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Loop seeks to cut waste with reusable consumer packaging

PISMO BEACH, Calif. — Loop, a division of New Jersey recycling company TerraCycle, seeks to reduce waste by marketing big-brand durable and reusable consumer packaging.

Bell Peppers 101

Discover a variety of bell pepper information such as; consumer trends, retail availability and trending sales statistics.

Avocado remains top commodity on Produce Market Guide

Current commodities trending on Produce Market Guide.

Bostock New Zealand selling organic apples directly in U.S.

Organic apple grower and exporter Bostock New Zealand will be marketing apples in the U.S. this summer, with direct sales from a North American office.

FirstFruits Marketing takes another bite out of hunger

FirstFruits Marketing, Yakima, Wash., has been sponsoring the Take a Bite out of Hunger campaign for nine years, donating about two million pounds of apples to food banks across the country.
May 21, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Apples

Organic Summit features analysis of new consumer data

The fourth annual Organic Produce Summit will feature consumer data and analysis on growing sales of organics, backed by new research on what’s driving fresh produce sales in the sector.

U.S. organic sales break $50 billion mark

U.S. organic sales hit a record $52.5 billion in 2018, up 6.3% from the previous year.

California Giant summer blueberry program grows

California Giant Berry Farms, Watsonville, is celebrating a milestone this summer with its summer blueberry program — conventional and organic — seeing dramatic production increases.

Study explores how ‘shopping guilt’ affects purchases

A survey of 2,100 shoppers found that many say they care about company behavior and report having changed their buying habits when they found out a company was harming the environment or treating employees badly.

Avocados chart strong sales for Christmas, New Years

The Hass Avocado Board, which breaks down avocado sales for holidays throughout the seasons, has reported the fourth quarter of 2018 marked a four-year high.