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FDA’s ‘smart’ food safety plan and its traceability implications

As stakeholders well know, compliance is not cheap. The benefits of enhanced food safety aside, FSMA compliance has been an expensive proposition.

Why do people stay in fresh produce?

When I first entered into a sales role in the produce business, one of the things that my father (and boss) told me is that you want to treat everyone — even a competitor — like they are your best customer.
Aug 16, 2019 by Alex DiNovo #Opinion

Just follow the pace setter

Who sets the pace in your department?

More consolidation is on the way

We are in unprecedented times as many shippers are selling their companies or looking to consolidate their sales efforts with competitors.

When a crisis crops up, protect your sales

Late orders are not uncommon, so a manager has to anticipate this and ensure a little extra “safety stock” is on hand to maintain business.

Help shoppers make their summer peach dreams come true

You’d think I’d know how to pick a good peach by now.

What's next for Brexit?

The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union almost 3 years ago. Two dates by when we should have left the EU have since passed. The latest of these is now set for the end of October.

Letter: 'Local' needs more clarity

What’s in a name? When it comes to food, the term “local” holds within it the story of community impact, vibrant farmers markets, and tempting farm-to-table menus.
Jul 29, 2019 by Allan Reetz #Opinion, #Produce Retail, #Local

Telling our story again and again

It’s a refrain we’ve all probably said too many times in our careers: “We just need to tell our story ... to get the facts out.”

Writing the produce order, part two

One good turn deserves another. Recently I touched upon the value of writing a careful order, especially in regard to giving the task ample time to complete.