Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Goodbye, generic UPCs, as produce shifts to specific codes

Nov 14, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Packaging, #CPMA, #PMA, #CPMA
Starting in 2020, new generic Universal Product Codes will not be issued for produce in the U.S. and Canada, with company-specific codes taking their place.
Nov 14, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Packaging, #CPMA, #PMA, #CPMA

US Foods names Lipman as produce supplier of the year

Foodservice distributors US Foods, Rosemont, Ill., has named Lipman Family Farms, Immokalee, Fla., as its 2019 Supplier of the Year for produce.

Organically Grown meeting focuses on purpose over profit

What began as a way for the Organically Grown Co., Portland, Ore., to focus on “purpose over profit into perpetuity” is gaining ground as a movement that places an emphasis on values-aligned ownership models.

11/13/19 Daily Newsflash Roundup: Updates & New Firms to the Market

Nov 13, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash
Fresh Select, M & J Blueberry Farms, Nu Vista Food Group, Pine Hill Farms and Reed Family Farms are new firms to the Market. Arthur Hood Co., Diamond Head Papaya Co Ltd., Fresh Link Produce and others have updates.
Nov 13, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash

Nature Fresh celebrates 20th anniversary, adds employee benefit

Nature Fresh Farms, Leamington, Ontario, celebrated its 20th anniversary with a new benefit for its workers.

Ohio State forum focuses on food safety science, policy

The Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention at The Ohio State University has scheduled a food safety forum.

How has technology transformed the produce industry?

Automation of communication, operations and data push produce into the new millennium

Fresh Summit: an educational platform for Arctic apples

Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc., Summerland, British Columbia, used the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit to share the company’s latest developments.

Citrus shows spike in interest on Produce Market Guide

Though the holiday season is ramping up and autumnal favorites are still in the mix, searches on Produce Market Guide the week of Nov. 4 showed a marked interest in one of winter's domestic specialties: citrus.

Proseal America honor recognizes hiring of veterans

Proseal America, the Richmond, Va., company that specializes in tray sealing equipment, has been recognized for its hiring of veterans.