Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

Corporate chefs need consistency, transparency, innovation

The world has changed for Morrison Healthcare, which provides food for more than 750 hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide, but the hospital cafes never closed.

BrightFarms celebrates distribution in 2,000 grocery stores

Irvington, N.Y.-based BrightFarms’ distribution has surpassed 2,000 stores. 

NJ ag secretary visits farms to highlight season start

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher made several stops at farms and distributors to highlight the arrival of Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables.

How to improve the ‘barren’ foodservice industry as it rebuilds

Once the foodservice industry re-emerges from the coronavirus shutdowns, it will be changed forever. How does the industry make sure the change is for the better?

Wendy's Canadian eateries to use only Whole Leaf greenhouse lettuce

Whole Leaf — the Coaldale, Alberta-based grower of the Inspired Leaves brand — will provide greenhouse-grown lettuce to all 384 Wendy’s locations in Canada. 

What restaurant chain executives see for the future of foodservice

Deeper connections with supply partners, labor savings through technology and more racial diversity at top levels are takeaways that foodservice executives have gathered since the coronavirus disrupted the industry.

Local, regional produce gains consumer interest

Companies have their own definition of what “local produce” means, but the consensus is the closer the better. 

New York grocery store builds vertical, soil-based greens farm

Monsey, N.Y.-based Evergreen Kosher Market is debuting a 20-foot high “wall farm” enabling customers to see where their fresh-picked produce is grown.

New York marketing strategies stay conservative

This doesn’t seem to be the year for New York state growers to experiment with the market. Instead, they’re playing it as safe as they can.

New York growers stick to comfort zones for 2020 season

A stormy, volatile market due to the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced many New York growers to stay conservative this year with their planting and initiatives.