Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Bill Crofford joins Reasor’s Foods as produce director

Bill Crofford, who has been in the produce industry for 40 years, is the new produce director for Tulsa, Okla.-based Reasor’s Foods.

China’s reduced crop no opportunity for U.S. exporters

Jun 24, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples
China’s apple production was down sharply this season, but U.S. apple exporters couldn’t help fill the gap.
Jun 24, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Celery's jaw-dropping run showing signs of fatigue

Is the celery market finally ready to settle down?

Fresh Express cyclospora panel releases preliminary report

A panel of food safety experts brought together by Fresh Express after an outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis in 2018 has released an interim report.

Women helping women

Jun 24, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Opinion
What can produce women, whatever their positions may be, do now to help make it better for the next generation of women rising up?
Jun 24, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Opinion

U.S. is graying and that's a worry for the fresh produce industry

The country is graying, and that may prove challenging for the fresh produce industry.

United Fresh training set for FSMA import rules

The United Fresh Produce Association is sponsoring a training session to educate produce importers on requirements in the Food Safety Modernization Act.

As U.S. demand rises, easy peelers lead South African export growth

Duty-free access to the U.S. market is one factor in rising production and exports of South African citrus, according to a new report.

Compac increases service levels in the U.S.

Sorting equipment manufacturer Compac is investing in new facilities and staff in the U.S.

SFL Cos. moves to prepare for growth

SFL Cos., a supply chain management and logistics firm specializing in fresh produce and refrigerated goods, is moving to accommodate growth.

Tropical fruits help attract and retain shoppers

Consumers are attracted to stores that stock tropical specialty fruit, according to new research from Frieda’s Inc., Los Alamitos, Calif.

USDA updates plant pest regulations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has revised rules that govern the movement of plant pests.