Background colour affects appeal of vegetables

The background colour of vegetables affects the level of appeal consumers ascribe to it, according to research from Brigham Young University in Utah and the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. It turns out consumers consider vegetables with a black background to be more appealing.…

That time when Netto put cats in their supermarket

Having a rough start of the week? We'll help you with this one. Let's look back at 2006 when German retailer Netto decided to create a mini supermarket fully equipped for cats. Including the cucumber scare!

CAN (ON): Winning berry display freshly picked

Ontarians have cast their votes for the best grocery store berry display in this year's Consumers' Choice Contest. The award goes to Longo's #30 in Mount Pleasant - Brampton for building the most creative display of Ontario berries. "Congratulations to Longo's #30 in Mount Pleasant - Brampton for…

Greenhouse of yellow zucchini grower Jan van Vliet offered to lease:

“If you can no longer deliver the quality you want, you have to quit”

At the end of June, the last of the yellow zucchini’s were removed from the greenhouse. Now, Jan is busy cleaning up the rest of his greenhouse. The cultivating is done, but not only for the year, but for good. “We have always provided top quality products to supermarkets, but this year the product was…

Wimbledon brings surge in exports of British strawberries & cream

Britain is expected to enjoy an upsurge i n exports of strawberries and cream, as the Wimbledon Champions are starting their games. The UK exported a record £3.9 million…

Partnership brings increased artichoke sales

Ocean Mist® Farms said it has recorded a significant increase in artichoke sales through its retail displays and promotions in partnership with Four Seasons Produce. In June, Four Seasons Produce worked directly with Lexington Co-op Markets in Buffalo, NY to move thousands of artichokes in just five…

Ralph Barkmeijer: “Combination of fresh fruit and vegetables, without addition of dairy, means these ice creams are unique”

Vegetable ice creams conquer Dutch retail

Because temperatures are expected to surpass 30 degrees Celsius this week, the ice cream sales will once again take flight in the coming days. Various retailers provide the option of buying a healthy ice cream, made from fruit and vegetables. So far, strawberries, beetroot, fennel, mango, orange, carrot,…

Asparagus campaign finished, soft fruit and melons fully available

Photo Report: wholesale market Cologne

Within German wholesale, this year's asparagus campaign officially ended last weekend. The last regional 'White Gold' of the year arrived at Cologne's wholesale market in pleasing quantities, selling at good prices. Now the focus turns to berry fruits, drupes and melons from all over the world.…

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…

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