Produce (General)

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Produce (General)

How will retailers manage reduced consumer shopping trips?

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited April 8 with Mike Mauti, managing partner of the consulting firm Execulytics on the Canadian retail perspective during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Driscoll’s gives $4 million globally during COVID-19 pandemic

Driscoll’s plans to donate more than $4 million globally, with funds to health clinics and food banks, fresh berry donations and community resources in response to the worldwide pandemic.

On produce price trends and consumer sentiments

A previous post looked at the rise bagged produce in recent weeks

Southern Specialties helps feed Louisiana health professionals

Southern Specialties Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla., has donated thousands of pounds of specialty produce to hospital staffs, including heirloom tomatoes, white asparagus and yellow beefsteak tomatoes.

Fresh Trends data — Marketing to the masses

The average American is driving food sales. It used to be that chefs drove the trends in foods and creating demand for lesser-known commodities that would eventually translate into more sales in supermarkets.

Third company recalls South Korean enoki mushrooms for listeria

H&C Food Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., is the third business to recall enoki mushrooms from South Korea because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

‘Industry legend’ Willie McRae dies at 65

Willie McRae, president of Mount Pleasant, S.C.-based McRae Produce, died April 2 at the age of 65.

Potato grower Michael Family Farms informs consumers with new site

Michael Family Farms, Urbana, Ohio, launched a website showcasing its operation and Side Delights potato products.

Kevin Murphy joins Fall Creek Farm board of directors

Kevin Murphy has joined the board of directors at Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., Lowell, Ore.

D’Arrigo's Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos on marketing fresh

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited April 7 with Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos, director of marketing and culinary for Salinas, Calif.-based D’Arrigo California.