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Back to Bananas!
23 August 2019
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Summer holidays have come to an end, and that dreaded phrase Back to School is hanging over the nation's children. Once the school shoes and stationery are sorted, the contents of the daily lunch box is next on the list.
Regardless of the variety, melons all do well under the same growing conditions; conversely, they are all susceptible to the same problems. When a crop isn't growing in good cultural conditions, problems may arise further along the supply chain.
While the Galia is popular in Western Europe, the Cantaloupe is one of the most popular choices in the South, competing against other varieties such as Honey Dew.
Across much of Europe, summer has now most definitely arrived. With that, the consumers' shopping habits start to change, with consumers looking for lighter meals in easy-to-prepare formats, often with healthier options in mind.
Cherries: Maintaining Quality With Summer's Favourite
27 June 2019
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As summer is now feeling tentatively close, consumers are looking forward to family picnics and fresh produce choices that feel more like a treat than a necessity. Cherries, one of the most popular Spring and Summer fruits, are often first choice for shoppers.
Now that the temperature has warmed and the evenings are longer, the smell of a barbecue tells us that summer has officially arrived. As this hunger-making scent floats around Europe, consumers head to the supermarkets for grilling inspiration.
The not-so-humble strawberry is a summer favourite all over the world, especially when local varieties appear in our supermarkets. Rich in flavour and sweetness, a good strawberry can be a highlight at a family picnic or a healthy mid-morning snack at the office.