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Retail Price Report — Nectarines

According to U.S. Marketing Services data, which samples four retail chains in eight markets across the country, the average per-pound price for yellow-flesh nectarines was $2.22 on July 10.

What's On Ad — Cherries top national list for third week

Cherries have been the No. 1 produce ad item around the country for nearly a month — the weeks ended June 28, July 5 and July 12.

Don’t jump to conclusions, Florida growers warn Mexico

As the high-stakes Department of Commerce dumping investigation continues on U.S. imports of Mexican tomatoes, advocates for both U.S. and Mexican tomato growers are making their cases in the court of public opinion.

USDA sanctions Florida, Texas, Hawaii companies under PACA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three businesses for violations of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.
Jul 15, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA

High interest in organics helps spur 2019 Organic Produce Summit

MONTEREY, Calif. - The organic industry is in growth mode, and that was reflected in the 2019 Organic Produce Summit.

Rich Dachman joins Brighter Bites as CEO

Rich Dachman, former vice president of produce for Sysco Corp., is now the CEO of the nonprofit Brighter Bites.

Prepare for the United Fresh Washington Conference

The United Fresh Produce Association has a series of web seminars to prepare for the Washington Conference.

Millennials Eat — Mocktails (Part 2)

We reported on the mocktail trend and how produce departments can leverage it, and then we tried the new mocktail slushes from Sonic. Finally, we're making our own versions of the Sonic slushes, heavy on real fruit.

Third Kroger automated fulfillment center coming to Georgia

Kroger has announced that Forest Park, Ga., will be the location of its third automated online order fulfillment center.

H-E-B to pilot delivery service using automated vehicle

H-E-B plans to test later this year delivery by a vehicle with self-driving technology.