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Stemilt encourages multi-variety ads to counter apple category dip

U.S. apple sales and volume in October were off a beat from a year ago, and Stemilt Growers says one way to counter that is to promote multiple varieties in a range of pack options.

Fresh Energy offers 100% recyclable one-pound medjool date bag

Bakersfield, Calif.-based Atlas Produce and Distribution, Inc. has introduced a 100% recyclable one-pound medjool date bag under their Fresh Energy brand.

Sustainability valued but definition elusive

Retailers care about sustainability because consumers care, but for many the pursuit of sustainability tends to be more of an afterthought than top priority.

Applewood Fresh and the Produce Moms co-brand apple packages

Sparta, Mich.-based apple shipper Applewood Fresh and The Produce Moms have launched a co-branded apple package timed for fall sales and the holiday baking season.

Organic produce packaging makes a comeback

The focus on eliminating as much plastic and packaging as possible that permeated the produce industry not too long ago seems to have dissipated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organic produce gaining ground in grocery stores

It’s a rarity these days to find a supermarket that doesn’t stock at least a limited selection of organic fruits and vegetables, and most stores feature a wide range of organic options to choose from.

Sev-Rend hires new Pacific Northwest sales manager

Sev-Rend, Collinsville, Ill., has hired James (JC) Nyssen as the company’s Pacific Northwest sales manager.

Conversations at WCPE: Steve Lutz on shifting shopper behaviors present and future

Steve Lutz, senior vice president of insights and innovation for Category Partners, will speak Nov. 11 at the West Coast Produce Expo about shifting shopper behaviors present and future amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conversations at WCPE: Walmart’s Anabella de Freeman talks sustainability initiatives

Anabella de Freeman, Walmart's senior manager of sustainability strategic initiatives in produce, will speak at the West Coast Produce Expo on their commitment to regenerative business and what it means for suppliers.

Supply chain investments needed in labor-saving technology, report says

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed vulnerabilities in the food supply chain, and a new research paper from Resilience360 says investments in labor-saving technology will be needed over the long-term to counter rising costs.