Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Packer 25 2020 — Dave Puglia

Oct 24, 2020 by Tom Burfield #Packer 25, #People
When Dave Puglia, president and CEO of Western Growers, has to make a point for the ag industry with state or federal lawmakers, he is venturing into familiar territory.
Oct 24, 2020 by Tom Burfield #Packer 25, #People

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 — Frank Yiannas

Frank Yiannas brings passion and results to the topic of food safety.

So much to be thankful for

No matter what, there is always something we can be thankful for.

Packer 25 2020 — Paul Ramson

The lure of the produce business was irresistible, because it provided Paul Ramson with a chance to solve problems for a global market.

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.

Chiquita sponsors online Halloween costume contest

Chiquita Brands International, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., is asking consumers to share their Halloween costumes on social media, with a chance of being featured on the company’s Instagram page.

Pandemic purchases boost potato sales past 5-year records

Consumers continue to buy more fresh potatoes during the COVID-19 pandemic, boosting sales in most fresh categories and pushing sales of all potato products, including frozen, to five-year records.

Advantage Waypoint handles foodservice sales for Maglio Cos.

National foodservice and marketing agency Advantage Waypoint represents The Fresh Group Ltd. Maglio Cos.?

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.

Red state and blue state fresh produce preferences nearly the same, survey says

Supporters of both political parties are nearly identical in their love of fruits and vegetables, a new survey shows.

Industry votes to drop frozen fruit from Mango Promotion Board

The National Mango Board will no longer promote frozen mangoes after a recent vote, in which a majority of importers of the frozen fruit rejected participation in the board.