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CKF’s Earthcycle packaging competes for Innovation Award

Packaging company CKF, Hansport, Nova Scotia, is one of 10 nominees for the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award for a new design of Earthcycle compostable and recyclable packaging for strawberries.

Nuro driverless vehicle hits the road for Fry’s grocery deliveries

An unmanned vehicle is now delivering groceries from Fry’s Food Stores in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Fair Trade USA revokes certification of Suragroh melon farm

Fair Trade USA has decertified Suragroh melon farm, a Honduran division of Fyffes.

Mangoes, papayas continue to grow

Imports of mangoes and papayas have shown strong growth over the past decade.

Gourmet's Finest promotes Mushroom Crumbles

NEW YORK — Gourmet’s Finest promoted its Mushroom Crumbles at the New York Produce Show and Conference.

FDA finds E. coli in irrigation reservoir, narrows romaine advisory

The FDA has named Adam Bros. Farm in Santa Barbara County as one source of the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine — but it cautions that the finding does not explain all the illnesses in the outbreak.

GV leads $90 million investment in Bowery Farming

With a $90-million investment, Bowery Farming plans to build large-scale indoor farms in cities across the country.

Mission kicks off Emeralds in the End Zone promotion

Mission Produce has a Super Bowl promotion plan — Emeralds in the End Zone — focusing on 2- and 3-pound bags of “beautifully-blemished avocados.”
Dec 11, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Avocados

Collard greens supplies down for the holidays

Effects of hurricanes has greatly reduced the availability of collard greens in the holiday season.

Chicago retailers vie for online consumers

Competing for online  grocery shoppers is a dominant trend for leading Chicago retailers.