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Reflections on retailer responses to romaine

I visited 12 grocery stores in the Kansas City area the evening that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked another E. coli outbreak to romaine, and the Nov. 20 trip was far more revealing than I expected.

Behold, the beloved cranberry

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: cranberry season.

Kroger app enables self-aware shopping

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Kroger executives believe their new OptUp mobile app will change the way America eats, and they might be right.

Year of the Mushroom? Close, but not yet

Already some were calling 2018 the “year of the mushroom” after innovative products and packaging went to market.
Nov 02, 2018 by Joe Caldwell #Opinion, #Mushrooms, #PMA

Fresh produce’s future is in augmented reality

Augmented reality, or AR, has seen a meteoric rise in application for dozens of industries.
Nov 02, 2018 by Jeff Ridgeway #Opinion, #Produce Tech

Five strategies for success after Fresh Summit

Congratulations! You’ve survived another Fresh Summit.
Oct 23, 2018 by Wendy McManus #Opinion, #PMA

Tips for building your brand online

It’s a business owner’s worst nightmare: To spend a lifetime building a brand with a sterling reputation, only to have it ruined in an instant.

Strategize for success at Fresh Summit

Fresh Summit is fast approaching. In the hustle to arrange booth plans, meetings and travel, it’s easy to lose sight of what you want to accomplish. Fresh Summit is about more than closing a deal.
Oct 09, 2018 by Wendy McManus #Opinion, #PMA

Learn a lesson (or two) from Aldi

Aldi is a company that I have always been fascinated by; with over 1,800 locations in 35 states, it has a revenue projection by retail analysts just north of $11 billion in 2018, yet they largely fly under the radar.

‘Just walk out’ format shopping expands

On Sept. 17 Amazon Go opened its first location in Chicago.