Packer Insight — Watermelon convention, NGA and SEPC
Tom Karst and Ashley Nickle ( The Packer )

The Packer's editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer's editor Ashley Nickle discuss industry events happening this week, from the National Watermelon Association's annual convention to the NGA Show to Southern Exposure.

Tom will be covering the watermelon association's event in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Ashley will be covering the National Grocers Association Show in San Diego, Calif., and both of them — plus The Packer's Northeast editor Amy Sowder — will be covering the Southeast Produce Council's Southern Exposure event in Tampa, Fla.

In this episode of Packer Insight, Tom and Ashley also discuss the New Product Review video series that Ashley and The Packer's designer and copy editor Amelia Freidline filmed this week (featuring new products that will be on display at Southern Exposure) and talk about the presentation Ashley will be giving at the NGA Show about online grocery and produce.

Feel free to say hello to any of The Packer folks you see on the road this week, and thanks as always for watching Packer Insight! 

For more coverage on these topics, check out the following articles:

New products

Southern Exposure New Product Review — Long-Lasting Salad from FresH2O

Southern Exposure New Product Review: White grapefruit from IMG Citrus

Southern Exposure New Product Review: RedRoyals from Pure Flavor

Southern Exposure New Product Review: Rainbow Carrot Chips from Cal-Organic

Southern Exposure New Product Review: Chopped Collection from Eat Smart

Online grocery and produce

New survey shows produce plays key role in online grocery

Retailers talk about the role of produce in online grocery