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Side Delights highlights popularity of Thanksgiving mashed potatoes

Side Delights shared their findings from studies published on 2020 Thanksgiving spending and favorite Thanksgiving meals and side dishes.

Looking ahead at grocery trends with Don Goodwin

The Packer’s Tom Karst spoke Sept. 30 with Don Goodwin, founder of GoldenSun Insights about the firm’s transition to new owners Jason Fuller and Randy Riley and the extent of his continuing role with the company.

Wind, fires affect Washington apple harvest, production estimate

Windstorms, wildfires and a revision of yields on trees is dropping Washington apple crop estimates for the 2020-21 season by 5-10%, according to the Washington Apple Commission.

National Fruits & Veggies Month begins

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited Aug. 31 with Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, president and CEO of the Produce Better Health Foundation about National Fruits & Veggies Month activities in September.

Honeybear Brands sets long-term sustainability goals

Elgin, Minn.-Honeybear Brands has created long-term sustainability goals around pollinator health, packaging, food loss/waste and climate and energy.

Sustainability in context

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that the status quo is no longer acceptable. We have to acknowledge that if businesses are going to thrive, this necessitates a healthy environment and equitable society.

The produce department of the future

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed the produce industry.

Investing in a more equitable food safety net

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited in July with Tevis Foreman, executive director of Produce Perks Midwest, based in Cincinnati.

Report: Grapes will weather COVID-19 storm

California grape marketers will benefit from strong retail sales through the balance of the year and should weather the COVID-19 crisis in good shape.

Going to Cherry College with Stemilt’s Kyle Mathison

With more than a month left in cherry harvest season in Washington state, The Packer’s Tom Karst caught up with a busy Kyle Mathison, fourth-generation grower with Stemilt Growers on July 16.