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Organic Kanzi apple sales grow in U.S. proprietary apple category

Sales of Kanzi apples, particularly organic, continue to climb in the U.S. market.
Feb 16, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Produce Retail, #Apples

Meal kit company Chef’d, others cited for PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is restricting California and New York businesses from operating in the industry, including meal kit company Chef’d, which closed abruptly last July when it ran out of funds.
Feb 14, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #USDA, #PACA

Wonderful’s Halos promotion thinks inside the box

When it comes to snacks, Wonderful Citrus wants parents to know Halos “checks all the boxes:” healthy, convenient and prep-free.

Strawberries in demand for Valentine's Day as California rains persist

Demand is high for Florida strawberries as Valentine's Day approaches and rain hampers production in California.


SpartanNash hires former Albertsons exec to lead merchandising

Lori Raya, the division president for Albertsons who led the post-merger transition with Safeway, is the new chief merchandising and marketing officer for SpartanNash.

Fruit Logistica brings global scale to produce show

BERLIN – With close to 80,000 visitors, Fruit Logistica is a nightmare when it comes to finding a taxi at the end of the day.

Morning Kiss Organic offers contest for Potato Lover’s Month

Morning Kiss Organic, part of Arrowfarms, Chelsea, Mass., is promoting potatoes with a social media contest and prize drawing during February — Potato Lover’s Month.

Super Bowl ad features Hy-Vee, Oprah partnering to feed kids in need

Hy-Vee has launched a new campaign to feed hungry kids, and the announcement of the program came in a Super Bowl ad featuring Oprah Winfrey.

H-E-B showcases store brand in Super Bowl commercial

H-E-B featured its private brand products, including guacamole and queso, in a commercial that ran in more than a dozen Texas markets during the Super Bowl.

Hy-Vee targets food waste with Flashfood app

Hy-Vee has launched a pilot program that lets shoppers buy products approaching their “best before” date at a significant discount.