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Green Thumb Farms launches a program to develop, introduce varieties

Green Thumb Farms has launched a program fall to discover and develop new potato varieties. 

Millennial avocado shoppers shine, study reveals

New research reveals that millennial shoppers who buy avocados are important both to the avocado category and to the entire produce department.

USDA files PACA complaint against California firm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Nov. 27 has filed an administrative complaint under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act against California-based Custom Fresh Cuts Inc.
Dec 02, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #PACA

Trucco offers red kiwifruit from Italy

Make room for red kiwifruit.

USDA: inflation stays below trend for retail food

Year-over-year retail food price increases continue to be tame and more of the same is expected for 2020.

TQL renews greeting card campaign for kids at Cincinnati hospital

Total Quality Logistics and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital are joining together for the second year to sponsor a holiday greeting card campaign for sick kids at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. 

New York Apple Association offers new poly bag options, retail contest

The Fishers, N.Y.-based New York Apple Association is kicking off the holiday season with new poly bags and a big holiday retail display contest.
Nov 27, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

USDA study looks at time use and food

How much time do you spend slaving over a hot stove compared with inching through the fast-food drive-through lane for an extra value meal? 

Playing to impulse buys

I went to the store for three things and came home with 10. That’s how it goes for me, and many other shoppers all over the country, I suspect. How do grocers do this, get people to buy extra items?

Bee Sweet Citrus draws focus to specialty citrus

Fowler, Calif.-based Bee Sweet Citrus is drawing consumer focus to the company’s specialty citrus varieties.
Nov 26, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Citrus