Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

New Jersey ups its peach game to stay competitive

The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council is funding research on new peach varieties to stay in the game when competition heats up.

Have a Plant succeeds PBH's Fruits & Veggies — More Matters

Apr 23, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Retail, #PBH
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Have a Plant will succeed Fruits & Veggies — More Matters as the new consumer marketing message from the Produce for Better Health Foundation to promote fruit and vegetable consumption.
Apr 23, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Retail, #PBH

Vidalia Onion Committee kicks off ‘Sweet Life’ campaign

Vidalia onions are now shipping to retailers, and the Vidalia Onion Committee is celebrating its new marketing campaign, The Sweet Life.

New York Apple promotes Cailin Kowalewski

The New York Apple Association has promoted Cailin Kowalewski to account manager.

Giant Food to pilot Produce Rx program

Medicaid beneficiaries with diet-related chronic illnesses can receive prescriptions and coupons for fresh produce as a part of a pilot with a Giant Food store in Washington D.C.

Flavor expects huge growth for Verry Cherry plums

Hanford, Calif.-based Flavor Tree Fruit Co. LLC now is focusing on specialty items for the California summer fruit deal, and perhaps its biggest is its Verry Cherry plum – a high-brix fruit cross between various cherry and plum varieties, said Maurice Cameron, president.

Some Florida Citrus Seeing Recovery from Greening

Apr 20, 2019 by AgDay TV #Video, #Citrus, #Produce (General)
Florida citrus is slowly trying to fight its way through the devastation of Citrus Greening and some ideas are working.
Apr 20, 2019 by AgDay TV #Video, #Citrus, #Produce (General)

Gem avocados from Index Fresh return to store shelves

Index Fresh, Riverside, Calif., is again shipping Gem avocados, to complement full-size hass avocados grown in California.

Jeep giveaway leaves apple fans Jazz’d up

About 550 cartons of Jazz apples from the orchards of New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay flew to Tokyo for Japan’s annual springtime holiday, Golden Week.

Weighing the balance of fresh vegetable trade - and more of the "100"

How do exports of U.S. fresh vegetables compare with imports?

Singh talks FreshPACKmoves, sustainability in packaging

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited with Jay Singh on April 17, previewing the upcoming freshPACKmoves 2019 conference and also talking about sustainability in packaging.

Fyffes donates bananas to NYC fundraiser

Coral Gables, Fla.-based Fyffes Inc. donated 2,500 bananas to participants at PurpleStride New York City.