Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Chilean organic blueberry growers see systems approach as boon

A systems approach regulation, recently published in the Federal Register, should facilitate organic blueberry shipments from Chile to the U.S., said Karen Brux, managing director of the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association.

Source of three E. coli outbreaks eludes FDA

The FDA is investigating three E. coli outbreaks, and although each one has a strain associated with current or past outbreaks linked to romaine, the agency said it has no specific evidence pointing to romaine.

Analyst: Amazon’s grocery stores should be taken seriously

Precise location and efficient operation of stores are among the reasons the grocery industry should be taking seriously Amazon’s new banner, said Bill Bishop, chief architect of consulting firm Brick Meets Click.

In a galaxy not far, far away, SEPC reschedules Southern Exposure 2021

The Southeast Produce Council, Millen, Ga., has new dates for its annual show in 2021, with a Star Wars?theme — Southern Exposure: The Rise of Produce.

Pom Wonderful pomegranate campaign covers arils, juice, fruit

Pom Wonderful, Los Angeles, is launching its largest digital campaign for pomegranates, pomegranate juice and arils.

Pear Bureau prepares for World Pear Day

Pear Bureau Northwest is launching the 2020 edition of its annual World Pear Day on December 5.

Pandemic, tight frozen product market cause drop in potato exports

U.S. potato exports for the July – September quarter were down significantly compared to the same period in 2019.

Florida citrus growers optimistic about quality, demand

Florida citrus production is projected to be slightly lower this season than last, but high demand is expected throughout the season.

Sustainability shows up big at Fresh Summit

It may be stating the obvious, but consumers and produce marketers still care about sustainability.

Wish Farms brand refresh includes label, website, app updates

Berry grower-marketer Wish Farms, Plant City, Fla., is refreshing its brand with a new look for packaging, new label messaging, updated website and a smartphone app.