The Packer is a newspaper and website covering the fresh produce industry. Its readers are primarily retail and food-service buyers of fresh produce. It is published in Lenexa, Kansas.

There's no argument that The Packer is the fresh fruit and vegetable industry's leading source for news, information and analysis. The Packer has been reporting every week on the produce industry since 1893. serves fresh fruit and vegetable growers, packers, and shippers; produce retailers; foodservice distributors; fresh-cut processors; wholesale produce distributors, and allied product and service providers.

On a weekly basis in its print publication and throughout the day on its website, The Packer covers fresh fruit and vegetable production and distribution throughout  North America. The Packer also covers international fresh produce news relating to imported and exported products. The Packer reports information on topics such as nutrition, legislation and distribution.

The Packer began publication of weekly produce industry news in 1893.

In recent years, The Packer and its website have been finalists for the Jesse H. Neal Award, honoring the best business publications.

The Packer was owned by  Vance Publishing  1964-December 2015. Farm Journal Media acquired The Packer and other agriculture publications from Vance Publishing in December 2015.

For just $99 per year, subscribers to The Packer receive the newspaper 52 weeks a year, plus two annual issues, The Guide and Fresh Trends.