Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

Groceryshop panelists share insight on maximizing data

LAS VEGAS — Companies wanting to drive their businesses forward with data need to consider culture as much as technology, panelists at a Groceryshop session said Sept. 17.

Mandarins, asparagus, Brussels sprouts among high-growth organic items

NASHVILLE — Seven organic produce items have seen sales grow 25% or more in the last year, according to a presentation at the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Innovations event.

Attendees praise Southern Innovations for networking, expo

NASHVILLE – Exhibitors gave high marks to the Southeast Produce Council’s foodservice and organics conference Southern Innovations both for the show itself and the connections it facilitated.

Panel discusses how retailers can grow organic produce sales

NASHVILLE — Panelists at the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Innovations event gave several examples Sept. 13 of ways retailers can help educate consumers about organic and grow organic produce sales.

Packer Insight — Potatoes and the CIA, organics and Hurricane Dorian

Editor Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss Potatoes USA breaking with the Culinary Institute of America, retailers discussing organic pricing and promotion strategy, and the latest on Hurricane Dorian.

Walmart to introduce ‘Produce 2.0’ later this month

Walmart has made some changes in its produce departments, and more changes are coming, according to the company’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer Steve Bratspies.

Avocados From Peru partners with ShopRite, New York Jets

Avocados From Peru, ShopRite and the New York Jets have joined forces on a promotional campaign centered around the start of the NFL season.

Large lemons create issues for Limoneira

Mother Nature delivered more large lemons than usual this season thanks to extra rain, and Santa Paula, Calif.-based Limoneira has lowered its guidance for the year as a result.

Millennials Eat – Grapes!

More than 60% of consumers purchased grapes in the last 12 months, according to The Packer’s Fresh Trends research.

Crosset Co. produce conference sees record attendance

Cincinnati — The Crosset Co. hosted nearly 500 people at its annual produce and floral conference Aug. 28, the highest attendance in the decades-long history of the event.