Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Truck rates stable in mid-August

Spot shortages of refrigerated produce trucks were noted in the Midwest states in mid-August, but most growing regions reported adequate supply.

New packaging for Viva Tierra Organic

Viva Tierra Organic, Inc. has introduced a new line of packaging for California grown certified organic apples and pears.

8/16/19 Daily Newsflash Roundup: New Companies to the Market & Updates

Aug 16, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash
Colombian Fruits and Vegetables, Elma Farms, Le Potager Riendeau Inc., and Martinez and Sons Produce, Inc., are new companies to the Market. Allan Bros. Incorporated, and Capital Mushroom Co Inc. have changes.
Aug 16, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash

New line of pomegranate arils released

The POM Group of Mississauga Ontario has announced the release of a new line of fresh pomegranate arils, under the Royal brand.

Back to school promotions with Mike Mauti

The Packer’s editor Tom Karst visited Aug. 16 with retail consultant Mike Mauti about back-to-school promotions.

Centennial State’s vegetables progressing

Colorado vegetable growers say they anticipate good volumes and strong markets this year, although they had to deal with some weather-related delays.

Idaho-Eastern Oregon onion suppliers expect strong deal despite delays

Idaho-Eastern Oregon onions staged a comeback after wet, cold spring weather had complicated plantings, grower-shippers said.

Colorado fruit growers forecast good season

Peaches and apples dominate Colorado’s summer fruit deal, and the harvests appeared to be on time this year, grower-shippers said.

FDA’s ‘smart’ food safety plan and its traceability implications

As stakeholders well know, compliance is not cheap. The benefits of enhanced food safety aside, FSMA compliance has been an expensive proposition.

Why do people stay in fresh produce?

Aug 16, 2019 by Alex DiNovo #Opinion
When I first entered into a sales role in the produce business, one of the things that my father (and boss) told me is that you want to treat everyone — even a competitor — like they are your best customer.
Aug 16, 2019 by Alex DiNovo #Opinion