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Produce industry adapts, works toward reducing packaging materials

Using fewer materials in packaging for fresh produce costs less in dollars as well as environmental impact, marketers say.

Cherries inch their way up on Produce Market Guide

Haitian mangoes maintained their lead on The Packer's PMG the week of May 18, and cherries claimed the second spot.

Mangoes see major interest on PMG

Haitian mangoes maintained their lead on The Packer's PMG the week of May 11, and the overall mango category climbed from No. 4 to No. 2.

Summer favorites make a comeback on PMG

Oranges were finally dethroned on PMG the week of May 4, with Haitian mangoes taking the No. 1 spot.

A rocky road to stability as pandemic stretches on

The road to the new normal as the COVID-19 crisis continues is a rocky one for many in the fresh produce industry.

Starr Ranch Growers hires three in sales and marketing

Starr Ranch Growers, Wenatchee, Wash., has added three people to its sales and marketing staff.

USDA relaxes regulations for imports of Chinese pears

Import requirements for Chinese fragrant pears have been relaxed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Pandemic boosts bagged apples — but not because of food safety

Retailers are switching from bulk to bagged apples, according to a Stemilt Growers, as limited trips to the store, online ordering and a grab-and-go convenience is highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oranges rule Produce Market Guide, but bananas pick up interest

Oranges and organic pears maintained the top two spots on Produce Market Guide last week, while lettuce inched up a place to No. 3.

USA Pears launches #WhatsInYourFruitBowl sweepstakes

Pear Bureau Northwest/USA Pears is teaming with gourmet food gift shop Harry & David for a promotion that’s fitting for March, dubbed National Nutrition Month, among other designations.
Mar 11, 2020 by Amy Sowder #Produce (General), #Pears