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Costco, Walmart, Publix on list of most admired companies

Fortune has ranked Publix, Costco, Target and Walmart among the top 50 most admired companies in the world.

Big Y Foods makes leadership changes, including new CEO

Donald D’Amour, CEO of Big Y Foods since 1980 and chairman since 1997, has stepped down from those roles and is now chairman emeritus and an advisor to the board of directors.

Packer Insight — FreshStart 2019 and Whole Foods 365

Back from Palm Springs, editor-in-chief Tom Karst recaps FreshStart 2019, while retail editor Ashley Nickle discusses Whole Foods news.

Chiquita promo builds on success of Lego movie

You could say “Everything is Awesome!” about Chiquita’s new tie-in with The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.
Jan 18, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Bananas

Avocados From Mexico kicks off Super Bowl promotions

Shoppable recipes, digital rebates and in-store point-of-sale materials are among the elements of the Avocados From Mexico campaign leading up to the Super Bowl.

Resistance to plastic packaging grows in organics

More organic produce consumers are pushing back against the use of plastic in packaging, but will it matter?

Coupon for SnapDragon apples available via Ibotta

Shoppers can access a $1 discount on a 2-pound bag of SnapDragon apples by using the Ibotta app.

Honeybear kicks up Pazazz apple marketing

Honeybear Brands, Minneapolis, is rolling out a national campaign for Pazazz apples that involves targeted marketing at more than a dozen retail banners, with a focus on Eastern seaboard locations.
Jan 14, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Apples, #REGION

Oppy launches Divemex pepper display contest

A new display contest for Divemex peppers is going on through the end of March, and the grand prize is $2,000.

Brent Scattini heads Seven Seas' West Coast operations

Seven Seas has hired Brent Scattini as vice president-West Coast.
Jan 14, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #People