Editor-in-chief Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss a couple of the major topics of the week, including a drop in strawberry acreage in the Salinas-Watsonville region and industry event BrandStorm.
The latest fiscal 2019 trade estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture raise predictions for fresh produce imports compared with a November forecast but keep the estimate for fresh produce exports stable.
On the heels of a $40 million joint venture and a new office in Dubai, Sonia Lo is fighting for what she calls digital distributed agriculture, an emerging industry-wide infrastructure that works with indoor farms.
After seeing in three short months the busy pace that produce industry professionals keep up — especially at the expos and conferences — it’s no wonder that there’s a high risk for burnout, no matter who you are.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Tony Cappelli, account manager for Leamington, Ontario-based Westmoreland, which markets under the TopLine Farms brand, had a couple new organic items to discuss at the Global Organic Produce Expo.
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.