Vilsack appoints members to National Organic Standards Board

Four new members are set to join the National Organic Standards Board in January, having been appointed recently by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. ... Read More


BI-LO banners double up on kid promotions

Retailers BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie are working with Katie’s Krops and Radio Disney to encourage children and parents to eat more fresh produce with two promotions this fall. ... Read More


EPA recognizes Raley’s

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership awarded Raley’s Family of Fine Stores a GreenChill Achievement Award. ... Read More


Vance Agribusiness names 40 Under 40 honorees

Vance Publishing Corporation’s Agribusiness Group’s second-annual 40 Under 40 Award program honors several members of the fresh produce industry. ... Read More


Criminal case against Mucci companies, execs moves forward

A criminal fraud case against Ontario greenhouse grower-packer Mucci International Marketing Inc., Mucci Pac Ltd. and two of the company’s top executives is moving forward, with the next court appearance set for Oct. 20. ... Read More


UPDATED: Expo Fresh, Taylor Farms recall roma tomatoes

(UPDATED COVERAGE, Sept. 16) Expo Fresh LLC, San Diego, is voluntarily recalling roma tomatoes because of potential salmonella contamination discovered during a routine sampling by government officials. ... 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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Fire up the roasters, it's Hatch season
GRETNA, La. — I stopped by the newest location of Thibodaux-based Rouses Supermarkets last week and had the pleasure of spending some time with produce clerk Nicolle as we roasted some Hatch peppers. Read More

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Produce Retailer, September 2014

  •   Holiday Preparedness

  •   La Vida Local in N.C.

  •   The Produce Sidewalk Sale

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