Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

Bowery Farming launches product category with mustard frills

New York-based Bowery Farming has unveiled a line of rotating, small-batch greens in its Farmer’s Selection line.

Mushroom Council promotes immunity benefits of more than mushrooms

With consumers’ concern for health immunity on the rise, and the COVID-19 pandemic’s convergence with peak cold and flu season, the Mushroom Council has launched the Feed Your Immune System campaign.

Mary Ellen Burris of Wegmans retires, wins award

After almost half a century, Mary Ellen Burris has retired from Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans Food Markets as senior vice president of consumer affairs.

FreshDirect closes sale to Ahold Delhaize

Bronx, N.Y.-based online grocer FreshDirect has closed its sale to food retail group Ahold Delhaize and investment firm Centerbridge Partners.

White strawberry by University of Florida introduced to U.S. market

For the first time, a white strawberry that smells a bit like a pineapple will go to market in the U.S.

Focus on fundamentals, says Rouses produce director

How can retailers engage their communities with events that excite shoppers about produce during a pandemic in its ninth month?

Fresh Midwest delivery service to launch into northern Chicago

Fresh Midwest, an online produce and meal delivery service, will launch in northern Chicago in early 2021.

Packer 25 2020 — Natalie Shuman

Natalie Shuman has a talent for the art of engaging others, coupled with an appreciation for the science of sustainability.

Packer 25 2020 — Mark Smith

Politicians know how to win people over to their cause, and Mark Smith is doing just that in the span of two years in the fresh-produce industry.

Packer 25 2020 — Shreela Sharma

Shreela Sharma wore a T-shirt that said “Eat. Sleep. Epidemiology. Repeat.” on her first day of the fall semester teaching Epidemiology 101 on live Webex at University of Texas School of Public Health.