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CMI’s Daisy Girl branded apples see surge  in production

CMI Orchards is expecting big growth in the Daisy Girl Organics brand this season, with volumes projected to increase 67% over the past season.

Packer Insight — Apple outlook and NEPC

Editor Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss the latest news from their travels — Tom to the U.S. Apple Association conference in Chicago, and Ashley to the New England Produce Council expo in Boston.

Which apple is expected to dethrone No. 1 red delicious?

Red delicious, once the shining example of how an apple should look, most likely will lose its No. 1 spot as the most-produced U.S. apple, to the gala variety.

Behind the scenes on the Supervalu acquisition deal

Supervalu engaged in prolonged negotiations with United Natural Foods Inc. and another grocery wholesaler before agreeing in late July to an acquisition by UNFI.

Packaging key for marketing branded produce

Packaging gives the opportunity to tell a brand story, to cement branding with consumers, to create a visual connection between the product and product qualities and the package.

How fresh produce companies are marketing to kids

Read how fresh fruit and vegetable companies are reaching out to younger consumers and their parents with promotions, campaigns, packaging, displays and more.

Lime prices on the move

Prices for limes have risen noticeably in the last month, and suppliers listed seasonal factors, weather and the ongoing lemon shortage as pieces of the puzzle.

Mushrooms break sales records across the board

While overall production of mushrooms in the U.S. was slightly down in the 2017-18 season, sales hit an all-time high for the crop, at $1.23 billion, buoyed by per-pound increases across the board.

Retailers get behind kids’ programs

Retailers and distributors who have supported kids-oriented programs like Produce for Kids and PMA’s Eat Brighter! initiative say the programs can help lift sales while encouraging kids to eat healthy.

Naturipe joins blockchain initiative

Berry company Naturipe Farms, Salinas, Calif., is joining a group of food companies using blockchain technology to improve food safety and cut waste.