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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.

Rice Fruit Co. tackles new projects

Based in the south-central Pennsylvania region of Gardners, Rice Fruit Co. is tackling projects, planning for new initiatives and reaching out across North America to offer more to customers.

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.