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Oppy acquires 50% share in Peruvian produce supplier

The Oppenheimer Group has acquired a 50% share in Agroretail, a Peruvian produce supplier.

Packer Insight — Grower payments, COVID-19 and produce retail awards

Tom Karst, Ashley Nickle and Amy Sowder discuss some of the key topics of the week, from requested changes on direct payments to growers, to COVID-19 outbreaks at produce operations, to retail awards.

COVID-19 effect considered on sustainable packaging in PMA Town Hall

The COVID-19 crisis may have quieted the conversations on sustainable packaging, but the future of the sector is as strong as ever, according to panelists at a Produce Marketing Association’s Virtual Town Hall.

Lakeside Organic Gardens debuts organic fioretto

Lakeside Organic Gardens, Watsonville, Calif., has a unique new product, organic fioretto.

COVID-19 brings focus on benefits of packaging

The COVID-19 crisis has caused consumers to see plastic produce in a new way.

Citrus, grapes, berries lead fruit COVID-19 losses in California

California farms, ranches and agricultural business will lose between $5.9 billion and $8.6 billion in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study commissioned by ag groups.

COVID-19 pandemic complicates sustainability preferences

Are consumers changing their preferences around fresh produce because of COVID-19? And will their new behaviors stick around after the pandemic has subsided?

Retail produce sales remain elevated, but growth slows

Fresh produce dollar sales growth fell below 10% for the first time in nearly two months as the timing of Father’s Day produced unfavorable sales comparisons for some items.

West Pak features California fruit in latest Avo Effect video

West Pak Avocado, Murrieta, Calif., has released a new video in its Avo Effect campaign.

Los Angeles supermarkets thrive amid COVID-19

Despite myriad COVID-19 -related challenges, Los Angeles area grocery stores have fared well from a sales perspective since the pandemic broke out.