Author Archives: Elizabeth Louise Hatt

About Elizabeth Louise Hatt

Eliz­a­beth joined the GHQ team in Octo­ber 2010 to indulge her pas­sion for writ­ing, ask­ing ques­tions, eat­ing exor­bi­tant amounts of food and meet­ing indus­try celebri­ties, such as the Dough­boy. When ELH isn’t bring­ing you the lat­est news from the fresh cat­e­gories, she likes to bake cup­cakes, ram­ble on her blog, smother her cat with affec­tion, snow­board trails too advanced for her skills and run long dis­tances. Oh, and eat! She eats a lot, mostly cheese!

Baloian Farms Updates Website

Baloian Farms has launched a new website as part of its mission to grow the company and solidify their position as a category leader … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

Clear Lam Packaging to Open Co-Packing Facility

In spring 2015, Clear Lam Packaging will open a 25,000-square-foot co-packing facility and innovation center at its Elk Grove Village manufacturing operation. Clear Lam … Continue reading

Posted in Equipment, Perishables, What's New

Pear Bureau Northwest Awarded 2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant

Pear Bureau Northwest was awarded $40,000 from the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and $20,000 from the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) through … Continue reading

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A Fresh Face for the Frozen Case

ARTICHOKE! That was where my girl friends wanted to go for my post-birthday late-night pizza run. It was almost five years ago – my $%th … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Web-Exclusive Content

WP Rawl Celebrates 90 Years

The company plans to commemorate the anniversary by hosting a reception for the fresh produce industry at Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure in February. … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

C.H. Robinson to Acquire Freightquote

C.H. Robinson has reached an agreement to acquire Freightquote.com for $365 million in cash. The agreement is subject to certain customary closing conditions, including … Continue reading

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Mediterra expands better-for-you snack category

Mediterra Founder, Telemaque Lavidas, discusses the growth of the Mediterranean snack category and the company’s nutrition bars. Continue reading

Posted in FEATURED Articles, Q & As, Web-Exclusive Content

Sales Review: Pears

Posted in 2014 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fresh options from PMA Fresh Summit

For many in the produce industry, the PMA Fresh Summit marks the finale of a busy year. Grocery Headquarters celebrates the show’s brightest innovations and takes a peek at what is to come. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 12 Article Archives, FEATURED Articles, Focus on Fresh

The road to store brand success

The PLMA’s 2014 trade show made it clear that the private label industry is not slowing down. Retailers’ continued dedication to building their private … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 12 Article Archives, Upfront

U.S. Imports of Chilean Cherries to Nearly Double

The Chilean Cherry Committee, an entity associated with the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (ASOEX), expects total exports of fresh cherries from Chile to reach … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, Uncategorized, What's New

Avocados from Mexico Finds Football Success

Avocados from Mexico (AFM) has declared its “Hungry for Football” promotion a success. The campaign launched on Sept. 8, 2014 and within the first five weeks … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, Promotions, What's New

Social Media Contest Helps CMI Understand Buying Trends

Columbia Marketing International (CMI) gained insight into consumer buying trends through a social media contest it conducted through a Facebook page created for Ambrosia apples. … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

NEPC Announces New Venue

The New England Produce Council has announced a new venue for its 2015 Produce and Floral Expo. The NEPC welcomes the industry to NEPC … Continue reading

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Produce for Better Health Welcomes Ambassadors

The PBH Ambassador program started just over a year ago, and has since generated both increased interest and new Ambassadors. A PBH Ambassador is … Continue reading

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Golden Sun Marketing Celebrates 10 Years

Golden Sun Marketing, a consultancy serving the fresh produce industry, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this month. Founded by Don Goodwin in 2004, … Continue reading

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PMA Fresh Summit 2014

The 2014 PMA Fresh Summit was a record-breaking show, according to PMA officials. Taking place in Anaheim from October 17-19, the produce industry was … Continue reading

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Beaver Street Fisheries Launches Grillman’s Franks

Beaver Street Fisheries, a Florida-based wholesale and retail seafood and meat supplier with more than 60 years in the food-service industry, is launching a … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, Uncategorized, What's New

C.H. Robinson Collaborates in Twin Cities Food Fight

C.H. Robinson has teamed up with Twin Cities NBC affiliate KARE 11 to create a one-day food and fund drive called the KARE 11 … Continue reading

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Potandon Produce Sponsors Race to Feed the Hungry

The Idaho Falls Race to Feed the Hungry is celebrating its tenth anniversary. As the largest monetary contributor to the Idaho Falls Community Food … Continue reading

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Y Not Foods Adds Cheesy Single-Serve Meals

Single-serve meals are driving sales—why not add them to the store’s portfolio? Y Not Foods has the answer; the company added a Solos, a … Continue reading

Posted in Grocery, What's New

Eco-cup: Coffee With the Environment in Mind

As single-serve coffee grows in popularity, so do the size of landfills. Mother Parkers is doing it best to keep single-serve coffee cups out … Continue reading

Posted in Grocery, What's New

Industry Releases Analysis of U.S. Food Waste

Trade associations representing the nation’s food retailers, food manufacturers and restaurants launched a series of infographics that represent the key findings of a new … Continue reading

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One-on-one with PMA’s Cathy Burns

With another PMA Fresh Summit behind the industry, PMA President Cathy Burns reflects on the Anaheim, Calif. event, and discusses some of the key innovations … Continue reading

Posted in Q & As, Web-Exclusive Content

Coca-Cola Honors POW Group this Veterans Day

Every year Coca-Cola pauses to honor the veterans and members of the U.S. military who sacrifice to serve their country and protect our freedoms. … Continue reading

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