Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Chilean cherry exports nicked by hail

After accounting for recent hail storms, the Chilean Cherry Committee has decreased its export estimate for the 2018-19 season.

DMA Solutions releases social media, produce marketer calendars

DMA Solutions Inc., Dallas, has released its fifth annual Social Media and Produce Marketer’s Calendars.

'The Blend' trend and others projected to mushroom in 2019

Mushrooms are squeezing their way into 2019 food trends predictions.

Madison Chemicals unveils new website

Madison Chemicals, Madison, Ind., has a new website for its cleaning and sanitation chemicals.

Millennials Eat — Sweet Potatoes!

Amelia and Ashley discuss which age groups and regions buy the most sweet potatoes, along with their experiences with the vegetable and "millennial-friendly" ways to use it.

Concord Foods in invests in updating brand

Nov 27, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce Retail, #Avocados
Brockton, Mass.-based Concord Foods is leveraging the popularity of avocados and convenience-oriented produce items to elevate its products, such as guacamole dip spices.
Nov 27, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce Retail, #Avocados

Romaine industry adopts new labels, product to return to stores

​​​​​​​The FDA says romaine lettuce is now safe to eat following the “purge” of product on the market, and grower-shippers agreed to new labeling standards that will include where the lettuce is grown.

Watermelon board counts successful 2018 promotions

The National Watermelon Promotion Board, Winter Springs, Fla., cited social media and digital programs as key parts of a successful 2081 domestic promotion campaign.

Former Del Monte, Sunsweet exec Bill Haase dies

William “Bill” Haase, former vice president of sales and marketing for Del Monte Fresh Produce and CEO of Sunsweet Growers, has died.

Florida strawberry crop on schedule

Growers are optimistic about this year’s Florida strawberry crop.