The Packer's editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer's editor Ashley Nickle discuss industry events happening this week, from the National Watermelon Association's annual convention to the NGA Show to Southern Exposure.
The Western Association of Food Chains is launching Fresh Focus Exchange at its convention to provide more opportunities for business development and gain greater participation of perishable food suppliers.
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.”