Tom Karst and Ashley Nickle ( The Packer )

Editor Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss the latest on the farm bill and the selection of the 2018 Produce Retailer of the Year, Mike Orf with Hy-Vee. 

Go here for Tom's report on the farm bill, and read here about how Mike leads the charge for great presentation of produce at Hy-Vee. You can also see a video of Mike pointing out the features of the brand-new HealthMarket format and slideshows of that store and Hy-Vee's location in Urbandale, Iowa. 

Another topic of interest for readers this week has been former Walmart executive Bruce Peterson's insight on what Aldi has done right lately and what you can learn from it.