E-commerce in the grocery sector certainly hasn’t tanked now that shoppers have re-emerged into the world the last year or so, after hibernating those first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.The U.S. online grocery market finished December with $9.1 billion in total sales, up 2.4% compared to a year ago, and only 2% lower than the record high of $9.3 billion last seen in the first quarter of 2021, according to the m...

Canadian greenhouse grower Lakeside Produce Inc., Leamington, Ontario, has filed for bankruptcy. The Packer confirmed the bankruptcy through documents of public record shared by the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation, Ontario, Canada.The bankruptcy order was made against Lakeside Produce Inc. on Jan. 17, 2023. Ernst & Young Inc. was appointed as trustee of the estate of the bankrupt, subject...

NEW YORK — When the invitation from Bowery Farming appeared in my e-mail inbox, a tingle of excitement sparked in me.The event held promise, especially for a workday: Bowery House, an interactive wellness retreat in the heart of New York City for one day only.I was not disappointed.Electronic music pulled me from the elevator, enveloping me with an “it”-ness among the healthy-lifestyle-focused Gen Z crowd, draped in...

As consumers face increasing prices and recessionary pressures, retailers and brands are adjusting their promotions to support them in those challenges.Numerator, a market research company with first-party, consumer-sourced data, continues to track purchase data and survey verified buyers to understand these shifts in consumer behavior.Private label continues to be elevated compared to the prior year, according to th...

As decision-makers from across the fresh produce supply chain prepare to attend The Packer’s sixth annual Global Organic Produce Expo, it’s clear this industry based on relationships is eager to connect face to face.“GOPEX is a unique show that really puts the emphasis on networking and the relationship-based nature of the produce industry,” Chris Miller, produce director for the Rockville, Md.-based MOM’s Organic Ma...





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