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The Mighty App

In a fast-moving industry like produce where seasonality, ripeness, and flavor can be fleeting, mobile technology would seem to be an ideal and valuable complement—so much so that we covered this subject in 2012. Read More

Shaping The Industry – Part II

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As Canada commemorates its sesquicentennial this year, there is much to celebrate. Of course, there are also areas of ongoing concern—and this is true for the fresh produce industry as well. Read More

Vetting Suppliers

“Locally sourced” is as American as baseball, Mom, and apple pie. In the produce supply chain, it suggests immediate postharvest availability, maximum freshness, and local distribution. Read More

Shaping The Industry – Part I

As Canada commemorates its sesquicentennial this year, there is much to celebrate. Of course, there are also areas of ongoing concern—and this is true for the fresh produce industry as well. Read More

At Your Service

Local Source Logo“Locally Grown Continues to Take Root” explores the impact of this popular and sometimes confusing industry trend. A new feature recently released by Blue Book Services to help members locate product is Local Source – a database of an additional 20,000 produce growers throughout the continental United States – which is fully integrated and searchable with Blue Book Online Services (BBOS). Read More

Locally Grown Continues To Take Root

The ongoing demand for “local” produce is propelled by many factors, from consumers seeking ultimate freshness to the desire to reduce food miles and environmental impact. Read More

Proving Concealed Damages

The Problem: Rodent infestation.

The Key Point: When a delivery receipt is signed clean, be prepared to show the damage was concealed. Read More