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Industry Viewpoint: A love letter to grocery stores
As our society is faced with uncertainty, navigating the rough waters of COVID-19, the grocery stores have found themselves on the front lines of serving the public and keeping... Read more
Tools of the trade show
This time one month ago the Southeast Produce Council held its 2020 Southern Exposure. Those were the good old days, and boy, what most of us wouldn’t give to go to a trade... Read more
TastyFrutti taking things one day at a time
Since 1984, TastyFrutti, located in Philadelphia, PA, has served as a major importer and domestic shipper of fresh fruit, with distribution throughout the United States and... Read more
Industry Viewpoint: Insights to build a tropical program for your business
Shoppers want fresh flavors in their everyday diets, a trend that’s easy to see in the rising sales of tropical commodities. Yet, in a complex category with more than 30 different... Read more
Chilean crops looking strong
It is currently the heart of the Chilean grape and stone fruit seasons, and the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association has lots of good news to report. With stone fruit, harvests... Read more
$1M drug shipment is (not) totally bananas
U.S. Customs & Border Protection Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted a commercial shipment arriving from Mexico that... Read more
Fairway Market's $82M sale to Wakefern, Key Food and Amazon
As part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection cases Fairway Market has announced winning bids for six Fairway stores — five to Wakefern member Village Supermarket Inc.,... Read more
Sev-Rend maintains critical role in the supply chain during pandemic
The need for packaged goods has seen a surge in the past several weeks as the COVID-19 Virus has been wreaking havoc on supply chains all over North America.  This can... Read more
Target reshapes expectations, puts fresh grocery pickup on hold
As the COVID-19 crisis has evolved, Target has been experiencing unusually strong traffic and sales, particularly in its stores and same-day services, as guests use Target... Read more
Fire strikes Sid Wainer & Son facility, postpones community outreach event
As specialty produce distributor Sid Wainer and Son was preparing to hold a pop-up event to benefit families affected by the coronavirus, it instead had to change course following... Read more
Ohio company cited for $700K PACA violation
As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture... Read more
Bolthouse acquisition bolsters presence, plans for innovation
Building on its 100-plus years of carrot-farming heritage, Bolthouse Farms has entered into an agreement to acquire Arizona-based Rousseau Farming Co.'s carrot operations.... Read more
Albertsons partners with businesses to offer jobs to furloughed employees
Throughout the country, businesses have been forced to close or scale back operations, furlough employees or reduce hours due to the COVID-19 crisis. Albertsons Cos. is partnering... Read more
Fresh Honeycrisp crop set to replenish supply chain
Devoted Honeycrisp lovers have a reason to rejoice this May as a fresh-picked crop becomes available at retailers nationwide. Honeybear Brands, a leading Honeycrisp importer... Read more
COVID-19, short supplies create hot potato market
Twenty-year potato industry veteran Lance Poole of Idaho-based Eagle Eye Produce Inc. was unequivocal in using the descriptor “hot” to describe the current potato market.... Read more
Rainier Fruit moving toward formal EFI certification
As a leader in the apple category, Rainier Fruit has partnered with Equitable Food Initiative to begin training and move toward formally certifying its largest farm of over... Read more
Fresh Del Monte Produce focused on uninterrupted access to healthy fruit and vegetables
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. announced that during the COVID-19 pandemic it would continue to deliver an uninterrupted supply of fresh fruits and vegetables. “We are proud... Read more
PBH salutes produce industry during pandemic
The Produce for Better Health Foundation is flexing the power of influencers, as well as its own platforms, to unify the produce industry with consumers during this extraordinary... Read more
C&S, US Foods partner to tackle retail-foodservice imbalance
C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. and US Foods Holding Corp. have partnered to combat job and food insecurities amid the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the supply chain. “We... Read more
The health benefits of kiwifruit
Kiwifruit pack a lot of flavor and strong health benefits, and the fruit has been a staple of Catania Worldwide’s operations for decades. “Kiwi is our number one commodity... Read more

Industry Viewpoint: A love letter to grocery stores
As our society is faced with uncertainty, navigating the rough waters of COVID-19, the grocery stores have found themselves on the front lines of serving the public and keeping shoppers safe. Quickly shifting strategy, meeting shopper demand, abbreviating hours and reconfiguring staffing to support the surge of customers. While Read More ...
Tools of the trade show
This time one month ago the Southeast Produce Council held its 2020 Southern Exposure. Those were the good old days, and boy, what most of us wouldn’t give to go to a trade show now. The recent cancellations of Viva Fresh and CPMA are making people within the industry realize how much they miss trade shows. Not only did a Read More ...
TastyFrutti taking things one day at a time
Since 1984, TastyFrutti, located in Philadelphia, PA, has served as a major importer and domestic shipper of fresh fruit, with distribution throughout the United States and Canada. One of its main products is grapes, which it sources from Chile and other countries, providing them year-round for customers. These grapes Read More ...
Industry Viewpoint: Insights to build a tropical program for your business
Shoppers want fresh flavors in their everyday diets, a trend that’s easy to see in the rising sales of tropical commodities. Yet, in a complex category with more than 30 different commodities, retailers are challenged to merchandise, price and promote tropical items that enhance performance of the entire department. It’s Read More ...
Chilean crops looking strong
It is currently the heart of the Chilean grape and stone fruit seasons, and the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association has lots of good news to report. With stone fruit, harvests of nectarines and peaches are practically finished as 17,053 tons of nectarines (23 percent of total export volume) have been shipped to North America, Read More ...

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