Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

Dollar General reports earnings, describes path forward on fresh

Dollar General generated $6.6 billion in net sales in the first quarter and saw comparable store sales grow 3.8%.

California Avocado Commission takes over Little Italy Food Hall

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Restaurants in the Little Italy Food Hall will feature avocado-centric dishes in June, and 19 food writers got an early taste of the creativity during a California Avocado Commission event.

11 predictions for the future of grocery

Los Angeles-based firm CBRE delivered projections on topics from e-commerce to prepared meals to store experience in its latest research report on the grocery industry.

Walmart hires veteran of Amazon, Google as chief technology officer

Suresh Kumar is the new chief technology officer and chief development officer for Walmart.

Packer Insight — FreshPACKMoves and avocados

The Packer's editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss their week's travels, to FreshPACKMoves in Pismo Beach, Calif., and to a California Avocado Commission event in San Diego.

Millennials Eat — Kiwi!

Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle and The Packer's copy editor and designer Amelia Freidline discuss 2019 Fresh Trends consumer research on kiwi, from how it fares with families to which regions favor the fruit.

Kroger, Loop launch reusable packaging pilot

Kroger and waste management company TerraCycle are testing new reusable packaging system Loop.

Japanese retailer buys meal kit company Purple Carrot

Tokyo-based Oisix ra daichi sees a big opportunity in meal kits, with the U.S. market expected to double by 2022 and the Japanese market also quickly growing.

Japanese retailer buys meal kit company Purple Carrot

Tokyo-based Oisix ra daichi sees a big opportunity in meal kits, with the U.S. market expected to double by 2022 and the Japanese market also quickly growing.

U.S. organic sales break $50 billion mark

U.S. organic sales hit a record $52.5 billion in 2018, up 6.3% from the previous year.