Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

Reflections on retailer responses to romaine

I visited 12 grocery stores in the Kansas City area the evening that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked another E. coli outbreak to romaine, and the Nov. 20 trip was far more revealing than I expected.

Millennials Eat — Sweet Potatoes!

Amelia and Ashley discuss which age groups and regions buy the most sweet potatoes, along with their experiences with the vegetable and "millennial-friendly" ways to use it.

Kroger app enables self-aware shopping

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Kroger executives believe their new OptUp mobile app will change the way America eats, and they might be right.

USDA lowers Florida orange estimate slightly

The U.S. Department of Agriculture adjusted its estimate for the Florida orange crop to 77 million boxes, down 3% from October.

Packer Insight — FPAA and Groceryshop

Editor-in-chef Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss some of their takeaways from recent travel to the 50th Nogales Produce Convention and the first Groceryshop conference and expo.

Millennials Eat — Fresh Summit Edition!

Designer and copy editor Amelia Freidline and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss some of the most "millennial-friendly" products they saw at the Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit Oct. 19-20.

Packer 25 — Caitlin Tierney

Caitlin Tierney, director of produce for 99 Cents Only Stores, has repeatedly gone the extra mile to increase her knowledge of the industry.

ShopRite named Mango Retailer of the Year

ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Mango Board recognized ShopRite as its 2018 Mango Retailer of the Year at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

Hy-Vee’s Mike Orf receives Produce Retailer of the Year award

ORLANDO, Fla. — Produce Retailer magazine, a sister publication of The Packer, presented Hy-Vee's Mike Orf with the Produce Retailer of the Year award at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit on Oct. 19.

Fresh Summit Education Report Oct. 18

ORLANDO, Fla. — Designer Amelia Freidline and retail editor Ashley Nickle recap highlights from some of the education sessions at Fresh Summit, including the State of the Industry address by PMA CEO Cathy Burns.