Make PBH great - John Sauve

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
Here is a guest comment in response to The Packer's editorial "PBB plan deserves honest debate": From John Sauve, managering director, food and nutrition for Swardlick Marketing Group, Portland, Maine. From John:

Chat - Dick Spezzano

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
I had the chance to chat with Dick Spezzano on May 4. Spezzano, president of Spezzano Consulting Services, Monrovia, Calif. In 1990, Spezzano, as vice president of produce and floral for the Vons Cos. Inc., Santa Fe

Papaya from Ecuador

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
Posting from Vegas today, with attendance pretty strong at United but the press room at only 1960s chic. More on the town hall meeting about the national promotion plan later, but suffice to say some association/commiss

Goodness Gardens recalls chives

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
A voluntary recall of chives by Goodness Gardens, New Hampton, N.Y., is a precautionary move, according to company president Brian Murphy, who said on May 11 there is a very slim chance that any of the produce is still

United Fresh 2011: Notes from the show floor

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
NEW ORLEANS With about 250 booths on the expo show floor, United Fresh 2011 attendees were busy checking out new products and meeting with potential business partners. Members of The Packer editorial staff gathered th

Companies showcase products at CPMA

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
MONTREAL The Packer Editor Greg Johnson, Retail Editor Pamela Riemenschneider and Canadian freelance writer Cynthia David gathered the following news items April 14-15 on the Canadian Produce Marketing Association exp

Wal-Mart’s U.S. grocery sales rise 2.1%

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s U.S. grocery business generated about $140.6 billion in sales last year, up 2.1% from the previous year, as the biggest retailer continued its expansion in fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and ot