UK: British cucumbers on par with the Dutch

According to the latest data provided by market intelligence service Produce View, the British supermarkets are still struggling to stock their produce sections with domestic greenhouse vegetables. Last week for example, only two out of the nine supermarkets visited offered British Cherry tomatoes (M&S and Co-op). Furthermore, Marks & Spencer is also the only supermarket that offered solely British cucumbers, mixed chilies and tomatoes last week.

Morocco and Spain are still the largest suppliers of cherry tomatoes to the UK; Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons, Aldi and Lidl have been sourcing their tomatoes from those two countries for the last 15 weeks. Waitrose also sources most of their product from Spain, but occasionally had British product in stock for a number of weeks.

The situation is better with the British grown mixed chillies; these could be found at Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Co-op, M&S, Waitrose and Aldi. Lidl bought their mixed chillies in France, while Morrisons prefers to truck them in from Spain this week.

Concerning the supply of cucumbers the British are almost on par with the Netherlands; Tesco, M&S, Waitrose and Aldi offered British cukes, while the Dutch sold their cucumbers mostly to Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons, Co-op and Lidl last week.

This article was made with the help of data provided by ProduceView. For more information about their UK retail reports:

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