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Caught on camera at Fresh Summit 2014

These pictures were taken at Fresh Summit 2014 Oct. 17-19 in Anaheim, Calif., by The Packer’s Editor Greg Johnson, Managing Editor Fred Wilkinson, National Editor Tom Karst, Retail Editor Pamela Riemenschneider, staff writers Mike Hornick and ... Read More

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From the show floor: PMA Fresh Summit 2014 booths 3

These news items were collected at Fresh Summit 2014 Oct. 18-19 in Anaheim, Calif., by The Packer’s Editor Greg Johnson, Managing Editor Fred Wilkinson, National Editor Tom Karst, Retail Editor Pamela Riemenschneider, staff writers Mike Hornick ... Read More

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Online grocery gathering steam

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Retail chains with big square footage under long-term leases may find opportunities in online grocery sales, but e-commerce is at least as likely to bring a mortal threat as a blessing. ... Read More

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From the show floor: PMA Fresh Summit 2014 booths 2

These news items were collected at the Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit 2014 by The Packer’s Editor Greg Johnson, Managing Editor Fred Wilkinson, National Editor Tom Karst, Retail Editor Pamela Riemenschneider, staff writers Mike ... Read More

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Chiquita shareholders reject Fyffes merger

Chiquita Brands international Inc. expects to enter negotiations with Brazilian companies in the wake of an Oct. 24 shareholder vote against the proposed $1 billion merger with Dublin-based Fyffes Plc. ... Read More

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From the show floor: PMA Fresh Summit 2014 booths 1

These news items were collected at the Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit 2014 by The Packer’s Editor Greg Johnson, Managing Editor Fred Wilkinson, National Editor Tom Karst, Retail Editor Pamela Riemenschneider, staff writers Mike ... Read More

10-MINUTE MERCHANDISER

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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Garden Snax put to the test
You’ve seen me use my kids, my husband and even my niece as guinea pigs for Pamela’s Kitchen. Well, now it’s time for my pets. Shenandoah Growers has a new line of living Pet Snax designed to merchandise in the produce department, so they sent along some samples for my other kids. Read More

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