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5/20/19 Daily Newsflash Roundup: New Companies to the Market & Changes

BKM Holding, Blakes Lotaburger Inc, D & M Produce LLC, Key Foods Co, and LIS-Legacy Fresh! Inc. are new to the Market. Awe Sum Organics Inc., 5 Seasons, NatureSweet Ltd have updates and more.

May 20, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash

Arkansas produce marketers ready for this season’s crops

Ample rain and cool nights have characterized spring weather, but Arkansas produce marketers say they expect 2019 crop prospects to be solid this year.

Organic Summit features analysis of new consumer data

The fourth annual Organic Produce Summit will feature consumer data and analysis on growing sales of organics, backed by new research on what’s driving fresh produce sales in the sector.

U.S. organic sales break $50 billion mark

U.S. organic sales hit a record $52.5 billion in 2018, up 6.3% from the previous year.

Study explores how ‘shopping guilt’ affects purchases

A survey of 2,100 shoppers found that many say they care about company behavior and report having changed their buying habits when they found out a company was harming the environment or treating employees badly.

Avocados chart strong sales for Christmas, New Years

The Hass Avocado Board, which breaks down avocado sales for holidays throughout the seasons, has reported the fourth quarter of 2018 marked a four-year high.