Agriculture

Chambers doubles strawberry sales

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The soft fruit specialist puts growth down to blossoming retail partnerships UK soft fruit grower Chambers celebrated its highest ever yield of British strawberries this year, achieving a 100 per cent increase on its 2018 crop. The company put the growth down to its blossoming […]

Retail

Tesco faces Brexit deadline headache

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Planning for the new Brexit deadline is “more difficult” because the supply network will be full of Christmas stock, Tesco’s boss has warned. Dave Lewis told the BBC that the new deadline of the end of October meant there would be “less capacity” for stockpiling […]

Agriculture

Brexit farm trial: ‘I really like the work’

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nastasia Savchenko was at agricultural university in Kharkiv in Ukraine when she saw a Facebook advert for a job picking courgettes on a farm in Cornwall. The process of being interviewed and receiving her six-month work visa took about six weeks. She is among 30 […]

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Morrisons and Amazon expanding same-day deliveries

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  Morrisons and Amazon say they will expand their same-day delivery service for groceries to Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Sheffield and Portsmouth. Morrisons agreed to supply Amazon with groceries in 2016 and the service now includes delivery within the hour for some customers. So far customers […]

Retail

Tesco sales growth slows in ‘subdued’ UK market

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Tesco said sales growth in its core UK business slowed in the first quarter, but that it had outperformed a “subdued” grocery market. The grocer, which is nearing the end of a four year turnround programme under chief executive Dave Lewis, said on Thursday that […]