The AgriChain Centre´s HortSource Blog


The AgriChain Centre´s HortSource Blog

Brick & Mortar Supermarket Support Programmes Gather Pace!
I took this picture a couple of years ago in The Hague in the Netherlands. The supermarket chain displaying this wheel of cheese complete with facebook sign prides itself in not accepting cash for p....Read More

The Dairy Auction - On Its Last Legs?
The Business news on National Radio made mention of the latest global dairy trade auction. The newsworthy part for New Zealand was that the price achieved represented a 2.4% increase against the pre....Read More

There Is Nothing Simple About Food
It is not possible these days to open a newspaper in the old fashioned way or reading an e-paper without seeing a supermarket story somewhere. Whether it is a Labour Leader "wannabe" here in New Zeala....Read More

Why Profits Matter
Is a supermarket company entitled to make a profit? Of course it is. Does a supermarket company's adoring public care about the profit the business makes? You bet. How do customers get to hear about a....Read More

What is next - the Food Police?
No, it is not April Fool's Day. I wish! It seems that when they were not busy debating the pros and cons of Scottish independence in recent months, the UK authorities have been contemplating the in....Read More

Russia here we come
Geopolitics and fresh produce can be strange bedfellows at time. The EU slapped a few selective sanctions on Russia's Vladimir Putin and his merry band of oligarchs and what did Putin do in return? ....Read More

The high cost of low prices
A few weeks ago we had the PMA Australia New Zealand Fresh Connections Conference here is Auckland. An all-round success in terms of attendance.  One of the industry stalwarts I bumped into there was....Read More

I Spy Something You Don't See And It Starts With 'C'
I have England on my mind.  I am all for the Europe concept but do we really need to have the Tour de France starting in the UK?  It’s a bit like Kent becoming a wine growing region. Well known pa....Read More

Supermarkets, Growers & Food Prices.
One of the more intelligent articles I have come across in recent years on the topic of supplier relationships in the perishable food area can be found in the Guardian.  Here is a poignant part of  ....Read More

I Had A Farm In Africa
A few years ago, I came across a stand at the US Produce Marketing Association  (PMA) Convention which had me intrigued. “Land for Sale”, it said. "In Africa", it said. I stopped and started to....Read More