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!
Fourayes MD, Phil joined the Rural Policy Panel for the April RED Talk on the subject 'Food after BREXIT'This RED Talk took place on Thursday 15th April 2021 and celebrated the first anniversary of the 'Rural [...]
‘Utterly marvellous’. It isn’t too often I get to say this but today I am utterly delighted. With good reason. Fourayes original Utterly Fruity has been an enormous success story. It enables our customers [...]
How to sight-see without breaking COVID-19 rules! During the last two weeks I’ve seen sights at Fourayes I never thought I’d see. I’ve seen our Sales Director making up product boxes, our Operations Manager trimming [...]
Fourayes MD, Phil joined the Rural Policy Panel for the December Red Talk on the subject 'Is food in the UK expensive?' The panel covered the race-to-the-bottom pricing that we have experienced in food retail. [...]
In a recent article for the Christmas edition of Kent Life magazine I was quoted as saying ‘Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without mince pies – and mince pies wouldn’t be mince pies without the famous English Bramley apple!’ [...]