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Thyme for Christmas

19 December 2018
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How long do the herbs you sell really last? And do you know what the flavour quality is like?

In our opinion, at this time of year, consumers are looking for three things when they are shopping for Christmas herbs; freshness, appearance and shelf-life.

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Convenience Food Market Update

13 December 2018
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As we've reported before, retailers are having to continually adapt the fresh and prepared produce they stock in order to fit the customer's needs. One of the top trends recently has been the increased demand for convenience foods currently available in the fresh produce section of supermarkets.

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Brussel Sprouts or Brussels Sprouts?

06 December 2018
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As winter arrives and Christmas approaches there's one vegetable that's excitedly awaited and dreaded in equal measure. The Brussels Sprout. As families argue whether or not this small green vegetable should have a place at the dinner table, we assess the quality of these small, colourful vegetables. Seen in decorations, gifts, wrapping paper and napkins this vegetable has made itself a very close relationship with the festive season.

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Roll Out the Oranges

29 November 2018
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Oranges have been identified as a fruit that helps with many health benefits, but overall good taste is still key for consumers to enjoy and repurchase. It's a fruit worth promoting in store not only to educate consumers on the benefits for their health as we enter winter, but also for the great taste.

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Categorising Your Potato Section

22 November 2018
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The humble, yet popular, potato is a versatile vegetable, in demand all year round in the fresh produce section of stores. As the seasons change and consumers desires for different varieties and cooking types vary, supermarkets have the challenge of how to display this vegetable to help the consumer find what they need.

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Perfecting Orchids

15 November 2018
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When properly handled, orchids can last at least 60 days at home with their flowers, but that is not always the case and orchid quality varies from retailer to retailer. Orchid sales in supermarkets have many challenges and there is still relatively little known about how to best keep orchids in store for maximum consumer satisfaction. We've been speaking to Royal FloraHolland to find out more.

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