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Panel discussion at GOPEX to focus on organic imports

Industry members who source various organic fresh produce from around the world will talk opportunities and challenges for imported organic produce during a panel discussion Jan. 27 at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

2021 Organic Apple Fresh Trends data

Whether red, pink or green, apples are popular across all income levels, age groups and ethnicities.

The organic point of view

The Packer's Organic Fresh Trends 2021 consumer survey reveals a vast cross-section of commodity-specific insights about organic produce consumption.

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.

Avocados take No. 1 on PMG

Avocados bounced from No. 7 the week of Nov. 30 to take the lead spot on PMG the week of Nov. 7.

Progressive Produce expands organic heirloom navel program

Los Angeles-based grower/packer/shipper Progressive Produce will see an expanded organic Heirloom Navel orange program towards the end of the year and into the first quarter of 2021.

Virtual organic grower roundtable features industry leaders

While the Organic Grower Summit will not be held as a live in-person event this year, a virtual event featuring leaders of three of the nation’s most recognized and progressive organic growers has been scheduled.

Chilean organic blueberry growers see systems approach as boon

A systems approach regulation, recently published in the Federal Register, should facilitate organic blueberry shipments from Chile to the U.S., said Karen Brux, managing director of the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association.

USDA board hosts panel on sanitizer use for organic operations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is concluding the National Organic Standards Board fall 2020 virtual meeting with a panel discussion on how sanitizers are reviewed for potential use in organic operations.

Organic produce packaging makes a comeback

The focus on eliminating as much plastic and packaging as possible that permeated the produce industry not too long ago seems to have dissipated with the COVID-19 pandemic.