Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Southern California still offers opportunity for retailers

Even with keen and well-established competition from conventional supermarkets, the Southern California retail market may see future inroads toward more “fresh” oriented chains, Dick Spezzano believes.

Kroger reports 42% growth in digital sales

Kroger did $37.3 billion in sales in the first quarter of the fiscal year, down slightly from 2018 due to the sale of Kroger’s convenience store business unit.

Frieda’s creates Stokes Purple sweet potato recipes for summer

Culinary experts from Los Alamitos, Calif-based Frieda’s Specialty Produce created grilling and picnic-friendly recipes inspired by Stokes Purple sweet potatoes and put them in a new recipe portal.

USDA report: NJ ranks third in peach production

New Jersey ranks third in the U.S. in peach production value, according to the annual “Non-Citrus Fruit and Nuts” report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture this week.

Liberty Fruit golf tournament registration opens

Registration is open for Liberty Fruit Co.’s annual golf tournament, which has raised more than $4 million over the years for charities.

Packer Insight — United Fresh 2019 Review

CHICAGO — Northeast editor Amy Sowder, retail editor Ashley Nickle and editor-in-chief Tom Karst discuss the events of the final day of the United Fresh conference and expo.

Trucks adequate, but rates move higher

While truck availability was considered adequate for most areas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s truck rate report showed moderately higher rates on June 18 for most produce shipping districts.

Canadian groups support campaign promise for PACA protections

Jun 20, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA, #Canada
The CPMA and Canadian Horticultural Council laud the country’s New Democratic Party leadership’s promises to restore preferential access to produce companies under the PACA.
Jun 20, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA, #Canada

America’s “fittest” cities: did your town make the cut?

If your favorite thing to do is yoga or eat fresh berries, you probably love going to the doctor’s office and getting a report card on your good health.

Study: environmental impact split for corrugated, RPCs

A 126-page life cycle assessment study commissioned by the Corrugated Packaging Alliance finds that neither corrugated containers nor reusable plastic containers hold the upper hand in all environmental impact measures.