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Philly market welcomes new manager

The biggest change in the past year at the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market is the hiring of Mark Smith.
Aug 23, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Philadelphia, #The Packer

Ryeco updates website, adds more trucks

In late winter and early spring, Ryeco created a new website that features a video of the market with shots from a drone.

John Vena celebrates 100th anniversary

Founded in 1919, John Vena is celebrating a century in business this year with a staff party in the fall plus several innovations.

Total Quality Logistics finds growth in contract business

Cincinnati-based Total Quality Logistics is seeing growth in contract business with produce shippers, company leaders said.

What's On Ad — Cherries top national list for third week

Cherries have been the No. 1 produce ad item around the country for nearly a month — the weeks ended June 28, July 5 and July 12.

Voices from the past point to the future

As we look ahead to The Packer’s 125th anniversary publication, we have been posting some articles and columns from previous anniversary editions.

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.