News Stories 2015

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

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." Click here to read full story.

London Produce Show: bringing chefs and the industry together

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. Click here to read the full story.

Many buyers at London Produce Show 2015

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 [...]

Technology breakthrough delivers vital software solutions for produce

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 Click here to read full story.

London Calling

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 [...]

Community chef Matthew Budden aims to make a difference

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 Click here to read the full story.

London Produce Show kicks off

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. Click here to read the full [...]

Study Adora Seedless, black grapes late Sunworld

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. Click here to read the full story.