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Sustainability remains priority for produce packaging

Produce suppliers are working with packaging manufacturers to limit the excess materials that wind up in the waste stream.

Conversations at United — Nelia Alamo with Renaissance Food Group

Rancho Cordova, Calif.-based Renaissance Food Group added some people-centric elements to its booth at United Fresh Live! to give its virtual presence more personality.

Braga Fresh bringing new products to United Fresh Live

Soledad, Calif.-based Braga Fresh plans to introduce several new items, including for its Josie’s Organics line, at the United Fresh Live virtual trade show June 15-19.

Value-added produce checks consumer, retailer boxes

As long as there have been produce departments, there has been value-added produce, Bruce Peterson says. But the sophistication and breadth of value-added produce sales has never been bigger.

Power of Produce shows growth in value-added

The power of value-added produce sales speaks for itself.For value-added items, the dollar share of total produce sales rated 9.8% in 2019, according to the Food Industry Association’s (FMI) Power of Produce report.

Retail 101: Part Five with Mike Mauti

With more than 20 years of experience in the North American supermarket industry, Mike Mauti has learned “Retail 101” firsthand.

Agrow Fresh adds season-and-steam potatoes

Chicago-based Agrow Fresh Produce Co. is “blanketing the marketplace” with a new product — Simply Season and Steam — said Ed Romanelli, vice president of sales and marketing.

Holiday pairings boost Side Delights

Plant-based meals are increasingly popular, and San Francisco-based Side Delights is offering shoppers ideas for festive pairing with potato dishes.

Tasteful Selections Small-Bite campaign touts comfort theme

Arvin, Calif.-based Tasteful Selections is bringing consumers the “Comfort in a Small Bite” marketing campaign.

Bolthouse debuts functional shots, CBD beverages at Fresh Summit

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Bolthouse Farms sampled multiple new product lines at Fresh Summit, from keto-friendly protein beverages to CBD drinks to carrot-based functional shots.