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New food brand Good & Gather debuts at Target next month

Target plans to launch this fall its new Good & Gather brand, which will include fresh produce items.

2019 apple crop shows consumer focus, Roper says

The mix of apple varieties is all shook up compared with 30 years, and Don Roper believes that is a good thing.
Aug 19, 2019 by Tom Karst #Video, #Produce (General), #Apples

Tons of marijuana in load of peppers stopped at border

The Customs and Border Protection seized almost four tons of marijuana in a truck hauling jalapenos at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in San Diego.

What is the future of produce wholesalers? Survey says..

In anticipation of The Packer’s 125th-anniversary issue, we have enjoyed publishing past anniversary articles from the Century of Produce and also posted industry columns for the 125th-anniversary edition. 

New events highlight United Fresh Washington Conference

The 2019 United Fresh Washington Conference will feature several new elements on its agenda.

Packer Insight — What changes are coming for retail?

The 125th anniversary of The Packer is coming up, and with that in mind, editor Tom Karst surveyed industry members to find out about what changes they believe are coming to retail in the next 25 years.

Millennials Eat — Plant-based burgers?

Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle and The Packer's designer and copy editor Amelia Freidline discuss one of the major trends in the overall food space — plant-based meat — and test the Impossible Whopper.

Packer Insight — Banana disease and grocery perspective

The Packer editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss the discovery of TR4 in Colombia, the latest Walmart earnings report, and projections for the next big disruption in grocery.

Truck rates stable in mid-August

Spot shortages of refrigerated produce trucks were noted in the Midwest states in mid-August, but most growing regions reported adequate supply.

New line of pomegranate arils released

The POM Group of Mississauga Ontario has announced the release of a new line of fresh pomegranate arils, under the Royal brand.