Packer Insight - FreshStart 2019 and Whole Foods 365
Tom Karst and Ashley Nickle ( The Packer )

Back from Palm Springs, editor-in-chief Tom Karst recaps FreshStart 2019, while retail editor Ashley Nickle discusses Whole Foods news.

For more on the topics in this week's episode of Packer Insight, check out the following articles.

Romaine group pushes ahead despite government shutdown — The partial government shutdown is curtailing federal involvement in the Romaine Task Force, but industry leaders are pushing ahead for a preliminary report by the end of February.

Palm Springs School district hosts FreshStart tour — The produce industry can do more to make school foodservice operations more effective in buying and handling fresh fruits and vegetables, Stephanie Bruce believes.

Laughs, lessons, inspiration: Award honors Ron Carkoski — After more than 40 years in the produce industry and nearly 25 years at Four Seasons, Ron Carkoski was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the United Fruit Produce FreshStart 2019.

Analysis of Whole Foods decision to cancel 365 expansion — Eighteen months after Amazon acquired Whole Foods, the path forward for the company is becoming clearer.