Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Pacific Organic adds to sales and grower relations

Pacific Organic Produce, San Francisco, has hired Gerry Chua, Manuel Pinon and Tina  Barnes to it sales and grower relations teams.

Consumers crave organic avocados

With avocados ranking No. 1 on the Environmental Working Group’s Clean Fifteen list of produce items, you might think sales of the organic version of the fruit would be minimal.

Organic growth continues, but at a slower pace

The organic produce category may not be expanding at the dizzying speed it was a few years ago, but the growth rate remains significant, and grower-shippers don’t see a substantial drop-off anytime soon.

8/20/19 Daily Newsflash Roundup: Endorsement, New Companies & Updates

Aug 20, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash
Hardie's Fresh Foods has been Endorsed. Calgary Produce Market, CanAM Pepper Company, Deville Technologies USA LLC, and Valfei Products Inc. are new companies to the Market. F & S Produce Co Inc. & more have updates.
Aug 20, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash

Retail Price Report — Strawberries

Strawberries averaged $2.40 per 1-pound clamshell around the U.S. the week ending Aug. 16, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Retail Report for Specialty Crops, which looks at on-ad prices.

Retail Price Report — Strawberries

Strawberries averaged $2.40 per 1-pound clamshell around the U.S. the week ending Aug. 16, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Retail Report for Specialty Crops, which looks at on-ad prices.

Sustainable packaging becomes top priority for suppliers

Aug 20, 2019 by Jim Offner #Packaging
Sustainability has numerous connotations, including environmental, as well as economic, impacts across the produce industry, packaging suppliers and their clients say.
Aug 20, 2019 by Jim Offner #Packaging

PMA looking for industry votes to support SXSW panel

Aug 20, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #PMA
The Produce Marketing Association hopes to join the education lineup at South by Southwest event for the second year and is seeking industry support to make it happen.
Aug 20, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #PMA

Chefs convene at Markon summit to focus on plant-forward dishes

Salinas, Calif.-based Markon Cooperative Inc. gathered 26 chefs from its foodservice members and operators to focus on plant-based recipes at its fifth annual Chef Summit.

Cocaine found in lime shipment at Texas port of entry

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Pharr, Texas, recently stopped a load of limes containing $1.86 million in cocaine.