UK: Supermarket in York wants to change food industry

The rebellious supermarket Hisbe in York, the UK, wants to change the food industry. By offering local products and paying producers a fair price, the supermarket wants to make a difference.

Growing on the Sunshine Coast: a peek into Nora Valley's expansion Bunya Fresh

Growing on the Sunshine Coast - doesn't that sound like a dream? To the team with Nora Valley Greenhouse it has been a reality since 2005. The Australian business has grown to over 6 hectares. And the story continues. With their snack tomatoes being in high demand, currently another greenhouse is being…

Branches in Hastings and Bexhill

Lidl offers 5kg veg boxes in fight against food waste

Lidl stores are offering 5kg fruit and veg boxes for just £1.50 to tackle food waste. According to a Lidl spokesperson: “After a very fruitful trial, our Too Good to Waste fruit and vegetable boxes are now available in all of our stores across England, Scotland and Wales. At just £1.50, the boxes contain…

Ontario consumers vote for favourite greenhouse vegetable display

The Ontario government wants consumers to have their say in choosing the 2019 Consumers' Choice Award for the best Ontario greenhouse vegetables retail display created by local grocery stores across the province. One of the nominees: Greenhouse Vegetable Display from Pickering Sobeys. "We're celebrating…

Groceries delivered when you're away thanks to mini-fridge

The French startup, Foodconect, has just designed the first connected outdoor fridge which allows for shopping to be delivered while you’re away. This mini-fridge exists in…

and growers pay the price

How retailers quadruple the price of imperfect produce

In a recent Dutch tv-episode attention was paid to imperfect produce, the deformed vegetables and fruit that lie on the fresh produce shelves of retailer Albert Heijn. According to the show producers, the text on the packaging ‘throwing away is a pity’, which is put on 'ugly produce' suggests that the…

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