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Uflex’s Flexfresh film packaging extends shelf life of fresh produce

Uflex, in collaboration with a foreign technology partner, has developed Flexfresh equilibrium modified atmospheric packaging (EMAP), which can extend the shelf life of fresh produce.
Several packaging solutions for fresh produce struggle with a water condensation problem within the pack. As products tend to perspire, modified atmospheric packaging (MAP) is not feasible as a result of […]

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AKP Group Completes £3 Million Development

    AKP Group Completes £3 Million Development

UK fresh produce company AKP Group has invested nearly £3 million into making northern Lincolnshire a central hub for the needs of some of the UK’s biggest potato sellers. Elsham Wold has just become the new headquarters for AKP Group, supplier to supermarket giant Morrisons and major chip manufacturer McCain.
A state-of-the-art office block, temperature controlled […]

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Produce World Makes Significant Progress on Environmental Targets

    Produce World Makes Significant Progress on Environmental Targets

The Produce World Group has reduced the amount of waste it is sending to landfill by 29 per cent, and seen a fall in its CO2 emissions of 28 per cent. The company’s latest report on its Corporate and Social Responsibility Programme outlines the progress made on each of the four pillars of the programme: […]

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The Peak of the British Produce Season

    The Peak of the British Produce Season

Today is the peak day of the year for availability of British food, according to Morrisons, the UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain. Over 13 million pieces of fresh British produce will be on the stores’ shelves today – that’s enough for a portion of fruit and veg for every child in the UK.
 
Over 146 lines […]

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Branston Proves Green Credentials Again

    Branston Proves Green Credentials Again

Branston, one of the largest farmer-controlled fresh produce groups in the UK, has retained the Carbon Trust Standard. In 2008 Branston became the first UK food producer to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard, in recognition of its success in reducing its carbon intensity over a three-year period despite considerable business growth. Since then, it […]

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Nationwide Produce Making an International Impact

    Nationwide Produce Making an International Impact

Nationwide Produce has been recognised as one of the fastest growing international companies in the UK. The company featured at 46 in the 2011 Sunday Times International Track 100 published recently.
Nationwide Produce prides itself on being one of the most diverse fresh produce companies in the industry. It grows, grades, packs, buys and sells fresh […]

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Produce World to Launch Green Giant Fresh in the UK

    Produce World to Launch Green Giant Fresh in the UK

Fresh produce company Produce World is launching the Green Giant Fresh product line in the UK. The canned range of Green Giant sweet corn and speciality vegetables has been available in the UK since 1960.
In North America, selected growers have been offering retailers premium Green Giant Fresh fruit and vegetables for over 15 years and […]

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Produce World Well Placed for Growth

    Produce World Well Placed for Growth

Despite a 68% fall in operating profit to £2.3 million and a drop in sales to £218 million during 2010, leading UK fresh produce company Produce World is well placed to deliver continued growth over the next few years, according to chairman Neil Fraser, who joined the company at the beginning of 2011. “In just […]

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Fyffes Expands in Germany

    Fyffes Expands in Germany

Fyffes, one of the largest tropical produce importers and distributors in Europe, has acquired 33.3% of Fruchtimport vanWylick, the German fresh produce distributor and service provider. VanWylick is one of the leading fresh produce companies in the German market with sales in excess of Eur200m. It has a network of banana ripening and distribution centres […]

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