Produce (General)

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Produce (General)

Trucks in good supply, rates stable

While produce shipments from South Carolina encountered a slight shortage of trucks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s June 26 truck rate report found adequate to surplus conditions in other shipping districts.

RFG adds Nancy Johnston as VP of produce procurement

Renaissance Food Group (RFG), Rancho Cordova, Calif., has hired Nancy Johnston as vice president of produce procurement.

Cucumbers dethrone watermelon on Produce Market Guide

After a hot streak as the No. 1 most searched commodity on Produce Market Guide, summertime favorite watermelon yielded the title to cucumbers.

World's largest pineapple display coming soon to Schnucks

Schnucks has partnered with Fyffes to create the world's largest pineapple display in one of its stores June 28.

Retailers give insight on trends in webinar today

The Packer is hosting a webinar June 26 about trends in the fresh produce industry, and three retailers will be discussing what they're seeing related to these trends in their stores.

Supreme Court rules for retailers in SNAP data case

A years-long legal fight ended June 24 when the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to prevent the release of store-level data related to the Supplemental National Assistance Program.

USDA: watermelon rootstock knocks out disease

A new rootstock watermelon variety has shown resistance to Fusarium wilt and the southern root-knot nematode.

United Fresh show leaves Chicago, announces future locations

The United Fresh Association has announced locations and dates for its next four conventions and expos.

Crisis communication is all about preparation

A crisis communication plan for a fresh produce company should cover more than just food safety issues, Amy Philpott believes.

Have a Plant: Straight talk on nutrition and dietary guidelines

Nearly 7,000 comments have swarmed in already to the regulations.gov portal for the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.