Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

Conversations on produce buying: First is not always best

You’re probably familiar with Armand Lobato, our resident seasoned veteran best known for his insightful columns on the role of produce manager. Well, he also spent years as a produce buyer.

Pear Bureau Northwest bringing DeCA contest winners to PMA

Pear Bureau Northwest has awarded the two winners of its display contest with the Defense Commissary Agency a trip to the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

Merchandising master class with Andrew Lucero — Display decisions and training

Deciding how much to order for key displays usually entails considering a number of factors. How much sold this week last year? What was the pricing last year? What kind of display was it? And on and on.

Merchandising master class with Fresh Thyme Market's Andrew Lucero — Part 1

Fresh Thyme Market produce specialist Andrew Lucero, who was recognized this fall for the stellar work he submitted for PMG’s Produce Artist Award Series, has been in the business nearly 15 years.

Robinson Fresh president Michael Castagnetto talks consumer brand launch

Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Robinson Fresh has launched a consumer brand.

Conversations on produce buying: Pricing and the big picture

You’re probably familiar with Armand Lobato, our resident seasoned veteran best known for his insightful columns on the role of produce manager. Well, he also spent years as a produce buyer.

Display contest tips from the Idaho Potato Commission

Thinking about throwing your hat in the ring for one of the prizes being offered as part of the annual Idaho Potato Lover’s Month display contest? Here are a few tips to keep in mind from the Idaho Potato Commission.

Panel discussion at GOPEX to focus on organic imports

Industry members who source various organic fresh produce from around the world will talk opportunities and challenges for imported organic produce during a panel discussion Jan. 27 at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

Produce Artist Award Series winter contest to feature citrus, mushrooms and more

The winter season of the Produce Artist Award Series is underway and accepting submissions through March 23.

Packer Insight — Indoor ag, Potato Expo, New York and more

Catch up on the week in produce, including conversation on indoor agriculture and analysis from two conferences that happened virtually this week, with the editors of The Packer.