Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

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.

Bonduelle debuts line of heat-and-eat meals

CHICAGO – Bonduelle Fresh Americas launched its Heat & Heat Harvest Bowl product line June 11 at the United Fresh Produce Association conference and expo.

Packer Insight — Education day at United Fresh 2019

The Packer's editor-in-chief Tom Karst, retail editor Ashley Nickle and Northeast editor Amy Sowder discuss the sessions they attended on the first day of the United Fresh Produce Association conference and expo.

Naturipe, Onions 52, Shenandoah share rebranding experiences at United

CHICAGO — Marketers from three companies that recently rebranded discussed their experiences during a session June 10 at the United Fresh Produce Association conference and expo.

Produce execs look to future in United Fresh outlook panel

CHICAGO — A panel of produce industry executives considered topics from sourcing and branding to disruption and the next generation of consumers during the opening general session at United Fresh.

Jeff Huckaby receives The Packer’s Produce Man of the Year award

CHICAGO — Jeff Huckaby, president of Bakersfield, Calif.-based Grimmway Farms, received The Packer’s Produce Man of the Year award June 10 at the United Fresh Produce Association conference and expo.

Wonderful launches lemon brand at United Fresh

Los Angeles-based The Wonderful Co. has added a new produce brand to its portfolio — Wonderful Seedless Lemons.

Longtime owner of Connecticut ShopRite stores dies

Rocco Cingari, who led Grade A Market for nearly 40 years, died June 3 at the age of 89.