Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Chicago retailers vie for online consumers

Competing for online  grocery shoppers is a dominant trend for leading Chicago retailers.

Foodservice still holds growth potential

Dec 07, 2018 by Jim Offner #Foodservice
Consumers are spending food dollars at foodservice at unprecedented rates, and the potato industry recognizes the opportunity, marketers say.
Dec 07, 2018 by Jim Offner #Foodservice

Morning Kiss Organic promotes citrus for peak season

It’s that time for customers to pucker at the tartness and savor the sweetness of more than 10 certified organic varieties of citrus from Morning Kiss Organic, Chelsea, Mass.

Sunrise Fresh doubles cooler space at Mississippi facility

Sunrise Fresh Produce, Jackson, Miss., has doubled its cooler space to 66,000 square feet at its headquarters.

Cosmic Crisp apples to launch with $10 million campaign

Dec 07, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Apples
Cosmic Crisp apples is asking consumers to “Imagine the Possibilities” with a $10 million marketing and branding campaign from the company that helped launch Pink Lady brand apples.
Dec 07, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Apples

Romaine traceback in outbreak involves many farms, distributors

The Food and Drug Administration’s investigation into an E. coli outbreak has identified numerous potential sources of the pathogen, suggesting no single farm, processor or distributor is involved.

Ontario groups provide fresh produce for the holidays

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association is working with Ontario Food Terminal wholesalers to offer Toronto-area families healthful food through the Christmas FoodShare program.

Pamala Padilla promoted by Golbon

Golbon, a national network of foodservice suppliers, has promoted Pamala Padilla to vice president of procurement.

Limoneira leans on geographic diversity to fill lemon demand

Dec 06, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Lemons
Mother Nature’s unpredictable ways have increased the importance of having geographic diversity in sourcing lemons.
Dec 06, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Lemons

Romaine reality in a graph

Check out the above chart showing the shortfall in shipments of romaine in early December compared with a year ago.