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Kiwifruit markets strong as California, Italy build

10/28/2014 4:26:00 PM
Kiwifruit markets remain strong heading into November as California and Italian fruit slowly filled an empty pipeline. ... Full story

Fresh Summit sets records, shows global reach

10/21/2014 10:20:00 AM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Produce Marketing Association’s 2014 Fresh Summit set records and drew praise from exhibitors and attendees for its global reach. ... Full story

TKM expands fresh market lettuce production

10/28/2014 5:28:00 PM
BELLE GLADE, Fla. — TKM Bengard Farms LLC, one of the East Coast’s biggest fresh-cut lettuce suppliers, is increasing its presence in the fresh market. ... Full story

From the show floor: PMA Fresh Summit 2014 booths 5

10/31/2014 10:25:00 AM
These news items were collected at Fresh Summit 2014 Oct. 18-19 in Anaheim, Calif., by The Packer’s Editor Greg Johnson, Managing Editor Fred Wilkinson, National Editor Tom Karst, Retail Editor Pamela Riemenschneider, staff writers Mike Hornick and Vicky Boyd and Western correspondent Tom Burfield. ... Full story

ThePacker Podcast

04/17/2014 1:01:00 AM
Listen to podcast episodes from ThePacker.com. Updated weekly! ... Full story

Alliance for Food and Farming calls for end to “Dirty Dozen"

10/30/2014 3:17:00 PM
In the wake of a food scoring database by the Environmental Working Group that gives high marks to conventional and organic fresh produce, the Alliance for Food and Farming is again asking the activist group to end the annual Dirty Dozen list of the most pesticide-laden produce commodities. ... Full story

Why is the health image of produce slipping?

10/30/2014 9:53:00 AM
Consumer perceptions of fruits and vegetables as healthful is slipping, whether it’s fresh, fresh-cut, canned, frozen or in juice form, according to a survey from the Produce for Better Health Foundation. ... Full story

Rating systems get failing grade

10/28/2014 9:15:00 AM
F is for Futility. ... Full story

Gladstone acquires Ventura berry, tomato acreage

10/30/2014 3:15:00 PM
Gladstone Land Corp. has acquired 332 production acres for $24.6 million in Ventura County, Calif.. The property is leased to Sunrise Growers and farmed for berries and tomatoes by Eclipse Berry Farms LLC. ... Full story

Small apples harder to find this fall

10/30/2014 1:13:00 PM
Some apple shippers are scrambling to fill orders for smaller fruit this fall. ... Full story
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