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What is the future of produce wholesalers? Survey says..

In anticipation of The Packer’s 125th-anniversary issue, we have enjoyed publishing past anniversary articles from the Century of Produce and also posted industry columns for the 125th-anniversary edition. 

Industry weighs in on changes to come in retailing

The Packer’s 125th-anniversary issue is soon coming, and in a series of blog posts, I have described the results of a survey we posted in conjunction with our editorial efforts for the publication. 

Industry gets an earful on truck detention times

Produce shippers and receivers, cover your ears.

If only my business had...

The last time we reviewed industry answers to The Packer's 125 survey, we asked a broad question about industry innovations and evolution in the next 25 years.

What this industry needs now!

We received excellent responses to our Packer 125 industry survey, and today I am going to reveal industry thoughts on a forward-looking question from that online poll.

Download on UK Brexit and retail developments

Will the new United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally figure out Brexit and make Britain great again?

The rock of Sisyphus the eternal challenge to eat enough fresh produce

There is not enough fruit and vegetable production to feed the world at recommended serving levels, and that scenario will get worse instead of better in the next 30 years.

What consumer trends will drive produce demand for the next 25 years?

The Packer’s 125th-anniversary edition is coming out later this year, and it has been fun collecting material for that publication and publishing articles from past anniversary editions.

Retailers are “bi” - both conventional and organic, that is

Tonya Antle’s retail panel at the Organic Produce Summit had a lot of great content in less than 30 minutes. Not all of it fit into the coverage I had from the show.