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British strawberry fields may not be forever

Foodservice companies could have to look overseas for strawberries as British suppliers struggle to come to terms with the National Living Wage. The NLW is costing growers 58% of their profit and this has put the sector under serious threat, according to hospitality consultants Beacon. The price of lettuce, cucumber and cherry tomatoes may also…
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Record-breaking British strawberry season

BRITISH STRAWBERRY farmers have enjoyed a bumper crop this year due to the warm autumn weather which has helped them to harvest fruit late into the season.                 So far this year 60,170 tonnes of strawberries have been produced, an 8% increase on 2013, and growers are expecting…
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