Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

What's Your State’s Favorite Thanksgiving Side?

Of the nearly 1,000 responses six different sides rose to the top: salad, West; green beans/casserole, Midwest; cornbread, South; rolls/biscuits, squash, Great Lakes Region; Northeast; and mac and cheese, Southeast.

Reggie Brown: From 4-H to negotiating trade

From raising chickens for a  4-H project to representing Florida tomato growers, Reggie Brown has been dedicated to Florida’s agricultural industry.

Global apple show draws big crowd, awards innovators

Nov 19, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples, #Video
BOLZANO, Italy – Bringing 20,000 people to the mountain-rimmed apple region of South Tyrol in northern Italy, the Nov. 15-17 Interpoma 2018 was three days of “everything apple, said Thomas Mur.
Nov 19, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples, #Video

Consumers Countdown to California Cuties Comeback

California Cuties mandarins are back, and marketer Sun Pacific generated buzz around the fruit’s arrival with a consumer sweepstakes.

Quebec’s grocery scene has a flair of its own

Nov 19, 2018 by Tom Karst #Montreal, #Produce Retail, #Canada
Quebec’s retail grocery environment is dominated by the same retail forces as those Ontario, but there are differences in approach, one analyst believes.
Nov 19, 2018 by Tom Karst #Montreal, #Produce Retail, #Canada

Rollandelli, ‘Godfather of Asparagus’ at JMB, dies

Leo Rollandelli, aka the “Godfather of Asparagus” who ran Jacobs, Malcolm, and Burtt for nearly five decades, died Oct. 31. He was 77.

Tour de Fresh school salad bar fundraiser offers sponsorships

Nov 16, 2018 by Amy Sowder #Produce (General), #People
Tour de Fresh, presented by The California Giant Foundation, is offering sponsorships for its sixth ride in the fall of 2019, along the majestic Big Sur Highway One in California.
Nov 16, 2018 by Amy Sowder #Produce (General), #People

Kroger app enables self-aware shopping

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Kroger executives believe their new OptUp mobile app will change the way America eats, and they might be right.

Chilean fruit exporters assess hailstorm damage

The Chilean fruit industry is assessing the damage to stone fruit, cherries, blueberries, kiwifruit and grapes after a Nov. 12 hailstorm.

CORRECTED: retail avocado displays to look different for a while

Mexican avocado shipments will be crossing into the U.S. in earnest Nov. 17, after a late-October growers strike all but dried up the supply chain to retailers and foodservice operators in the U.S.