Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Well·Pict Announces Year-Round Raspberries at PMA

Well·Pict shares at PMA its ability to offer raspberries year round, along with insight into its growing season

Packer 25 — Jay Rodriguez

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

Health agency reports salmonella linked to Costco cukes

The Washington State Department of Health is investigating six cases of salmonella possibly linked to English cucumbers from Costco this summer.

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.

ShopRite named Mango Retailer of the Year

ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Mango Board recognized ShopRite as its 2018 Mango Retailer of the Year at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

Hy-Vee’s Mike Orf receives Produce Retailer of the Year award

ORLANDO, Fla. — Produce Retailer magazine, a sister publication of The Packer, presented Hy-Vee's Mike Orf with the Produce Retailer of the Year award at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit on Oct. 19.

BrightFarms plans significant growth

Bright Farms used its Fresh Summit booth to show off its locally grown leafy greens products and to share its plans for expansion.

Peru’s avocado exports hit record

Peru exported 182 million pounds of avocado to the U.S. this season.

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

Oct 19, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce Retail, #PMA
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.

No sour grapes — Sun-Maid offers sour raisins

Oct 19, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail
Sun-Maid raisins are going sour.
Oct 19, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail

Fresh Summit Education Report Oct. 18

ORLANDO, Fla. — Designer Amelia Freidline and retail editor Ashley Nickle recap highlights from some of the education sessions at Fresh Summit, including the State of the Industry address by PMA CEO Cathy Burns.