High celery, cauliflower prices may linger

Retail buyers hoping for some price relief on celery and cauliflower may have to wait a few more weeks. ... Read More


UPDATE: Grower issues 2nd sprout recall for listeria in two years

(UPDATED COVERAGE 12:40 p.m.) For the second time in two years Henry’s Farm Inc. is recalling fresh sprouts because of possible listeria contamination and as with the recall in 2012, efforts are hampered by the fact that the sprout packages do ... Read More


Avocados from Mexico promotions roll on

Retailers have ordered more than 9,000 co-branded display bins in the Avocados from Mexico promotion, “Hungry for Football,” that began in September and runs through Dec. 15. ... Read More


Oppenheimer CEO honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

At the 17th annual Friend of Chile Awards Luncheon, the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia honored John Anderson, chairman, president and CEO of The Oppenheimer Group, with a Lifetime Achievement Award. ... Read More


UPDATED: Ports negotiations slow down through Thanksgiving

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union is limiting its participation in West Coast port negotiations for 12 days through the Thanksgiving weekend, according to the Pacific Maritime Association. ... Read More


Potato shippers target Christmas for big sales

Transportation headaches aside, potato grower-shippers look forward to heavy promotions of high-quality spuds this holiday season. ... Read More


Stop the profit drain - misting essentials
Most produce items are 90% water — or more. How many times have you heard this percentage cited? By extension, many a produce manager instructs his or her crew to keep the produce nice and fresh. Mostly, this is carried out with careful inventory management, close ordering and closer rotation.
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The Produce Sidewalk Sale
Customers love a little drama, a little flair and atmosphere when they shop. It’s why shoppers devote an entire day at Pike’s Place Public Market in Seattle, or why parents take their children to Stew Leonard’s in Connecticut or New York. These markets add interest and excitement to the shopping experience.
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Rusty Blade finds good stuff in the Produce Market Guide
I jolted awake from a brief siesta to find Russ T. Blade sitting cross-legged on my desk, thumbing through the new 2014 copy of The Packer’s annual Produce Market Guide.
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Say Hola to Amigos
HEREFORD, Texas — About an hour from Amarillo, in the Beef Capital of the World, the first ground-up Amigos store offers a fresh look at retail for United Supermarkets LLC. The Lubbock-based company opened the store in late August. It’s the fourth under the banner, but the first to feature the Amigos vision from inception, says Juan Enchinton, business director of Hispanic initiatives. Read More

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Produce Retailer, November, 2014

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