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Moreish Medjouls

For the first time, Extra Special Medjoul Dates are now available in Asda stores across the UK. Always looking to improve our enticing range of nuts and dried fruits, these Medjoul Dates are a delicious treat that we believed should be made available to Asda customers. Rocky Hussain, our New Product Development Manager is also a fan, “they’re a great product which we feel Asda customers will absolutely love!”. Known simply as the 'king of the date family', these re...

Posted: Tuesday 10th Oct 2017

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Tim's Tropical Travels

Tim Wrinch, one of our Continuous Improvement Leads, has recently returned from a visit to tropical Costa Rica. Accompanied by Paul Chuter, Category Manager and Kenny MacLeod, Senior Buyer, the team spent their time in the main banana growing region near Siquirres. The visit was an opportunity for IPL to further improve our supply chain and understand more about the growing and packing processes of bananas and pineapples, helping us to ensure we get the best quality fruit for Asda customers. ...

Posted: Tuesday 10th Oct 2017

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What a week!

Aiming to make a difference, our Finance Team recently ran a survey to try and understand what development our Finance colleagues would like to receive. The results revealed that colleagues would like to understand more about personal development and other functions within Finance. With this is mind, the Senior Leadership Team held a Finance Development Week to help inform and show colleagues how they can own their personal development. Throughout the week, several workshops were held, cover...

Posted: Tuesday 3rd Oct 2017

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We are international: Spain

IPL is a global business and we work with a network of suppliers and farmers all over the world. Alongside our sites in the UK, we also have several international offices. Each of these offices are a crucial part of our business and provide us with vital contact with our growers and suppliers at source. Spain grows more fruit than many other countries on the planet and IPL imports more produce from Spain than from any other country. The climate in Spain is ideal for the bountiful growth of crop...

Posted: Wednesday 27th Sep 2017

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Bumper Pumpkins

A good summer has resulted in a bumper crop for our pumpkin growers. Good news for Halloween enthusiasts, as our growers have already started harvesting over two million pumpkins (more than ever before) following a scorching summer. Stretches of warm weather and generous rainfall has helped the orange squash to flourish. The extra-large pumpkins, from varieties such as ’Big Doris’ and ‘Gladiator’, weigh up to 30kgs – which is almost six times heavier than the co...

Posted: Monday 25th Sep 2017

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