TUBAC, Ariz. — From food waste to NAFTA 2.0 to blockchain and food safety issues, industry leaders voiced their thoughts on hot-button issues during a panel presentation at the 50th Nogales Produce Convention.
Ever a consumer favorite, potatoes topped the list as the most popular vegetable in the Fresh Trends 2018 survey. They were also the No. 3 item overall that consumers said they purchased. How did they use potatoes?
It was a close competition at the Village Farms booth at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit, with a taste challenge between the Heavenly Villagio Marzano and the Lorabella Blossom in Orlando, Fla.
Dallas-based Avocados From Mexico took advantage of PMA’s Fresh Summit Convention & Exposition in Orlando, Fla., in October to introduce its new, year-round shopper communication platform, initiatives and partnerships.
Cathy Burns encouraged suppliers, importers and buyers at the 50th Nogales Produce Convention to take a close look at the Produce Industry Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices and consider endorsing it.
The FDA investigation into an E. coli outbreak from Yuma, Ariz., romaine turned up no specific source, but concluded it’s likely contaminated irrigation water from a canal that passes near a cattle operation.
LAS VEGAS — Executives from Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons, Lowes Foods, Sprouts Farmers Market, Wakefern, Schnuck Markets and other retailers discussed data, e-commerce and experience at new event Groceryshop.