Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Grocery food price increase continues

The grocery bill keeps getting bigger for Americans.

Stemilt promotes red pear variety as Sparkrimson

Adding a spark to a familiar pear variety, Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers is promoting the starkrimson red pear as the Sparkrimson.

Albertsons exec sees good days ahead for organic produce

The COVID-19 crisis has not slowed demand for organic produce, and Albertsons executive Jim Donald sees “no ceiling” for the sector.

PMA unveils details on Foodservice: Delivered sessions

The Newark, Del.-based Produce Marketing Association has released more details on the Foodservice: Delivered virtual event, set for July 20-24.

Study: Long Island prices drop with Lidl’s entrance

The expansion of Lidl discount grocery stores into New York’s Long Island market spurred price-cutting by up to 15% from other retailers, a new study reports.

Retail fresh fruit sales show meager gain

Retail fresh produce sales for the week ending June 28 rose at the lowest growth rate since April 19, according to research firm IRI scan data.

Online grocery sales increase 9% in June

June online grocery sales jumped 9% compared with May, according to a survey from Brick Meets Click/Mercatus.

Ohio groups seek support for growers in COVID-19 Crisis

Giving farmers and farmers markets the ability to fulfill SNAP purchases online is one recommendation presented by a group of Ohio farm organizations in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Inflation ticks higher for groceries

U.S. retail grocery prices increased 0.8% in May and are running nearly 5% above a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Sakata Seed America acquires Danziger’s blocky pepper program

Morgan Hill, Calif.-based Sakata Seed America has acquired the blocky bell pepper breeding program from Danziger Seeds Ltd. of Israel.