Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

Packer Insight — Potato Expo, FreshStart and Frieda

Catch up on the biggest stories of the week with Packer Insight, this week featuring coverage of the Potato Expo in Las Vegas, the FreshStart Conference in Tucson, Ariz., and the passing of industry legend Frieda Caplan.

Millennials Eat — Super Bowl Edition

The Kansas City Chiefs are in the Super Bowl, and to celebrate, we're bringing you another special edition of Millennials Eat!

United Fresh presents Lazopoulos with Lifetime Achievement Award

Longtime industry leader Emanuel Lazopoulos received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Fresh Produce Association at the FreshStart Conference gala Jan. 15.

Panel discusses food safety expectations for produce suppliers

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Dave Corsi, VP of produce for Wegmans, shared perspective about how CPS research continues to inform Wegmans and other buying organizations in regards to food safety standards for produce suppliers.

GOPEX retail panel takes global look at organic produce

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Interest in organic produce is on the rise in Asia and the Middle East, while growth in North America is leveling out, according to a panel that convened Jan. 10 at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

Cost still key hurdle for more sustainable packaging, panel says

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Cost remains a key obstacle to the proliferation of more environmentally friendly packaging in produce, according to industry members who spoke on a panel Jan. 10 at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

​​​​​​​Walmart talks packaging, plastics on GOPEX panel

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Walmart has been working with individual suppliers to reduce plastic in produce departments as consumer interest in sustainability increases.

Produce resolutions for the new year

The produce department might never be busier than the first few weeks of January, as shoppers approach stores with the best of intentions, determined to buy more fruits and vegetables and get healthier in the new year.

Year in Produce No. 4 — eCommerce

Major retailers including Walmart, Kroger and Albertsons have continued to invest in their e-commerce capabilities this year as the industry
prepares for a future in which Amazon is a larger player in grocery.

Year in Produce No. 7 — Industry increases focus on food waste

Produce companies and grocery retailers continued to look for more ways to reduce food waste in 2019 as federal government agencies announced a major initiative around that same goal.