Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Overthinking can stall your department's productivity

All retail details are important, but at some point, someone has to take charge and say, “OK, let’s run with this.” And move on.

Wholesum hits the (Fair Trade) road, expands organic

Organic grower-shipper Wholesum, Amado, Ariz., has a new program to highlight its Fair Trade program for consumers and retailers.

Potato storage on track; slip in Q3 retail numbers

Jun 19, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Potatoes, #USDA
U.S. potato shippers from the 13 highest producing states had 67.4 million cwt. left in storage on June 1, up 6% from the same time last season.
Jun 19, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Potatoes, #USDA

Panelists urge companies to invest in traceability

AUSTIN, Texas — Panelists at the Center for Produce Safety Symposium described better traceback as essential to containing foodborne illness outbreaks and urged companies to invest in that infrastructure.

Video of online H-2A seminar available from NCAE

Jun 18, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #Labor
The National Council of Agricultural Employers hosted a web seminar on the H-2A guest worker program that was so popular, the group is making it available on video.
Jun 18, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #Labor

Produce managers receive recognition at United Fresh show

Of the 25 finalists in the United Fresh Produce Association’s Retail Produce Manager Awards program, five received extra recognition during the Retail-Foodservice Celebration.

Figs break into top 10 on Produce Market Guide

Watermelons achieved a monthlong streak as the No. 1 most-searched commodity on Produce Market Guide during the week of June 10, with cucumbers retaining the No. 2 spot for the second week.

Kids Eat Local Act finds support

In language that supporters hope is included in the next Child Nutrition Act reauthorization, new legislation aims to make it easier for school foodservice directors to buy local food for student meals.

Oppy celebrates 10-year partnership with Orchard View

The Vancouver-based Oppenheimer Group is celebrating a decade of partnering with The Dalles, Ore.-based Orchard View Inc.

Robotics Plus wins innovation award for apple packer

A robotic apple packer from New Zealand-based Robotics Plus has won a major technology award.

Driscoll’s #BerryTogether campaign tours Twin Cities

Driscoll’s 3D Berry Picnic Mobile started its summer campaign June 18 — International Picnic Day — in the Twin Cities, beginning the next phase of the brand’s #BerryTogether campaign.

Enza Zaden hosts field tours, notes success in new varieties

Enza Zaden welcomed more than 100 growers, shippers and seed dealers to its San Juan Bautista Research Station to highlight the company’s leafy green varieties.