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Fresh Solutions Network launches roasting potatoes

10/21/2014 4:40:00 PM
Fresh Solutions Network LLC has launched a line of roasting potatoes under its Side Delights brand. ... Full story

UPDATED: Fresh broccoli markets to tighten by holidays

10/17/2014 3:46:00 PM
California broccoli supplies should tighten heading into the holiday season. ... Full story

Citrus, import sales veterans start Classic Harvest

10/13/2014 8:27:00 AM
A trio of citrus and import sales veterans has started Classic Harvest, an importer and grower-shipper of citrus and grapes. ... Full story

Eastern apple forecasts changing

10/10/2014 10:18:00 AM
Pennsylvania apple volumes were above preseason predictions as of early October, but New York volumes were lower than expected. ... Full story

ThePacker Podcast

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

The Packer 25: Garry Bergstrom

10/17/2014 9:53:00 AM
Produce wasn’t a career goal when Garry Bergstrom started working at Publix Super Markets in 1972. ... Full story

Grant focuses on leafy greens best practices

10/23/2014 8:45:00 AM
A two-year project will bring participants in the fruit and vegetable supply chain together to determine best practices for sharing of performance metrics related to input use. ... Full story

The Packer 25: Drew Schwartzhoff

10/17/2014 11:18:00 AM
The point man behind Robinson Fresh says there was a much bigger learning curve than he anticipated when he moved from dairy to fresh produce — not to mention that his two boys had to get used to iceberg lettuce instead of ice cream when dad came home with samples. ... Full story

Disney guests sample Chiquita Apple Bites

10/22/2014 1:05:00 PM
Chiquita Apple Bites were served at a Disney’s Hollywood Studios event featuring the Evil Queen who gave Snow White a poisoned apple. Guests dressed as their favorite Disney movie scoundrels — others were Cruella De Vil, Maleficent and Hades — at the Aug. 23 “Villains Unleashed” event, where they sampled specialty treats and drinks. The one-time event ended with a fireworks display. Chiquita Brands International partners with Disney in various capacities. It is the exclusive supplier of branded bananas and salads to the Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line. The company also sponsors two attractions: “Crush ‘n’ Gusher Water Thrill Ride,” themed to a tropical fruit processing center at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park; and “Living with the Land,” an Epcot attraction that takes guests into The Land Pavilion’s greenhouses to explore advances in agriculture. ... Full story

Global trade opportunities abound

10/21/2014 9:31:00 AM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Global trade, particularly with Asia and Africa, will offer many business opportunities in the coming years, if you know what to look for. ... Full story
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