Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Green Giant Fresh rolls out new Veggie Bowls

Salinas, Calif.-based Green Giant Fresh, is launching a refreshed line of Veggie Bowls.

California pomegranates setting up for peak season

Pomegranates are finally here, and California shippers will be serving them up until the end of the year.

Fall offers bounty of grapes

The fall is a season of strength for California grape marketers.

RLS Logistics opens new food-grade facility

Newfield, N.J.-based RLS Logistics has opened a new food-grade ambient storage facility in Vineland, N.J.

Let them eat cake.. should shippers care more about driver detention?

There continues to be a lot of conversation about driver detention times, and the U.S.  Department of Transportation was still taking input on the issue until Sept. 9.

Outlook's strong for California pears

California pears will be available through most of October, and total shipments may equal about 2.2 million bartlett pears and 500,000 cartons of bosc pears.

To infinity and beyond.. imports growing fast from Peru

In a previous post, I showed charts of fresh fruit and vegetable exports to specific markets.

Fall presents abundant fruit promotions at retail

Compared to all other parts of the years, the fall selling season used to be an afterthought to produce merchandiser and retailers.

Waste not, want not lessons given here

If you compare a thousand households to mine, I would wager my wife and I don’t waste food at nearly the “average” rate. We are a one-percenter in that way.

Boosted by fresh, Calavo Growers enjoys record third quarter

Led by strong fresh avocado sales, fiscal third-quarter revenues hit a record $359.3 million for Santa Paula, Calif.-based Calavo Growers.