Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

Packer Insight — New products, awards, Florida and more

Get a rundown of the news of the week from Tom Karst, Chris Koger, Ashley Nickle and Amy Sowder on topics from Trevor Suslow leaving PMA to Oleen Smethurst receiving the Canadian Produce Person of the Year Award.

Packer 25 2020 — Shay Myers

It wasn’t a given 15 years ago that Shay Myers would come back to run the family business after graduating college.

New Product Review — Just Add Chicken salad kits from Dole

Curious about the new Just Add Chicken salad kits from Dole? Retail editor Ashley Nickle and copy editor and designer Amelia Freidline tried them out for the latest new product review in the Millennials Eat video series.

New Product Review — Carrot dogs plus two more 'carrot swaps' from Bolthouse

Curious about the new line of "carrot swaps" that Bolthouse Farms debuted at Fresh Summit? Copy editor and designer Amelia Freidline and retail editor Ashley Nickle tried them out for an episode of Millennials Eat!

How consumers are approaching holiday shopping differently in 2020

A new survey by Deloitte found that consumers plan to limit during this holiday season their spending, travel and experiences, in-store shopping and time spent shopping.

COVID-19 considerations permeate holiday marketing plans

Produce marketers have been keeping COVID-19 and the “new normal” in mind as they prepare to promote their products and support their retail partners this holiday season.

Watermelon board announces display contest award winners

The National Watermelon Board received 220 entries for its annual display contest, and the board has named Powell’s Supermarket in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, as the grand prize winner for 2020.

Retail produce sales strong; fresh share of produce dollar slips

Fresh produce sales at retail totaled $5.04 billion in the four September weeks, up 10.7% from the same period in 2019.

Packer 25 2020 — Stephanie Hilton

Stephanie Hilton continues to be a student of the produce industry, building each day on decades of experience, including 17 years with her own marketing firm.

Packer 25 2020 — James Harris

Grocery industry veteran James Harris has been doing formally for a while now what he had been doing informally his whole career: helping retailers find and develop local and minority suppliers.