Tom Karst

Tom Karst

DeLauro adds another heaping helping of criticism at FDA

Everyone is a critic, but some are better than others.

Avocados still have room to grow in global markets

BERLIN — World trade and consumption of fresh avocados has been rocketing higher for the past 15 years, but how long can the market continue to grow?

Naturipe brand research dove deep into consumer attitudes

A research effort behind the rebranding of Naturipe Farms studied the attitudes of nearly 4,000 participants in the U.S. and Canada to gain consumer insights, company officials said.

With rebrand, Naturipe turns focus to millenials and Gen Z

Salinas, Calif.-based Naturipe Farms has implemented a rebrand that speaks directly to younger consumers.

Fruit Logistica brings global scale to produce show

BERLIN – With close to 80,000 visitors, Fruit Logistica is a nightmare when it comes to finding a taxi at the end of the day.

Light and moderate users will fuel organic growth in years ahead

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Consumers who have taken organic produce to its elevated importance today won’t be the same consumers who will take it to the next level.

United Fresh promotes Mary Coppola

Mary Coppola has been promoted by the United Fresh Produce Association to vice president of marketing and communications.

Tucker: hydroponic organic certification is settled issue

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - U.S. Department of Agriculture organic certification of hydroponic operations is a settled issue, USDA National Organic Program Deputy Administrator Jennifer Tucker said Feb. 1.

Stemilt Fruit Tracker notes strong sales for gala apples

Gala apple sales and volume showed a sharp uptick in December compared with year-ago sales, according Stemilt Growers.

Jan 31, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Retail, #Apples

California citrus leader Joel Nelsen has retirement in sight

Citrus industry warrior Joel Nelsen will work through the end of 2019, helping Exeter, Calif.-based California Citrus Mutual usher in a new era of leadership under Casey Creamer.
Jan 28, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Citrus