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People still matter

I remember sitting around the sales desk in the afternoon as we were reflecting on the day, and hearing “old-timers” talking about “how it used to be.” Now, I think I am one of them.

Kids Eat Local Act finds support

In language that supporters hope is included in the next Child Nutrition Act reauthorization, new legislation aims to make it easier for school foodservice directors to buy local food for student meals.

Food safety truisms: trust, but verify

With the perishable nature of fresh produce, strong buyer-supplier relationships are critical to successfully get our foods from field to table.

What's on Baldor president Michael Muzyk's mind at United Fresh

CHICAGO — The Packer's Northeast editor, Amy Sowder, grabs Bronx, N.Y.-based Baldor Specialty Foods president Michael Muzyk at United Fresh to see what's on his mind.

Want to sell produce to schools? Know these tips

CHICAGO — Students may be a captive audience at lunch time, but school foodservice officials say they want options and ideas from produce marketers to present fruits and vegetables to kids in an attractive way.

Church Brothers, FiveStar Gourmet partner to expand offerings

Church Brothers Farms, Salinas, Calif., has entered into partnership with FiveStar Gourmet Foods, which has value-added salads and packaged snacks for retail and a range of fresh-cut items for foodservice operators.

Jill Overdorf to lead foodservice expansion at Naturipe

Naturipe Farms, Salinas, Calif., has appointed Jill Overdorf as director of business development for foodservice.

Chilean lemons positioned for foodservice growth

For foodservice operators, a new research report shows that Chilean lemons are in the right place at the right time.

Gold Coast adds to foodservice Brussels sprouts line

Gold Coast Packing, Santa Maria., Calif., is adding to its on-trend Brussels sprouts line with whole and halved Brussels sprouts for foodservice customers.

Marketers to offer array of citrus promotions at retail, foodservice

Citrus suppliers will have plenty of product for retail and foodservice customers over the summer months, and they plan to promote them in numerous ways, particularly in stores.