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Feeling nostalgic about buyer-seller relationships

I read a recent article that cassette tapes are making something of a comeback, fed by what I believe must be misplaced “nostalgia.”

Packer Insight — California strawberries and BrandStorm

Editor-in-chief Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss a couple of the major topics of the week, including a drop in strawberry acreage in the Salinas-Watsonville region and industry event BrandStorm.

Insights on marketing, messaging, connection abound at BrandStorm

SAN FRANCISCO — Produce marketers heard perspective from wine and snack brands, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, cannabis companies and more in the opening days of BrandStorm, a United Fresh Produce Association event.

California Avocado Commission seeks exports to China

As trade talks with China progress, the California Avocado Commission is seeking to advance its 14-year campaign to allow California avocados access to China, which is seeing leaps in demand for the fruit.

Wholesum raises $3 million through Fair Trade program

Wholesum, Amado, Ariz., reached a milestone at the start of 2019, by raising more than $3 million in the past five years to reinvest in its farms and workers.

Black Gold Farms hires chief production officer

Grand Forks, N.D.-based Black Gold Farms has hired Kerwin Bradley as chief production officer.

Eat Smart Sweet Kale bagged salads recalled in Canada

Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results have triggered the recall of certain Eat Smart Sweet Kale bagged salads due to potential listeria contamination.

Rising retail apple prices noted in January

The apple category performed well in January, according to the latest Fruit Tracker Fast Fact video from Stemilt Growers.
Feb 18, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Remembering an old-school broker at Hunts Point Produce Market

Working with your father can be complicated, but for Paul Mattie, it wasn’t.

Well-Pict plants two new strawberry varieties

Well-Pict Inc., is trying out two new proprietary strawberry varieties in Southern California.