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The 2024 forecast for the international fresh produce supply network

- Analysis
Sometimes the longer you look back, the clearer the future can seem. Several issues seem set to dominate the produce agenda in 2024.

Mission Produce UK expansion plans includes mangos

- General News
Mission Produce, Inc. a world leader in sourcing, producing, and distributing fresh Hass avocados, today announced expansion plans for its forward distribution center (FDC) in Dartford, England, to double ripening capacity and establish mango operations in response to the branch’s growing success.

Apps prevent food waste

- Analysis
There are apps for everything these days. Including preventing food waste.

Produce associations join coalition urging U.S.-UK trade agreement

- General News
Today, 48 food and agriculture industry members wrote Congress in support of S. 629 and H.R. 3653, the Undertaking Negotiations on Investment and Trade for Economic Dynamism (UNITED) Act, which would grant the President, in consultation with Congress, the power to seek a comprehensive trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom.

Considering UK’s Healthy Start plan for babies

- Analysis
You will remember that this summer, the International Fresh Produce Association came out with its “Fruit and Vegetable Moonshot” for September’s White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.

The lettuce and Liz Truss

- Analysis
It’s not often that a head of iceberg lettuce becomes a worldwide sensation.

Mission Produce plans to open distribution center in UK in 2023

- General News
Mission Produce, Inc., a world leader in sourcing, producing, and distributing fresh Hass avocados with additional offerings in mangos, today announced plans to open a state-of-the-art ripening, packing and forward distribution center (FDC) in Dartford, England, in 2023.

How we will look back on UK’s summer of 2022

- Analysis
After a challenging two years where Brexit and COVID have often dominated the headlines, in the summer of 2022, the UK produce supply chain is again being challenged more than ever in terms of its resilience.

From pandemic to ‘pingdemic,’ labor supply under pressure in UK

- Featured
The self-isolation system has seen fresh produce companies struggle at times to staff packinghouse operations as well as be able to carry out a full range of distribution services. The issue of labor in the horticultural sector is nothing new, of course, and certainly not unique to the UK.

Brexit offers U.S. export opportunity amid pandemic

- Analysis
The last few weeks have shown us both how fragile our fresh food supply chains are in the UK, but they have also shown us how resilient they can be too.