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Pandemic helps boost bagged avocado sales

Sales of bagged avocados seem to have taken off since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and suppliers of Peruvian fruit say there are a couple of reasons why.

Grocery shopping while pregnant in a pandemic

At the beginning of March, I would have never imagined the world would be in its current state, when suddenly, my social media, news outlets and work e-mail were taken over by COVID-19 updates.

United Fresh seminar looks at latest FreshFacts on Retail data

The United Fresh Produce Association will be presenting the data from its latest FreshFacts on Retail report, covering the first quarter of 2020, with a web seminar.

Seasonal produce items enjoy strong start to season

The peaks and valleys of fresh produce sales growth amid COVID-19 appear to have leveled off, with three straight weeks of gains in the high teens.

COVID-19 causes a bankruptcy; consumers look for moments of fun

From recognizing the importance of small moments of fun to donating services to help consumers, companies are finding ways to respond in the crisis.

Avocados continue to ride sales boost in pandemic

Avocados saw a resurgence in early May, according to the Hass Avocado Board’s latest report on sales during the pandemic.

Sustaining the gains in school meal programs

The world as we know it is changing before our very eyes, thanks to COVID-19’s effects.
May 25, 2020 by Alex DiNovo #Opinion, #COVID-19, #Foodservice

FDA document underscores losses during pandemic

On a daily basis, The Packer sees a number of ways in which lives are being changed by the COVID-19 pandemic, from foodservice operators and the companies that supply them to farmers who’ve been forced to waste crops.

Carolina market adapts in light of COVID-19

Marketing the spring harvest and stored produce of the Carolinas isn’t the same game these days.

Packer Insight — Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program

The Packer's editor Tom Karst, news editor Chris Koger and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss the biggest story of the week and another policy topic: direct payments to fruit and vegetable producers.