Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Packer Insight — Food box program, USMCA and new store formats

The Packer's editor-in-chief Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss the big stories of the week, from Farmers to Families Food Box Program contracts to USMCA to new store formats for Raley's and Schnucks.

Opportunities for produce amid COVID-19

If there was ever a time to connect with consumers more broadly to maintain the momentum for demand, the time is now.

Learn from the United Fresh LIVE! booth award winners

The United Fresh Produce Association is highlighting the best ideas used by virtual booth exhibitors at the recent United Fresh LIVE! event.

Watermelon board offers retail merchandising contest

The National Watermelon Promotion Board is inviting retailers and commissaries to enter its Watermelon Retail Merchandising Contest.

Opportunity buys this week ⁠— Raspberries, pineapples, tree fruit

Looking for more of what's in season? Check out these highlights from the latest crop report by Markon Cooperative to see items that check the boxes for price, quality and availability for the week of July 5. 

Good Foods to launch direct-to-consumer site

Pleasant Prairie, Wis.-based Good Foods Group plans to debut in the coming weeks a direct-to-consumer site.

Behind the scenes: The produce department at Raley’s O-N-E Market

The first Raley’s O-N-E Market made its debut in late June in Truckee, Calif., its produce department filled with organic fruits and vegetables.

Scott Mathews joins iFoodDS as CEO

Scott Mathews is the new CEO of iFoodDecisionSciences, and Diane Wetherington has been appointed executive chairwoman of the board.

USDA announces new Farmer to Families Food Box contracts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $512 million for fresh produce purchases through renewed contracts to companies packing and distributing in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

Schnucks vice president of produce talks new EatWell format

Fresh produce plays a starring role at EatWell, the new natural store format St. Louis-based Schnuck Markets debuted in late June in Columbia, Mo.

California Prune Board forecasts 68K-ton crop

The California Prune Board, Roseville, reports the industry is projecting this year’s crop will be no larger than 68,000 metric tons.

Sun World enforces proprietary grape rights in Australia

Sun World International LLC, Palm Desert, Calif., has reached a settlement with one of its licensed growers in Australian in a dispute involving Sun World’s proprietary grape varieties.