Phil Acock is the third generation member of the Acock family and is the driving force behind innovation, product development and sales at Fourayes. With a lifetime of experience in the fruit industry, Phil reflects on industry developments and market trends in his ‘Setting the Agenda’ Blog. Phil is also Vice Chairman of English Apples and Pears, the industry body responsible for the English top fruit industry.

BRC AA All the Way!

Each of our Atlas peeling and coring machines handles, on average, 100 Bramley apples every minute - that’s each machine, each minute. Our staff work collectively some 400,000 hours per annum, and they are dealing with around 330 different recipes for our customers.That’s why, when we [...]

2020-01-08T17:22:43+00:00December 10th, 2019|Phil's Blog|

Learning is a Trial

A customers’ client (a well-known high street grocery multiple brand) recently opened a gleaming, newly refurbished flagship store just 20 minutes from Fourayes. As one of our delicious compotes features in their top-selling chilled product, we were invited along to the opening in order [...]

2019-10-29T14:07:15+00:00September 12th, 2019|Phil's Blog|

Change is in the Air

This month’s blog takes me considerably outside of my comfort zone but hopefully you’ll agree the subject warrants it. During recent years we’ve been following an extensive technology investment plan – upgrading plant and machinery and, very importantly, embracing digital solutions on a grand [...]

2019-10-29T14:09:56+00:00April 1st, 2019|Phil's Blog|

Watch this Space!

This article is not about Brexit.... Although I can’t resist stating that if our own business had advanced to the same degree as Brexit since June 2016 I’d be pretty ashamed of everyone involved; me included. Thankfully Fourayes has advanced significantly in the last [...]

2019-10-29T14:10:50+00:00February 28th, 2019|Phil's Blog|