Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Fresh Trends survey weighs packaging preference

More consumers prefer to buy bulk produce over packaged produce, according to new data from The Packer’s Fresh Trends 2020 survey.

California increases HLB quarantine areas

State and federal agencies have expanded California’s huanglongbing quarantined area after detections of the citrus disease.

Ample trucking supply expected through 2020

As 2019 gave way to 2020, a squeeze on trucks appeared to be easing, but plenty of questions still hovered over the transportation sector as the new year progressed, suppliers said.

2/14/20 Daily Newsflash Roundup: New Companies to the Market & Updates

Feb 14, 2020 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash
Food Network, Maverick Holdings Group Inc., and Roth and Co. are new companies to the Market. Clark Farm, LRM Packaging Inc., Mor Gro Sales Inc., Richardson Family Farm and others have updates.
Feb 14, 2020 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash

E-logs remain a challenge in trucking produce long distances

Electronic logging devices (ELDs), which track driver hours of service, remain a major issue for produce shippers looking to get their product to market in a timely fashion, logistics suppliers say.

Judge rules Chinese company infringed on Zespri kiwifruit

A judge has ruled that New Zealand kiwifruit company Zespri’s claims that a Chinese company illegally propagated its fruit is valid.

Superfresh Growers sees ample pear supplies, promo opportunities

Domex Superfresh Growers, Yakima, Wash., is reporting good movement with the Northwest pear crop, with ample supplies to ship well into summer.

Supplies tight, prices high from Mexico

Supplies of fresh produce from Mexico will remain tight for a while, and f.o.b. prices will be higher than customers are used to paying, distributors say. Wicked weather is the culprit.

Send the message that plant-based is a fun way to eat

This buzzword is everywhere these days. But what does “plant-based” really mean?