On The Frontline with a fruit grower during the coronavirus crisis

first_imgThis week, we spoke to James Simpson, MD of fruit grower Adrian Scripps, to find out how the business has dealt with the soaring demand and labour shortage that has been thrown into the fore by the coronavirus crisis. Next week, we’ll be talking to a toilet roll supplier to find out what was going on behind the scenes when the nation took to the supermarket and started to panic buy.,Kevin WhiteKevin is The Grocer’s fresh foods editor, overseeing our coverage related to the retail fresh foods sector, including dairy, meat, fish, poultry, fruit & veg and eggs, as well as the plant-based foods category.He also assists in production of The Grocer’s annual Dairymen supplement, while also writing about food commodities, sourcing, sustainability, politics and regulation; and has appeared as a commentator on both radio and TV on the state of the UK food industry.Prior to joining The Grocer in 2014, Kevin wrote about retail financial services for a Financial Times business publication, and began his career as a journalist working for regional newspapers in Wales.Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevWhite77last_img