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HAB: Avocado purchases growing fastest among non-millennials

A study from the Hass Avocado Board found that, while millennial households remain a significant driver for the category, more growth is happening among non-millennial households.

BrightFarms names Steve Platt CEO

BrightFarms, Irvington, N.Y., has hired Steve Platt as CEO.

Inc. Magazine recognizes Cece’s Veggies for skyrocketing growth

Vegetable “pasta” maker Cece’s Veggie Co., Austin, Texas, made Inc. Magazine’s annual list of fastest-growing private companies, with a three-year revenue growth of 23,880% to put it at No. 3.

Millennials Eat — Hatch chiles!

Produce Retailer's Ashley Nickle and The Packer's Amelia Freidline check out Fresh Trends statistics on chili peppers and try several preparations of the famous Hatch chiles on this episode of Millennials Eat.

Produce Perspective — Apple Season Preview

Brianna Shales, communications manager for Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers, visited The Packer's office recently and sat down for an interview about the upcoming apple season.

Blended burger concept may spark retail sales, marketers say

The James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project has called attention to the practice of combining mushrooms with meat at foodservice, but it seems it could have a positive impact on mushroom sales at retail also.

What’s On Ad – Cantaloupes, Peaches, Plums

More than 14,000 stores promoted cantaloupes the week ended Aug. 9.

Produce Perspective — Stone Fruit Season Update

Brianna Shales, communications manager for Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers, stopped by The Packer’s offices recently and provided an update on the stone fruit season.

Retail Price Report — Red Onions

Red onions averaged $1.18 per pound around the U.S. the week ending Aug. 9, according to the USDA's National Retail Report for Specialty Crops, which looks at on-ad prices. That's down from last year's average of $1.36.

Equitable Food Initiative adds Ethical Charter Addendum to standards

The Equitable Food Initiative has added to its certification standards so growers can show compliance with the principles of the Ethical Charter of Responsible Labor Practices.