Onions 101

Apr 22, 2019 by The Packer Staff
Onions can be found in most households, with nearly 67% of customers purchasing onions in 2018, according to Fresh Trends 2019.

Corn 101

Apr 18, 2019 by The Packer Staff
Corn on the cob is a staple on American tables during the summer. Selling corn in the summer is easy, but stretch your marketing muscles to improve sales at other times of the year, as well.

No Packer jinx for celery

Apr 17, 2019 by Tom Karst
The urban legend of the Sports Illustrated cover jinx goes something to the effect that people or teams on the cover of the magazine subsequently experience bad luck. 


Take a world view and focus on fundamentals

Apr 17, 2019 by Janice M. Kresin
Interest in workers’ rights and global farming mean that consumers are getting vocal about a lot of things these days. Thankfully, the product offered by the fresh fruit and vegetable industry is a solid winner. Consumers continue to clamor for fresh produce, and they’re becoming more conscientious about how it’s produced and where it comes from.

Lettuce has an off year in 2018

Apr 15, 2019 by Tom Karst
Under the weight of two E. coli outbreak investigations linked to romaine lettuce — one leading to a six-day hiatus of all romaine sales — overall lettuce per capita availability was off about 20% in 2018, according to a new report.