Rusty Blade versus the new retailer

Apr 10, 2019 by Armand Lobato
I was doing some spring cleaning when Russ T. Blade emerged from behind some folders. “Rusty,” as readers know is the miniature imaginary produce manager who occasionally drops in to talk shop.

FPAA's tomato suspension agreement confusion

Apr 05, 2019 by Michael Schadler
Groups such as the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas and the Border Trade Alliance continue to make misleading statements about the U.S.-Mexico Tomato Suspension Agreement in an apparent attempt to muddy the waters and stoke fear among other agricultural sectors in the U.S.

The art of the deal evolves

Mar 29, 2019 by Craig Carlson
People often ask me what business practices I would reintroduce to the modern produce industry. Put simply, I would bring back the “art of the deal.”