Tom Burfield

Tom Burfield

Mandarins continue to gain shoppers' favor

Mandarins continue to gain popularity throughout the U.S., grower-shippers say.

Pacific Trellis’ Jam Grapes back in the market

Pacific Trellis Fruit, Los Angeles, is offering the proprietary Jam Grapes from October through July from Brazil.
Oct 21, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Produce Retail, #PMA, #Grapes, #Brazil

Mucci recieves Fresh Summit sustainable packaging award

Kingsville, Ontario-based Mucci Farms received Most Sustainable Packaging honors for its Simple Snack lineup at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 17-19.

TV ‘shark’ offers tips, ProteoSense wins PMA tech challenge

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Robert Herjavec of TV’s “Shark Tank” offered suggestions on adapting to changing technology and helped select the winner of a $100,000 investment from SVG Ventures at Fresh Summit.

Fresh Summit panel jumps into ‘hot’ industry issues

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The title of a morning “Experience Extensions” session at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit on Oct. 17 was “What’s Hot and What’s Not in Produce Science & Technology.”

Procacci offers foodservice box

Philadelphia-based Procacci Bros. Sales Corp. has a solution for foodservice customers who don’t need a standard 40-pound box of bananas.

Organics Unlimited focuses on education efforts

The focus at San Diego-based Organics Unlimited this year is on educating buyers, retailers and ultimately consumers about its fairly traded GROW — Giving Resources and Opportunities to Workers.

Sales rising for Oke USA Fruit

Sales are on the rise for West Bridgewater, Mass.-based Oke USA Fruit Co., which markets Equal Exchange Produce, said Angelica Hicks, banana category lead.

Earl’s Organic Produce moves away from plastic

The biggest banana-related trend at Earl’s Organic Produce in San Francisco is a move away from plastic packaging, said Jonathan Kitchens, fruit buyer.

Keep consumers in mind to boost consumption

CERRITOS, Calif. – It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day business of selling produce, Lauren Scott, chief marketing officer for the Produce Marketing Association, told Fresh Produce & Floral Council members.
Oct 03, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Produce Retail, #FPFC, #PMA, #FPFC