The Packer's Tom Karst and Produce Retailer's Ashley Nickle discuss a few of the top stories of the week, from trade payments to Earth Fare closing its stores to a collaborative effort by the berry industry.
No matter the spelling — on which according to The Packer's copy editor Amelia Freidline there isn't a consensus — the pummelo is one fascinating fruit, and it is the subject of the newest episode of Millennials Eat.
As the industry enters 2020, I am a bit concerned about the state of it. We continue to see many outside factors continually eating away at the margins — issues such as recalls, labor, technology and sustainability.
Brian Cook, the new chairman of the Fresh Produce & Floral Council, plans to “take a hard look at all FPFC events to make sure member value is there for retailers, the grower-shipper community and allied industries.”