Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

Retailers give insight on trends in webinar today

The Packer is hosting a webinar June 26 about trends in the fresh produce industry, and three retailers will be discussing what they're seeing related to these trends in their stores.

Supreme Court rules for retailers in SNAP data case

A years-long legal fight ended June 24 when the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to prevent the release of store-level data related to the Supplemental National Assistance Program.

‘Low’ and ‘no’ product claims matter most to shoppers

Low sugar, no artificial ingredients, low sodium and no preservatives are among the product claims shoppers seek most, according to a new report from the Food Marketing Institute.

Bill Crofford joins Reasor’s Foods as produce director

Bill Crofford, who has been in the produce industry for 40 years, is the new produce director for Tulsa, Okla.-based Reasor’s Foods.

Kroger reports 42% growth in digital sales

Kroger did $37.3 billion in sales in the first quarter of the fiscal year, down slightly from 2018 due to the sale of Kroger’s convenience store business unit.

Packer Insight — United Fresh 2019 Review

CHICAGO — Northeast editor Amy Sowder, retail editor Ashley Nickle and editor-in-chief Tom Karst discuss the events of the final day of the United Fresh conference and expo.

Panelists urge companies to invest in traceability

AUSTIN, Texas — Panelists at the Center for Produce Safety Symposium described better traceback as essential to containing foodborne illness outbreaks and urged companies to invest in that infrastructure.

Stop & Shop president leaving; Ahold Delhaize names successor

Stop & Shop president Mark McGowan has elected to leave the company, and Giant Food president Gordon Reid will succeed him.

Changes at United Fresh receive strong reviews

CHICAGO — The United Fresh Produce Association made an impression with some new elements at its conference and expo June 10-12.

Del Fresco strawberries receive pesticide-free certification

CHICAGO – SCS Global Services has certified Yes!Berries as pesticide-free.