Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Hunger program donates nearly 110 tons of apples

FirstFruits Marketing of Washington has wrapped up the eighth year of its annual Take a Bite Out of Hunger program, partnering with retailers to donate 219,640 pounds of apples to local food banks.

Study: Fruit, nut tariffs drop export sales by billions

University of California economists estimate U.S. exporters of 10 fruits and nuts could see a loss of $2.64 billion a year due to tariffs — and up to $3.34 billion a year for potential effects on other markets.

Best ways to spur organic sales

What are the best ways to spur organic sales at the retail level?

Packer Insight — Shortages of lemons and iceberg lettuce

Editor Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss two big topics this week — the continuing lemon shortage and supply issues for iceberg lettuce. 

Costa Rica event showcases exports to potential buyers

Aug 16, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops
Costa Rica is inviting buyers of fresh produce and other exports to the country’s 20th Buyers Trade Mission Costa Rica.

Aug 16, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops

Lancaster Foods sees growth in organics, value-added

Demand growth in organic produce and value-added fruits and vegetables are key trends for Jessup, Md.-based Lancaster Foods.

Old-fashioned shortcuts still winning over online orders, meal kits

Americans continue to name takeout and restaurants as their go-to time savers when it comes to food, rather than online grocery orders and meal kits.

Report suggests health halo may be fading for produce

The latest FreshFacts on Retail report shows produce sales slowing for a third straight quarter.

Hurricane nips SlimCado avocado volume

Last year's Hurricane Irma has put a dent in the supply of Slimcados marketed by Brooks Tropicals Inc. this season, but things could be worse than they are.

Romaine slowly rebounding; iceberg shortage helping demand

Interest in romaine increased in mid-August as iceberg prices rose due to supply issues — an about-face from the situation earlier this year when romaine demand dropped following an E. coli outbreak.