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What consumer trends will drive produce demand for the next 25 years?

The Packer’s 125th-anniversary edition is coming out later this year, and it has been fun collecting material for that publication and publishing articles from past anniversary editions.

Industry votes in favor of adding frozen to mango program

By a narrow majority, fresh and frozen mango handlers and importers have voted in favor of an amendment to add frozen mangoes to the national research and promotion program. 
Jul 21, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Mangoes

Packer Insight — H-2A, cotton candy grapes and yellow dragon fruit

Tom Karst joins Ashley Nickle to discuss news of the week, from the latest developments on the H-2A immigration program to updates on some specialty produce items that shoppers will be eyeing.

FDA considers ‘regulatory actions’ against papaya distributor

In response to a distributor’s refusal to recall Mexican papayas implicated in a salmonella outbreak, the Food and Drug Administration has alerted all of its customers and is pursuing other actions.

Matt Reus joins Arable Capital Partners

Arable Capital Partners has hired Matt Reus as a vice president in the Bellevue, Wash., office.

Ippolito hires focus on value-added, foodservice

Ippolito International, Salinas, Calif., has hired Jason Grolnick as sales/commodity manager and Jon Kiley as director of value added/business development.

Connect 2 Potential’s leadership program accepting applications

Connect 2 Potential is accepting applications for a new leadership program, Lean into Leadership, which is set to begin August 14.

Retailers are “bi” - both conventional and organic, that is

Tonya Antle’s retail panel at the Organic Produce Summit had a lot of great content in less than 30 minutes. Not all of it fit into the coverage I had from the show.

Viva Fresh accepting scholarship applications

The Texas International Produce Association is accepting applications for its first scholarship program.

United Fresh to update harmonized GAP standard

The United Fresh Produce Association plans to update the Good Agricultural Practices Harmonized Standard, 10 years after its inception.