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Macpac has re-launched Plantpac.

"On-line sales may be a short term answer to falling sales"

UK garden nurseries and growers have been hit hard these days. "Yet growers want to see the results of the weeks and months of green-fingered hard work get to their customers - and at the same time the health-giving benefits of plants are widely known whether by helping us to indulge our pastimes or…

Golden sweet cherry tomatoes on-the-vine

Honey Bombs to hit store shelves in May

First came Flavor Bombs®, Sunset’s first on-the-vine snacking tomato offering, then Sugar Bombs®, a grape tomato-on-the-vine. "We all know good things come in threes and…

Panic buying at Aussie nurseries selling fruit and vegetable plants and seeds

After the panic buying of toilet rolls, rice, pasta and meat, it seems to have spread to the nursery industry. Demand for edible plants and seeds heats up due to coronavirus. Andrew Clarke runs a nursery south of Hobart and said he had never seen anything like the past few days in 30 years of selling,…

Russian retailer Magnit to increase purchases of domestically produced vegetables by 80%

Russia’s Magnit retail network plans to increase vegetable production in its greenhouse complexes by 30% in 2020. It is also set on increasing direct purchases from Russian producers by 80%. This will reduce the dependence on imported products. In 2020, Magnit plans to launch the first phase of the…

Aldi wins the race for first UK strawberries

For the second year in a row, Aldi has become the first supermarket to stock UK-grown strawberries this season; the first crop was due to be picked on Tuesday 18 February at…

Marks & Spencer present heart shaped cucumber for Valentine's Day

M&S has launched a heart shaped cucumber for Valentine’s Day. They will be available in 95 selected stores across the UK. Marks and Spencer call their newly shaped cucumber the ‘Love Cue’. The Love Cue is priced at just £1. This is a world first and has been grown in one of the M&S Select Farms in Kent. Lovingly cultivated…

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