Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

New Product Preview — Tomatoes, fresh-cut peaches and more

Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle and The Packer's designer and copy editor Amelia Freidline test out more than a dozen new products coming to Fresh Summit, and this report focuses on the first four of that group.

Giant Food Stores rolls out enhanced rewards program to all stores

Shoppers can earn extra points through specialized offers and can choose how to spend their points as part of the enhanced loyalty rewards program from Giant Food Stores.

Groceryshop’s retail lessons for produce

Groceryshop once again gave a big-picture look at how retailers are adapting to stay relevant as the industry continues to change.

Jewel-Osco’s Scott Bennett selected as Produce Retailer of the Year

Produce Retailer magazine, sister publication of The Packer, has chosen Scott Bennett, produce sales and merchandising manager for Jewel-Osco, as the 2019 Produce Retailer of the Year.

Study: Gen Z influences parents' spending more than other generations

Nine in 10 parents say their children influence at least some aspect of their purchases, the National Retail Federation found in a recent survey of nearly 3,000 adults.

Send samples to be in our Fresh Summit New Product Preview videos!

Should your new product be a star? Send us samples to be included in our Fresh Summit New Product Preview videos, an extension of our series Millennials Eat.

Research, food safety, people priorities for incoming PMA chairman

Incoming Produce Marketing Association chairman Joe Don Zetzsche, floral director for H-E-B, arrives in the role at an important time for the organization.
Sep 27, 2019 by Ashley Nickle #Produce (General), #PMA

Nielsen: Retailers should focus on fresh for in-store success

Data and insights firm Nielsen has found that, as more grocery sales move online, fresh is key for physical store success.

Fairtrade America research shows positive attitudes toward program

Fairtrade America found in its biennial consumer survey that 76% of shoppers would regard a brand they buy more favorably if it had a Fairtrade America label.

VIDEO — New products at Southern Innovations

NASHVILLE — Check out a few of the new organic products companies displayed at the Southeast Produce Council's Southern Innovations conference and expo.