John Pandol, director of special projects for Pandol Bros., talks grapes, travel, retail and more on the Tip of the Iceberg Podcast. ( Photo courtesy John Pandol; Graphic by The Packer )

Episode 7 of the Tip of the Iceberg Podcast, brought to you by The Packer and PMG, features an interview with industry veteran John Pandol, director of special projects for Delano, Calif.-based Pandol Bros.

Pandol discusses how the Mexican grape season turned out and expectations for the California season. He and Tom Karst, The Packer's editor-in-chief, also talk about adjusting normal work routines — which for Pandol are heavy on travel and store visits — due to the coronavirus, and they ponder when in-person trade shows might return. They also discuss international trade, online grocery and other topics. 

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In case you're new to Tip of the Iceberg Podcast, its name serves as a reminder for listeners that these conversations are just a taste of the vast produce industry coverage provided by The Packer newspaper, PMG magazine and always-updating websites for both brands: and Hope you enjoy the conversation!

Some of our previous episodes include the following:

Podcast — WSU's Karen Lewis talks robotic apple harvesting 

Tip of the Iceberg Podcast — Gina Garven

Podcast — USDA's Greg Ibach on the Farmers to Families Food Box Program