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2022-09-27
The wrath of Hurricane Kay brought heavy rain up the West Coast in California last week, impacting several fruit and vegetable crops. Although the rain was needed, it delayed harvesting and shipping; growers are still assessing their damage.
2022-09-27
NASHVILLE, TN — The crowds were out at Southern Innovations 2022. People were seeing new products, they were hearing about new ideas, they were making new contacts, they were reconnecting with old friends — and they were enjoying every minute. As one participant put it, "It's a great opportunity to come and see what's new. I think every booth [has] something of a little different twist," whether it's a new flavor or new packaging. "That's why it's called innovation. And I think it's great."
2022-09-27
WASHINGTON, DC — The International Fresh Produce Association kicked off The Washington Conference on Sept. 26. Following a day of industry council meetings and the inaugural Produce Economic Forum, attendees convened for an opening reception at the Grand Hyatt Washington, in a downtown neighborhood of the nation’s Capital.
2022-09-27
Wholesum Family Farms has a long history as a responsible grower and was an early proponent of organic produce. So in many ways, it is understandable that the company was also an early adopter of the Fair Trade movement, which shares some basic tenets with organic production. “I think that responsible growing is one of the ingrained values we have at Wholesum and the path into Fair Trade certification was part of our evolution as a company,” said Joanna Jaramillo, marketing manager for the Amado, AZ-based grower.
2022-09-27
St. Louis-based Schnuck Markets Inc. will acquire two Fricks Market stores in Missouri. One store will reopen as Schnucks, but the second location will remain a Fricks Market, operated by Schnucks, until a new, 23,000 square-foot “Schnucks Fresh” store is completed.
2022-09-27
The U.S. fresh produce and floral industries support 2.2 million total jobs across all 50 states and $120.1 billion in labor income, nearly reaching pre-COVID levels, according to an economic impact study conducted on behalf of the International Fresh Produce Association. The report highlights the significant role the industry plays not only as an employer, but as being critical to the U.S. food system.  
2022-09-26
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA, a global leader in transportation and logistics, has started developing a new MSC Air Cargo solution in response to customer demand and as a complementary service to its container shipping solutions. MSC Air Cargo has been under development for several months and the new solution will be available from early 2023, following the delivery of the first of four MSC-branded Boeing 777-200F aircraft that will be operated by Atlas Air, a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc.
2022-09-26
The Mushroom Council is composed of fresh market producers or importers that average more than 500,000 pounds of mushrooms produced or imported annually.
2022-09-26
Ahold Delhaize is testing a system that grows herbs and leafy vegetables in a hydroponic garden on the sales floor. Plants are grown under special conditions and in ideal light. As hydroponics allow cultivation anywhere and with the organic solution full of nutrients, no soil is necessary, and no sprays nor GMOs are needed. During this month, the garden will grow herbs and salads such as basil varieties, mint, dill and red leaf lettuce. Customers can also purchase these items and see how it’s grown within the supermarket.
2022-09-26
Fruits and vegetables are foundational to healthy eating so much so that their underconsumption impedes the ability to achieve greater diet quality among all Americans as well as greater nutrition security among those with fewer resources. Inflation has further exacerbated this issue — between June 2021 and June 2022, the cost to build a healthy dietary pattern increased by 12.5 percent.
September 30, 2022

Jared Bray, recently hired as a sales professional is looking to lead the company into the organic avocado space.

As a veteran in the produce industry, Bray brings with him expertise in… Read More

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