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Why the middleman still matters

Farm to table is the ethos of the last decade’s food culture, or in our industry’s case, it’s often farm to store shelf.

Talking tropicals with E. Armata at Hunts Point Produce Market

NEW YORK CITY — E. Armata Fruit & Produce Inc. had to meet Hispanic demand by building up its tropical department, said company members during a visit with The Packer at Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx.

U.S. senator asks USDA to investigate grower price disparity

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate why produce-grower prices have stayed stagnant or declined while prices have increased along the supply chain.

PMA brings new cast of ‘big voices’ to show lineup

Big voices are expecting to prompt big inspiration at the 2019 Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit Convention and Expo in Anaheim, Calif.

Kegel’s Produce earns food safety certification

Kegel’s Produce, Lancaster, Pa., has received the Safe Quality Food certification from SAI Global.

John Vena Specialty Produce introduces new logo on 100th anniversary

Philadelphia-based John Vena Specialty Produce is making this year count ­— after all, it’s the company’s 100th anniversary year.

Kroger and Polymer Logistics win reusable packaging award

The Reusable Packaging Association chose The Kroger Co. with reusable packaging supplier Polymer Logistics as the winner of its 2019 Excellence in Reusable Packaging award program. 

RLS Logistics opens new food-grade facility

Newfield, N.J.-based RLS Logistics has opened a new food-grade ambient storage facility in Vineland, N.J.

Bostonians strategize about local food

BOSTON — Eating, buying and selling local produce is a desirable goal for many Bostonians, but it’s not a simple one.

Boston-area produce professionals work smarter to survive and thrive

BOSTON — This Northeast U.S. region marked by wealth, smaller independent retailers, ethnic diversity and high-end foodservice keeps adjusting to today’s challenges to feed its people and those beyond its borders.