Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

QPMA: Canadawide’s George Pitsikoulis is Pillar of the Industry

George Pitsikoulis was born into the produce business — almost literally.

Quebec market reaches in and out

NAPIERVILLE, Quebec — Most commercial growers in Quebec do some kind of mix when it comes to selling their produce to domestic customers and exporting to the U.S. and beyond.

Wholesum report shows 34% increase in renewable energy

Wholesum, an Amado, Ariz.-based fair trade, organic grower-shipper, published its Conscientious Company report for the 2018 fiscal year, highlighting social and environmental responsibility efforts.

Power Your Lunchbox promotion relaunches with nine produce brands

The Produce for Kids program’s Power Your Lunchbox campaign returns August 5-Sept. 22 with nine produce brand partners, new initiatives and a new registered dietitian.

Jersey Fresh Fridays partners with ShopRite through August

Registered dietitians at Village ShopRite stores around New Jersey are hosting Jersey Fresh Fridays in July and August in their produce departments, featuring a different Jersey Fresh fruit or vegetable each week.

United Fresh releases report on summer, winter trend data

Pineapple, collard greens, plant-forward kebabs, parsnips and grapefruit are either trending now or will be soon, according to the latest United Fresh Produce Association’s “Fresh Insights for Foodservice” report.

Help shoppers make their summer peach dreams come true

You’d think I’d know how to pick a good peach by now.

Holiday promotion mashes up Idaho potatoes, Litehouse Herbs

The Idaho Potato Commission and Litehouse Inc. are spicing up side dishes and produce sales with a retail promotion for the holiday season.

See the farms, pack houses of these Quebec produce leaders

The Packer's Northeast editor, Amy Sowder, conducted a mid-summer tour of Quebec's vegetable agricultural regions north and south of Montreal.
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Minnesota’s First Kiss apple returns

First Kiss — an apple variety that debuted in 2018 in very limited supply — is back on retailers’ shelves in August.