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Packer Apple Man of the Year known for optimism

08/22/2014 7:07:00 AM
CHICAGO — Although he’s known for growing apples and peaches, it could be said that Henry Chiles is very familiar with lemons. ... Full story

From the show floor: Midwest Produce Expo booths 5

08/22/2014 11:23:00 AM
The Packer's National Editor Tom Karst, Retail Editor Pamela Riemenschneider and copy editor Amelia Freidline gathered these news items on the expo floor at The Packer’s Midwest Produce Conference and Expo in Chicago on Aug. 12. ... Full story

Reinhart Foodservice rolls out branded line

08/20/2014 2:13:00 PM
Rosemont, Ill.-based Reinhart Foodservice has kicked off its own branded line called “Good Roots Produce.” ... Full story

Sprouts scouts new locations

08/20/2014 2:19:00 PM
After getting a foothold in the southeastern U.S. this summer, Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market announced plans to expand in several markets through early 2015. ... Full story

Industry considers 2014 apple estimates

08/19/2014 1:13:00 PM
Washington apple industry leaders anticipate a record crop of apples in 2014, and other industry projections are expected to come into sharper focus after the Aug. 21-22 U.S. Apple Association’s Marketing and Outlook Conference. ... Full story

Pamela's Kitchen: W.P. Rawl’s Chili Lime Kale Chip Kit

08/20/2014 3:30:00 PM
We love kale chips in the Riemenschneider house, so I was excited to find W.P. Rawl’s Chili Lime Kale Chip Kit at the Wal-Mart near my house in Cedar Park, Texas. ... Full story

NW cherry industry eyes record year

08/19/2014 4:39:00 PM
The Northwest cherry industry has record volumes in its sights. ... Full story

California Giant appoints blueberry director

08/18/2014 1:51:00 PM
California Giant Berry Farms has promoted Nader Musleh to executive director of the company’s blueberry division. ... Full story

UPDATED: Supervalu expo focuses on fresh

08/14/2014 8:16:00 AM
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Boasting 1,450 retailers, 1,500 vender representatives and 850 Supervalu employees, the first Supervalu National Selling Expo put produce front and center. ... Full story

Sun rises on new Web domain as organic sector grows

08/20/2014 12:47:00 PM
Research released this summer by Consumer Reports shows 45% of U.S. residents buy organic foods at least monthly, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture reporting $35 billion in organic food purchases in 2013. ... Full story
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