Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Bedford Industries earns BRC certification

Effective Nov. 2, Worthington, Minn.-based Bedford Industries has earned its British Retail Consortium (BRC) food safety certification.

2019 could be banner year for Maine’s potato deal

This could be the year that East Coast retailers have a new appreciation for Maine potatoes.

North Bay Produce partners with Guatemalan grower

Traverse City, Mich.-based North Bay Produce Inc. has partnered with Guatemalan farm to bring imports of French green beans, snow peas, sugar snap peas, and Brussels sprouts to North American customers.
Dec 02, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Beans

Maine potato acreage, production up this season

An increase in planted area and harvested area highlight the Maine potato crop, according to the first potato crop forecast from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Green Thumb Farms launches a program to develop, introduce varieties

Green Thumb Farms has launched a program fall to discover and develop new potato varieties. 

Millennial avocado shoppers shine, study reveals

New research reveals that millennial shoppers who buy avocados are important both to the avocado category and to the entire produce department.

USDA files PACA complaint against California firm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Nov. 27 has filed an administrative complaint under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act against California-based Custom Fresh Cuts Inc.
Dec 02, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #PACA

Trucco offers red kiwifruit from Italy

Make room for red kiwifruit.

USDA: inflation stays below trend for retail food

Year-over-year retail food price increases continue to be tame and more of the same is expected for 2020.

TQL renews greeting card campaign for kids at Cincinnati hospital

Total Quality Logistics and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital are joining together for the second year to sponsor a holiday greeting card campaign for sick kids at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.