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Maris Piper goes organic for the first time.

It’s the best known, most widely grown and popular potato variety, but up until now it has proved too difficult to produce an organic version. Now for the first time organic Maris Piper is available in Waitrose. Supplied by the Produce World Group under its Nature’s Premium brand, it will go on sale in some 40 Waitrose stores from today (October 28th), giving purchasers of organic vegetables the opportunity to purchase this most versatile of potatoes for the first time ever.

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A revolution in cauliflower!

A revolutionary new variety of cauliflower from China could turn the cauliflower world on its head. Launched by Waitrose at a limited number of stores, the new version is versatile, easier-to-cook and sweeter than traditional cauliflower. The retailer believes that the new product suits modern lifestyles and will appeal to all ages. Sweet Sprouting Cauliflower has been grown by the leading UK vegetable producer the Produce World Group as part of its ongoing innovation programme.

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Sustainability is not an ‘add-on’ for leading vegetable business

Sustainability is central to the Produce World Group’s business according to the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Neil Fraser.

Writing in the annual review of the Group’s 4Life sustainability programme, he says:

Our business of growing fresh vegetables is intrinsically linked to the environment, from the seed in the ground to the produce on the shelf. Our business relies on sustainability from the outset for the success of present and future production.

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Sweet, healthy and purple!

They’re sweet, good for you, purple and they are carrots! Purple Chantenay carrots will be available to customers in Waitrose stores for the first time this September. As well as the now well-known sweet Chantenay taste, these carrots have all the health-giving attributes of the more normal orange carrots, plus added benefits from their purple colour.

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A century of service from loyal staff at Produce World

Staff at the Produce World Group’s Chatteris site have been recognised for their loyalty to the company totalling nearly a century. A special lunch was held and awards made to colleagues who have worked for the company for five or ten years. As well as certificates commemorating the occasion, they also received High Street vouchers.

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Produce World Supports Thorpe Hall Hospice Plans

The Produce World Group has been getting behind the plans of the Sue Ryder Hospice at Thorpe Hall in Peterborough in more ways than one. Staff, family and friends spend a day helping to clear the Hall’s walled kitchen garden. In addition the company, which is the UK’s leading grower and supplier of fresh vegetables, made a donation of £1400 towards Thorpe Hall’s fundraising for a new hospice.

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Produce World Welcomes Schoolchildren at Food and Farming Event

Colleagues from the Produce World Group have been busy helping school children visiting the Kids Country Food and Farming Day at the East of England Showground to make animals out of vegetables, and to learn about this important part of their diet. More than 5000 schoolchildren attended the event, which is sponsored by the Tesco Eat Happy Project, and is the largest educational farming event in the UK.

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Produce World urges growers to ‘match our ambition’

‘Match our ambition’ was the main message from Produce World Group’s Executive Chairman and CEO Neil Fraser to key growers who came together for their Grower Day at Houghton Hall in Norfolk. Neil explained the rationale behind recent changes at the leading fresh vegetable grower and supplier, as well as outlining its ambitious plans for future growth.

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Produce World organics leads the way in green energy

Produce World Yaxley, the Produce World Group’s home of organic vegetables, is leading the way in green energy by installing 800 solar panels on the two factory buildings at the site. Produce World Group is the UK’s largest grower and supplier of fresh vegetables, and a leader in the organic vegetables market.

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