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Analysis of Whole Foods decision to cancel 365 expansion

Eighteen months after Amazon acquired Whole Foods, the path forward for the company is becoming clearer.

CCOF plans annual conference

Organic Generation — The Next Era is the theme of the annual meeting and conference of Santa Cruz-based California Certified Organic Farmers, set for Fresno, Calif., on Feb. 26-27.

New organic items trending

Jan 15, 2019 by Tom Burfield #The Packer, #Organics
Watermelon radishes, proprietary apple varieties and snack-size veggies are just a few of the latest offerings available from innovative organic produce grower-shippers.
Jan 15, 2019 by Tom Burfield #The Packer, #Organics

Leah Halverson leads Ten Acre Marketing

Under the umbrella of the family business, Black Gold Farms, Leah Halverson is CEO of a new division called Ten Acre Marketing.

FDA resumes fresh produce inspections during shutdown

The Food and Drug Administration on Jan. 15 plans to start inspections of high-risk food facilities, which include leafy green processing plants, using mostly unpaid furloughed employees.

Organic makes headway at retail

As consumers set out to eat healthier, more and more organic produce seems to be popping up on supermarket shelves.

Organic demand on the rise

Jan 15, 2019 by Tom Burfield #The Packer, #Organics
Spurred by a trend toward healthful eating, among millennials and others, demand for organically grown fruits and vegetables seems to be spreading throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Jan 15, 2019 by Tom Burfield #The Packer, #Organics

Coupon for SnapDragon apples available via Ibotta

Shoppers can access a $1 discount on a 2-pound bag of SnapDragon apples by using the Ibotta app.

Honeybear kicks up Pazazz apple marketing

Jan 14, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Apples, #REGION
Honeybear Brands, Minneapolis, is rolling out a national campaign for Pazazz apples that involves targeted marketing at more than a dozen retail banners, with a focus on Eastern seaboard locations.
Jan 14, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Apples, #REGION

Oppy launches Divemex pepper display contest

A new display contest for Divemex peppers is going on through the end of March, and the grand prize is $2,000.