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Fresh produce sales remain elevated in first week of May

Fresh produce dollar sales have remained above 2019 levels for 10 straight weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.

HBF International hires new sales associate

HBF International LLC, Sheridan, Ore., has hired a new member for its sales team, said CEO Doug Perkins.

Women in Produce — Sandra Aguilar

“Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Dive in, ask a lot of questions, and keep learning.” That is the advice that Sandra Aguilar would give women entering the produce business.

Summer favorites make a comeback on PMG

Oranges were finally dethroned on PMG the week of May 4, with Haitian mangoes taking the No. 1 spot.

Mushroom shortages expected for up to 10 weeks

Retailers can expect shortages of mushrooms for the next six to 10 weeks, as mushroom production catches up to shifts in demand brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Salinas Valley suppliers look to sustainable packaging options

Consumers and retailers interested in saving the planet have been quite vocal recently about their desire to do away with single-use plastic.

Stemilt Growers fills cherry pipeline for Memorial Day promotions

California cherries are entering peak availability for Stemilt Growers.

New foodservice report covers how operators are adapting amid COVID-19

The newest Fresh Insights for Foodservice report features baby lettuces, acorn squash, grapes and more, plus a section on how foodservice operators have been adapting their business models in light of COVID-19.

Companies donate, offer new services during pandemic

From healthy recipes to supply chain solutions, the fresh produce industry is adjusting to cater to consumers and the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trucco introduces sustainable 2-pound KiwiStar package

Trucco Inc., Bronx, N.Y., is introducing eco-friendly packaging for KiwiStar brand kiwifruit.