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 British Apples and Pears, the industry body responsible for the English top fruit industry.
And if you’re wondering about the Mad Scientist in the title, that’s all down to Channel 4 and its fantastic series The Food Chain, starring our very own Mad Scientist!
It’s great to share our passion for the English Bramley apple. We have just attended an event, for one of our customers, that we always look forward to. The event is called the ‘Farmer’s Market’. [...]
Puratos UK and Fourayes have coupled up to launch a fresh innovation that fills the gap for cleaner label bakery ingredients bursting with real-fruit flavour, including British-grown Bramley apple. Utterly Fruity is a unique [...]
It occurred to me the other day that Major Bramley, an illustrated character associated with the Fourayes brand since 1998, may be largely unknown to many of our customers now; especially those customers who have joined us in recent [...]
Squeaky Chair Syndrome Following two years of Zoom, Teams and other forms of virtual meetings resulting from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, I can reveal a startling observation: in almost every meeting, someone has a squeaky chair.... [...]
September was quite a month for us here at Fourayes, as we ‘broke ground’ on one of the biggest investments in our history – the construction of our Environmental Water plant More of that as the programme progresses. [...]