1. Pret A Manger has opened the doors to its new 'veggie' store. The one-month pop up in Soho, London, has seen Pret chefs create 45 new vegetarian and vegan recipes for the menu, including courgetti and cauliflower rice 'plant pots'.
  2. Chiquita UK has partnered with the world-famous Nickelodeon, the US television network that has given the world the likes of SpongeBob SquarePants, Rugrats and Kenan & Kel. Photo credit Flickr/ActuaLitte.
  3. Philips Lighting’s Eindhoven GrowWise centre this week hosted 28 agriculture ministers as part of a two-day visit to the Netherlands.
  4. Speaking at the event, Dutch agriculture minister and president of the EU agriculture and fisheries council, Martijn van Dam, said that a shift to “climate smart agriculture and a circular economy is vital”, in order to feed a growing world population.
  5. Marks and Spencer has launched yet another avocado innovation with a cucumber, avocado & lime smoothie.
  6. Fresh produce firms were among those at an exclusive trade lunch with the president of Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Solís on his first visit and public address in the UK.
  7. Peter Wilkin, chairman of jam maker and grower Wilkin & Sons, spoke at the official opening of the company's new strawberry growing system, and said it is the first of its kind in the UK.
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