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Analysis — Four questions retailers should be asking

International Data Corporation recently surveyed 4,000 consumers about their expectations for the grocery shopping experience, and the results bring to mind several questions that retailers should be considering.

Pennsylvania’s ‘Sonny’ Scheid, of Scheid Produce, remembered

Paul “Sonny” H. Scheid Jr., former president of Scheid Produce Inc., a company founded by his father, died June 3. He was 89.

Pazazz promotions abound

Promotions that support local retail sales of Pazazz apples are abundant.

Fyffes’ sustainable efforts include supporting marine sulfur cuts

Coral Gables, Fla.-based Fyffes, a tropical produce importer and distributor, supports new global sulfur restrictions in all marine fuels to 0.5 % beginning Jan. 1.

Gold Coast adds to foodservice Brussels sprouts line

Gold Coast Packing, Santa Maria., Calif., is adding to its on-trend Brussels sprouts line with whole and halved Brussels sprouts for foodservice customers.

United Natural Foods continues integration of Supervalu

Providence, R.I.-based United Natural Foods has reported net sales of $5.96 billion — including $3.24 billion from Supervalu — for the third quarter of the fiscal year.

Blueberry farms purchased by Gladstone

McLean, Va.-based Gladstone Land Corp. has purchased two blueberry farms in Michigan.

Truck rates move higher in early June

Truck rates moved strongly higher in south Texas and Arizona in early June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports.

Panel looks at supply chain trends and challenges

PISMO BEACH, Calif. — Value-added solutions that meet the needs of tomorrow’s consumers is one opportunity for fresh produce marketers.

Plant-based dips among United Fresh award finalists

Pleasant Prairie, Wis.-based Good Foods plans to feature its plant-based dips at the United Fresh Produce Association expo June 11-12.