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ShopRite named Mango Retailer of the Year

ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Mango Board recognized ShopRite as its 2018 Mango Retailer of the Year at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

Hy-Vee’s Mike Orf receives Produce Retailer of the Year award

ORLANDO, Fla. — Produce Retailer magazine, a sister publication of The Packer, presented Hy-Vee's Mike Orf with the Produce Retailer of the Year award at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit on Oct. 19.

BrightFarms plans significant growth

Bright Farms used its Fresh Summit booth to show off its locally grown leafy greens products and to share its plans for expansion.

Peru’s avocado exports hit record

Peru exported 182 million pounds of avocado to the U.S. this season.

The Packer names Wonderful Co. owners Produce Marketers of the Year

ORLANDO,  Fla. — Lynda and Stewart Resnick of the Wonderful Co. are winners of the The Packer’s 2018 Produce Marketer of the Year award.
Oct 19, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce Retail, #PMA

No sour grapes — Sun-Maid offers sour raisins

Sun-Maid raisins are going sour.
Oct 19, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail

Fresh Summit Education Report Oct. 18

ORLANDO, Fla. — Designer Amelia Freidline and retail editor Ashley Nickle recap highlights from some of the education sessions at Fresh Summit, including the State of the Industry address by PMA CEO Cathy Burns.

Partnership expands Tasti-Lee Tomatoes to Western U.S.

Western U.S. availability of Tasti-Lee Tomatoes is expected to rapidly grow in 2019, in a partnership with Flavorful Brands and The Produce Exchange/Lipman Family Farms.
Oct 18, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Tomatoes

Walmart food safety VP Frank Yiannas headed to FDA

Frank Yiannas, the vice president of food safety for Walmart and an outspoken proponent of blockchain, is leaving retail to take a post at the Food and Drug Administration.

Bailey Farms debuts single-serving line of peppers

It’s not quite “try it before you buy it,” but Bailey Farms Inc.’s new single-serving SideKicks pepper bags allow consumers to sample new flavors easily without committing to buying a large quantity.