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Season of hope

Dec 24, 2018 by The Packer staff
This is the season of dark, cold and drabness in much of the country. But it also is the season of hope, renewal and joy.
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The 12 days of holi-daze

Dec 18, 2018 by Armand Lobato
Holi-daze. As the year’s end fast approaches, and two holiday waves are about to crash into the produce aisle, I’m reminded of doling out a few tidbits of advice to new produce managers flush with stress.
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I trust you (almost) completely

Dec 12, 2018 by Mike Aiton
It was always interesting, when trying to explain how our business works to someone, that they were shocked at the way agreements between buyer and seller are reached.
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Looking for the thousand points of light

Dec 10, 2018 by Tom Karst
In the wake of the food safety travails of romaine lettuce in recent weeks — and industry navel-gazing about whether health authorities overreacted — I ask this question: What about the good news?
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Reflections on retailer responses to romaine

Nov 29, 2018 by Ashley Nickle
I visited 12 grocery stores in the Kansas City area the evening that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked another E. coli outbreak to romaine, and the Nov. 20 trip was far more revealing than I expected.
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The star of the show

Nov 15, 2018 by Armand Lobato
Forty thousand is what at least one consumer group estimates is the average number of stock-keeping units in a grocery store.