Agriculture

Record RSA blues season expected

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Exports of blueberries from South Africa have increased rapidly so far this season, with the possibility of South Africa reaching 50,000 tonnes no longer just a dream, according to industry leaders. As the South African Berry Producers Association (SABPA) met for its annual meeting to […]

Retail

Lidl targets 1,000 stores by 2023

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Accelerated expansion plans could see German discounter eat further into Big Four’s market share Lidl plans to accelerate its UK store openings and take its total to 1,000 by 2023, The Sunday Times has reported. This is the latest bold plan from the retailer, which […]

Retail

Sainsbury’s hit by store closure costs

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Profits at Sainsbury’s have been almost wiped out for the first half of the year after being hit by costs relating to store closures. In September, Sainsbury’s said it would shut a number of stores, including many Argos outlets as it moves the brand into […]

FOREX

Traders Await Brexit Delay Decision

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British politics will remain in focus as Prime Minister Johnson is pushing for a general election on 12 December. Mr Johnson will need the support of two thirds of MPs in order to get approval for the move. He is unlikely to get the support […]

Agriculture

BerryWorld SA forecasts big blueberry crop

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BerryWorld predicts nearly double the number of blueberries compared to 2018 with exports going to Asia and the UK. BerryWorld is forecasting a total seasonal supply of more than 7,500 tonnes across South Africa’s August to January window, representing a growth of over 40 per […]

Retail

‘Stark choice’ for UK on food imports

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Government must choose between protecting consumers or farmers in event of no-deal Brexit, says former Waitrose boss ‘Stark choice’ for UK on food imports A former managing director of upmarket British supermarket chain Waitrose has told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that a no-deal Brexit […]

Agriculture

Blueberries ‘help people age better’

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A series of articles in The Journal of Gerontology outline how blueberries can help alleviate conditions associated with ageing Blueberries ‘help people age better’ Blueberries can help relieve age-related conditions, a new series of articles has indicated. According to a collection of articles published in […]

Agriculture

Bumper crop for BerryWorld growers

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BerryWorld predict Sweet Eve variety to flourish after heatwave at the end of July saw record temperatures Bumper crop for BerryWorld growers Sweet Eve strawberries Growers of BerryWorld’s exclusive Sweet Eve variety are estimating 20 per cent more strawberries than forecast following a week-long heatwave […]