take part in every single part of it.

The same applies to anyone who attended of course, but having been involved in most things as we stitched together our targeted content, it is a little frustrating afterwards to have only second-hand feedback (however good it is) on which to base my memories of big elements of the event.

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Central American SMEs zero in on UK buyers with CBI support

24 June 2015, 19:31

The signing of new Free Trade Agreements between the European Union and several Central American governments provided the impetus in 2012 for the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) to launch an aggressive export programme for the region’s agri-food industry. Three years on, Produce Business UK catches up with CBI to learn what the companies involved in the scheme have to offer the UK now.

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Tour in supermarkets in London

23 June 2015, 13:11

A tour of the main supermarkets of London and their fruit and vegetable departments allows us to understand the trends of large retailers in one of the major European cities. During the London Produce Retail Show Tour which was held on June 8th at the second edition of London dedicated to the marketing of fresh produce we could realize this photographic reportage to document some novelty in supermarkets for fresh products, the packaging, communication in the store, the layout of the shelves and in general, the organization of the department.

 

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Sabor dominicano en Londres INTENSIDAD DE SABOR CARACTERIZA A NUESTRA COCINA

19 June 2015, 08:43

El evento London Produce Show and Conference, que se celebró en Londres, recibió en su versión de este año los sabores y colores de la cocina dominicana. Durante la celebración, tuvo lugar una semana dominicana, siete días cargados de los sabores, aromas y sensaciones que proporcionan los ingredientes de producción local, que se exportan a la capital inglesa. Me siento honrada con la invitación que me hiciera la embajada dominicana en Londres, en la persona de su embajador, Federico Cuello, para participar.

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Apple Season up 9%, retailers stocking English

18 June 2015, 10:32

The latest apple season was surprisingly good, about 9% larger than the previous year, and the entire crop of dessert apples was sold three to four weeks earlier than forecast, which was ‘excellent’ according to Adrian Barlow, English Apples and Pears. “Ultimately our sales to multiples were four percent higher. With first of all a lot of support from UK retailers. I think our campaigns have been extremely successful in terms of impacting on consumers, persuading consumers to buy English and to look for English.”

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“Hass is also now the dominant variety, with year round supply.” Huge avocado consumption possible

17 June 2015, 08:42

Hass avocados have become a strong item for open market and retail clients for Pacific Produce, according to Rob Cullum. “It’s been a good start to the Peruvian season, with high demand due to lower volumes from the northern hemisphere creating a shortage. Prices are pretty much back to normal now as volumes from Peru and RSA increase ,” he told Fresh Plaza at the London Produce Show. Peru has a very long season and there is still a lot of potential for growth,” according to Cullum.  Even when prices are high consumption keeps growing – however this is difficult to analyse clearly in the UK market as retailers do not change prices as frequently as on the continent, the difference in buying prices is not always reflected clearly to the consumer.

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Chefs’ Forum Demo Stage stars at The London Produce Show

15 June 2015, 13:13

Last week saw The Chefs’ Forum Demo Stage host a series of cookery demonstrations at The London Produce Show, celebrating fresh produce from some of the best chefs in the country. Master Chef of Great Britain, and Chefs’ Forum Committee Member, Peter Gorton introduced each chef and compared their dish.  Show visitors and members of the media were treated to a round the world trip of culinary excellence from Nikkei cuisine to Chinese delicacies from Jeremy Pang, Michelin-starred lamb bacon to Kentish Knickerbocker Glory!

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Hari Ghotra’s Roasted Whole Head Cauliflower

10 June 2015, 09:43

On June 4th, we sponsored the amazing Indian cuisine chef, Hari Ghotra, at the London Produce Show live chef demo. In January, we wrote a blog post with six recipes demonstrating why 2015 will be the year of cauliflower. When we discovered that Hari was also a fan of cauliflower creations, making the decision to sponsor her whole head cauliflower recipe demo was a no-brainer. Hari wasn’t trained in a typical way, she cooks with a deep passion she acquired from cooking with her “mum” (her mother) at a young age. Some of Hari’s fondest memories were made cooking and learning in the kitchen with her mother. Her passion for cooking runs deep as part of her Indian heritage and culture. Hari’s goal? To get more people back in the kitchen to keep the skill of cooking alive in a world where convenience is king.

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New software solution for fresh produce management

9 June 2015, 10:00

Affinitus has announced the launch of a new software solution for fruit and vegetable growers and distributors, Agrilogik, which has been designed to make the management of fresh produce information straightforward, from quality control data to the latest harvest updates.

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FreshPlaza – London Produce Show Photos

9 June 2015, 09:58

Ian Craig, Chief Executive Fresca Group on Thanet Earth: “Preference over higher price for local product in British retail”

9 June 2015, 09:56

Tholen – Approximately ten years ago the Fresca Group started the idea of bringing back the greenhouse production to the United Kingdom. During the London Produce Show, Chief Executive Ian Craig looked back at the start and future of Thanet Earth in Kent. “Our biggest challenges are filling the remaining space in the complex, sourcing finances and developing the greenhouses.”

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London Produce Show: bringing chefs and the industry together

9 June 2015, 09:51

The second edition of the London Produce Show and Conference took place at Grosvenor House, on Park Lane, London, last week. It attracted a full house of exhibitors and attendees from around the globe to London for a boutique one-day trade exhibition which was complemented by a series of educational seminars, chef demonstrations, a gala cocktail reception, student programme and a thought leaders breakfast panel.

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Many buyers at London Produce Show 2015

8 June 2015, 14:24

Thursday was the trade fair day, the general opinion among stand holders and visitors was very positive. People spoke of the high quality visitors and interesting seminars.

Jim Prevor, President and Editor in Chief of Produce Business UK and also the driving force of the event, said that visitor numbers were up 50% on last year and came from more that 50 different countries to share ideas. “We had more seminars this year and we have also involved more universities from both the US and UK and there has been more official involvement. The show is seen as an international meeting place for the fruit and vegetable industry.

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Technology breakthrough delivers vital software solutions for produce

5 June 2015, 14:25

Having access to accurate forecasts and yields for coming seasons is vital for both fresh produce growers and grocery retailers when it comes to ensuring accurate planning, reducing costs, and avoiding duplication and delays at every opportunity. Produce Business UK investigates the major steps that have been made in data technology that does just that

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London Calling

5 June 2015, 08:41

A time show what we can do.

This week I went to the London Produce Show. The second year that the event has been held and I have to say that I was very impressed with it. Last year’s inaugural event was well received and there were improvements made in many areas. Apart from the trade stands, seminars, cookery demonstration and visits out to markets there were so many people from the industry at the event and it was great to be able to catch up with them all in one place.

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Sun World licensees target greater integration to benefit grape buyers

4 June 2015, 14:31

Greater integration is just one of the aims for affiliated licensees and growers of Sun World table grape varieties. Produce Business UK speaks with six of the firm’s affiliated companies to find out more

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Community chef Matthew Budden aims to make a difference

4 June 2015, 14:29

A chef with a cause or two, there’s much more than just good food to The Marriott Highcliff Grill’s executive chef, Matthew Budden. An advocate of local sourcing, sustainability and education, this chef is determined to make a positive difference. We meet him ahead of his London Produce Show and Conference 2015 (LPS15) kitchen demo debut to find out more

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London Produce Show kicks off

4 June 2015, 14:26

The London Produce Show got off to a glittering start last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel. This is the second edition of the show, last year the tradeshow attracted visitors from 46 different countries.

This year’s show is also looking very international with guests at the cocktail party hailing from around the globe. The number of visitors is expected to exceed those of last year.

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Study Adora Seedless, black grapes late Sunworld

4 June 2015, 13:11

The giant seed companies in California has activated the European tests of a new cultivar extra-size parties in recent months in Puglia. The study also a green variety called AutumnCrisp.

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Amazon roars in the global market of fresh

4 June 2015, 13:10

According to the research “Global trends and forecast 2015”, presented today at the London Produce Show and Conference 2015, in 2019 the American giant of e-commerce will become the second big retailer after Walmart robbing the place at Carrefour.

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Prison-inspired paper cutlery could transform fresh-cut offer in the UK

3 June 2015, 10:53

UK disposable cutlery manufacturer Plastico is introducing a new paper-based concept for fresh-cut produce that is created from a sheet of flat paper

The need to supply prisons with disposable cutlery that could, by no stretch of the imagination, be turned into a weapon may seem an unlikely way to go about finding a new concept for the fresh produce sector. But this is exactly what happened when UK firm Plastico went looking for ways to help a customer that required a new solution for its clients – in this case prisons.

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London Produce Show And Conference About To Commence Brings Together Industry in Dialog Highlight On Key Trends And Topics

3 June 2015, 09:04

Here at the Pundit, we’ve highlighted some of the key presentations to be given at The London Produce Show and Conference.

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THE RISE OF INDIA An Opportunity For Producers As Retailers Will Compete For The Best Produce Future Group’s Sumit Saran Presents At The London Produce Show And Conference

3 June 2015, 09:03

There are countless efforts in Europe and America and other mature markets to increase consumption of fresh produce.

To the best of our knowledge, none of these have worked. If you talk to the people who run these various programs you will know the cat is out of the bag when you ask about increases in consumption and get back statistics as to how many plastic bags had a logo or how many menus mention produce items.

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London Produce Show US company introduction to UK organic market

2 June 2015, 06:09

Access to the best food and produce in the world is the goal of USA Food & Produce Worldwide, Inc., a leading export and trading company based in Bakersfield, CA.

Attendance at the London Produce Show is a forward step in the company’s strategy to serve over 120 countries in Europe as well as the Middle East, Africa and Asia by 2019. In addition, Benny Michael, president and chief executive officer, says, “primarily at the Show we will be looking for a distributor in the UK with which to partner.”

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Graham Garrett – the David Bowie of restaurants

2 June 2015, 06:03

A Michelin-starred chef for 12 years, The West House’s owner and executive chef Graham Garrett is a man of many talents and tales. Here, the rock-star-turned-restaurateur east-end London boy tells Produce Business UK how he ended up in Kent, what fresh produce trends and dining destinations make him tick and why communication with suppliers and growers is the most important thing for chefs.

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Jackson pinpoints areas where retailers can make a real difference

1 June 2015, 14:35

The London Produce Show welcomes Jeff Jackson to its speaker line-up this week with a not-to-be-missed presentation on food and retail trends. Jackson has an unparalleled business background with Fresh Express and the Castellini Group in the US, Chiquita in Asia, Middle East, South Pacific and more recently the M Group in Australia. With a passion for the evolution of the fresh food industry and for global food security, he explores the influencers and trends to come up with strategies for the future. Here he gives Produce Business UK a taster about what he thinks UK retailers should be watching out for.

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Looking to produce

1 June 2015, 10:20

The S.C. Agriculture Department is borrowing a page from the Chick fil-A marketing playbook as it heads across the pond to attend a budding U.K. trade show.

In this instance, the tagline might be, “Eat more perishables.”

The state agency will have a booth at this week’s London Produce Show and Conference that will be staffed by the boss himself, Commissioner Hugh Weathers. He’ll be joined by Sonny Dickinson, the agency’s assistant director of retail and food service marketing, according to a report posted on perishablenews.com.

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Pico showcases black Sable

1 June 2015, 06:16

Egypt’s Pico will be highlighting new grape varieties that have enabled it to extend the supply season to the UK at the upcoming London Produce Show.

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Egyptian grape varieties showcased at London Produce Show

1 June 2015, 06:13

PICO will be present at this year’s London Produce Show, which takes place in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel from 3-5 June, as part of a sizeable delegation of Sun World affiliated companies.

As one of Sun World’s exclusive licensees and growers in Egypt, PICO will use the show to highlight the newest additions to its Sun World varietal offer, including Sable, Midnight Beauty and Red Superior, as well as a trial plantation of Scarlotta.

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New facts create new opportunities: don’t under-market your business

1 June 2015, 06:07

When facts change, businesses that want to thrive have to change as well.

One new fact in the UK is the existence of a world-class exhibition and conference – the largest single gathering of produce executives on British soil.

This month, the second edition of The London Produce Show and Conference takes its bow. The event has served to pivot the attention of the global produce community back to the UK at a time when vendors from around the world were turning their focus to faster growing and less demanding markets in developing countries.

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Plant Tape To Debut At The London Produce Show & Conference

1 June 2015, 06:01

London, England – Plant Tape, the revolutionary transplantation system, debuts at The London Produce Show this week. It’s the hottest innovation in farming today because it maximizes crop production efficiencies, reduces labor costs and embraces sustainable material while promoting water conservation.

 

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London Produce Show Spotlight Series: USA Food & Produce Worldwide

1 June 2015, 06:00

As the London Produce Show prepares its second edition June 3-5, 2015, many American organizations are re-evaluating their positions in the European produce market. Some of these organizations have previously shipped to Europe but stopped, while some are already making great inroads and want to accelerate. Many of these American organizations are taking the plunge for the first time.

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London Produce Show Spotlight Series: CH Robinson/Robinson Fresh

30 May 2015, 14:37

As the London Produce Show prepares its second edition June 3-5, 2015, many American organizations are re-evaluating their positions in the European produce market. Some of these organizations have previously shipped to Europe but stopped, while some are already making great inroads and want to accelerate. Many of these American organizations are taking the plunge for the first time.

In this series of articles, exclusively on PerishableNews.com, we identify what is leading these companies to look closer at Europe.

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PICO To Showcase Black Sable Grapes From Egypt At London Produce Show & Conference

29 May 2015, 14:18

Cairo, Egypt – Major fruit exporter PICO will be showcasing its new range of table grapes from Egypt developed to meet early and late season demands, including the exciting black Sable variety, at next week’s London Produce Show.

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When Commerce Is The Star: A Maxed Out Capacity Of London Exhibitors As The Industry Recognizes The Value Of Going Beyond The Norm THE OFFICIAL ROLL CALL

29 May 2015, 09:10

An Intellectual Tour De Force Of Industry Experts Will Engage On The Thought-Leader Panel Of The London Produce Show And Conference: Helping To Make Individuals And Their Companies More Successful

29 May 2015, 09:09

It is not even two years since we unveiled a plan to establish a new industry institution. It would be a new event, housed in the iconic city of London but drawing on that city’s magnetic pull on global brainpower, to draw together and elevate the industry.

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Will Amazon Outgrow Tesco And Carrefour? Dr. Roberta Cook Will Present Comprehensive Data And Analyze Worldwide Retail And Produce Trends All At The London Produce Show And Conference

29 May 2015, 09:08

Will Amazon Outgrow Tesco And Carrefour? Dr. Roberta Cook Will Present Comprehensive Data And Analyze Worldwide Retail And Produce Trends All At The London Produce Show And Conference

In the produce world, Roberta Cook is among the most celebrated agricultural economists of her generation. The Pundit had an opportunity to share a platform with her years ago at what is now called the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, and we’ve had the privilege of working with her many times since.

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Chef Dan Kennedy on sharing his passion for fresh and seasonal food

28 May 2015, 08:17

Chef Dan Kennedy on sharing his passion for fresh and seasonal food

Dan Kennedy has seen many walks of the culinary world but having trained as both a teacher and chef, cooking for fine dining, banqueting and events, he set his heart on running a cookery school to pass on his knowledge and enthuse people about the journey from field to fork. We meet the entrepreneurial cookery teacher ahead of his chef demonstration at this year’s London Produce Show and Conference

 

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London Produce Show UK: Business potential ripe-and-ready fruit

27 May 2015, 18:16

Rising consumer interest in eating tropical fruit is generating new demand for state-of-the-art ripening systems that can deliver ready-to-eat supplies without compromising the high quality standards expected from the category.

With interest high in ripening solutions for both bananas and tropicals, Interko will be exhibiting for the first time this year at the London Produce Show and Conference which takes place for the second year running at the Grosvenor House hotel on 3-5 June in central London, the UK.

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At The London Produce Show And Conference We Will Visit The ‘Poet Laureate’ Of The Produce Industry…

27 May 2015, 12:34

Alick Glass Admonishes The Junior Pundit Primo: ‘Become A Shining Light Of Good, In A World That’s Sometimes Bad’

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Gala European Premiere Of Frieda Caplan Documentary, Fear No Fruit, Hosted By The London Produce Show And Conference

27 May 2015, 12:32

The American premiere of Fear No Fruit, the documentary focused on the life and times of Frieda Caplan, received significant press in America. Now, The London Produce Show and Conference is proud to host the European Premiere of this documentary, with an exclusive post-film discussion moderated by yours truly with Frieda’s eldest daughter, Karen Caplan, President and CEO at Frieda’s.

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Are Leaders Born Or Made?

27 May 2015, 12:29

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Leader? 
Find out at the London Produce Show And Conference
 as Rutgers University expert on Leadership, Management And Organizational Development, Mary Nikola, leads an interactive workshop

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Minions tie-up set to rocket awareness of Chiquita bananas

26 May 2015, 10:07

More than 600 million stickers on Chiquita bananas worldwide will herald an enterprising link-up with the prequel to smash-hit movie Despicable Me and offer customers great merchandising potential this summer and beyond.

The UK will be going bananas – Chiquita bananas, that is – about the Minions when the computer animated prequel to the blockbuster ‘Despicable Me’ movies is launched around the country at the end of June.

If anyone out there doesn’t know yet about the Minions – pesky little creatures that ‘evolved from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time’ – then all will be revealed on the Chiquita stand at the London Produce Show and Conference 2015.

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On The Cutting Edge: FreshDirect’s Tenley Allen To Showcase How Social Media, Partnerships And Social Programming Can Win Over The Millennials And More At The London Produce Show And Conference

26 May 2015, 08:23

We have followed FreshDirect, the New York-based online grocery delivery service for a long time. This is partly because it is a cutting-edge firm that may have already revolutionized the future of food retailing and partly because FreshDirect CEO Jason Ackerman’s parents live a few houses down from the Pundit.

We have had produce executives from FreshDirect on the Perishable Pundit’s “Thought Leader” panel at The New York Produce Show and Conference, so were most pleased when we learned that a FreshDirect executive would be able to present at The London Produce Show and Conference.

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Peru to host special seminar at London Produce Show and Conference 2015

21 May 2015, 08:46

With Peru’s fresh fruit and vegetable industry planning to triple its production to 3 million tonnes during the course of the next five years, and as interest rises rapidly in Peruvian cuisine, the Peru Trade and Investment Office in the UK will host an exclusive seminar at next month’s London Produce Show and Conference about the benefits of sourcing from the South American nation, as well as the exciting new products and ranges that Peru has to offer the UK and Ireland.

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Chef Gareth Bowen on a mission to unite the food supply network

19 May 2015, 17:03

Chef Gareth Bowen on a mission to unite the food supply network

The Marriott County Hall Hotel’s executive chef Gareth Bowen is keen to both improve connections across the fresh food supply chain and mentor the next big chefs. Produce Business UK caught up with the 3 AA Rosette-winning chef ahead of his cookery demonstration at the London Produce Show and Conference 2015 (LPS15) to find out how he plans to achieve his feat.

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Bruce Peterson and the importance of being mentored

19 May 2015, 13:53

Our piece, Bruce Peterson, Founder Of Wal-Mart Produce Program, Will Urge Industry To Rage Against Mediocrity, Value Experience Over Education, And Merchandise To Wow The Consumer At The London Produce Show And Conference, which we also published here on Produce Business UK, continues to bring in letters.

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Branding And In-Store Marketing: Perfect Together… St. Joseph’s Superstar Professor John Stanton To Present At London Produce Show And Conference

18 May 2015, 08:45

Branding And In-Store Marketing: Perfect Together… St. Joseph’s Superstar Professor John Stanton To Present At London Produce Show And Conference

When we first launched The New York Produce Show and Conference, we unveiled a sneak preview of an import presentation given by Professor John Stanton of St. Joseph’s University:

Research To Be Unveiled At The New York Produce Show And Conference Shows ‘Local’ Preference Versus Organic

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Will reducing food waste be sufficient reason to embrace GMO produce?

14 May 2015, 08:34

Speaking exclusively to Jim Prevor’s The Perishable Pundit, Cornell Professor Brad Rickard provides a sneak preview of the controversial session on GMOs that he will present at The London Produce Show and Conference.

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Why those who support ‘locally grown’ should support investment in intermediaries

14 May 2015, 08:33

In this exclusive interview from Jim Prevor’s The Perishable Pundit, Cornell University Professor Miguel Gómez discusses the renaissance of the wholesale sector and points to research findings he will reveal during his presentation at the London Produce Show and Conference 2015.

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Restaurant tour added to London Produce Show

13 May 2015, 08:39

Restaurant tour added to London Produce Show

The London Produce Show has added a brand new tour to this year’s schedule, which will see Andy Weir, Head of Marketing for Reynolds, take 15 people on an exclusive guided tour around an eclectic mix of London eateries.

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Pundit’s Mailbag: Bruce Peterson Hits ‘Nail On The Head’ When It Comes To Retailers Hiring Credentials Over Experience

12 May 2015, 08:53

World of fruit, vegetables comes to London

12 May 2015, 08:42

World of fruit, vegetables comes to London

The London Produce Show and Conference is taking place on June 4, 2015, at the Grosvenor House, a Marriott hotel on Park Lane.

This is the second edition of this annual business-to-business event for the international fresh fruit and vegetable industry, open only to the food trade, government officials, academia and the media.

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Short film brings home shocking food poverty message

8 May 2015, 09:01

Short film brings home shocking food poverty message

Clara Widdison took a break from her usual job as area manager of the individual and community impact programme at Community Shop, a charity partner of The London Produce Show and Conference 2015, to make The Blue Kitchen. Here the food policy postgraduate student tells Produce Business UK why she felt the no-holds barred, cookery-show style short film on the reality of food poverty was so necessary.

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Opinion: Food as art: bringing London Produce Show recipes to life

1 May 2015, 08:57

Have you ever looked at a photo on Instagram that made your mouth water? Or come across a foodie photo on Pinterest and felt inspired to recreate the recipe? Have you even used a foodie hashtag on social media so others could be inspired by you? #Pinspiration

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Grosvenor House executive chef Nigel Boschetti on making dreams come true

23 April 2015, 13:40

Executive chef at the Grosvenor House hotelNigel Boschetti is reaping the benefits of a focused and challenging career. Determined to welcome and encourage others into the profession, he meets the London Produce Show and Conference 2015 (LPS15) culinary students at the five-star venue to give them a taste of what’s to come

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Chotto Matte raises the bar for culinary experimentation

21 April 2015, 12:21

Chotto Matte raises the bar for culinary experimentation

Chef duo Jordan Sclare and Michael Paul, aka ‘the Nikkei Boys’, are having the time of their lives at the very forefront of culinary experimentation with London restaurant Chotto Matte. Produce Business UK popped in for visit ahead of the duo’s chef demonstration at the London Produce Show and Conference 2015 (LPS15) for a taste of things to come

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Hari Ghotra puts authentic Indian food back on the menu

17 April 2015, 20:46

Hari Ghotra puts authentic Indian food back on the menu
Entrepreneur Hari Ghotra is on a mission to share her fabulously fusioned foodie upbringing and show the UK how easy it is to cook good Indian meals. We catch up with the cookery teacher on her fast-paced journey before her next stop, the London Produce Show and Conference 2015 (LPS15)

LPS15 ambassador inspiring next generation of oriental cuisine fans

16 April 2015, 10:21

LPS15 ambassador inspiring next generation of oriental cuisine fans

It’s often said that if you’ve got a good teacher, you’re halfway there. So it’s reassuring to know chef Jeremy Pang, founder of (and tutor at) cookery school School of Wok is a firm friend of fresh fruit and veg. We talk to the Chinese specialist chef about his inspiring journey, so far.

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Retailers must master the consumer value proposition

9 April 2015, 21:00

Retailers must master the consumer value proposition
In this exclusive piece from Jim Prevor’s The Perishable Pundit, Bruce Peterson, president of Peterson Insights and former senior vice-president and general merchandise manager of perishables for Wal-Mart Stores, provides a sneak preview of his upcoming presentation at The London Produce Show and Conference which will explore why retail buyers must focus on making money through great merchandising and marketing expertise

International award adds spark to build-up for second London show

9 April 2015, 15:54

International award adds spark to build-up for second London show

As preparations for the second London Produce Show and Conference enter their final stretch, the news has broken that the inaugural event has won a highly sought-after international award.

The event, presented jointly by Fresh Produce Consortium and Produce Business, has been selected as the Number One International Event in the prestigious FAME Awards, presented by FOLIO: the magazine for magazine management.

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Bruce Peterson, Founder Of Wal-Mart Produce Program, Will Urge Industry To Rage Against Mediocrity, Value Experience Over Education, And Merchandise To Wow The Consumer At The London Produce Show And Conference

7 April 2015, 08:55

We recently wrote a column on Pundit sister publication Produce Business UK titled, TESCO MUST GO ‘COLD-TURKEY’ TO OVERCOME CRACK-COCAINE-LIKE ADDICTION TO SUPPLIER CASH.

The piece focused on the “box” retailers put themselves in when they start making their money on the buy — through vendor fees and whatnot — rather than the sell — through great merchandising and marketing, which boosts sales and profits.

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A TRIPLE CROWN OF AWARDS: For Commentary Well-Thought; Events Well-Presented; A Life Well-Lived… All In Service To An Industry Well-Loved

7 April 2015, 08:50

We have been enormously gratified over the years to have won a number of important recognitions and awards. Our motto since Day One has been to Initiate Industry Improvement, and so when we get third-party testimony that we have done that it means a lot.

We remember being called up at United Fresh way back in 1990 when we were honored to be awarded the first ever “Man of the Year” Award given by that long-established association. And over the years, we’ve won over 100 editorial awards including a very special one we wrote about in a piece titled, Prevor Wins An Award, But Industry Gets The Prize.

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London Produce Show Chefs Visit New Covent Garden Market

18 March 2015, 15:52

London Produce Show Chefs Visit New Covent Garden Market

New Covent Garden Market recently welcomed the London Produce Show Demonstration Chefs and Catering Students from Westminster Kingsway College for a private tour.

London Produce Show Chefs including Executive Chef Jordan Sclare and Head Chef Michael Paul of Chotto Matte along with Hari Ghotra, creator of HariGhotra.com toured the wholesale market to learn about new products and find inspiration for their respective chef demonstrations at the London Produce Show on June 4.

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Registration Is Open For The London Produce Show & Conference June 3-5, 2015

3 March 2015, 09:51

In June of 2014, a new industry institution was born: The London Produce Show and Conference. Presented by the FRESH PRODUCE CONSORTIUM and PRODUCE BUSINESS, the Pundit sister publication, the event was a stirring success with exhibitors from 41 countries and attendees from 46 countries.

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Changing market offers more scope for success

26 February 2015, 11:22

Whatever anyone might write or say about the UK grocery market, it is still inarguably dominated by the major supermarket chains.

It is not a particularly out-there view, however, to say that the purchasing dynamics of the UK have changed dramatically in the last few recession-hit years, both in the way buyers in this country buy their fruit and vegetables and the way it is sold to consumers.

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Registration Is Open! The London Produce Show And Conference 3-5 June, 2015

25 February 2015, 08:51

In June of 2014, a new industry institution was born: The London Produce Show and Conference. Presented by the FRESH PRODUCE CONSORTIUM and PRODUCE BUSINESS, the Pundit sister publication, the event was a stirring success with exhibitors from 41 countries and attendees from 46 countries.

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Fresh produce contributes to healthy sight

1 February 2015, 08:59

Fresh produce contributes to healthy sight

SeeAbility, a charity partner of the London Produce Show and Conference 2015, tells us why a fresh produce rich diet can have huge benefits on sight.

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