Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

Panelists urge companies to invest in traceability

AUSTIN, Texas — Panelists at the Center for Produce Safety Symposium described better traceback as essential to containing foodborne illness outbreaks and urged companies to invest in that infrastructure.

Stop & Shop president leaving; Ahold Delhaize names successor

Stop & Shop president Mark McGowan has elected to leave the company, and Giant Food president Gordon Reid will succeed him.

Changes at United Fresh receive strong reviews

CHICAGO — The United Fresh Produce Association made an impression with some new elements at its conference and expo June 10-12.

Del Fresco strawberries receive pesticide-free certification

CHICAGO – SCS Global Services has certified Yes!Berries as pesticide-free.

Taylor Farms, Del Monte, Crunch Pak receive Innovation Awards

CHICAGO – The United Fresh Produce Association announced seven Innovation Award winners at the conclusion of its annual conference and expo June 12.

Packer Insight — United Fresh Expo Day One

Northeast editor Amy Sowder, retail editor Ashley Nickle and editor-in-chief Tom Karst discuss the first day on the expo floor at United Fresh.

Melissa’s showcases fresh-cut jackfruit

CHICAGO – World Variety Produce plans to soon be offering a 10-ounce fresh-cut jackfruit product.

Crunch Pak introduces snack medleys, fresh-cut pears at United

CHICAGO – Sliced apple company Crunch Pak is looking to broaden its horizons and compete with snack purveyors beyond the produce industry.

Mastronardi aims to elevate category with new Wow Berries

CHICAGO – Mastronardi Produce launched its premium Wow Berries product line at the United Fresh Produce Association conference and expo June 11.

Cece’s launches crinkle-cut veggies

CHICAGO – Cece’s Veggie Co. debuted a line of grill-ready vegetables June 11 at the United Fresh Produce Association conference and expo.