Tag Archives: produce

Sales Review: Tomatoes

As consumers look to eat healthier between meals, sales of snacking tomatoes continue to increase. By Haley Hastings Tomatoes accounted for 5.4% of produce … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Produce’s big players

Knowing where shoppers are placing their dollars can be the difference between full shelves or full carts. Imagine creating a large display of soup … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Ready Pac Welcomes Chapman University Graduate Students

Ready Pac Foods welcomed Chapman University graduate students to their facilities last month. The educational group participated in an insightful tour of Ready Pac’s … Continue reading

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The expanding world of organics

Consumers continue to ask about organics. Growers are answering them, while leading shoppers to the category. Is organic produce healthier than conventional? Do the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

United’s New Quarterly Report Offers Latest Trends in Fresh Produce for Foodservice

United Fresh is proud to launch Fresh Insights for Foodservice, a new quarterly report showcasing the latest trends in fresh produce use in foodservice … Continue reading

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Bargain Boxing: NOLA’s Local Produce Package

Farmer’s Markets have proven to be tough competition for supermarkets in some cities, but here is an idea retailers can introduce in their store. Continue reading

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Juicing: A New Year’s Experiment

This week my S.O. and I were visiting a professional foodie friend in New Orleans who has the fast track to all of the … Continue reading

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A healthy resolve

Each New Year consumers focus on healthy eating. Retailers would be wise to capitalize on this trend by recommitting to the produce department. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Mann Packing Launches Seasonal Party Trays

Mann Packing Company is launching seasonal fresh vegetable trays to meet consumer demand for convenient entertaining products during the holidays and on through Super … Continue reading

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Sales Review: Dried fruit & snack mixes

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Clear Lam Packaging Wins 2013 PMA Impact Award

For the second time in three years, Clear Lam Packaging has been awarded a PMA Impact Award for Excellence in Packaging. Clear Lam collaborated … Continue reading

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It’sFresh! Named Best First-time Exhibitor

The company was showcasing its unique ethylene removal technology, which extends the shelf life and quality of produce by as many as three days … Continue reading

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PMA Passion

Whoa! The past ten days have been a whirl. After a three days in Atlanta for the NACS show and a couple days in … Continue reading

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Mandatory Packing Date Announced for Vidalia Onions in 2014

The year 2014 signals a new beginning for the Georgia-grown Vidalia sweet onion, the state’s official vegetable. With the support of Commissioner of Agriculture … Continue reading

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Limoneira Acquires 760 Acres of Agriculture Property

Limoneira Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of approximately 760 acres of agricultural property in the town of Porterville in Tulare county, … Continue reading

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Marvel and Crunch Pak Team up for Healthy Snacking

Marvel Entertainment and Crunch Pak are launching a new assortment of products featuring Marvel Super Heroes.  Coming in 2014, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s … Continue reading

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C.H. Robinson Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month C.H. Robinson continues to support breast cancer awareness efforts and promote a sweet way to stay healthy through … Continue reading

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Ready Pac Launches Contest to Encourage Healthy Choices

Ready Pac Foods is leveraging their tech-savvy consumer base to promote usage of its Bistro Bowl Salad line this fall. A consumer social media … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market announces enhanced standards for fresh produce and flowers

In fall 2014, Whole Foods Market will launch a comprehensive rating system for produce and flowers sold in its stores to help shoppers make … Continue reading

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Co-Sales Expands Fresh Division

Co-Sales has announced that Cashman-Edwards has merged its business with Co-Sales Company. Andrew B. Cashman and staff will join our management team to expand … Continue reading

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Mann Packing is Rock ‘n’ Rollin’

Mann Packing is teaming up with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series for a second race season this fall to feature its award-winning Stringless … Continue reading

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Fresh Produce Sales Up Again for Second Quarter of 2013

For the second quarter this year, fresh produce sales are up compared to last year’s figures. Organic fruits and vegetables lead the pack in … Continue reading

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United Fresh Names 2013 Family Business Scholarship Recipients

The United Fresh Foundation is pleased to announce the four recipients of the 2013 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarships. Now in its thirteenth … Continue reading

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Steve Lutz Joins Columbia Marketing International

Columbia Marketing International, an established grower/shipper of premium quality apples, pears and cherries, has hired Steve Lutz as VP of Marketing.  Steve replaces Bob … Continue reading

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Sales Review: Onions

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews