Top 20 UK Glasshouse Salad Growers face falling sales in a year of unprecedented pressures

The salad-growing industry in the UK has been under severe pressure because of energy price rises, caused largely by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Tomato sales to June 2022 were down by 2.5% at £888m (Kantar), with volume falling by 8%. Peppers were at £395m (-10%) in the year. Cucumbers were at £260m (-2.4%), but Lea Valley Growers Association secretary Lee Stiles says it is this crop that may suffer most as growers choose not to plant rather than make losses as energy prices explode. Lettuce was at £224m (+3.3%).

Fischer Farms and Jones Food Company are new vertical-farming growers that are yet to issue accounts but promise to be big industry players.

Comments welcome via email to matthew.appleby@haymarket.com

The full ranking and report are available to HortWeek subscribers only.
To find out more about a HortWeek subscription, click here.

See Top 20 UK Glasshouse Salad Growers Full Report & Analysis


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next


Partner Content

"We work as one team, we are innovators and we are proud"

Presented by SWISCo
close up of a potted plant

Peat-free growing: the opportunities and challenges

Presented by Fargro