Morocco and Spain again key suppliers to British retail

With the regular greenhouse vegetable season coming to and for most of the growers in Western-Europe, Moroccan and Spanish products are finding their ways to the UK once again. We took a closer look at the current offerings of greenhouse vegetables at the British retailers with help of the latest data from market intelligence service ProduceView.

According to ProduceView's findings, Co-op and Marks & Spencer are currently the only two British retailers to still offer domesticly grown tomatoes. Moroccan tomatoes are offered by Tesco, Sainsbury and Asda and Spanish tomatoes can be found at Aldi, Lidl, Waitrose and Morrisons.

The British tomatoes at Co-op and M&S are the most expensive tomatoes offered; Co-op offers them for 2,80 £/KG and M&S sells them at 8,30 £/KG. The cheapest tomatoes could be found for 190 £/KG at Lidl and Aldi, while the rest of the retailers offer them at a price between 2,10 and 2,60 £/KG.

The British cucumber growers are picking more this week; they are offering their products at 4 retailers; Sainsbury, Asda, Co-op and Waitrose. Marks and Sparks, Morrisons and Tesco are all offering Spanish cucumbers. The prices range from 20 pence for a cuke at Morrisones to 35 pence at Sainsbury, M&S and Waitrose.

The Dutch growers are dominating the bell pepper category this week; their products are offered at Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, Co-op and M&S. Lidl and Aldi sourced their peppers in Spain and Waitrose is still offering British bell peppers.

The cheapest bell pepper is offered at Lidl for 25 pence (75 pence for a traffic light pack of three), followed by Aldi with a pack of three for 79 cent. The most expensive traffic light is sold at M&S for 1,50 £.

This data was prepared by ProduceView. For more information about their UK retail reports:

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