Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

What’s On Ad – Cantaloupes, Peaches, Plums

More than 14,000 stores promoted cantaloupes the week ended Aug. 9.

Produce Perspective — Stone Fruit Season Update

Brianna Shales, communications manager for Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers, stopped by The Packer’s offices recently and provided an update on the stone fruit season.

Equitable Food Initiative adds Ethical Charter Addendum to standards

The Equitable Food Initiative has added to its certification standards so growers can show compliance with the principles of the Ethical Charter of Responsible Labor Practices.

Coborn’s plans to pare down delivery service, focus on pickup

St. Cloud, Minn.-based Coborn’s will cease grocery deliveries from its Twin Cities-area facility later this week.

SpartanNash to exit Fresh Kitchen operations

SpartanNash plans to exit its Indianapolis-based Fresh Kitchen operations, which the company purchased as part of its Caito Foods acquisition in 2017.

Price Rite rebrands more stores to emphasize fresh

Five Connecticut locations of Price Rite Marketplace held grand re-openings last week, the latest step in the company's rebrand rollout.

USDA seeks comments on assessments for avocados, kiwi, passion fruit

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has requested comments on its pest risk assessments for avocados from Brazil, kiwi from Argentina and passion fruit from Ecuador.

Robb Bertels joins Sakata Seed America

Industry veteran Robb Bertels will be the new retail category manager for Morgan Hill, Calif.-based Sakata Seed America.

Northgate Gonzalez Market CEO receives award

Northgate Gonzalez Market CEO Miguel Gonzalez received recognition as a legend of the industry at a recent luncheon of the Food Industries Sales Managers’ Club of Los Angeles.

Survey reveals potato consumption habits, favorite attributes

A survey commissioned by Little Potato Co. found that 55% of Americans rank potatoes as their favorite comfort food.