Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

2019 Mango Retailer of the Year is Mary Zink of Wegmans

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The National Mango Board has named Mary Zink, product category manager for Wegmans, its 2019 Mango Retailer of the Year.

2019 Pear Retailer of the Year is Harris Teeter

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Pear Bureau Northwest named Harris Teeter its 2019 Pear Retailer of the Year at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

Cathy Burns talks macro trends, opportunities in State of the Industry

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Cathy Burns discussed global macro trends and consumer behavior trends during her State of the Industry address and encouraged industry members to consider how they can leverage those trends.

Finding quality, flavor in previewed products

Over the span of a few days recently, my colleague Amelia Freidline and I tried more than 30 new items that will be featured at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

Bolthouse launching more than two dozen new products at Fresh Summit

Only a few months removed from its acquisition this summer, Bolthouse Farms plans to debut more than two dozen new products at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

Fresh Summit New Product Preview — More salads!

The Packer's copy editor and designer Amelia Freidline and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle test out new products coming to Fresh Summit, with this segment focusing mainly on salad kits.

Wonderful debuts bin for holiday season

Los Angeles-based The Wonderful Co. plans to showcase new holiday bins for its pistachios at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

Fresh Summit New Product Preview — Brussels sprouts, dips and more

Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle and The Packer's designer and copy editor Amelia Freidline review new products ahead of Fresh Summit, from Brussels sprouts to baby food to plant-based dips.

Church Brothers to debut several retail products at Fresh Summit

Church Brothers Farms plans to launch retail products including Tuscan Baby Romaine; ready-to-use bunched cilantro and parsley; and a 1-pound clamshell salad line at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

Fresh Summit New Product Preview — Snacks Edition

Ashley Nickle and Amelia Freidline tested out more than a dozen new products that will be featured at Fresh Summit, and this report focuses on three items that can be used as snacks.