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Walmart names new food safety leader

Walmart has hired food safety veteran Sara Mortimore as its new vice president of global food safety compliance.

Stenzel shares consumption-boosting ideas with FPFC

CERRITOS, Calif — Tom Stenzel wants to see produce sales increase, and he’s got three ideas to make that happen.

Time to get creative with Mango Mania Display contest

The National Mango Board, Orlando Fla., is seeking entries for the annual Mango Mania Display contest in June.

Turn loose your superstars

A produce director has a lot on his or her plate. The financials are foremost, of course.

Taking in Italy's gorgeous produce displays

On a recent whirlwind guided group tour of Italy’s most storied cities and historic villages, a rainbow of produce popped into my field of vision.
Apr 30, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Opinion, #Produce Retail, #Italy

Jam Grapes from Pacific Trellis set to return

Pacific Trellis is again importing the Jam Grapes brand from Brazil, which is introduced in 2018.
Apr 29, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Grapes, #Brazil

United Fresh chooses Jan Berk as Women in Produce honoree

Jan Berk, chief operating officer of San Miguel Produce, Oxnard, Calif., is the honoree and featured speaker at the United Fresh Produce Association’s Women in Produce event.

Ten food safety mistakes that could lead to a repeat of the romaine debacle

SAN ANTONIO — Martin Wiedmann, a professor of food safety at Cornell University, listed at a Viva Fresh education session ten mistakes he believes companies must avoid to prevent another situation like the recent string of outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce.

Packer Insight — Viva Fresh Show Floor

SAN ANTONIO — The Viva Fresh Expo wrapped up April 27, with conversations on the show floor going strong to the end of the event. Editor-in-chief Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle recap the expo in this edition of Packer Insight.

MAP: Walmart stores by state and the potential for online grocery growth

Walmart continues to grow its e-commerce offerings, with grocery pickup now available at 2,100 locations.