Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

Packer Insight — Online grocery and plastic packaging for produce

The Packer editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss surveys on two major retail topics — online grocery and plastic packaging on fresh produce.

Packer Insight — Retail and trade topics at USApple conference

The Packer editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss the highlights from the recent U.S. Apple Association conference, including conversations around retail and trade.

Packer Insight — Mexican tomato agreement

The Packer's editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss the details of the new agreement on Mexican tomatoes.

AWG enlists ProfitTrax to help retailers reduce shrink

Kansas City, Kan.-based Associated Wholesale Grocers has partnered with Smart Retail Solutions to help its members cut down on shrink.

What's On Ad — Peaches, grapes, nectarines

Yellow-flesh peaches led the way last week as the most promoted fruit in the U.S., with more than 15,600 stores putting peaches on ad for a weighted average price of $1.49 per pound.

New food brand Good & Gather debuts at Target next month

Target plans to launch this fall its new Good & Gather brand, which will include fresh produce items.

Packer Insight — What changes are coming for retail?

The 125th anniversary of The Packer is coming up, and with that in mind, editor Tom Karst surveyed industry members to find out about what changes they believe are coming to retail in the next 25 years.

Millennials Eat — Plant-based burgers?

Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle and The Packer's designer and copy editor Amelia Freidline discuss one of the major trends in the overall food space — plant-based meat — and test the Impossible Whopper.

Packer Insight — Banana disease and grocery perspective

The Packer editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss the discovery of TR4 in Colombia, the latest Walmart earnings report, and projections for the next big disruption in grocery.

Walmart raises expectations following strong second quarter

Walmart reported $130.4 billion in revenue for the second quarter of its fiscal year, up 1.8% from the same time in 2018.