Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

PMA CEO urges industry to get produce in the plant-based conversation

PHILADELPHIA — The growing interest in plant-based diets is an opportunity the produce industry needs to seize, PMA CEO Cathy Burns said April 11 during her address at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Connections Retail event.

Consumer Reports ranks best grocery stores for produce quality, variety

Central Market, Wegmans, Heinen’s, Gelson’s, Trader Joe’s and Market Basket scored highest in customer satisfaction in the latest ranking of grocery stores by Consumer Reports.

Four companies win product awards at CPMA

MONTREAL — Mann Packing, Mucci Farms, Schur Packaging Systems and Mastronardi Produce took home product awards from the Canadian Produce Marketing Association convention and expo.

On location — Reporting from the show floor at CPMA

The Packer's editor-in-chief Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss some of their takeaways from the first day of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association's annual convention.

CPMA introduces three tools to drive business performance

MONTREAL – The Canadian Produce Marketing Association has announced a trio of new tools to help members reduce food waste, understand consumer perceptions and connect with tech startups.

Produce for Kids sees growth via podcast, Instagram, Pinterest

Produce for Kids continues to grow its online offerings along with its retail presence, especially with its new podcast and on Instagram and Pinterest.

Building trust key for kids-focused marketing

Familiar faces can help sell fruits and vegetables to families with children, marketers say.

Amazon cuts prices on produce at Whole Foods

Amazon has cut Whole Foods prices again, this time with a focus on fresh produce.

EWG releases 2019 'Dirty Dozen,' 'Clean 15' lists

The EWG has once again listed strawberries and spinach at the top of its annual Dirty Dozen list — along with kale.

Mango suppliers optimistic about quality and volume

Shippers expect sufficient supplies of mangoes and strong quality leading up to Cinco de Mayo.
Mar 19, 2019 by Ashley Nickle #The Packer, #Mangoes