Will Hill

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In our ongoing Beanstalk 20on20 series – “20 minutes with inspirational people across the global sector”, we speak to Will Hill, fifth generation fresh produce legacy, about the amazing new business that he has created – FruPro. His aim with this business is to grow a community for the fresh produce industry.  The way we […]

Christine Tacon CBE

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We had the pleasure of catching up with the UK’s Grocery Code Adjudicator on her fascinating background within the food sectors and also her defined and very well respected leadership style. With a background of Engineering from Cambridge and then time served with some of the UK’s larger brands (Mars, Anchor, Vodafone), she spent over […]


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We speak to four inspirational people who have created an environmental movement with an amazing difference.  Abigail Jefcoate, Jacquie Green, Jim Jefcoate and Donald Murray have joined forces to create selvador. They are a group made up of a psychology graduate, a fresh produce CEO, an ex-Walmart man and a banana man from Costa Rica! […]

Todd Linsky

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Todd has more than 30 years experience working across a number of roles in Fresh food.  Over the last 5 years alone he has worked with companies, advising investors, startups, retailers, and growers in the areas of fruits, vegetables, vertical farming, aeroponics, greenhouse, container farming, aquaponics, medical cannabis and hemp. His key skill set is […]

Linda Carobbi

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Linda is amazing!  She has been working with Savino Del Bene who are a significant International freight forwarder based in Florence, and with a global turnover of over 1.5b Euro – savinodelbene.com Linda prides herself on being a very healthy person, and fresh produce has always had an important role in her daily life.  Before […]

Alicia Noel

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Alicia’s Linkedin profile states “Researching and consulting on food and agriculture supply chain innovation around the world, with a focus on blockchain applications in China, food safety and social impact”.  But oh…..there’s so much more to Alicia! Alicia’s decided to travel to China, with no connections, and no Mandarin speaking ability.  15 years later she […]

South African Fresh Produce is in uncharted waters due to the Coronavirus outbreak. But there are positives. We find out why….

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With the outbreak of the Coronavirus in November 2019 in China, the South African fresh produce industry finds itself in uncharted waters. What seemed to be something afar has now fundamentally changed the South Africa fresh sector industry, the markets around the globe and how we all conduct business. Things have fundamentally changed – from […]

Three million are going hungry in the UK because of lockdown. Food poverty is escalating and food banks are getting overwhelmed. What is the answer?

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Research shows stark drops in income have pushed many families into poverty. More than 3m people in Britain are going hungry because of the coronavirus crisis showing that stark drops in income have pushed many families into poverty during the lockdown. The Food Foundation stated earlier in April that in a recent survey they conducted […]