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Avocados: Green gold at the end of the rainbow? The numbers say yes

The Hass Avocado Board said avocados continue to become more popular for different events and holidays, such as St. Patrick’s Day — which set a record this year.

Eat Smart Vineyard Collection salads feature exclusive dressings

Curation Foods has added a new salad line, Vineyard Collection, to its Eat Smart brand.

‘Low’ and ‘no’ product claims matter most to shoppers

Low sugar, no artificial ingredients, low sodium and no preservatives are among the product claims shoppers seek most, according to a new report from the Food Marketing Institute.

Bill Crofford joins Reasor’s Foods as produce director

Bill Crofford, who has been in the produce industry for 40 years, is the new produce director for Tulsa, Okla.-based Reasor’s Foods.

People still matter

I remember sitting around the sales desk in the afternoon as we were reflecting on the day, and hearing “old-timers” talking about “how it used to be.” Now, I think I am one of them.

Southern California still offers opportunity for retailers

Even with keen and well-established competition from conventional supermarkets, the Southern California retail market may see future inroads toward more “fresh” oriented chains, Dick Spezzano believes.

Kroger reports 42% growth in digital sales

Kroger did $37.3 billion in sales in the first quarter of the fiscal year, down slightly from 2018 due to the sale of Kroger’s convenience store business unit.

Packer Insight — United Fresh 2019 Review

CHICAGO — Northeast editor Amy Sowder, retail editor Ashley Nickle and editor-in-chief Tom Karst discuss the events of the final day of the United Fresh conference and expo.

Overthinking can stall your department's productivity

All retail details are important, but at some point, someone has to take charge and say, “OK, let’s run with this.” And move on.

Wholesum hits the (Fair Trade) road, expands organic

Organic grower-shipper Wholesum, Amado, Ariz., has a new program to highlight its Fair Trade program for consumers and retailers.