Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

Packer Insight — Washington Conference, SPS, new traceability rules

The Packer's team catches you up on the news of the week, from the Washington Conference to the Sustainable Produce Summit to stricter traceability rules for certain produce items.

Industry leaders detail sustainable changes, opportunities ahead

Prominent produce executives discussed during a Sustainable Produce Summit panel the evolution of the industry and the opportunities that exist for companies to make their operations more sustainable.

Keynote delivers insight on Kroger’s Zero Hunger|Zero Waste program

Kari Armbruster, program manager for Kroger’s Zero Hunger|Zero Waste, presented at SPS about the retailer’s sustainability goals and provided more perspective by responding to attendee questions via a live chat.

Walmart sets goal for zero emissions by 2040

Walmart plans to achieve zero emissions and engage in a massive conservation effort in the next two decades on its journey to becoming a regenerative company.

Packer Insight — Seasonal trade talk, Packer 25, industry insight

The Packer's editor-in-chief Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss the seasonal trade protection conversation and some great columns from industry members in this episode of Packer Insight.

Opportunity buys for week of 9/20 ⁠— Asparagus, celery, berries

Looking for more of what's in season? Check out these highlights from the latest crop report by Markon Cooperative to see items that check the boxes for price, quality and availability for the week of Sept. 20.

Case studies in sustainability: Limoneira, Tanimura & Antle, Raley’s

Attendees will hear from Limoneira, Tanimura & Antle and Raley’s at the Sustainable Produce Summit about how their companies are prioritizing sustainable practices.

What consumers want when it comes to sustainability

Lori Taylor, Kevin Byers and Brent Kawamura will discuss the consumer demand for sustainability in a panel conversation Sept. 24 at the Sustainable Produce Summit.

SPS panel focuses on social responsibility certifications and ROI

Four produce industry members will discuss their experiences with social responsibility certifications in a panel Sept. 24 at the Sustainable Produce Summit.

Podcast — Director of produce Chris Keetch talks sustainability

Episode 14 of Tip of the Iceberg Podcast, brought to you by The Packer and PMG, features an interview with Chris Keetch, director of produce for The Giant Co., and the banner's sustainability lead Kristin Skovira.