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Mary Ellen Burris of Wegmans retires, wins award

After almost half a century, Mary Ellen Burris has retired from Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans Food Markets as senior vice president of consumer affairs.

New York ag department establishes traceability task force

New York’s agriculture department has established a traceability task force for produce to bolster the state’s food safety measures and speed up foodborne illness investigations.

Traveling pop-up grocer features Yes! Apples

A traveling pop-up grocery store will bring its roster of consumer brands, including Yes! Apples, to the trendy Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.

SnapDragon apples return; Crunch Time adds growers in five states

Harvest season is underway for SnapDragon apples, grown exclusively by Crunch Time Apple Growers, Lockport, N.Y.

NYC’s FreshDirect expands delivery in Northeast suburbs

WESTCHESTER, NY — FreshDirect trucks, seemingly ubiquitous in New York City, are popping up more and more in surrounding suburbs.

Podcast — Adapting to unpredictable foodservice demand

Episode 8 of Tip of the Iceberg Podcast, brought to you by The Packer and PMG, features an interview with Shannon Kyle, who handles sales and marketing for Torrey Farms in Elba, N.Y.

Packer Insight — School foodservice, NY seasonal update, retail

Editor-in-chief Tom Karst, retail editor Ashley Nickle and Northeast editor Amy Sowder discuss key topics from the week, including how growers, school foodservice and retail are adjusting amid COVID-19.

New York grocery store builds vertical, soil-based greens farm

Monsey, N.Y.-based Evergreen Kosher Market is debuting a 20-foot high “wall farm” enabling customers to see where their fresh-picked produce is grown.

New York growers stick to comfort zones for 2020 season

A stormy, volatile market due to the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced many New York growers to stay conservative this year with their planting and initiatives. 

Study: Long Island prices drop with Lidl’s entrance

The expansion of Lidl discount grocery stores into New York’s Long Island market spurred price-cutting by up to 15% from other retailers, a new study reports.