Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

UC Davis: Avocado promotion programs have increased demand

A study commissioned by the Hass Avocado Board found that promotion programs have been a worthwhile investment for producers and importers of the fruit.

Sunkist names Cassie Howard director of category management

Valencia, Calif.-based Sunkist Growers has promoted Cassie Howard to director of category management.

LGS Specialty Sales adds cara cara oranges to Darling Citrus line

New Rochelle, N.Y.-based LGS Specialty Sales has added Chilean cara cara oranges to its Darling Citrus line.

What's On Ad — Peaches, cantaloupes surpass cherries for top spot

Peaches have surpassed cherries as the most popular produce item on ad, with more than 16,700 stores putting the seasonal sweet on ad for the week ended Aug. 2.

Broccoli, lettuce, onions contribute to Q2 vegetable sales growth

Second-quarter vegetable sales totaled $7.68 billion, up 5.3% from the same period in 2018.

Millennials Eat — Squash!

Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle and The Packer's copy editor and designer Amelia Freidline talk about Fresh Trends consumer research on squash and try out an easy but delicious preparation of the vegetable.

Packer Insight — Trade with China plus Amazon ambitions

The Packer's editor-in-chief Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss some of the big stories of the week, from the latest in China trade and tomato drama to the grocery ambitions of Amazon.

YouTube, streaming services fare well with kids in Brand Love study

Market research firm Smarty Pants found in its annual Brand Love study that YouTube is the No. 1 brand among kids 6-12.

What’s On Ad – Cherries, peaches, strawberries

More than 17,500 stores promoted cherries the week ended July 26, making the commodity again the most popular produce item to have on ad.

On Location — PMA Foodservice

MONTEREY, Calif. — Tom Karst and Ashley Nickle discuss the 2019 Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference and Expo, from trends on the show floor to reviews of the show this year.