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National Vegetarian Week

Whether you’re a full on veggie or just aiming to cut back on meat, National Vegetarian Week (15-21 May) is an ideal opportunity to whip up some tasty meat-free food. To celebrate the week, Asda have featured a selection of delicious vegetable based recipes in their May edition of Good Living magazine. From adding our appetising mushrooms to your risotto, to bean-bursting burritos and sunny Mediterranean filo tarts jammed packed with an array of our fresh produce, the recipes prove that ...

Posted: Tuesday 16th May 2017

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Mike's visit to Chile

One of our graduates, Mike Rudge has recently returned from a three month placement in the fast paced metropolis of Santiago, Chile. Chile’s diverse climate and geography makes for ideal growing conditions for a variety of produce. A large amount of our imported fruit comes from the region including grapes, top fruit and stone fruit. The biggest challenge for UK importers that receive Chilean produce is selecting the right crops. The produce needs to survive the 30 day journey to the UK ...

Posted: Friday 12th May 2017

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Sweet Clems

New extra special clementines! Our Citrus team have been working with V-ros, a family run company in Valencia, Spain, to source some fresh, extra tasty clementines. They will be available for £2 and will be located in chilled pod 1 in Asda stores; at the front of the chilled produce aisles. Picked with their leaves as a marker of extra freshness. Higher specification – there is a better balance of sugars and acids to give them a punchier flavour. One-off 2.3 kilogram box availab...

Posted: Friday 12th May 2017

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Sharing Grapes

We recently launched a new extra special line of grapes this autumn. With the help of Walmart, Asda have got an exclusive supply of a grape variety called Pristine (Blanc Seedless) from the USA. This variety comes from a breeder called Anthony Karatan. Pristine is an extra-large crunchy grape that offers a great taste to customers. Also, as with most American grapes, it is very sweet with a high sugar content. The IPL grape team has started a direct programme with Delano farms who supply over tw...

Posted: Friday 11th Nov 2016

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Ollie Finishes His Apprenticeship

Four years ago, a young man named Oliver Carter took the opportunity to join IPL and start his apprenticeship. We are very proud to announce that Ollie has now finished his apprenticeship and he is now a fully trained engineer! Well done Ollie! We met up with him to see what he had to say about the experience… JH: So Ollie, four years is quite a long time, have you enjoyed your time as an apprentice at IPL? OC: It’s the best decision I ever made. There’s been a lot of ...

Posted: Friday 11th Nov 2016

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