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Romaine and E. coli is ghost of Thanksgiving past

Beyond the painful toll on those who have been stricken, the tragedy is that the association between romaine lettuce and a foodborne outbreak linked to the E. coli pathogen has become predictable.

Business leaders discuss opportunities at Port of Heuneme

Exporters joined trade officials and others at a consortium at the Port of Hueneme, Calif., to talk about how to grow business with technological advances such as blockchain and e-commerce.

Time Magazine names AeroFarms as a best invention

AeroFarms, the Newark, N.J.-based indoor aeroponic grower of greens and microgreens, has been named as one of Time magazine’s 100 Best Inventions.

Farm labor report shows wages up 4%

Both wages and the number of farm labor workers are up compared with a year ago.
Nov 22, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Labor

Survey: How demographic differences factor into Thanksgiving shopping

A new survey by Category Partners found that household size, income and other factors influence how consumers plan to spend Thanksgiving.

Lettuce market still bullish - for now

How much longer will lettuce prices stay elevated?

Connecticut’s stable but wealthy population offers opportunities

Connecticut has the wealth few U.S. states possess, but a stable population means growth in retail fresh produce sales will not come from adding brand new sales.

Stop & Shop leads Connecticut's retail scene

Stop & Shop dominates the Connecticut retail market, and the competition is not even close.

Mexican avocado business updates

Browse Mexican avocado business updates for companies like Calavo, Del Rey, Mission Produce and more.

USDA allows two to operate in the industry after PACA actions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reversed a decision that would have barred a man from the industry due to Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act violations.

Nov 21, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA