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Retail View: 2017 retail predictions, part 2
(Earlier this year The Produce News, a handful of experts took a look at the retail sector discussing operational trends for 2017. Here, the same group looks specifically at the produce department.) The continued growth and expansion of value-added products, as well as a shout out for beets, topped the predictions a group of retail experts made for the fresh produce department in 2017. “Anything beets will be the new... Read more

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All Fresh enjoying good  winter apple shipping season
“We have excellent holdings of product,” Scott Swindeman said of All Fresh GPS’ apple storage crop. “This should enable us to roll right into the next crop.” The harvest of the 2017 crop is expected to commence in late August or early September. In late July 2015, Scott Swindeman showed a young Kiku apple planting at his family... Read more

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Zuhlke benefits from Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference
Kurt Zuhlke, president of Bangor, PA-based Kurt Zuhlke & Associates Inc., and his daughter, Angela Zuhlke, once again teamed up to host visitors to its booth during the 2017 Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference, held Jan. 5-8 in Savannah, GA. The company, which has exhibited at the conference for many years, is a leading innovator and developer... Read more


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Stephan Schmekel joins sales team at Vegpro International Inc.
Stephan Schmekel, a 30-year veteran of the Canadian produce industry, has joined the sales team at Vegpro International, based in Sherrington, QC. The addition of Schmekel is part of Vegpro International’s ongoing commitment to strategically invest in its relationships with its partners in Canada... Read more