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Foodservice organic business still smaller

Foodservice operators aren’t heavy buyers of organic fruits and vegetables, but organic produce suppliers haven’t given up on them.

Chefs convene at Markon summit to focus on plant-forward dishes

Salinas, Calif.-based Markon Cooperative Inc. gathered 26 chefs from its foodservice members and operators to focus on plant-based recipes at its fifth annual Chef Summit.

Arctic apple’s rising production allows for foodservice growth

Interest from foodservice operators is growing for fresh-cut slices of the genetically engineered nonbrowning Arctic apple.

Produce embellishes menus in Los Angeles market

Foodservice produce sales are going strong in Southern California, suppliers say.

Frieda’s promotes lunch options for kids

Los Alamitos, Calif.- based Frieda’s Specialty Produce is promoting its fresh fruits and vegetables for back-to-school shopping trips.

FreshEdge is new platform created to drive growth

Indianapolis-based IF&P and Bartlett, Ill.-based Get Fresh Produce have created a new company called FreshEdge. 

United Fresh releases report on summer, winter trend data

Pineapple, collard greens, plant-forward kebabs, parsnips and grapefruit are either trending now or will be soon, according to the latest United Fresh Produce Association’s “Fresh Insights for Foodservice” report.

Zest Labs upgrades shelf life platform with new modules

Ag tech company Zest Labs has updated its Zest Fresh platform with three new modules to make it easier for suppliers, foodservice operators and retailers to test and deploy its offerings.

Pear Bureau Northwest offers how-to school foodservice videos

One of Pear Bureau Northwest’s newest initiatives as it ramps up outreach for the pear season is a series of tutorial videos providing pear ripening, serving and nutritional tips to professionals in schools.

On Location — PMA Foodservice

MONTEREY, Calif. — Tom Karst and Ashley Nickle discuss the 2019 Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference and Expo, from trends on the show floor to reviews of the show this year.