Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Big Idaho Potato Truck Rolls on, superheroes turn in capes

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — The Big Idaho Potato Truck will be back for another year, for what is expected to be a quality potato crop, Frank Muir told attendees at the 2019 Idaho Grower Shippers Association Convention.
Aug 29, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Retail, #Potatoes, #Idaho, #Video

Retail 101: Part Three with Mike Mauti

With more than 20 years of experience in the North American supermarket industry, Mike Mauti has learned “Retail 101” firsthand.

The power of one among many

How can we identify the power of an individual within any sphere of human activity? 

Gala claims top apple spot

CHICAGO - The red delicious apple has finally tumbled from the top spot of U.S. apple varieties, according to the latest forecast from the U.S. Apple Association.
Aug 27, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

U.S. Apple debuts new logo

The U.S. Apple Association has a new logo.
Aug 27, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Biggest changes in produce packaging? Let us count the ways

I have discussed the results of an online survey we put out in conjunction with The Packer’s 125th-anniversary publication several times in this space.

China adds to fruit tariffs

The hits keep on coming for U.S. fruit exporters.
Aug 27, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Trade, #Apples, #China

Chilean cherry exports to China rise as U.S. imports drop

Led by fast-rising imports of cherries, China is claiming a greater share of Chilean stone fruit exports.

Rocky trade backdrop greets McKinney speech at U.S. Apple meeting

With the apple industry racked by trade troubles, U.S. Agricultural Trade Under Secretary Ted McKinney had a tough audience when he spoke Aug. 23 at the U.S. Apple Association Marketing and Outlook Conference.
Aug 25, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples, #USDA, #China, #India

Soren to move into new space

Soren, a Cypress, Texas-based third party logistics company, broke ground on its new building at the end of 2018 and is expecting its completion in early October.