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Cooper: Tapping into primal desires and building a bigger sandbox

How much is food choice based on a logical thought process versus an instinctual, “primal” desire?

Imported grapes running higher but good supply anticipated in March

Imported Chilean f.o.b grape prices are up compared with a year ago, but trade sources expect good supply for March promotions.
Mar 06, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Grapes

Longtime Florida salesman Stu Monaghan dies

Stu Monaghan, whose 30 years in the produce industry was focused on sales and management roles in the southeast, died Feb. 26. He was 52.

Autumn Glory sales strong in January

Retail scan data for January show the Autumn Glory apple saw sales jump 83% and pounds sold increase just over 100%. 
Mar 06, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Have a grape week — make it two, says Sun World

“Make It a Grape Two Weeks.”
Mar 06, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Grapes

Well-Pict celebrates 50th anniversary at Southern Exposure

Well-Pict Berries, Watsonville, Calif., will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Southeast Produce Council’s 20th annual Southern Exposure Convention and Expo March 7-9 in Orlando.

Ocean Mist opens scholarship applications

Ocean Mist Farms, Castroville, Calif., is seeking student applications for its fourth annual scholarship program.

UPDATED: Organic industry hones consumer message

(UPDATED, March 7) “Skip all the chemicals and just go with organic” will be the key consumer message of a nationwide program to promote organic food and other products.

Eat produce, be happy

Instead of going out to lunch for that quarter-pounder bacon burger, why not just pick the salad bar? 

Italian Produce imports Vietnamese drinking coconuts

Italian Produce is bringing a little tropical sunshine to the Ontario Food Terminal with ready-to-drink Hamona coconuts from Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.