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New Covent Garden scoops up award as U.K.'s best wholesale market

Covent Garden Market Authority receives high marks at Great British Market Awards for its work with traders, support of young people and charities and its ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment
February 16 , 2019

Mexican avocado exports rise sharply to Canada, China and Japan

In addition, the industry recently launched a new TV commercial in Japan, where Mexico is the largest avocado supply by far.
February 15 , 2019

Chile: Heat could impact fresh blueberry exports for season remainder

The high temperatures could mean total export volumes end up slightly lower than last season, against previous forecasts of similar levels.
February 15 , 2019

State of the Market - Week 6, 2019

Price pressure remained on stonefruit and blueberries in the U.S. market in week 6, but the situation was better for white table grapes.
February 15 , 2019

Chilean apple season could be impacted by heatwave

Some of the hottest weather on record has scorched large areas of Chile and could lead to sunburn and shorter storage life.
February 14 , 2019
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Envy apples shine at New York Fashion Week From the pages of Produce Business UK Working seamlessly with traders while adapting to a changing food industry is just one of the many things that set New Covent Garden Market (NCGM) apart. The historic market, which supplies fresh fruit and vegetables to London’s top restaurants and hotels and suppliers of flowers to London’s florists, continues to set […]

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