Australian industry faces largest rise in food prices in more than a decade

Australians will most likely be paying more for groceries and other essential goods heading into Christmas as the pandemic wreaks havoc on retail supply chains. Economists…

AgroUrbana:

South America: Leveraging vast distribution networks to build larger facility

“We’re building relationships and distribution channels that will allow us to grow into other regions. Latin America, from Mexico to Chile, we all speak the same language and share the same culture,” says Cristián Sjögren, co-founder and CEO of AgroUrbana.  AgroUrbana was the first vertical farm established…

BILLA / Harson

BILLA and BILLA PLUS create simple, clear labeling:

More visibility for regionality and the strengthening of Austrian producers

BILLA and BILLA PLUS are creating a simple, clear label for local, regional and Austrian products for their customers - based on a transparent and easy-to-understand definition of locality and regionality. In order to bring even more local products to the shelves of BILLA and BILLA PLUS and to strengthen…

Christmas at risk as well, says Iceland boss

Co-op chief says current food shortages are worst he’s ever seen

Staffing problems caused by Covid and Brexit are causing major problems in the UK food industry, as many retailers are having trouble getting products to stores. According to…

Ludwig Schedl

More modern, brighter, nicer:

New look for Lidl store in Lustenau

On 26.08.2021, Lidl Austria will open its newly designed store at Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Strasse 28, relying on a new store concept: a modern interior design with new colors and clearly arranged shelves ensures a pleasant shopping experience. Furthermore, a fresh assortment with over 2,000 permanently…

PMA Virtual Townhall

How to build on online grocery shopping trends

“They came via necessity but they’re staying for convenience, "says Jonna Parker, principal of IRI Center for Excellence, on what helped fuel online shopping over the past 18 months. Parker was part of the most recent PMA Virtual Town Hall on Online Insights and Evolving Shopper Sentiment, and shared her…

Chain two days shorter in winter with local cucumbers all year-round at Albert Heijn

As of this year, Dutch cucumbers have been available at Albert Heijn all year round. Gijs Heineke, buyer of vegetables at Albert Heijn, explains that this is possible through improved techniques and offering growers certainty of purchase. Heineke: “Home-grown cucumbers are a lot fresher. You can have…

Retailers try to address UK lorry driver shortage

The UK lorry driver shortage crisis became pressing in early June when major distributor Nationwide Produce warned that fresh produce destined for UK supermarkets was being…

Driscoll’s transitions to include online sales

The well-known fresh fruit company Driscoll’s is no stranger to change. But the transition to online ordering is proving to be quite tricky. Driscoll’s works with geneticists…

Claus Solberg, Category Manager for Fruit and Vegetables at Dagrofa Denmark

”Alternative to single-use plastic bags for fresh produce”

The awareness of the importance of recycling has increased significantly, starting around two years ago but it has become particularly important in the last year, according to Claus Solberg, Category Manager for fruit and vegetables at Dagrofa Denmark. ”Containers for packaging vegetables, for instance,…


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