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Pomegranates, kiwifruit see interest on PMG

Pumpkins regained the top two spots on PMG the week of Oct. 26, leading up to Halloween, while lettuce moved up a couple of places to No. 3.

WCPE: Rouses' Rob Ybarra on navigating pandemic, hurricanes and more

Rob Ybarra, director of produce for Rouses, will discuss at the West Coast Produce Expo the challenge of navigating the pandemic and hurricanes while continuing to create enjoyable experiences for shoppers.

Bagged salads: New product offerings deliver ‘restaurant’ flavors

With flavors like Maple Bourbon Bacon and descriptions like Ranch-seasoned crouton crumble, roasted sunflower seeds and a creamy ranch dressing, today’s packaged salad components read more like menu items.?

Packaged salads boom as consumers eat at home

Sales of packaged salads are exploding, tossed from a modest single-digit growth to a 33% spike during the now infamous week of coronavirus-related panic buying in mid-March.?

Dole promotes cooking campaign with Pixar’s Ratatouille

Dole Food Company is giving food, cooking and Disney fans the chance to create their own at-home version of Gusteau’s, the iconic Parisienne restaurant at the center of Disney and Pixar’s Ratatouille.

Walmart to hand out Rockit apples at trick-or-treating events

Walmart stores in numerous states will be handing out Rockit apples from Chelan Fresh during drive-through Halloween events.

Packer Insight — FDA investigations, H-2A news, online grocery and more

Tom Karst, Chris Koger, Amy Sowder and Ashley Nickle take you through the big stories of the week, from developments related to H-2A wages to company news born from increased demand for online grocery services.

Ambrosia Gold has broad appeal

After more than a decade of robust category performance in the U.S.A., Ambrosia continues to hold its position as one of America’s favorite apples.

National Watermelon Promotion Board continues focus in fall, winter

On the heels of strategic planning and virtual Board meeting, the National Watermelon Promotion Board is entering in to the fall and winter months well-positioned to strengthen demand for watermelon.

Blueberries reach hero status at retail

Blueberries have been growing at a rapid clip at retail, according to the United Fresh Produce Association’s FreshFacts report for the second quarter of 2020.