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Packer Insight — Outbreak, retail insight and Northeast update

Retail editor Ashley Nickle and Northeast editor Amy Sowder run down the news of the week, from a salmonella outbreak linked to papayas to legislation in New York to a pair of great columns from retail veterans.

CORRECTED: Chiquita snacks highlight health, convenience

Fresh Express has teamed up with parent company Chiquita for a new line of snacking products called Chiquita Bites and Chiquita Sticks.

Del Monte, Mann Packing unite product development

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. has created a North America New Product Development team to oversee development of Del Monte and Mann Packing products.

Giumarra asks consumers ‘#DoYouFuyu’

As California’s fall persimmon season approaches, Giumarra will be asking consumers #DoYouFuyu.

Great Lakes’ Fusion salads feature herbs, lettuce blends

Great Lakes Growers, Burton, Ohio, has a new line of greenhouse-grown salads — Fusion — that highlight herbs, including dill, cilantro and chives.

Merritt Bruce joins Church Brothers

Merritt Bruce has joined Church Brothers Farms, Salinas, Calif., as vice president of retail business development.

Canadian health agency recalls Eat Smart kale salads

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling Eat Smart brand Sweet Kale bagged salad kits from six provinces due to possible Listeria monocytogenes.

Brighthouse doubles organic vegetable offerings

Brighthouse Organics, San Antonio, a greenhouse vegetable brand launched in 2017, has more than doubled the number of items it offers.

Take time to write that order

“I need to write an order.” To the clerks that hear this from their produce manager, it can sound so easy, so simple.

Stemilt’s Kyle’s Pick cherries return

Throughout July, Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers is striving to ensure that premium Kyle’s Pick cherries are the impulse buy shoppers make.