| ||21/08/2018 - 11:32|
More than one-third of all fruit and vegetables grown across Europe are discarded every year as they are deemed to be ‘too ugly to sell’, according to research conducted by the University of Edinburgh. read more
| ||21/05/2018 - 13:41|
Pick n Pay has relaunched its fresh offering, introducing both new product lines and new packaging, underpinned by its new fresh promise – Perfectly fresh, whatever it takes. The lines will offer something for all tastes and budgets and will be rolled out from this month. read more
| ||04/05/2018 - 10:13|
Amazon expects groceries and household products to account for more than half of its Indian business in five years, according to Reuters. Amit Agarwal, Amazon’s SVP and Country Manager India, said such products make up the retailer’s largest category in the country by units sold. read more
| ||18/04/2018 - 15:33|
Italian fruit and vegetable exports reached the €5 billion mark last year, growing by 3% compared to 2016, setting a historical record for the sector. read more
| ||12/10/2017 - 09:01|
The Competition Commission on Wednesday said that the 50-year-old practice by fresh produce market agents of charging fixed commissions to farmers amounts to price fixing. read more
| ||18/07/2017 - 10:26|
The drought has, until now, not had a major effect on the wine industry, but adequate rainfall is needed this winter for good vine performance and crop yields for the coming season, wine producer body VinPro says. read more
| ||11/05/2017 - 12:31|
In 2014, the Cederberg Tree Nursery produced 100 000 citrus trees a year. Two years later, after its acquisition by ANB Investments, the nursery produces more than 550 000 citrus trees annually. read more
| ||03/05/2017 - 10:23|
The orange industry is facing a “disaster”‚ with up to 40% of navels dropping off trees in the Eastern Cape. read more
| ||02/05/2017 - 14:37|
As a firm supporter of a free and open market system, PMA endorses competitive practices, which is inclusive of all role players throughout the fresh produce value chain. Fair and transparent price forming mechanisms are critical to bring about equal access to the marketplace. read more
| ||02/05/2017 - 13:47|
Potatoes are the fastest-moving commodity in the Easter Cape’s OR Tambo district, said Ikhona Mvaphantsi, Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) spokesperson. read more
| ||30/03/2017 - 15:46|
The RSA Group is one of nine firms targeted by the Competition Commission in a number of search and seizure operations carried out at fresh produce markets across the country on the 23rd and 24th of March 2017. read more
| ||14/11/2016 - 11:10|
A new study has revealed that corrugated packaging keeps produce fresher than plastic, with corrugated fibres helping to trap and stifle microorganisms. read more
| ||14/09/2016 - 09:01|
Food Lover's Market recently launched The Goodness Gang - a line-up of fresh produce plushies to hero healthy eating and nutrition. The Goodness Gang is designed to help parents of Grade RR to Grade 3 learners teach their kids about the healthy benefits of eating their fruit and veg. The veg characters are available for collection via stickers earned over the course of the six-month campaign. read more
| ||17/03/2014 - 09:05|
A rise in copper export income has pushed Zambia’s metal export earnings to US$7,086.6 billion from $6.511 billion posted in 2012. The merchandise imports bill also increased to $9,234.8 billion. read more
| ||19/02/2014 - 11:17|
Wal-Mart Canada plans to complete 35 supercenter projects in the company's fiscal year which runs from February 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015. The company also will expand its distribution network to support its growth and will continue to expand its Canadian e-commerce operation. read more
| ||10/02/2014 - 15:51|
The Ghanaian-German Economic Association (GGEA) is organising what it calls “a strategic business delegation” to participate in Biofach 2014, the world´s leading fair on organic food and natural cosmetics. read more
| ||07/01/2014 - 10:13|
The Minister of Aviation, Stella Adaeze Oduah, has projected that revenue that will accrue from the export of farm produce by Nigerian farmers through the perishable cargo programme would surpass oil revenue in the next 10 years. read more
| ||08/11/2013 - 15:12|
In just under three weeks, Pick n Pay will open its new store at the V&A Waterfront, bringing an unprecedented retail offering to the central Cape Town area. Located in a prime and highly accessible position on the lower level of the Victoria Wharf, the store will start trading at 10am on Thursday 28 November 2013. read more
| ||28/10/2013 - 09:07|
Berlin - Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, has vowed to cut the near 60 000 tonnes of food wasted by its suppliers and shoppers each year, the latest firm volunteering to help tackle a growing environmental problem. read more
| ||05/06/2013 - 08:17|
Bentonville, Ark. – Wal-Mart is launching an initiative to increase the amount of fresh produce on its shelves. The effort includes buying produce directly from growers for immediate shipment to stores, performing independent weekly fresh produce checks at stores and providing fresh produce training for associates.
| ||15/04/2013 - 09:38|
Recognising the strong buying power of emerging markets in Durban’s outer lying suburbs, Pick n Pay has acquired a property in Chatsworth which will see it go head-to-head with competitor Shoprite’s store on the opposite side of the road.
| ||11/02/2013 - 09:11|
Johannesburg - There won’t be food price fireworks this year, but the cost of locally produced fresh produce like fruit and vegetables could potentially soar because of increased labour wages, proposed electricity hikes and surging fuel prices.
| ||28/01/2013 - 09:53|
Kenya has experienced a boom in supermarkets, with the retail outlets rapidly expanding in suburbs and town across the East African nation as competition stiffens. read more
| ||11/01/2013 - 07:43|
London - Up to half of all the food produced worldwide ends up going to waste due to poor harvesting, storage and transport methods as well as irresponsible retailer and consumer behaviour, a report said on Thursday.
| ||30/08/2012 - 09:10|
Massmart plans to revamp 10 of its 17 Makro stores, which would thereafter offer fresh produce, butchery items and new brands.
| ||13/08/2012 - 08:42|
Bloemfontein – Townships are profitable gold mines, but enterprises must not think they can dispose of their reject products there. read more
| ||02/08/2012 - 09:37|
South African retailer Massmart’s campaign, to enlist black emerging farmers to supply fresh produce in the company’s string of supermarket chains, kicks off this week in Limpopo. read more
| ||28/05/2012 - 07:53|
Durban - It might seem rather strange, but your Woolies veggies may well have been grown at Durban airport.
| ||06/03/2012 - 09:06|
Massmart would put up an investment of R15 million to attract more than 1 500 black farmers to its supply chain within the next five years, the retailer said yesterday.
| ||30/01/2012 - 08:42|
Expected higher agricultural product prices this season could bring about some relief for food producers, the Agriculture Business Chamber said last week.
| ||17/01/2012 - 09:08|
Researchers have come up with a commercially viable method of producing film coatings, on an industrial scale, made from whey protein. read more
| ||19/12/2011 - 09:33|
Competition Tribunal chairman Norman Manoim sent Massmart home yesterday without approving its acquisition of Fruitspot and 16 Rhino stores, and asked the retailer and the Competition Commission to tweak conditions to the sales. read more
| ||09/12/2011 - 08:19|
Milan - Global food prices have been stabilising at high levels and there is still risk that prices can rise, a senior economist at the United Nations food agency said on Thursday after the UN’s food prices index showed a new monthly decline in November. read more