1. Aldi has created the Rio skyline out of fresh produce to promote its tie-up with the Team GB athletes in the run up to the Olympics.
  2. The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) star Lucy Mecklenburgh is fronting a new Asda-backed campaign for Jersey Royals to combat the perception of potatoes as an unhealthy carbohydrate.
  3. The NFU, AHDB and Love British Food officially launched the Celebrate Great British Food campaign in London this week at an event attended by environment secretary Liz Truss.
  4. BerryWorld has launched a new product aimed at the convenience generation into Ocado. Berry Buckets - including two portions each of raspberries and blueberries - are packed into four convenient, re-sealable 80g buckets.
  5. The UK minister for Africa, James Duddridge, and the UK trade envoy to Ghana, Adam Afriyie, visited Blue Skies' Ghana production facilities this week, with the British High Commission to Ghana, to see how the company exports value-added fresh-fruit products and employs over 3,000 people.
  6. Prepared firm Freshtime has hired three former Bakkavor employees with the appointment of Lewis McKeown as technical manager, Nick Ogden as process manager and James Zamimba as product planner.
  7. Marks and Spencer has said it is the first retailer to launch fresh, ready-sliced avocado. The pots cost £1.50 for an 80g pack.
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