Rocket grower reports a loss

Essex rocket grower Nick de Vries has reported losses for last year.

"For the first time in our 47-year history, we actually made a loss before I paid myself anything," he said. He blamed a whole string of events, from declining demand from wholesale markets due to the dip in the restaurant trade to the E. coli outbreak and even the summer riots. "After those it never picked back up again," he told Grower. "I also had a Scottish customer who found it cheaper to fly in rocket from Israel than to have it delivered from Essex."

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