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.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate why produce-grower prices have stayed stagnant or declined while prices have increased along the supply chain.
AWG reported consolidated net sales on continuing operations of $9.7 billion and distributed $210.5 million in year-end patronage at its annual shareholders meeting — both record amounts, per the company.
I feel compelled to respond to disappointing comments about the renegotiation of the Tomato Suspension Agreement made by Michael Schadler of the Florida Tomato Exchange in the March 4 issue of The Packer.
Over the last 18 months, Dennis Hickey has been visiting the owners of Bravo stores in Florida, finding out what their needs are and what they expect from White Plains, N.Y.-based distributor Krasdale Foods.
AWG is bringing together its division operations, merchandising, and distribution and logistics functions in one supply chain unit for 2019, one of several changes the company expects to deliver more value to customers.
Although Hurricane Michael caused damage to crops in the Florida Panhandle, the central and southern parts of Florida, where the vast majority of the fall produce is grown, were not directly affected by the storm.
Tom Karst and Ashley Nickle discuss the big stories of the week, including United Natural Food's acquisition of Supervalu, reaction to the Trump administration's tariff relief plan and underreported stories in produce.