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It's January — where’s your sign kit?

I compare good signage in produce department to a goalie in hockey; no one thinks how important the goalie is until the game is on the line.

Apio changes name to Curation Foods

Santa Clara, Calif.-based Landec Corp. has changed the name of subsidiary Apio — “celery” in Spanish — to Curation Foods.

Lower apple storage numbers continue through season

Fresh apple shippers on Jan. 1 had almost 92 million bushels (42 pounds) in fresh and controlled-atmosphere storage, a 16% drop than at the same time in early 2018.

Kroger to pilot ‘connected stores,’ sell technology solution

Kroger has joined forces with Microsoft to offer a retail technology product to the industry, and two Kroger stores are going to be piloting the system.

Tasti-Wee grape tomatoes appearing in grocery stores

Tasti-Lee Tomatoes are now available as a grape tomato snacking variety, marketed as Tasti-Wees.

Jan 04, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Tomatoes

Stop & Shop to acquire 32 King Kullen stores

Stop & Shop, the parent company of which is Ahold Delhaize, has agreed to purchase King Kullen Grocery Co., which includes 32 King Kullen stores and five Wild by Nature stores.

Giorgio purchases Country Fresh Mushroom Co.

Fresh mushroom grower-shipper Giorgio Fresh Co. is acquiring Country Fresh Mushroom’s packing and distribution/sales operations, through subsidiary Giorgio.

Whole Foods launches online shopping tool for dietary restrictions

Consumers shopping online at Whole Foods Market can now sort products by dietary preferences including keto, paleo, vegan and more.

Pear-a-Palooza contest features Northwest pears

Albert’s Fresh Produce is promoting pears with Pear Bureau Northwest, through Pear-a-Palooza contents.

Food Institute predicts faster growth for foodservice

The Food Institute forecasts that sales at restaurants will grow faster than grocery store sales in 2019,