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Jan Berk: Find your own way, together

CHICAGO — Jan Berk’s path can be divided into two main careers: media and agriculture.

Packer Insight — United Fresh Expo Day One

Northeast editor Amy Sowder, retail editor Ashley Nickle and editor-in-chief Tom Karst discuss the first day on the expo floor at United Fresh.

Produce Market Guide working on partnership with Dun & Bradstreet

The Packer is discussing a partnership with Dun & Bradstreet, to give customers access to its comprehensive business analytical insights through Dun & Bradstreet’s Data Cloud and verification solutions.

Longtime owner of Connecticut ShopRite stores dies

Rocco Cingari, who led Grade A Market for nearly 40 years, died June 3 at the age of 89.

Stores look to elevate experience with new ‘pineapple bar’

A dozen Dunnes Stores locations in Ireland will be letting shoppers chop their own pineapples this summer with the help of a high-tech machine from Fyffes.

Kantar issues sales forecasts for top U.S. retailers

Consulting firm Kantar has released its 2019 forecasts for the top U.S. retailers, a list that includes numerous grocery companies.

What's the most important industry development?

What single development changed the fresh produce industry the most in the past 25 years?

Grocery pickup still not in the cards for Costco

Costco reported $33.96 billion in net sales for the third quarter, an increase of 7.4% from the same period in 2018.

Dollar General reports earnings, describes path forward on fresh

Dollar General generated $6.6 billion in net sales in the first quarter and saw comparable store sales grow 3.8%.

Watermelons 101

Discover a variety of watermelon information such as; consumer trends, retail availability and trending sales statistics.