Tom Karst

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Packer Interview - Jessica Shade

The Packer’s Editor Tom Karst talks July 30 with Jessica Shade, director of science programs with The Organic Center.

PMA Foodservice show caters with energy

MONTEREY, Calif. — With a revamped schedule that moved the expo to Saturday from Sunday, the 2019 Produce Marketing Association’s Foodservice Conference and Expo found big crowds and success.

Download on UK Brexit and retail developments

Will the new United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally figure out Brexit and make Britain great again?

Retail 101: Part Two with Mike Mauti

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

Wonderful Citrus and Fowler Packing end Halos partnership

Fowler Packing Co. will no longer be supplying and packing mandarins under the Halos brand.

USDA approves raspberry imports from Morocco

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved imports of raspberries from Morocco.

Midwest regions report truck shortage

A shortage of trucks was reported in Midwest shipping regions in on July 24, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s truck rate report noted mostly stable rates for other regions.

Retail 101: Part Two with Mike Mauti

With more than 20 years of experience in the North American supermarket industry, Mike Mauti has learned “Retail 101” firsthand.
Jul 24, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Retail 101

The rock of Sisyphus the eternal challenge to eat enough fresh produce

There is not enough fruit and vegetable production to feed the world at recommended serving levels, and that scenario will get worse instead of better in the next 30 years.

New Commerce proposal shows promise, Florida tomato group says

A new Department of Commerce proposal for a tomato suspension agreement with Mexican tomato growers is a “good starting point” to resume negotiations, according to the Florida Tomato Exchange.