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Adapt your online presence and position your brand effectively

For food companies, now is the time to be there for the consumers you’ve worked to earn relationships with while they are at home, cooking and spending a significant amount of time on their phones.

Foodservice sector scrambles for sales, relief

Wholesalers and foodservice distributors are selling to consumers as they scramble to replace millions in lost sales to restaurants because of COVID-19 restrictions in place since mid-March.

Pro*Act distributors selling directly to consumers in crisis

With plummeting foodservice sales across the country, Pro*Act’s distributors and their restaurant customers are delivering boxes containing a week’s worth of produce directly to consumers.

Craig Carlson talks industry adjustments - Packer Interview

The Packer’s Tom Karst spoke on March 30 with Craig Carlson, CEO of Chicago-based Carlson Produce Consulting, LLC.

Watermelon board launches redesigned website

The National Watermelon Promotion Board has launched an updated website,, featuring more content that promotes return visits for consumers looking for recipes, nutrition information and more.

Stand firm in connection with one another

Ohio, where I live and work, has issued an order for everyone in the state to shelter in place. Restaurants and schools have been closed, large gatherings are prohibited — and the world of produce has suddenly changed.

SEPC helps reduce foodservice waste after coronavirus closures

To help alleviate the backlog of foodservice produce inventory and the strain on local retailers and community, the Southeast Produce Council distributed free produce to people in the Jenkins County area of Georgia. 

Jason Resnick talks PACA trust and foodservice troubles

The Packer’s Tom Karst talks on March 26 with Jason Resnick, vice president and general counsel for Western Growers, about the current foodservice crisis tied to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

Western Growers: PACA should cover all claims during crisis

The fresh produce industry is facing unprecedented losses with the COVID-19 pandemic according to Western Growers, which is asking the USDA to cover all PACA claims to ensure produce sellers are fully protected.

NGA partners with United Fresh on produce procurement

The National Grocers Association and the United Fresh Produce Association are working together to connect produce distributors and independent supermarkets.