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Increased chili pepper consumption leads to lower mortality risk

A new study claims adults who have a healthy appetite for chili peppers have a lower mortality risk than those who don’t.

Stop & Shop leads Connecticut's retail scene

Stop & Shop dominates the Connecticut retail market, and the competition is not even close.

Talk of trade issues dominates FPAA convention

Whether it was tariffs, or the possibility of increased duties on imported Mexican tomatoes, there was a common enemy of border trade that figured into discussions at the FPAA Convention: uncertainty.

California grape holdings down, but supply good

Grape buyers don’t need to hit the panic button. California grape holdings are down compared with a year ago, but promotable fruit volumes will be shipped through early January.

Sales rising for Oke USA Fruit

Sales are on the rise for West Bridgewater, Mass.-based Oke USA Fruit Co., which markets Equal Exchange Produce, said Angelica Hicks, banana category lead.

Keep grocery shopping personal, despite tech innovations

We are social creatures, even the introverts among us.

Chilean cherry exports to China rise as U.S. imports drop

Led by fast-rising imports of cherries, China is claiming a greater share of Chilean stone fruit exports.

PMA, SVG Ventures partnership boosts tech start-ups

SVG Ventures, Los Gatos, Calif., is partnering with PMA, through a three-year agreement that brings tech panel discussions to Fresh Summit and a technology challenge giving companies the chance to pitch to investors.

What's On Ad — Peaches, grapes, nectarines

Yellow-flesh peaches led the way last week as the most promoted fruit in the U.S., with more than 15,600 stores putting peaches on ad for a weighted average price of $1.49 per pound.

FDA’s ‘smart’ food safety plan and its traceability implications

As stakeholders well know, compliance is not cheap. The benefits of enhanced food safety aside, FSMA compliance has been an expensive proposition.