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The decade of fruits and vegetables

Undoubtedly, COVID-19 will rank through the ages as one of the largest single global change elements in human history. With that in mind, what changes will affect the fresh produce industry?

A five-minute discussion, a five-year career plan

I once called on a young produce manager who showed loads of potential but lacked direction in his career.

Signing for success: It's all in the details

One task that is loaded with details in a produce remodel? Signing.

Folks like these make the industry great

Time is precious — it’s true for everyone, but especially for people in our nonstop world of produce.

Foodservice: Waiting on the recovery

Our industry is naturally oriented to tackle challenges head on and create new ways to delight consumers. This pandemic is no exception.

How will we shop for produce in 2021?

If there’s one thing 2020 has shown us, it’s that expectations can be upended in a second when the unpredictable happens.

The produce manager's hats

Produce managers wear a lot of hats. They are, in essence, merchandisers, inventory control specialists, shrink monitors, clerk trainers and mentors.

The power of produce merchandising

The power of produce merchandising is one of those things that’s easier to show than to tell, which is why we love to feature display photos that managers and merchandisers submit for our Produce Artist Award Series.

The assistant-to-produce-manager transition

Produce managers attain their skills over many years, learning everything from the difference between regular and flat leaf parsley to which mango variety tends to be the most popular and flavorful.

The future of produce in an omni-channel marketplace

What will the rise of omni-channel commerce mean for the produce industry, and what new business processes will be required to respond to this disruption?