Monterey Mushrooms tops $2.2 million in scholarships

This year, Monterey, Calif.-based Monterey Mushrooms plans to award $204,000 in scholarships for the 2014-2015 Carl Victor Fields Scholarship Awards. ... Read More


Promotion plays on intense flavor pair

Kiss melons and finger limes may not seem like a likely pair initially, but Shanley Farms and Sandstone Melon Co. found the match provided a flavorful boost for consumers. ... Read More


Dole, Caito, Martin’s Supermarkets give salad bars

Dole Food. Co., Caito Foods and Martin’s Supermarkets are donating five salad bars to schools in Indiana. ... Read More


Bernard Imming, former United Fresh leader, dies

Bernard Imming, a past president and chief executive officer of the Washington, D.C.-based United Fresh Produce Association, died Sept. 23. He was 94. ... Read More


Fruit prices rising faster than vegetables

The ongoing drought in California could have “large and lasting effects” on fruit and vegetable prices, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture said extreme price effects are not evident yet. ... Read More


Fruit and vegetable committee sets priorities

ARLINGTON, Va. — The newly minted Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee chose their leaders and are considering what industry issues to make priorities. ... 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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