Agriculture

UK berry growers facing “perfect storm”

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  Food waste targets and higher imports are making it harder for British berry producers to sell their crop this season, with one industry figure predicting a wave of consolidation as inflationary pressures bite Volumes of British soft fruit look set to increase this season […]

FOREX

Euro Edges Lower Against Dollar Ahead of Key Fed Decision

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      The euro edged lower against the dollar on Monday, as investors weighed the potential size of an expected Federal Reserve interest rate rise later this week. As of 03:13 EST (0713 GMT), the EUR/USD was trading down 0.15% at $1.0194, falling back slightly from a recovery […]

Agriculture

Peru smashes blueberry export record

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Shipments up by almost a third in volume and value compared to 2020/21 With another month of the campaign still left to go, Peruvian blueberry exports have hit a new record. According to consultancy group Fresh Fruit Peru, Peru has shipped 218,823 tonnes worth US$1.307bn […]

Retail

Lidl rises up UK supermarket ranks

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Discount retailer Lidl GB has pipped Co-op to sixth place in UK supermarket rankings for first time Discount retailer Lidl GB has overtaken the Co-op to become the UK’s sixth largest supermarket for the first time, according to Kantar grocery data. Based on grocery figures […]