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Virtual tours and demos, wine and food: Industry responds to crisis

Virtual tours and demos, an online wine auction and food box donations enabled the fresh produce industry to response to the realities caused by the pandemic.

Marketscope — Vegetable f.o.b.s as of June 1

This information, provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service, shows week-by-week shipments and f.o.b.s for commodities from shipments for the fresh market.

A rocky road to stability as pandemic stretches on

The road to the new normal as the COVID-19 crisis continues is a rocky one for many in the fresh produce industry.

The latest sweet potato news and updates

A lot has happened in the sweet potato industry recently. Catch up here on the latest sweet potato news brought to you by The Packer.

Sweet potato purchases in 2019

According to 2020 Fresh Trends data, 26% of customers purchased sweet potatoes within the past 12 months. Read more data and research on sweet potatoes here.

Sweet potatoes making sales inroads year-round

Demand for the traditional orange-fleshed sweet potato during holiday dinners may be a constant, but disruption is creeping into this category.

Survey says shoppers want sweet potato variety, versatility

Shoppers want variety and versatility with their sweet potatoes, says a survey touted by Los Alamitos, Calif.-based Frieda’s Specialty Produce.

Frieda’s serves purple sweet potato pie on ‘CBS This Morning’

Frieda’s Specialty Produce, Los Alamitos, Calif., will be featured on “CBS Sunday Morning” in a segment featuring companies that have had an effect on American food culture.

Bland Farms ready to ship holiday displays

It’s “home sweet holiday” time again for Bland Farms, Glennville, Ga., which is making its holiday-themed display merchandiser available to retailers.

Sweet potato marketer Farm Pak celebrates 50th year

Farm Pak Products Inc., Spring Hope, N.C., is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.