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Produce (General)

USDA clarifies California organic certification requirements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program recently clarified updated regulations in California to allow certifiers to issue approval faster.

Packer Insight — Food box program, USMCA and new store formats

The Packer's editor-in-chief Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss the big stories of the week, from Farmers to Families Food Box Program contracts to USMCA to new store formats for Raley's and Schnucks.

Learn from the United Fresh LIVE! booth award winners

The United Fresh Produce Association is highlighting the best ideas used by virtual booth exhibitors at the recent United Fresh LIVE! event.

Good Foods to launch direct-to-consumer site

Pleasant Prairie, Wis.-based Good Foods Group plans to debut in the coming weeks a direct-to-consumer site.

Behind the scenes: The produce department at Raley’s O-N-E Market

The first Raley’s O-N-E Market made its debut in late June in Truckee, Calif., its produce department filled with organic fruits and vegetables.

USDA announces new Farmer to Families Food Box contracts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $512 million for fresh produce purchases through renewed contracts to companies packing and distributing in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

Schnucks vice president of produce talks new EatWell format

Fresh produce plays a starring role at EatWell, the new natural store format St. Louis-based Schnuck Markets debuted in late June in Columbia, Mo.

California Prune Board forecasts 68K-ton crop

The California Prune Board, Roseville, reports the industry is projecting this year’s crop will be no larger than 68,000 metric tons.

Sun World enforces proprietary grape rights in Australia

Sun World International LLC, Palm Desert, Calif., has reached a settlement with one of its licensed growers in Australian in a dispute involving Sun World’s proprietary grape varieties.

New study shows omnichannel shopping becoming more common

Retail Feedback Group reports in its 2020 U.S. Online & In-Store Grocery Shopping Study that 50% of in-store supermarket shoppers also ordered groceries online in the last 30 days.