Farming analyst suggests UK retailers' pricing behaviour could negate any benefits
Convenience, health, taste and low labour input features of new varieties
Specialist suggests talk of more liberal regulatory landscape is unfounded
Big changers week on week as of 3 April 2017
|Lettuce, round (each)||40||Asda|
|Cabbage, red (each)||80||Morrisons|
Retail prices from the major supermarkets are collected by Market Intelligence Services and updated every Tuesday.
Average most usual as of W/E 7 April 2017
|Asparagus, all varieties||876|
|Cauliflower, Kent (per head)||52|
|Lettuce, Butterhead (per head)||41|
*National average wholesale and median prices charged in England.
Data supplied by Defra. www.defra.gov.uk
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