Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

Study explores how ‘shopping guilt’ affects purchases

A survey of 2,100 shoppers found that many say they care about company behavior and report having changed their buying habits when they found out a company was harming the environment or treating employees badly.

Map — 25 more Lidl locations coming soon

Lidl plans to have 25 more stores on the East Coast by spring of next year.

Whole Foods to reduce plastic use, including in produce department

Whole Foods is making more changes to reduce its plastic use, including banning plastic straws.

Packer Insight — Trade news and earnings reports

Editor-in-chief Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss some of the key stories of the week, from Mexico and China trade news to retailer earnings reports to video interviews with folks on the buy side.

Walmart reports more strong growth for e-commerce

Walmart brought in $123.9 billion in the first quarter of its fiscal year, about $1.2 billion more than the same period in 2018.

Meg Buchsbaum joins National Mango Board

PALM SPRINGS — Meg Buchsbaum, most recently the national produce merchandiser for C&S Wholesale Grocers, is now the retail account manager on the East Coast for the National Mango Board.

Walmart is snagging these shoppers with grocery pickup

Walmart has been investing big in expanding its grocery pickup service, and data from market intelligence firm Numerator gives a look at which shoppers the retailer is reaching.

Women in Produce — Kathy Stephenson

Kathy Stephenson brings an enthusiasm for pears and pear growers to her role as the director of marketing communications for Pear Bureau Northwest.

Women in Produce — Kathy Stephenson

Kathy Stephenson brings an enthusiasm for pears and pear growers to her role as the director of marketing communications for Pear Bureau Northwest.

Packer Insight — NEPC, OPN, Viva Fresh and Walmart

Tom Karst, Ashley Nickle and Amy Sowder discuss their reporting this week, from the Viva Fresh Expo to the first joint conference between the New England Produce Council and Organic Produce Network to Walmart news.