Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

UPDATED: Trump announces Mexico trade agreement

President Trump said Monday that a trade “understanding” has been reached with Mexico.

High markets make lemons a sweet target for theft

A Los Angeles man has been arrested for allegedly stealing 800 pounds of lemons near Thermal, Calif.

Packer Insight — Apple outlook and NEPC

Editor Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss the latest news from their travels — Tom to the U.S. Apple Association conference in Chicago, and Ashley to the New England Produce Council expo in Boston.

Apple award given to Michigan leader

Aug 24, 2018 by The Packer #Produce (General), #Apples
CHICAGO — The Packer named Mike Rothwell, president and CEO of BelleHarvest Sales Inc., Belding Mich., as its 2018 Apple Man of the Year.
Aug 24, 2018 by The Packer #Produce (General), #Apples

Which apple is expected to dethrone No. 1 red delicious?

Red delicious, once the shining example of how an apple should look, most likely will lose its No. 1 spot as the most-produced U.S. apple, to the gala variety.

Behind the scenes on the Supervalu acquisition deal

Supervalu engaged in prolonged negotiations with United Natural Foods Inc. and another grocery wholesaler before agreeing in late July to an acquisition by UNFI.

Packaging key for marketing branded produce

Packaging gives the opportunity to tell a brand story, to cement branding with consumers, to create a visual connection between the product and product qualities and the package.

How fresh produce companies are marketing to kids

Read how fresh fruit and vegetable companies are reaching out to younger consumers and their parents with promotions, campaigns, packaging, displays and more.

Lime prices on the move

Prices for limes have risen noticeably in the last month, and suppliers listed seasonal factors, weather and the ongoing lemon shortage as pieces of the puzzle.

Brazil begins mango season, Haiti volumes down

Aug 23, 2018 by Ashley Nickle #Produce Crops, #Mangoes
Mango shipments from Brazil are underway, with the season delayed compared to previous years.

Aug 23, 2018 by Ashley Nickle #Produce Crops, #Mangoes