Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

Weis Markets adds online grocery options for 61 more stores

Sunbury, Pa.-based Weis Markets has expanded its Weis 2 Go online ordering service to 61 more stores.

Wakefern, Takeoff partner on automated fulfillment center

Wakefern Food Corp., the members of which own and operate 353 supermarkets, has partnered with Takeoff Technologies on an automated fulfillment center for online grocery orders.

Research review shows eating produce improves life expectancy, quality

PBH commissioned a wide-ranging review of research on produce and how consuming it affects health outcomes, and among the results of the review are that eating more produce reduces chronic disease risk.

Equitable Food Initiative receives $1.2 million grant from Walmart

Equitable Food Initiative, which works to advance responsible labor practices, has received a $1.2 million grant from the Walmart Foundation.

What's On Ad — Cherries, stone fruit and organic strawberries

Cherries again led the list of most-promoted produce items, with more than 19,000 stores featuring them the week ended July 19.

Millennials Eat — Stone Fruit!

How many shoppers can tell a peach from a nectarine from an apricot from a plum — and what happens when you throw plumcots and apriums and other hybrids into the mix?

Packer Insight — H-2A, cotton candy grapes and yellow dragon fruit

Tom Karst joins Ashley Nickle to discuss news of the week, from the latest developments on the H-2A immigration program to updates on some specialty produce items that shoppers will be eyeing.

Buzzfeed’s produce department advice

What elements can a produce department add to create a better trip for the shopper?

What's On Ad — Cherries top national list for third week

Cherries have been the No. 1 produce ad item around the country for nearly a month — the weeks ended June 28, July 5 and July 12.

Millennials Eat — Mocktails (Part 2)

We reported on the mocktail trend and how produce departments can leverage it, and then we tried the new mocktail slushes from Sonic. Finally, we're making our own versions of the Sonic slushes, heavy on real fruit.