The shortage of seasonal workers threatens the £3bn horticultural industry, warns the NFU

Labour shortage threatens fruit and veg supply

By Michael Stones

A lack of seasonal labour is threatening the harvest of UK fruit and vegetables, after one in three growers admitted to struggling to source workers, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU).

Mash Direct predicts turnover will top £15M

Mash Direct targets growth in south of England

By John Wood

Mash Direct, the vegetable accompaniments brand, is targeting major growth in the south of England and aiming to become a truly national brand across the UK, following a new deal with Tesco.

Chinese consumers: consider EU food safety standards to be some strictest in the world

UK food gets mixed reception from China

By Noli Dinkovski

Chinese consumers believe the UK is trailing a number of western countries in key areas such as food safety standards, the integrity of producers and the use of advanced technology in food production, according a study.

APS said the deal would make it the largest grower and supplier of British tomatoes

APS Group snaps up Wight Salads

By Rod Addy

APS Group’s acquisition of Wight Salads Limited (WSL) from Vitacress will enable it to become the UK’s largest grower and seller of British tomatoes, it has claimed.


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