Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

HAB: Avocado purchases growing fastest among non-millennials

A study from the Hass Avocado Board found that, while millennial households remain a significant driver for the category, more growth is happening among non-millennial households.

Millennials Eat — Hatch chiles!

Produce Retailer's Ashley Nickle and The Packer's Amelia Freidline check out Fresh Trends statistics on chili peppers and try several preparations of the famous Hatch chiles on this episode of Millennials Eat.

Produce Perspective — Apple Season Preview

Brianna Shales, communications manager for Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers, visited The Packer's office recently and sat down for an interview about the upcoming apple season.

What’s On Ad – Cantaloupes, Peaches, Plums

More than 14,000 stores promoted cantaloupes the week ended Aug. 9.

Produce Perspective — Stone Fruit Season Update

Brianna Shales, communications manager for Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers, stopped by The Packer’s offices recently and provided an update on the stone fruit season.

Equitable Food Initiative adds Ethical Charter Addendum to standards

The Equitable Food Initiative has added to its certification standards so growers can show compliance with the principles of the Ethical Charter of Responsible Labor Practices.

Coborn’s plans to pare down delivery service, focus on pickup

St. Cloud, Minn.-based Coborn’s will cease grocery deliveries from its Twin Cities-area facility later this week.

SpartanNash to exit Fresh Kitchen operations

SpartanNash plans to exit its Indianapolis-based Fresh Kitchen operations, which the company purchased as part of its Caito Foods acquisition in 2017.

Price Rite rebrands more stores to emphasize fresh

Five Connecticut locations of Price Rite Marketplace held grand re-openings last week, the latest step in the company's rebrand rollout.

USDA seeks comments on assessments for avocados, kiwi, passion fruit

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has requested comments on its pest risk assessments for avocados from Brazil, kiwi from Argentina and passion fruit from Ecuador.