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B&W Quality Growers earn Kosher certification

B&W Quality Growers, Fellsmere, Fla., has achieved Kosher certification for its value-added baby leaves, including watercress, arugula, red kale, spinach and Power 4 line.
Jul 16, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Greens

Mushroom Council partners with meat group for veal promotion

With summer grilling in mind, the Mushroom Council and the North American Meat Institute partner for a retail grilling promotion encouraging consumers to pair veal and mushrooms while entering to win prizes. 
Jul 16, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Produce Retail, #Mushrooms

Okra inches up on figs on Produce Market Guide

Figs continued their dominance of most searched items on Produce Market Guide during the week of July 8, while okra shot from the No. 4 spot up to No. 2.

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.

FDA finds no “potential point of contamination” in outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration, which inspected a Del Monte Fresh Produce processing facility in the wake of salmonella cases linked to vegetable trays, has found no trace of salmonella.

Speakers address organic strategies to convert ‘light’ buyers

MONTEREY, Calif. – Retailers can give organic produce the razzle dazzle of attractive prices, good quality,  and prominent placement to move light buyers of organic to more steady consumers.
Jul 12, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Retail, #Organics

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.