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Well·Pict Announces Year-Round Raspberries at PMA

Well·Pict shares at PMA its ability to offer raspberries year round, along with insight into its growing season

Packer 25 — Jay Rodriguez

A true immigrant success story, Jay Rodriguez came with his parents from Cuba to Florida in 1967.

Use curiosity to advance tech, PMA panelists say

ORLANDO, Fla. — Looking at lessons from other industries, a panel of experts addressed the Fresh Summit Forum for the Future session on the potential for technology to create opportunities for the fresh produce.

ShopRite named Mango Retailer of the Year

ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Mango Board recognized ShopRite as its 2018 Mango Retailer of the Year at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

Hy-Vee’s Mike Orf receives Produce Retailer of the Year award

ORLANDO, Fla. — Produce Retailer magazine, a sister publication of The Packer, presented Hy-Vee's Mike Orf with the Produce Retailer of the Year award at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit on Oct. 19.

Session looks for produce transportation solutions

ORLANDO, Fla. — A packed session on produce transportation issues at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit sought ideas from the audience on possible solutions to alleviate driver shortages.

Fresh Summit Education Report Oct. 18

ORLANDO, Fla. — Designer Amelia Freidline and retail editor Ashley Nickle recap highlights from some of the education sessions at Fresh Summit, including the State of the Industry address by PMA CEO Cathy Burns.

Walmart food safety VP Frank Yiannas headed to FDA

Frank Yiannas, the vice president of food safety for Walmart and an outspoken proponent of blockchain, is leaving retail to take a post at the Food and Drug Administration.

Fun day on the apple farm for EPC

It was family day at the farm on Oct. 13 as the Eastern Produce Council hosted its fourth-annual Joe DeLorenzo Family Day and Apple Picking Event at Melick’s Family Farm, Oldwick, N.J.

United Fresh on the theft of the produce halo

It is one of the ironies of marketing that the healthiest food often isn’t labeled as such at our retail supermarkets.