Don’t count salad bars out

Jun 22, 2020 by Tom Karst
As disastrous as we all know COVID-19 has been to our nation and to the fresh produce industry, the collateral damage still brings me up short.

A day in the life of a produce supervisor

Jun 05, 2020 by Armand Lobato
As produce supervisors, we were often looked at as retail “cops,” making unannounced visits around our 66-store chain to drop in on produce managers and see what kind of shape their departments were in that day.

A first impression to last an industry

May 29, 2020 by Amy Sowder
A black pickup truck emerged from the dawn fog on a chilly December morning, pulling into the hotel driveway in upstate New York. In the driver’s seat was Jim Allen, vice president marketing at New York Apple Sales.

What really matters in produce

May 13, 2020 by Armand Lobato
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I sometimes struggle to find some ray of hope, some lesson that we may have overlooked that we might carry with us when it’s all over.