Packer Insight — What retailers think about the 'Harvest Box'

Packer Insight - What retailers think about the 'Harvest Box'
Ashley Nickle and Pamela Riemenschneider. ( The Packer )

Pamela Riemenschneider, editor of The Packer's sister publication Produce Retailer, attended the NGA show this week in Las Vegas and spoke with retailers about the Trump administration's "Harvest Box" proposal, which would divert about half of SNAP funds to the provision of government-distributed boxes of non-perishables. Riemenschneider also heard thoughts on the future of the Double Up Food Bucks program, which encourages SNAP participants to buy fresh produce.

Highlights of the conversation between Riemenschneider and staff writer Ashley Nickle include:

  • 1:55  How retailers reacted to the news of the proposal, which would significantly affect their revenues; 
  • 2:40  What roadblocks stand in the way of the Harvest Box becoming reality; and
  • 5:40  The likelihood of the Double Up Food Bucks program being renewed before its funding expires.

MORE: Trump Seeks to Deliver “Harvest Box” to SNAP Recipients

MORE: Perdue teases "bold new approach" to SNAP in Trump budget

 

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Submitted by Larry on Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:24

I'm only allocated so much time on my smart phone per month. Why do you force me to listen to over 6 minutes of video which is mostly babble?
I don't see the delivery of these boxes being economically feasible. Why don't they just set up the system to control what you can purchase at the retailer the same way they prevent the purchase of alcohol and toilet paper?

Submitted by Mr.Farmtard on Wed, 02/14/2018 - 21:43

It will keep them from selling there cards for opiates and casino money ,what a super idea for the working person that is paying there bills