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Survey shows positive early response from shoppers to Cosmic Crisp

Idaho Falls, Idaho-based research firm Category Partners surveyed a group of consumers about Cosmic Crisp and found that many respondents gave the new variety rave reviews.

Watermelon rejoins Produce Market Guide's top 20

Pummelos and oranges once again came out on top on Produce Market Guide during the week of Jan. 27, with cucumbers holding on at No. 3.

Food loss plans must account for grower profit

Growers can’t afford to be saints on principle alone.

Cal-Organic offers sweet red bunched carrots

Cal-Organic Farms is shipping bunches of organic red carrots from Coachella, Calif.

Tune in and Crunch Out with carrots

The California carrot industry is kicking off a Crunch Out advertising campaign in Sacramento, Calif., and Cincinnati.

West Pak explains the Avocado Blitz phenomenon

West Pak Avocado, Murrieta, Calif., has released a new video, Avocado Blitz, as part of its Avo Effect campaign.
Feb 03, 2020 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Avocados

A powerful organic message, but is it the right one?

We’ve reported on how the Dirty Dozen list actually discourages healthy eating by creating confusing messages for consumers. The Organic Trade Association risks doing the same.

BrightFarms opens largest facility in Pennsylvania

BrightFarms opened is largest operation recently, kicking off the first harvest of a 280,000-square-foot facility in Selinsgrove, Pa., with a capacity of two million pounds of fresh produce annually.

Millennials Eat — Pommelo! (Or Pummelo ... Or Pomelo ...)

No matter the spelling — on which according to The Packer's copy editor Amelia Freidline there isn't a consensus — the pummelo is one fascinating fruit, and it is the subject of the newest episode of Millennials Eat.

Crespo Organic celebrates start of ataulfo season

Ataulfo mangoes from Mexican grower Crespo Organic began shipping in late January and will continue until late August.