Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Dave’s Specialty Imports brings in jumbo blues, organic strawberries

Dave’s Specialty Imports, Miami, Fla., is offering a jumbo blueberry pack and expanded organic strawberry volume from Mexico, says Leslie Simmons, vice president of Dave’s Specialty Imports, Miami, Fla.

Mountain King pushes gold potato promotions

ORLANDO, Fla. - Promoting gold potatoes could grow the entire potato category, says  John Pope, vice president of sales and marketing for Houston-based Mountain King Potatoes.

Packer 25 — Jay Rodriguez

A true immigrant success story, Jay Rodriguez came with his parents from Cuba to Florida in 1967.

Use curiosity to advance tech, PMA panelists say

ORLANDO, Fla. — Looking at lessons from other industries, a panel of experts addressed the Fresh Summit Forum for the Future session on the potential for technology to create opportunities for the fresh produce.

The Packer names Wonderful Co. owners Produce Marketers of the Year

ORLANDO,  Fla. — Lynda and Stewart Resnick of the Wonderful Co. are winners of the The Packer’s 2018 Produce Marketer of the Year award.
Oct 19, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce Retail, #PMA

Session looks for produce transportation solutions

ORLANDO, Fla. — A packed session on produce transportation issues at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit sought ideas from the audience on possible solutions to alleviate driver shortages.

United Fresh on the theft of the produce halo

It is one of the ironies of marketing that the healthiest food often isn’t labeled as such at our retail supermarkets.

USDA forecasts big Florida citrus increase

Showing a 75% increase from last year’s Hurricane Irma damaged crop, Florida’s 2018-19 citrus production is forecast at 86.9 million boxes by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Oct 14, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Citrus

Autumn Glory harvest increasing for Superfresh Growers

Yakima, Wash.-based Domex Superfresh Growers is increasing its harvest of Autumn Glory apples.
Oct 13, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

CarbAmericas offers Mexican organic asparagus

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based CarbAmericas will begin shipping Cypress Creek Organic green asparagus from Caborca, Mexico, in January.