Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

Year in Produce No. 4 — eCommerce

Major retailers including Walmart, Kroger and Albertsons have continued to invest in their e-commerce capabilities this year as the industry
prepares for a future in which Amazon is a larger player in grocery.

Year in Produce No. 7 — Industry increases focus on food waste

Produce companies and grocery retailers continued to look for more ways to reduce food waste in 2019 as federal government agencies announced a major initiative around that same goal.

Curb the waste: Costs, regulation, culture move firms to trim waste

The public conversation around food waste in the U.S. has ramped up in recent years, and so has the produce industry conversation around the topic.

Fyffes wins exporter award in Costa Rica

Anexco, a pineapple farm owned by Fyffes, recently received the Exporter Grand Award from the Chamber of Exportation Costa Rica.

Concord Foods debuts Chiquita Banana Pop Kit

Brockton, Mass.-based Concord Foods has partnered with Chiquita on a new banana pop kit.

Study shows role produce plays in online grocery

Forty-one percent of consumers who buy groceries online say they include fresh produce in their orders, according to the U.S. Online Grocery Shopper Study by Retail Feedback Group.

Ahold Delhaize to invest $480 million for supply chain infrastructure

Ahold Delhaize plans to acquire three warehouses, lease two more facilities and build two others as part of a three-year strategy to strengthen the company’s supply chain in the U.S.

Walmart to test Nuro autonomous vehicles for grocery delivery

Walmart has announced a pilot with self-driving vehicle company Nuro.

Give shoppers something to talk about

It is a fabulous feeling to have a story to share, and Rouses Markets delivered that for its shoppers Dec. 4 with a promotion centered around the world’s largest avocado display at its store on Tchoupitoulas Street.

Keep an eye on holiday trends

A simple question for retailers as we near the end of November: Do you know what your shoppers are doing for the holidays this year?