Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

AWG enlists ProfitTrax to help retailers reduce shrink

Kansas City, Kan.-based Associated Wholesale Grocers has partnered with Smart Retail Solutions to help its members cut down on shrink.

What's On Ad — Peaches, grapes, nectarines

Yellow-flesh peaches led the way last week as the most promoted fruit in the U.S., with more than 15,600 stores putting peaches on ad for a weighted average price of $1.49 per pound.

New food brand Good & Gather debuts at Target next month

Target plans to launch this fall its new Good & Gather brand, which will include fresh produce items.

Packer Insight — What changes are coming for retail?

The 125th anniversary of The Packer is coming up, and with that in mind, editor Tom Karst surveyed industry members to find out about what changes they believe are coming to retail in the next 25 years.

Millennials Eat — Plant-based burgers?

Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle and The Packer's designer and copy editor Amelia Freidline discuss one of the major trends in the overall food space — plant-based meat — and test the Impossible Whopper.

Packer Insight — Banana disease and grocery perspective

The Packer editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss the discovery of TR4 in Colombia, the latest Walmart earnings report, and projections for the next big disruption in grocery.

Walmart raises expectations following strong second quarter

Walmart reported $130.4 billion in revenue for the second quarter of its fiscal year, up 1.8% from the same time in 2018.

HAB: Avocado purchases growing fastest among non-millennials

A study from the Hass Avocado Board found that, while millennial households remain a significant driver for the category, more growth is happening among non-millennial households.

Millennials Eat — Hatch chiles!

Produce Retailer's Ashley Nickle and The Packer's Amelia Freidline check out Fresh Trends statistics on chili peppers and try several preparations of the famous Hatch chiles on this episode of Millennials Eat.

Produce Perspective — Apple Season Preview

Brianna Shales, communications manager for Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers, visited The Packer's office recently and sat down for an interview about the upcoming apple season.