Packer Insight 7-17-20
Clockwise from top left: Northeast editor Amy Sowder, retail editor Ashley Nickle, editor-in-chief Tom Karst ( The Packer )

Editor-in-chief Tom Karst, retail editor Ashley Nickle and Northeast editor Amy Sowder discuss key topics from the week, including how growers, school foodservice and retail are adjusting amid COVID-19.

Amy delivers highlights from her reporting for a recent New York section, including how

shifting demand has influenced planting for some growers and what they're hearing from their retail customers. See more of her coverage below.

Tom talks about his recent interview with Stephanie Bruce, director of nutrition service for California’s Palm Springs Unified School District, about the challenges COVID-19 has presented and the adjustments her district has made.

Ashley discusses how the pandemic continues to influence the retail environment and points viewers in the direction of some great guest columns from respected retail veterans Mike O'Brien and Brian Dey, while Tom notes that Bruce Peterson's column on predictions for the future of retail is one that may raise an eyebrow or two. Check out all those pieces at these links.