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Season’s first shipment of Chilean fruit hits West Coast

Twelve days after leaving a Chilean port, the country’s first break bulk fruit shipment has reached the West Coast.

Organic remains ‘hot’ category

Organic produce sales continue to grow, but as volume increases, the growth rate is slowing from the double-digit range the category has enjoyed over the past decade or so, grower-shippers say.

​​​​​​​Walmart talks packaging, plastics on GOPEX panel

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Walmart has been working with individual suppliers to reduce plastic in produce departments as consumer interest in sustainability increases.

SpartanNash renews Double Up Food Bucks program

SpartanNash is renewing its Double Up Food Bucks program, with shoppers at 46 Family Fare, VG’s and ValuLand stores throughout Michigan giving food stamp recipients the opportunity to double fresh produce purchases.

Citrus leads Produce Market Guide, but holiday favorites return

Pummelos and oranges maintained a firm 1-2 lead on Produce Market Guide the week of Jan. 6, while specialty seville oranges garnered the No. 3 spot.

Autumn Glory hits sweet notes at retail

The Autumn Glory continues to see success this winter at retail, with the apple from Domex Superfresh Growers, Yakima, Wash., posting strong year-over-year growth.
Jan 13, 2020 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Apples

Little Potato Co. kicks off Big Game, Better Snacks promo

The Little Potato Co., Edmonton, Alberta, is kicking off the Big Game, Better Snacks promotion to help fans celebrate on Super Bowl Sunday.
Jan 13, 2020 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Potatoes

Step up online retailing efforts for produce

If it were up to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, it is doubtful that any major online retailer would make now the grade to win an award for outstanding produce sales efforts.

Food trends for 2020: Fresh beats fads

As a food journalist and a relatively curious eater, I’m always a sucker for those end-of-year lists predicting what trends will be big in the new year.

Select Costco stores to sell Good Foods’ Queso dip

Plant-based dips company Good Foods, Pleasant Prairie, Wis., is now marketing its Queso dip at select Costco stores.