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Potato award nominations sought

It is again time to honor a well-deserving member of the potato growing community by nominating them for the Potato Man or Woman of the Year or Potato Man or Woman for All Seasons.

The Packer, Alibaba.com offer e-commerce seminar

The Packer and Alibaba.com, one of the largest online commerce sites, are offering a free web seminar on steps produce companies can take to sell their products online.

How has technology transformed the produce industry?

Automation of communication, operations and data push produce into the new millennium

GOPEX offers retail insights, networking opportunities

Browse a few of the education session and speaker topics at The Packer’s Jan. 9-11 Global Organic Produce Expo.

Tradeshows: How to increase exhibitors’ ROI

The latest Packer poll, “What element of tradeshows do you find the most useful?” helped gain insight into the tradeshow industry and how to best increase exhibitors’ return on investment (ROI).

Improved apple exports to Mexico expected

Mexico’s apple crop is up this year, but U.S. apple exports to Mexico could increase anyway.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan donates school salad bars

Students at 17 Michigan schools will have more options for fresh fruits and vegetables, thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and United Fresh Start Foundation.

Avocado 2019 Fresh Trends Data

This creamy green fruit was the No. 1 item that consumers said they are buying now that they did not buy previously.

Autumn fruits and vegetables on Produce Market Guide

Chili peppers maintained their number one status on this week's top Produce Market guide commodities. Rounding out the top five are pumpkins, potatoes, apples and figs.

Brian Woods joins The Packer's sales staff

Brian Woods is the new Eastern U.S. account representative for The Packer and its sister publication, Produce Retailer magazine.